Paralegal – Entry to Experienced

NSA - National Security AgencyNSA seeks Paralegal – Entry to Experienced

Location: Fort Meade, MD

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Responsibilities

The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive of classified national security information.

The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is the exclusive NSA component responsible for providing legal services to all NSA elements.The General Counsel is the chief NSA legal officer.

Paralegals assist Attorneys in the Office of General Counsel to protect NSA’s interests concerning the legal and regulatory authorities, requirements, entitlements, obligations and oversight requirements under which the Agency operates.

Paralegals at NSA 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 hearings, interviewing 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.

Skills
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
Qualifications
Salary Range: $23,547 – $58,428 (Entry/Developmental)

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

Entry is with a high school diploma or GED and no experience.

Experience 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) is desired. Paralegal Certification from a recognized accredited US program is required.

Salary Range: $54,972 – $71,467 (Full Performance)

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

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.

Salary Range: $66,510 – $123,234 (Senior)

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

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.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday.

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

How To Apply – External
To apply for this position, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button located at the top or bottom of this page. After completing the application and clicking the ‘Submit Final’ button, you will receive a confirmation email. Emails regarding your application status will be sent periodically. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@nsa.gov.

***PLEASE NOTE:

U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. 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.

This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. 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.

Please note that you will be asked a series of questions and your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application. Your responses will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position. Only those applicants who meet the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing.

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.

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