• Paralegal 1/2

    Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos Alamos, NM 87544

    Job #856744417

  • Vacancy Name: IRC71828


    Job Title Paralegal 1/2

    Location Los Alamos, NM, US

    Organization Name GC-LM/Litigation Management

    What You Will Do

    Los Alamos National Laboratory's (LANL's), O?ce of General Counsel is seeking a paralegal to provide professional support to attorneys and sta? in the O?ce of General Counsel. The primary responsibility for this position will be processing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and other information requests addressed to LANL from the Los Alamos Field Office of the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA). We o?er a learning environment where your e?orts will help support the team.

    This position will be ?lled at either the Paralegal 1 or Paralegal 2 level, depending upon the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) and job complexities will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

    Paralegal 1 ($51,100 - $79,100)

    Responsibilities of the position include:

    • Intake and tracking of FOIA requests for LANL information to meet DOE/NNSA requirements for timeliness and completeness.

    • Reviewing and evaluating FOIA requests for clarity and interviewing Laboratory custodians to collect responsive documents.

    • Coordinating with Laboratory classification analysts, subject matter experts, and subcontracted reviewers to identify and mark information that may be exempt from public release pursuant to FOIA and Department of Energy regulations in electronic document review platforms.

    • Monitoring progress of document reviews conducted in electronic document review platforms.

    • Provide timely, courteous, and credible communications with Laboratory attorneys and sta?, co-counsel, Laboratory managers and employees.

    • Be a ?exible team player on a legal working group, willing and able to multi-task on both challenging and administrative matters.

    • Position will require occasional access to, handling, protection, and transmission of classified information.

    Paralegal 2 (55,400 - $88,000)

    In addition to the duties outlined above, the Paralegal 2 will be required to:

    • Prepare clear and concise written work product, sometimes of a technical nature, including correspondence, instructions to record holders and document reviewers, and draft responses to FOIA requests.

    • Support attorneys by interviewing individuals; collecting, compiling and analyzing data and facts; generating reports; performing database searches; and presenting useful information.

    • Act as an agent for supervising attorneys consistent with the rules governing professional responsibility for lawyers and paralegals.

    What You Need

    Minimum Job Requirements:

    • Pro?cient at adapting to and learning computer software and applications.

    • Excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills.

    • Ability to apply critical thinking and analytical skills, which includes analyzing facts and issues and coming up with solutions.

    • Ability to work as a part of a team, including demonstration of cooperativeness, enthusiasm, positive attitude, and high-energy.

    • Strong work ethic which includes staying on task, top-notch organizational skills, good time management skills, punctuality and reliability.

    • Ability to follow directions and the con?dence to ask questions or engage in collaborative discussions.

    • Demonstrated experience in working with sensitive information.

    • Ability to balance work activities and customer needs within the framework of a secure (classified) environment while maintaining attention to detail.

    • Ability to gain su?cient knowledge and capability to progress to Paralegal 2 within a maximum of three years, depending upon experience at initial hire.

    Paralegal 2

    In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the Paralegal 2 level requires:

    • Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency in electronic discovery tools, database research, and standard office software such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

    • Experience using electronic discovery tools and document culling/review software, such as Relativityâ„¢ and NexLP.

    • Willingness to learn, think outside-the-box, be resourceful, and be adaptable to change.

    Desired Skills:

    • Extensive working and historical knowledge of the Los Alamos National Laboratory to conduct informational research.

    • Subject matter expertise in working with Official Use Only and classified information in accordance with Laboratory information security and cyber security policies and procedures.

    • Demonstrated experience in using LANL's classified network systems, and uploading, cataloging and retrieving documents.

    • Demonstrated experience in working in Vault Type Rooms in a compliant manner.

    • Active Q clearance.

    Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience (e.g., paralegal certi?cate and 2 years of related experience). The Paralegal 2 position requires at least 5 years of directly related experience.

    Additional Details:

    Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements

    • for access to classified matter.

    • Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

    New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

    Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

    Internal Applicants: Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

    Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to ~~~ or call ~~~ option 1.

    Where You Will Work

    Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

    Appointment Type Regular


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    Contact Details

    Contact Name Salyer, Reyna Linda

    Email ~~~

    Work Telephone

    Req ID: IRC71828

    Updated 03/18/2019

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