Sep 16, 2019
Focused on delivering unsurpassed services in support of law enforcement and homeland security, FSA, a rapidly growing joint venture owned by trusted solutions providers SAIC and AECOM, has a vacancy for a Paralegal II to support the US Attorney's Office. The Department of Justice, United States Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota is the principal litigator for the United States Government for the entire state of South Dakota. The mission of the U.S. Attorney's Office (USAO) is to prosecute criminal cases on behalf of the Federal Government, and to prosecute and defend civil cases in which the United States is a party. This position will provide witness management during the trial process. A Paralegal II performs, but is not limited to the following duties: * Provide witness management assistance prior to, during, and after trial. Typical assignments include: work directly with fact witnesses, provide assistance and support to ensure appearance for court, pre-trial conferences, and grand jury. * Receive visitors, field phone calls, questions and other inquiries from fact witnesses seeking information pertaining to court, pre-trial conferences, grand jury appearances and expense reimbursement. Obtain pertinent information for files and documents necessary to arrange witness travel and reimbursements. * Initiate contact/notify fact witnesses concerning travel arrangements, appearance date/time, and determine any special circumstances or needs of the fact witness. Use judgment to determine when AUSA should be notified of special circumstances or needs of fact witnesses. * Confer with AUSA concerning fact witness appearance and special circumstances regarding witnesses (special authorizations, international witnesses, military/federal employee witnesses, or hostile witnesses). Complete and submit proper documentation for special authorizations and obtain prior approval before proceeding with travel arrangements. * Prior to fact witness' appearance, ensure all travel documents and appearance date and time have been provided to witness. Make necessary arrangements for fact witness travel and lodging according to Department of Justice and USAO policies and procedures. * Meet with fact witnesses upon arrival to designated hearing or pre-trial conference, offer and perform courtroom orientation, accompany witness to court, ensure a safe waiting area is available, and collect necessary documentation and signatures for fact witness reimbursement documents. * Prepare and submit documentation for fact witness reimbursement, i.e. witness vouchers and other required. documentation for fact witnesses. Furnish requested information concerning pending and completed fact witness vouchers. Gather required documentation and reconcile Government Travel Accounts. * Obtain information, confer, and coordinate with the Court, Probation, Pretrial, U.S. Marshals Service, investigative agencies, and other counterparts, when necessary. * Complete variable aspects of recurring documents in conformance with the rules governing their style and format. Compose original letters that do not require legal interpretations but require a good working knowledge of legal procedures and specialized terminology relevai1t to fact witness laws and regulations. * Perform general office procedures pertaining to fact witness management, including, but not limited to: establish and maintain a variety of fact witness files, documents and databases; assemble documents and other information for fact witness file material and retention in accordance with established procedures and Department of Justice regulations; if requested, establish and maintain calendar and/or database of active and pending fact witness appearances; track hearings, trial dates, grand jury and scheduling conferences; perform other administrative and logistical fact witness management related duties as required/assigned. A Paralegal II supporting the fact witness process must meet the following qualifications: * High School diploma is required and undergraduate degree is preferred * At least 2-5 years of experience * Good communication skills * Provide word processing and data entry/retrieval * Ability to enter and retrieve data from databases * Ability to prepare and format management reports * Ability to manipulate, transfer, compute and print information and using word processing software * Ability to review and analyze information from multiple sources; * Ability to establish case/project files * Ability to prepare and correct reports * Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Security Access. This position requires U.S. Citizenship and a 7 (or 10) year minimum background investigation. Forfeiture Support Associates (FSA), LLC is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 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FSA Federal Pierre, SD 57501, USA Full-Time