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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Paralegal Specialist in Seattle, Washington

Summary As a Paralegal Specialist at the GS-0950-7, you will be part of Seattle Field Office, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. If selected, you will be responsible for providing legal assistance to staff attorneys in the preparation of cases that are assigned for litigation and/or administrative hearings. Responsibilities Assists legal unit attorneys in reviewing and analyzing factual materials, legal documents, deposition transcripts, pleadings, petitions, interrogatories, subpoenas, motion etc. which are used in presenting court cases. Assists legal unit attorneys in locating witnesses, obtaining documents and drafting requests for production of documents for trials. Summarizes and compiles data in an effective format such as graphs, tables, and charts. Assists in the preparation for depositions and in the interview of witnesses; in the preparation of witness statements; and in the preparation of pre-trial and trial documents. Performs basic legal research on well-defined legal issues which may arise in the context of case review or in litigation and prepares memoranda based on research findings. Assists attorneys in drafting documents for filing in federal court in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Equal Pay Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act and Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act cases. Provides other support to legal unit attorneys, as appropriate, to advance the effective litigation of Commission cases. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications For the GS-7: You must have one year of specialized experience comparable to the GS-5 level in the federal service performing legal research, reviewing and analyzing legal and technical material, requiring use of automated computer systems, litigation support software and electronic databases. OR A bachelor's degree with either a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) based on a 4.0 scale; a 3.5 GPA (4.0 scale) for required courses completed in your major field of study during your junior and senior years at a 4-year college or university; class standing of upper third of your graduating class in the college or university, or a major subdivision of the college or university; or membership in a National Scholastic Honor Society certified by the Association of College Honor Societies, excluding freshman honor societies. OR One full year of graduate level education in an accredited college or university. The education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work. Merit promotion applicants must meet time-in-grade requirement as defined in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F. One year at the GS-05 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS- 7 level. Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements (e.g., time-in-grade and qualification requirements) within 30 days of the closing date specified in the vacancy announcement. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education Foreign Education: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html Additional Information Relocation expenses will not be paid. This is a bargaining unit position: National Council of EEOC Locals, No. 216 Representing BUS code 1125 To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. You will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across EEOC. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, please refer to the agency contact information. Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements visit the following websites: Persons with Disabilities, Schedule A Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans Special Hiring Authorities for Certain Military Spouses Family of overseas employees Peace Corps & AmeriCorps VISTA Foreign Service Employees Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see: https://www.sss.gov/Home/Registration) All employees of the Federal government are subject to the conflict of interest statutes and regulations including the Standards of Ethical Conduct that govern activities with outside organizations and reporting financial holdings. This position may require the incumbent to complete a confidential financial disclosure report within 30 days of appointment. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

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