Paralegal / Legal Assistant II Supporting the USAO
Fresno, CA 
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Focused on delivering unsurpassed services in support of law enforcement and homeland security, FSA Federal, a rapidly growing joint venture owned by trusted solutions providers SAIC and Amentum, has a vacancy for a Paralegal/Legal Assistant II. In this role, you will be supporting the overall mission of the United States Attorney's Office (USAO).

The Affirmative Civil Enforcement Unit brings enforcement actions for violation of federal statutes and tort actions for destruction of public resources. Enforcement actions include financial fraud, health care fraud, procurement fraud, and grant fraud, including "qui tam" whistle-blower cases; fair housing, disability rights, and other civil rights violations; and Controlled Substances Act violations. Tort actions focus on negligent destruction of national park and national forest resources, and provide for recovery of suppression costs, compensation for lost commercial timber value and environmental damages, and costs of restoring burned forest land for public enjoyment.

Responsibilities

  • Assists attorney in reviewing case material, to include gathering and analyzing case material and preparing a digest of selected decisions/opinions, including legal references. May provide Legal Clerk review.
  • Drafts, edits, and reviews non-legal information, creates correspondence, and research reports.
  • Helps prepare for trial by organizing exhibits and assists in creating and organizing statistical charts and photographs.
  • Interviews potential witnesses and prepares summary interview reports.
  • Reviews prepared legal documents to confirm the citations and legal references included in the documents.
  • Attends pre-trial meetings to review case materials for missing documents or other questionable material and may request further information to correct deficiencies.
  • After/during trial prepares summaries of testimony and depositions.
  • Investigates facts and laws of cases and searches public records to prepare cases and determine causes of action, as well as researches reports and correspondence relating to cases.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Paralegal Certificate; or High School Diploma/GED with at least two-years' paralegal experience
  • Trial and automated litigation support experience preferred
  • Ability to grasp and understand the organization and functions of the customer
  • Knowledge to conduct basic legal research, including standard legal citation
  • Excellent communication skills; oral and written, to include legal writing skills
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office suite of applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) and other common software applications, to include databases and legal research tools
  • Proven commitment and expertise to provide excellent customer service; positive and flexible
  • Ability to work in a team environment, deliver the highest quality of work, and maintain a professional disposition under extreme pressure

This position requires U.S. Citizenship and a 7 (or 10) year minimum background investigation.

Agency Overview

TheUnited StatesAttorney's Office (USAO) serves as the nation's principal litigators under the direction of theAttorneyGeneral.


We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, genetics, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment and random substance abuse testing.
Visit us on the Web at: www.forfeituresupport.com

 

Job Summary
Company
FSA
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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