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Legal Assistant

Division/Office:
Supervision, Enforcement, & Fair Lending - Enforcement
Closing date:
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Grade:
(33) $51,288–$77,528 See information on grades and base pay ranges
Who may apply:
Open to CFPB employees only (Competitive service permanent)

Summary

THIS IS A VOLUNTARY REASSIGNMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR CURRENT BCFP EMPLOYEES WITH COMPETITIVE STATUS (AND CURRENT BCFP EMPLOYEES SERVING ON A VRA APPOINTMENT) WHO ARE PERMANENTLY ASSIGNED TO A POSITION AT THE CN-33 OR, HIGHER PAY BAND WITH COMPETITIVE STATUS WHO ARE WILLING TO TAKE A VOLUNTARY CHANGE TO LOWER PAY. NO RELOCATION REIMBURSEMENT IS AUTHORIZED UNDER THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

This position is located in the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, Office of Enforcement. The Office of Enforcement’s mission is to aggressively and consistently enforce Federal consumer financial laws to protect consumers from harm, including by partnering with other federal and state agencies.

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Responsibilities

As a Legal Assistant, you will:

  • Initiate and compose standardized legal documents routinely needed for specific legal actions, including motions, orders, answers, pleadings, subpoenas. Assist attorneys in case preparation, assembling exhibits, affidavits and other documents. Assemble and organize files and records for disposition or transfer to records depository.
  • Maintain court calendar. Track filing, hearing and trial dates, and schedule conferences and interviews.
  • Establish, maintain, and close case files or system of legal records, annotate indices and status records, compile workload and status reports, and locate and abstract data from files and records.
  • Assist attorneys in researching pleadings, briefs, and other legal documents on questions relating to legal matters of interest to the Office of Enforcement.
  • Based on knowledge of the interests, priorities and goals of the Office of Enforcement, collect and prepare summaries of articles relating to consumer issues.
  • Makes travel arrangements for Division staff, including preparing itineraries and securing transportation and hotel reservations.

Travel Required

  • Not required

Supervisory status

  • No

Promotion Potential

  • 33

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Open to CFPB employees only (Competitive service permanent)

Current CFPB employees on career or career-conditional (permanent) appointments in the competitive service or currently serving on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) appointment

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