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CACI International Senior Paralegal (USAO-Civil) in Columbia, South Carolina

Senior Paralegal (USAO-Civil)

Job Category: Service Contract Act

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: DOJ MBI

Employee Type: Regular

Percentage of Travel Required: Up to 10%

Type of Travel: Continental US


What You’ll Get to Do

The USAO requires support to the Pandemic-Related Health Care Fraud (HCF) Unit and Civil Opioid-related matters Unit. On a regular or recurring basis, the contractor will conduct the following tasks:

  • Have working knowledge of federal and state court systems, civil litigation, civil discovery, legal research procedures and resources, and financial fraud investigations.

  • Provide moderately complex paralegal support to AUSAs, including gathering factual material, summarizing case files, analyzing documents, managing records and discovery, reviewing financial case data, preparing subpoenas and discovery demands, and assisting in trial preparation and legal research. Utilize software such as Eclipse and Everlaw for document review, analysis, and legal research.

  • Operate electronic systems and court presentation software during court proceedings, including familiarity with ECF/Pacer systems.

  • Assist AUSAs in producing discovery to opposing counsel.

  • Organize and coordinate discovery distribution, including indexes and production logs.

  • Provides assistance to AUSAs in trial preparation by independently compiling trial notebooks, preparing jury instructions, and drafting witness and exhibit lists.

  • Maintains, manages, and organizes case material utilizing software, including databases, spreadsheets, and word processing applications.

  • Works with Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs), federal law enforcement officers, client agencies and support staff to prepare cases for litigation.

  • Participates in interviews of potential witnesses and draft reports.

  • Assist in secure storage, preservation, organization, and indexing of evidence and support in compiling and analyzing documents and physical evidence for presentations, motions, and trials.

  • Up to 10% of the time, occasional travel may be necessary for cases, special projects, and/or training.

More About the Role

Works under the direction of a Supervisory Paralegal or a Project Supervisor. Work products are reviewed prior to submission; however, often develops these products with minimal direct supervision other than written guidelines. In addition to functions performed by Paralegals, described below, performs moderately complex legal research; synopsizes transcripts of hearings and oral arguments for attorney use; reviews case related materials and, for example, identifies potentially conflicting statements or areas requiring further investigation; writes preliminary drafts of simple legal memoranda and correspondence. Contact mostly with other Contractor staff, but occasional contact with trial staff may be required.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications

  • Requires paralegal certificate, or JD, or currently attending an ABA-accredited law school, having completed at least one year of study, or an equivalent level of legal training or experience; or an equivalent level of education may be substituted.

  • Additionally at least two years of litigation paralegal experience or project experience (as related to the task order) is required.

  • At least one year of experience in automated litigation support.

  • Requires sound working knowledge of federal and state court system, legal research procedures, and legal research resources.

  • Requires excellent written and oral communication skills and thorough knowledge of legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw.

  • Must have hands-on familiarity with a variety of computer applications, including word processing, databases (such as document review and file management systems), spreadsheets, imaging, and hardware systems.

  • Role also requires hands-on familiarity with ESI tools and knowledge of eDiscovery procedures and resources.

  • Ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure will be very important.

What We Can Offer You:

  • We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

  • Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

  • We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

  • We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

  • For over 60 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

Company Overview:

CACI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected characteristic.

This posting is for a position covered by the Service Contract Labor Standards (SCA). The pay and benefits provided for this position will meet or exceed the minimum required amounts detailed in the wage determination issued by the Department of Labor and made applicable to this position, as incorporated into CACI’s government contract for the work location.​

Minimum Req uired Hourly Wage:

$24.08

There are a host of other factors that can influence final salary including, but not limited to, geographical location, relevant prior work experience, specific skills and competencies, education, and certifications. Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives. We offer competitive compensation, benefits and learning and development opportunities. Our broad and competitive mix of benefits options is designed to support and protect employees and their families. At CACI, you will receive comprehensive benefits such as; healthcare, wellness, financial, retirement, family support, continuing education, and time off benefits. Learn more here (https://careers.caci.com/global/en/employee-benefits) .

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