Los Alamos National Laboratory Paralegal (Paralegal 2/3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Paralegal 2 or Paralegal 3 level, depending upon the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities and job complexities will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

Paralegal 2 ($54,400 - $86,400)

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s, (LANL’s), office of Laboratory Counsel, (LC), is seeking a tech savvy paralegal to provide support to the General Counsel, the Legal Office Manager, and back-up support to the various practice groups. Proficiency with current technologies and software programs is required. Selected candidate must exercise sound judgment and the willingness to learn new tasks, particularly in regard to computer-based data management and office software solutions.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Provide paralegal support to the General Counsel and the Legal Office Manager on various high-level assignments.

  • Assist with maintenance and management of electronic legal matter management systems, documents, files, and reports. Perform periodic internal assessments. Assist with policy and procedure development and user training. Interface with vendor technical support.

  • Management of LC’s Legal Hold Process (proxy acknowledgment for custodians, monitor acknowledgment compliance, monitor and manage Oracle employee departure change monitor notices, manage release of holds, construct interviews in interview module, assist users with password issues, update templates, and interface with vendor technical support.

  • Assist with compliance of 10 CFR 719 Contractor Legal Management. Correspond with outside counsel on budget estimates and staffing and resource plans, prepare routine litigation budget/cost reports, other legal office reports, and assist with internal/external litigation cost audits.

  • Provide paralegal back-up support to LC practice groups as assigned.

Paralegal 3 ($66,600 – $105,700)

At this level, paralegals must possess all of the requirements set out for Paralegals 1 and 2. Paralegal 3s are also familiar with the rules, requirements and procedures set by federal or state boards, courts, and administrative bodies related to their particular area of practice.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a paralegal in a law office or similar setting.

  • Experience working with document management systems, databases, or legal matter management systems.

  • Demonstrated ability to work as a part of a team and independently, under pressure and with minimal supervision.

  • Experience working on multiple projects with conflicting and often changing priorities and deadlines. Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Excellent organization, proofreading, and writing skills.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Job Requirements for Paralegal 3:

  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience as a paralegal in a law office or similar setting.

  • Experience with the rules, requirements and procedures set by federal or state boards, courts, and administrative bodies related to their particular area of practice

  • Graduate degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience

Desired Skills:

  • Working knowledge of 10 CFR 719 Contractor Legal Management Requirements.

  • Experience with legal hold processes and software

  • Experience with eDiscovery workflows and review platforms/software.

  • Experience using e-Billing software.

  • Experience using Electronic Case Filing in federal or state court.

  • Paralegal certificate a plus.

Notes to Applicants: The candidate must have the ability to work overtime and travel.

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.

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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 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.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Johnson, Dana Elizabeth

Organization Name: LC-DO/Laboratory Counsel

Email: danaj@lanl.gov

Job Title: Paralegal (Paralegal 2/3)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC61868