Paralegal III, Washington, DC, US, ID#15927
Company: Cherokee Nation Businesses
Posted on: November 11, 2019
Paralegal III, Washington, DC, US, ID#15927
CN3S provides personalized professional and support services to
ensure our clients' success. Whether your program requires mission,
IT, environmental or medical support, CN3S offers the best
solutions to finish your job on time and within budget. CN3S has
proven expertise in navigating the competitive and tribal 8(a)
acquisition environments. This gives our clients more control over
project scopes and budgets, streamlines the procurement process and
alleviates acquisition delays.
Reviews incoming FOIA/PA requests to determine subject matter and
appropriateness for the Department of Justice and recommends
appropriate disposition, e.g., appropriate for referral,
appropriate for records searches, additional consultation with the
requester or other offices. Interprets and applies applicable
statutes, rules, regulations, and executive orders as they pertain
to FOIA/PA for initial processing.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Includes the following:
* Researches and prepares a variety of written materials and
correspondence related to requests for information under the FOIA
and Privacy Act.
* Prepares timely responses to incoming FOIA requesters as
* Performs review and conducts searches, as necessary, to locate
information responsive to FOIA and PA requests.
* Conducts factual research of defined scope and complexity
utilizing various sources of legal reference to supply necessary
information for inclusion in responses to the public, Members of
Congress and other federal agencies, with the assistance of
government FOIA staff.
* Performs records management and e-discovery functions, including
researching records management and e-discovery obligations,
assisting in updating records schedules, assisting with e-discovery
projects, and facilitating the transfer of records, as needed.
* Review Division records, databases and entries to assist in
responding to and maintaining the administrative of Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act requests.
* Files, retrieves, and copies case file materials; tabs, numbers,
labels, and assembles documents.
* Prepares documents for image scanning; performs other document
collection related activities, including document screening, and
labeling of files to be scanned.
* Collects, organizes, analyzes and prepares records for FOIA
processing; assists with a variety of administrative
responsibilities of assigned requests, including preparing
correspondence, accurately entering data into management databases,
and generating reports using various electronic databases.
* Maintains accurate, up-to-date case notes and documentation
regarding the status of multiple requests and projects.
* Maintain the OJP FOIA webpage and the E-FOIAreading room. This
includes collecting and preparing documents for posting to the OJP
* May perform other job related duties assigned as needed.
No supervisory or management authority.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Requires paralegal certificate or an equivalent level of legal
training may be substituted with the approval of the client ,
undergraduate degree preferred. Requires some amount of experience
working with processing records in response to Freedom of
Information Act or Privacy Act .
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
* Sound working knowledge of the Freedom of Information Act, the
federal court system, legal research procedures, records
management, and legal research resources.
* Excellent written and oral communication skills and thorough
knowledge of legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw.
* Ability to work on, manage and prioritize multiple projects
simultaneously, such as processing multiple FOIA or PA requests at
the same time, and completing special assignments supporting the
information management initiative of the Division.
* Must have hands-on familiarity with the Government's office and
network environment, including but not limited to, data processing
environments, including office automation networks, a variety of
computer applications, including word processing, databases (such
as document review and file management systems), spreadsheets,
imaging, hardware systems, internet and server-based databases and
other applications, such as Oracle, SharePoint, Excel, etc.
* Ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under
extreme pressure will be very important.
* Knowledge of e-discovery procedures and tools preferred.
* Strong analytical and organizational skills.
* Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team
This position is performed in a climate controlled office setting.
Some travel may be required.
With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year,
approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies
in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees,
Cherokee Nation Businesses' (CNB) group of Federal Contracting
Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise
needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions
provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level
departments and agencies - from applications and data services to
cybersecurity and national defense.
Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business?
Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and
compelling reasons for joining our team!
We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual
orientation. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights
as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to
the following two sites: EEO Statement - EEO Poster
If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable
accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or
are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online
application process and need an alternative method for applying,
you may email "CNB.Compliance@cn-bus.com" for assistance. This
email address is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used
to inquire about the application process or status.
For Pay Transparency Non Discrimination provision, please copy and
paste the following link: Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination
We maintain an Affirmative Action Plan for the purpose of
proactively seeking employment and advancement for qualified
protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Upon request,
we will schedule time to make our Affirmative Action Plan
accessible. If you are interested, please submit a written request
with the email subject line: 2018 Request to View Affirmative
Action Plan to the Compliance Administrator at
"CNB.Compliance@cn-bus.com" This email box is not for resumes or
follow up on job applications.
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