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Paralegal Specialist

Research, Markets, & Regulations - Regulations
Closing date:
Washington, DC
(51, 52) $78,907–$133,641 See information on grades and base pay ranges
Who may apply:
Open to All US Citizens (Competitive service - Permanent), Open to status candidates (Competitive service - Permanent)


This position is located in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Research, Markets, & Regulations Division-Regulations. 

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The following are the duties of this position at the CN-52  (Broadly equivalent to the GS-12). If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Review and revise Bureau documents for publication in the Federal Register and on the Bureau’s website.
  • Develop, organize, and maintain document and information management systems for managing comments on rules and regulations proposed by CFPB and other Office projects and functions.
  • Coordinate internal and external relations and communications with Office of Regulations attorneys, other CFPB staff, and parties outside the CFPB as directed. Prepare or assist with the preparation of guidance documents.
  • Brief attorneys and other professionals on issues in preparation for meetings, regulatory filings, and other events.
  • Gather, organize, and assemble legal and other documents and files, including for possible document production.

Travel Required

  • Not required

Supervisory Status

  • No

Promotion Potential

  • 52

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Open to All US Citizens (Competitive service - Permanent)

Applications will be accepted from all U.S. citizens.

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Open to status candidates (Competitive service - Permanent)

Current Federal employees on career or career-conditional appointments and reinstatement eligible. Current federal employees on permanent competitive service appointments (including current CFPB employees on such appointments), or former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; or ICTAP Eligibles; or Eligible under special hiring authorities (e.g., individuals with disabilities, covered by an interchange agreement, or Eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act). Current CFPB employee should check their appointment type before applying to an announcement.

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