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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Agency: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Position: Paralegal Specialist
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Salary: $94,931 - $160,842 per year
Open & Close Dates: 11/11/2022 to 11/30/2022
Job Link: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/688680900
If selected, you will serve as a paralegal specialist providing support and assistance to the legal work being performed in a trial/litigation unit or as a paralegal supporting both litigation and investigative work.
Conditions of Employment
• CITIZENSHIP: This position is open to US Citizens.
Typical duties include:
• Provides paralegal support for the trial attorneys in drafting and reviewing pleadings, motions, briefs and memoranda of law, depositions of witnesses, compilation of discovery documents, and in the conduct of trials. Compiles, assembles and indexes submittals to the courts. Prepares reports and correspondence relative to litigation matters.
• Researches court rules in state and federal courts throughout the country where the Commission conducts litigation, as well as other agencies such as the Department of Justice, to ascertain the appropriate form, content, and due date of filings.
• Assists in case preparation for litigations and analyzes facts and legal questions.
• Receives and analyzes defense motions, researches pertinent legal issues, and prepares motions to be filed in federal court in connection with cases assigned to attorneys.
• Provides legal research assistance on enforcement investigations.
• Analyzes information obtained from case files, reports, and testimony regarding alleged or suspected violations of the federal securities laws.


All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. 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.

SK-12: Applicant must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS/SK-11 level: Specialized Experience includes all of the following:
(1) researching laws;
(2) preparing legal documents and memoranda, managing investigative documents and case files;
(3) using application software and online legal research tools; and
(4) providing courtroom and pretrial litigation support that includes: preparing, analyzing, and processing legal documents, and utilizing electronic discovery and other electronic technologies to perform legal research or to assist at trial or other courtroom proceedings.
Additional information
SEC COMPENSATION PROGRAM: The overall salary range listed above is provided for informational purposes as it represents the full range that is applicable to current employees in this occupation/grade; however, a selectee's initial pay is always set below the maximum rate of the range. Please click here for additional information.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SURPLUS OR DISPLACED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) are available to individuals who have special priority selection rights under this plan. Individuals must be well-qualified for this position to receive consideration for special priority selection. CTAP or ICTAP eligibles will be considered well-qualified when receiving an adjudicated score of 80 or higher.

Reasonable Accommodation: If you are an applicant who needs a reasonable accommodation for disability to participate in the application process at the SEC, submit the form for Reasonable Accommodation for Participation in Job Application Process here. Please be sure to submit your request at least 5 business days in advance of the date you need the requested accommodation.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Information for SEC Job Applicants: Federal EEO laws protect all applicants from discrimination on the following bases: race, color, sex (not limited to conduct which is sexual in nature, includes pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, transgender status), age (40 and over), religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, retaliation for participating in the EEO process or opposing discrimination. Applicants who believe they have been discriminated against on any EEO basis can seek recourse through the SEC's administrative complaints process. To be timely, an individual must enter the EEO process within 45 days from when they know (or should have known) of the alleged discrimination. Click here for additional information.

TTY/ASCII: Video Relay Service users are welcome to contact the appropriate SEC office or employee via the contact information listed above. If you do not otherwise have access to a Video Phone or Video Relay service, you may send us an email or use the Federal Video Relay Service via the internet. For more information about using the Federal Relay Service and to create a new account, please see: https://www.federalrelay.us/

Apply here: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/688680900



Posted: 2022-11-15 Expires: 2022-12-15

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