JOB: Paralegal Specialist with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Washington, DC

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    Alicia Mazzara
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    Job Title: Paralegal Specialist
    Agency: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    Sub Agency: CFPB – Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    Job Announcement Number: 11-CFPB-404P

    SALARY RANGE: $47,300.00 – $71,500.00 /year
    OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, August 11, 2011 to Thursday, August 25, 2011
    SERIES & GRADE: CN-0950-3C/3C
    POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time Term Appointment not-to-exceed 13 months; may be extended up to a total of 4 years.
    PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 3C
    DUTY LOCATIONS: few vacancies – Washington, DC
    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Applications will be accepted from U.S. citizens. This opportunity is also open to status candidates only under announcement 11-CFPB-403.

    JOB SUMMARY:
    If you are interested in having an interesting and exciting job in the legal field, this vacancy could be for you. CFPB is looking for someone with education and/or experience who can contribute as a paralegal specialist in an organization with challenging financial, legal, and information requirements. If you think you may be that person, please read on and consider applying for this vacancy!

    This position is located in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of General Counsel, Enforcement Division, Fair Lending or office as assigned.

    KEY REQUIREMENTS:

    * May be required to serve a probationary/trial period.
    * U.S. citizenship (If in the competitive service only).
    * Background investigation

    DUTIES:

    Paralegals work closely with the attorneys in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. They perform legal and other research on a variety of issues surrounding Federal consumer financial laws, including anti-discrimination laws and consumer protection litigation, investigations, and oversight. Paralegals research issues for attorneys using various reference sources and prepare memoranda reflecting facts, sources, citations, etc., discovered during the course of legal research. They assist attorneys in reviewing and summarizing materials obtained in the course of supervisory examinations of financial institutions. they also assist attorneys in conducting interviews with entities such as investigative sources, targets, supervised financial institutions, and prospective witnesses. Paralegals draft notices, stipulations, letters, and other routine documents and assist with filing documents in federal courts and in administrative proceedings. Paralegals assist with all aspects of case tracking and administration, including, but not limited to, maintaining tracking systems and dockets, preparing reports, organizing travel arrangements, and reserving hearing rooms. Paralegals also manage and organize all case documents including documents obtained through oversight or investigations as well as case documents such as pleadings, motions, and discovery-related material. Paralegals assist in overall project management, including tracking deadlines and project organization. Paralegal positions with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau present opportunities for significant responsibility, hands-on-experience, rewarding public service and an opportunity to consider a career in law.

    For more information, see http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=101577118&JobTitle=Paralegal+Specialist&x=80&y=14&brd=3876&vw=b&FedEmp=N&FedPub=Y&tm=0&pg=5&re=4&AVSDM=2011-08-11+00%3a03%3a00.

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