Vacancy Summary


A variety of health insurance plans; retirement system with investment options; paid holiday; paid sick and annual (vacation) leave; life insurance; subsidized transportation, flexible work schedule, training and development opportunities, family/worklife program, etc.

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency

Paralegal Specialist, GS-0950-09/11

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Washington, DC
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Washington, DC
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Who May Apply:
US Citizens
Time Limit:
Permanent - No time limit
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Full Time

Agency Marketing Statement:

  • A FEDERAL CAREER LIKE NO OTHER!!! Are you ready to increase public safety, prevent crimes, reduce recidivism, and support the fair administration of justice in close collaboration with the District of Columbia's community? The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency's (CSOSA) has an opening for a Paralegal Specialist to join our dedicated team and gain invaluable experience working in the public interest to support the fair administration of justice.


  • LOCATION: Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA), Office of the General Counsel, Washington, DC.

    AGENCY BACKGROUND INFORMATION: If you would like to learn more about Court Services and Offender Supervision, we encourage you to visit our website at

    This vacancy announcement may be used to fill future vacancies within one year.


  • The incumbent is the Paralegal Specialist and performs case management duties encompassing diverse and complex technical issues or problems. Responsibilities include locating and managing disclosure of sensitive information, carrying out case development and documentation activities as a case progresses through the administrative appellate system, and developing and overseeing the maintenance of a record-keeping system to track the progress of all legal matters.
  • Incumbent provides support for the Ethics Program and the Designated Agency Ethics Official, including maintaining the tracking system and conducting initial reviews for completeness. Incumbent also independently reviews legal documents and ensures the documents reach the assigned attorney and are captured in the legal matters database.
  • Assists in all matters of document review, preparation, and processing in matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), Office of Special Counsel (OSC), and Office of Personnel Management (OPM), as well as other federal adjudicative entities.

    Provides technical assistance to legal staff in using automated case management systems.

    Performs legal research of relevant statutes and precedents related to pending litigation.

    Maintains and/or administers the litigation case management system, which is used to document and track cases.

    Prepares, analyzes, and processes legal documents, such as briefs and advisory opinions.

Contact Information:

Vanessa Willis
(202) 220-5443

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