The Paralegal serves in a support role to the Legal Services staff of the Office of Inspector General (OIG). The Paralegal’s responsibilities involve a variety of tasks that require the application and knowledge of strong records management, research, writing, and organizational skills related to general legal and clerical functions, the strategic plan of the OIG – including the organizational mission, vision, values, goals, and objectives – and the mission of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) and the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau). Responsibilities will also include tasks in support of various congressional and communications activities.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience. In addition, at the FR-23 grade, at least one year of experience. At the FR-24 grade, at least two years of experience. Strong knowledge and skill in records management software, (e.g., Nuix, FOIAXpress, and SharePoint), writing, oral communication, and analysis. Requires knowledge and skill in organizing, fact-finding, problem analysis, and problem solving. Requires skill in applying basic research methods to independently perform recurring assignments that are typically covered by established precedents. Must have or be able to obtain a Secret security clearance. Assignments typically require all or most of the following: (a) demonstrated capacity to become the subject matter expert for management of and use of records management software, (b) practical knowledge of basic legal principles and concepts in support of application of a body of law, regulations, precedents, and practices, (c)
knowledge of basic legal research and references sources, manuals, directives, issuances, and electronic legal research databases, (d) knowledge of writing and research skills necessary to support a wide variety of written communications, such as summaries of factual materials relevant to a legal matter, or basic summaries (subject to review) of relevant legal or congressional developments.
• Past performance evaluations may be requested
• Full vaccination is required as a condition of employment, unless a legally required exception applies.
• When the OIG resumes an in-office presence, its interim telework policy will require employees to be physically present in the office a minimum of 4 days per month. Employees may be expected to be physically present in the office more than 4 days per month, as required by business needs. The OIG will revisit its interim policy after a year to determine whether any changes will be made.