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NSA / Paralegals – Mid to Experienced Level (N1215727 6/21)

National Security Agency (NSA)APPLY / LEARN MORE

Fort George G. Meade Complex, MD

Pay Plan: GG, Grade: 09/1 to 13/10

Open: 2024-05-22, Close: 2024-06-21

Responsibilities

NSA OGC Paralegals perform substantive legal work that would otherwise be performed by an Attorney. The responsibilities of a Paralegal include:

– Developing and maintaining methods to obtain, process, disseminate, catalog, and summarize information in which the work requires legal skills.

– Analyzing the legal impact of legislative developments and administrative/judicial decisions, opinions/rulings on Agency programs

– Conducting research for the preparation of legal opinions on matters of interest to the Agency

– Assisting in preparing for and attending administrative dispute resolution and/or settlement discussions, hearings, interviewing and coordinating witnesses, managing evidence and drafting legal documents.

– Maintaining legal files and various software applications to extract legal information to compile reports.

– Preparing reports to Congress and other government agencies.

– Managing functions and responsibilities of special projects/programs within the Office of General Counsel under the general supervision of a Managing Attorney.

– Advising management on project/program matters, offer recommendations, and provide liaison to clients as required.

Job Summary

The NSA Office of General Counsel (OGC) is seeking highly motivated, accomplished paralegals to assist OGC attorneys in protecting NSA’s interests concerning the legal and regulatory authorities, requirements, entitlements, obligations and oversight requirements under which the Agency operates. Paralegals working in NSA OGC apply their expertise, skills, and education to solve a variety of challenges not found in the private sector or at any other government agency. You will have the opportunity to make a global impact on a daily basis as you work with other top caliber professionals at the highest levels of the Agency and across the U.S. Government.

Qualifications

The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position.

FULL PERFORMANCE

Entry is with a high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience, or an Associate’s degree plus 2 years of relevant experience.

Degree in Legal Studies, Pre-Law, or Criminal Justice is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable.

Relevant experience must be in a legal or policy function (e.g., internship with a government office or legal firm, working as a legal aid, litigation, legislation, and paralegal). Paralegal Certification from a recognized accredited US program is required. DoD or IC experience is preferred.

SENIOR

Entry is with a high school diploma or GED plus 6 years of relevant experience, or an Associate’s degree plus 4 years of relevant experience, or a Bachelor’s degree plus 2 years of relevant experience.

Degree in Legal Studies, Pre-Law, or Criminal Justice is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must be in a legal or policy function (e.g., internship with a government office or legal firm, working as a legal aid, litigation, legislation, and paralegal). Paralegal Certification from a recognized accredited US program is required. Experience in the DoD or IC and practicing in a subject matter related to the position in which the candidate is applying is preferred.

Competencies

The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning and who possesses strong communication (oral and written), problem-solving, analytic, interpersonal skills, and is:

– motivated

– detail-oriented

– customer and results oriented

– able to adjust to changing situational requirements

– able to build relationships across the Agency and with external stakeholders

– able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables

Experience and knowledge of law in one or more of the following areas is required:

– intelligence operations

– Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

– Claims

– information security

– telecommunications

– security matters

– legislation

– employment/personnel issues

– ethics

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

Pay: Salary offers are based on candidates’ education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position.

Salary Range: $68,405 – $153,354 (Full Performance/Senior)

Salary ranges vary by work performance level.

On-the-job training, internal NSA courses and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee.

Benefits: NSA offers excellent benefits to include relocation assistance, flexible work schedules, generous leave programs, paid personal fitness time, training and continuing education classes, health and life insurance, Federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), and a Federal retirement plan.

This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday.

Work Schedule: This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday, with basic 8 hr/day work requirement between 0700 and 1800 (flexible).

How to apply

Apply soonest, as job postings can close earlier than stated end dates due to changes in requirements. It is important to review and note the minimum qualifications, as only those applicants who meet the required qualifications will be contacted to continue the employment process. Please populate the resume tool to showcase any relevant work experience and education related to the position and answer any applicable screening questions. Information collected will be used to determine eligibility, and failure to provide accurate information may result in disqualification for this position.

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U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.

All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. Please visit our Diversity link for more information https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/NSA/diversity-and-inclusion.

DCIPS Disclaimer

The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions

in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans’ Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans’ preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility.

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