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Job #: R-00102699
Location: Washington, DC
Category: SCA Paralegal
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Description

Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Senior Paralegal to work on high profile cases in support of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice in Washington, DC. The Senior Paralegal will work with Civil Rights Section Chiefs, lead attorneys, and opposing counsel. You will attend dispositions, meet with attorney teams on settlement agreements, work DOJ experts, and review contracts.

The Senior Paralegal is the key to the success of the case, often being more involved than the case attorney team!

You will work in a fast-paced and diverse environment and will have a management team that encourages your career development and growth. 

In this role, you will gain many intangible skills, such as time and task management, critical thinking and problem solving, the ability to communicate complicated problems in a concise manner, as well as solve complex problems using available tools, including Relativity, Case Map, Text Map, and TrialDirector.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Works under the direction of a Supervisory Paralegal. 

  • Performs moderately complex legal research; synopsizes transcripts of hearings and oral arguments for attorney use.

  • Reviews case related materials and, for example, identifies potentially conflicting statements or areas requiring further investigation.

  • Writes preliminary drafts of simple legal memoranda and correspondence.  

  • Contact  with other Contractor staff, and with trial staff.

Please Note: This is an on-site position with some telework allowed. Additionally, travel is required in and around the DC-Metro Area (approximately 60%).

Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires paralegal certificate.   

  • At least two years of litigation paralegal experience required; trial experience very extremely helpful. 

  • At least one year of experience in automated litigation support. 

  • Requires sound working knowledge of federal and state court system, legal research procedures, and legal research resources. 

  • Requires excellent written and oral communication skills and thorough knowledge of legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw. 

  • Must have hands-on familiarity with a variety of computer applications, including word processing, databases (such as document review and file management systems), spreadsheets, imaging, and hardware systems.   

  • Role also requires hands-on familiarity with ESI tools and knowledge of e-discovery procedures and resources. 

  • Must be a US Citizen.

  • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust.

This position is covered under the Service Contract Act and is subject to minimum wage requirements as well as the minimum Health and Welfare benefit. Leidos will ensure that all provisions are met through their wages and benefits. The pay for this position will be $28.90/hr.

In 2022, Leidos was ranked as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the fifth consecutive year. We were also ranked #2 on the Forbes’ list of Best Employers for Veterans and #26 on Careers & The Disabled Magazine’s list of Top 50 Employers for the Disabled!

Pay Range:

Pay Range - -

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

Pay and Benefits

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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Beware of fake employment opportunities using Leidos’ name. Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information during any part of the employment application process (i.e., ask you for money), nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process (i.e., send you a check or money order before doing any work). Further, Leidos will only communicate with you through emails that are generated by the Leidos.com automated system – never from free commercial services (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or via WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. If you received an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information (e.g., about you or your previous employer), and you are concerned about its legitimacy, please make us aware immediately by emailing us at [email protected].

If you believe you are the victim of a scam, contact your local law enforcement and report the incident to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

Commitment to Diversity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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