Information Technology Specialist, Litigation Support
United States Attorney's Office Northern District of Texas
February 13, 2018
78482.00 - 102027.00
Full Time - Experienced
If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and the property of citizens.
The United States Attorney's Office (USAO)/Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) is a great place to work. The Department of Justice ranked #11 out of 18 large agencies and EOUSA/United States Attorneys' Offices ranked #108 out of 339 agency subcomponents in a study, "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2017 Ratings" published by the Partnership for Public Service. See http://bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/index.php
For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys' Offices, visit www.justice.gov/usao/txn.
If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team in the United States Attorney's Office (USAO), Northern District of Texas, serving as the district Litigation Support Manager, that is responsible for providing technical and analytical assistance to the district's litigation teams composed of both attorney and support staff. Typical work assignments will include:
Providing technical advice to litigation teams on litigation technology and analytical requirements to facilitate technical compliance with discovery obligations, litigation decisions, trial preparation, and trial presentation.
Performing a wide range of analysis and processing of electronically stored information (ESI) in support of district litigation activities.
Analyzing litigation support software and support systems and taking action to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
Organizing, tracking and analyzing voluminous amounts of digital evidence for complex cases handled by the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Providing litigation support services necessary to manage and analyze case materials in support of the trial team, and preparing, organizing, indexing, developing, and managing exhibits, evidence, and other data relevant to cases presented before a jury, grand jury, or in other legal proceedings.
Developing project management strategies and tools for gathering, tracking, processing, reviewing, organizing and producing case information in an effective, efficient, and defensible manner.
Recommending a variety of software packages including database, spreadsheet, and word processing applications based on which software would be most effective for organization and management of information and documents, presentation of complex and voluminous evidence or production of graphic demonstrative evidence.
Recommending best practices and procedures for processing information as part of case preparation.
IT-related experience, paid or unpaid, demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.
Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services. Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
Specialized Experience: To be eligible you must possess ONE full year of specialized experience. Specialized experience is defined as: experience assessing service and information requirements needed to complete automated litigation support projects; experience applying a thorough knowledge of database creation and utilization, electronic data acquisition and processing techniques; experience with pre-trial and trial support, including courtroom presentation services; experience preparing project-specific action plans and budgets using the allocation of government resources; experience acquiring and managing contractor resources; experience creating case databases for processing electronically stored information (ESI), case review, production, and trial presentation; experience planning and coordinating efforts involved in litigation team activities, including recommending best practices and procedures for collecting electronically stored information in a defensible manner using available software; experience working across various entities differing ESI with the ability to organize voluminous case information for efficient retrieval through automated means such as processing ESI, scanning, indexing and production of documents into a database; experience assuring documents are organized for efficient electronic storage and retrieval by processing ESI; experience defining deduplication scope, quality control, preparing appropriate indices, defining data file search criteria and indexing databases; experience installing, configuring, and maintaining litigation support equipment.
Conditions of Employment
You must be a United States Citizen or National.
Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required.
You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
Internal Number: 18-NDTX-10132040-DE
About United States Attorney's Office Northern District of Texas
Established in 1879, the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas has prosecutive responsibility over 100 counties in the northern and western areas of Texas, encompassing nearly 96,000 square miles and a population in excess of seven million. The United States Attorney is the Chief Federal Law Enforcement Officer of the United States within this jurisdiction.
The District’s 100 counties are divided into seven divisions with the headquarters office located in Dallas. There are staffed branch offices in Fort Worth, Lubbock, Amarillo, and Abilene, and unstaffed branch offices in San Angelo, and Wichita Falls.
AUSAs working in the Criminal Division, the District’s largest Division, prosecute violations of federal criminal laws. They work closely with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to enforce criminal laws throughout the District and are responsible for a wide variety of prosecutions consistent with priorities set by the Attorney General of the United States. In addition, they use the federal asset forfeiture statutes to seize profits obtained from criminal activity.
AUSAs in the Civil Division represent the United States, whether... it is a plaintiff or defendant, in civil law suits. In defensive litigation, AUSAs in the Civil Division handle cases brought against the U.S. and its employees. In Affirmative Civil enforcement cases, Civil Division AUSAs handle cases brought under the False Claims Act which empowers private citizens with knowledge of fraud to present those claims to the U.S. In these cases, a private citizen is entitled to share in any recovery.
AUSAs who work in the District’s Appellate Division represent the United States in cases on appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which is located in New Orleans, Louisiana.