Legal Assistant IV - Criminal Division in Alexandria, VA at Diverse Staffing

Date Posted: 3/1/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

DiverseGOV is currently seeking individuals qualified for Legal Assistant IV – Criminal Division for a contract with a federal agency. If hired, you will work as a DiverseGOV employee onsite at the United States Attorneys' Office in Alexandria, VA. The schedule for our employee assigned to this contract will be 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, except for federal holidays. Some flexibility could be required but no overtime will be performed without prior approval. 
Our employees working on assignments with this agency are required to be United States Citizens and to have lived in the U.S. a minimum of 3 or the last 5 years. Preference will be given to applicants with knowledge of and experience with criminal litigation policies and procedures for the Department of Justice (DOJ).

A Legal Assistant IV – Criminal Division on this assignment will perform general clerical and administrative support duties as assigned. 
The following are the tasks you will be responsible for as we understand them at this time:
• Copying, scanning, and organizing legal materials, case filings, and office documents;

• Scheduling meetings, reserving conference rooms, and arranging for video teleconferences;

• Preparing domestic travel requests for attorneys;

• Reserving foreign language interpreters, ordering court transcripts, and completing forms to procure expert witnesses;

• Sending, filing, logging, locating, and tracking internal and external office correspondence and court files;

• Submitting requests for prisoners to appear at interviews and court appearances;

• Escorting victims and witnesses to meetings and court appearances, and assisting the Victim/Witness staff with preparing witness reimbursements and victim notifications/mailings;

• Preparing grand jury subpoenas, court orders, and forms using office templates, along with accompanying budget forms;

• Updating the CaseView docketing system with court events; 

• Working with attorneys, paralegals, litigation support, and permanent legal assistants to prepare documents, exhibits, pleadings, and briefs relating to grand jury proceedings, court hearings, trials, and appeals, and post-conviction motions
DiverseGOV delivers award-winning staffing and recruitment solutions to our federal, state, and local government partners. Our government customers and our prime contractor relationships rely on us to provide talent with fresh ideas and empowered minds – individuals with a bright future just like you! Our employees enjoy safe work environments, fair supervision, reliable pay, and even benefits like medical coverage if you need it! 

It’s time to join a winning team. Apply today! 
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Job Requirements

Computer Skills: You must have the ability to perform basic functions in software applications such as Microsoft (MS) Outlook, MS Word, Adobe Acrobat, and possess basic data entry skills while working with databases and specialized office systems.
Communication Skills: You must have excellent written and oral communication skills. You will be expected to communicate with Attorneys, Court personnel, the Clerk's Office, the U.S. Marshal's Service, external government agencies, and other individuals with information relevant to performing the duties outlined above.
Professionalism: You must work and interact professionally and effectively with all levels of staff and must possess the ability to meet established deadlines and work as a team player in a high-volume and high-intensity litigation environment.
In addition to the requirements above all DiverseGOV staff assigned to a position with this agency shall also comply with DOJ's ethics and standards of conduct policies and procedures, abide by the USAO's professional responsibility obligations, conduct himself/herself with integrity, and maintain a professional demeanor.
Federal Security Background Check w/in last 5 years and Drug Screen will be required.
Diverse Staffing is an Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or another protected status IND3