Paralegal Specialist Gs 0950 09 Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Detail-oriented Paralegal who provides extensive support services in Civil Law Division to include contract, fiscal and labor law. Assist in resolving conflicted issues of fact and opinion regarding the formal resolution of grievances, litigation or administrative board actions.

  • Ability to conduct research for the preparation of legal opinions on matters of interest to the agency.
  • Knowledge of agency, Air Force and DoD processes, regulations, policies, guidelines, and initiatives related to assigned program(s).
  • Ability to apply procedures, requirements, regulations and policies related to the workforce.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing in working out solutions to problems or questions.
  • Ability to perform legal research and analysis on legislative developments, administrative and judicial decisions, opinions, determinations and rulings.
  • Ability to identify and locate appropriate data such as precedent cases, legal citations, statutory references and using effective analytical and evaluative methods to accurately assess information and make sound decisions.
08/2020 to Current
Paralegal Specialist (GS 0950-09) University Of Nebraska At Omaha Omaha, NE,
  • Conduct legal research, witness interviews and document preparation.
  • Assist in the administrative and procedural aspects of all office activities to include Merit Systems Protection Board and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission cases, employees grievance and other labor related issues.
  • Under the supervision of the Staff Judge Advocate, provide legal assistance to active duty, reserve, ANG and retired military personnel and their dependents.
  • Provide legal support to the Staff Judge Advocate in the areas of labor and employment law, environmental law and real property, contracting, fiscal law, and ethics services to both Reserve Wings.
  • Serve as a point of contact for claims, ethics determinations, legal assistance for Westover Air Reserve Base personnel.
  • Supported proceedings of separation board and prepared duty determination documents.
01/2020 to 08/2020
Interim Civil Law Paralegal - (NK 0318-II) University Of Utah Price, UT,
  • Review and compile expenditure data for monthly claims reimbursement and ensure accurate recordkeeping.
  • Investigate, process and adjudicate Air Force personnel claims and legal proceedings.
  • Prepare and file motions, wills, briefs, and other legal documents.
  • Plan, organize and prioritize assignments, establish schedules and milestone in managing programs while exercising a high degree of responsible initiative.
  • Research documents and publications for details to establish evidence.
  • Draft judicial correspondence and interpret, explain and present findings and conclusions to case.
05/2018 to 08/2020
Executive Assistant to the SJA (NK 0318-II) United States Air Force (40 Hours A Week) City, STATE,
  • Ensure timely submission of documentation for deliverables to funding departments (budget justifications, programmatic and financial reports, monthly narratives and invoices).
  • Edited 350 (+) legal documents for paralegal and active duty JAG work product on a daily basis before the packages are sent to 66 ABG leadership (SJA, Deputy SJA, and Law Office Superintendent) for review and sign to ensure the content of the packages is accurate and the packages use the correct grammar and format.
  • Served as Unit POC for the Air Force's 5th largest JA Office at 66 ABG/JA legal office.
  • Ensured 100% of transition members were notified of mandated Pre-Separation Counseling and TAP requirements, tracked scheduling and compliance with congressionally mandated requirements.
  • Oversee 155k GPC financial budget for 66 ABG/JA Office over the course of 4 quarters with a guarantee of 100% program integrity across all Lines of Accounts.
  • Led JAG/paralegal suspense improvement for civil law team by tutoring paralegal on writing and causation analysis in claims and manage over 420 suspense with no mission delay.
09/2017 to 06/2018
Operations Manager (NF 3) United States Air Force (40 Hours Per Week) City, STATE,
  • Manage vendors, partners, and direct and indirect resources to execute on the community programs.
  • Manage core compliance areas in accordance with DoD, Air Force and other federal guidance, regulations, and laws; establish budget and goals for each program and evaluated service effectiveness.
  • Partner with 66th Force Support Marketing Department to publicize workshops, services and events happening at the Tavern.
  • Personally designed and developed service specific brochures, fliers and posters to disseminate community resource information.
  • Create and manage a strong user community covering multiple industries, geographies, and roles, targeting 1000+ members to engage via the Hanscom Club subscription.
  • Responsible for all budgets, contracts, and scheduling of subordinates.
  • Aided senior leadership during executive decision-making process by generating daily reports to recommend corrective actions and improvements.
11/2016 to 09/2017
Marketing Lead Assistant- (NF 2) United States Air Force (40 Hours A Week) City, STATE,
  • Provide financial oversight for the administration of 165k in Federal and locally funded sponsorship.
  • Led 6-member cross-functional team managing product development, promotional strategies, advertising and brand management for 66th Force Support Squadron facilities.
  • Created operational procedures, slide presentations, instructional aids and handouts for monthly classroom presentations.
  • Planned, organized and executed between 8 to 15 events a year in which attendees average between 100 to 175+.
  • Managed multiple social media pages with over 2,500 subscribers.
  • Assisted in the day-to-day behind the scenes web development of using Dreamweaver and basic java and html guidance to ensure the sites are working properly.
  • Strengthened program outreach by managing marketing communications, public relations and government affairs to maximize branding initiatives.
  • Collaborated with program services to produce media segment on their program benefits and requirements.
07/2015 to 06/2016
Curatorial Project Assistant Harvard University (35 Hours Per Week) City, STATE,
  • Responsible for developing and ensuring comprehensive training of all Harvard University Herbaria operations in relation to the Macro Fungi Project.
  • Research artifacts to determine provenance and condition.
  • Conduct location inventories of over 5,000 fungi in an array of collections and rehoused historic fungi collections from the Herbaria, resulting in improved object preservation and increased access for research.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with other universities involved in mandatory educational programming for Herbaria research projects.
07/2012 to 07/2015
Graduate Student Manager Harvard University (20 Hours Per Week) City, STATE,
  • Provide necessary support, resources and professional development to staff in order to ensure program effectiveness.
  • Recognized by management for providing exceptional customer service.
  • Discuss specific requirements and expectations concerning the event with clients.
  • Collaborate with staff to maximize customer satisfaction, streamline procedures and improve bottom-line profitability.
12/2012 to 12/2013
Graduate Teaching Assistant- Anatomy Harvard University (15 Hours Per Week) City, STATE,
  • Responsible for the instruction of a university human anatomy lab including examination/quiz writing, grading, cell culture preparation and maintenance.
  • Adhere to university requirements for student assignments, testing and grading of work.
  • Followed established course outline to prepare lessons and convey information and enhance understanding of materials.
  • Support professors in implementing rigorous teaching and learning experiences.
02/2011 to 05/2011
Graduate Assistant Boston Police Department (20 Hours Per Week) City, STATE,
  • Support Ms. Sarah Kiley, Criminalist, in laboratory analysis of animal remains from an ongoing animal abuse case.
  • Contribute to ongoing forensic cases in Boston Police Department.
11/2010 to 12/2010
Graduate Assistant Boston University (20 Hours Per Week) City, STATE,
  • Application of basic anthropological field methods to locate a clandestine grave.
  • Phase I, Archaeological Survey: surface reconnaissance and subsurface testing.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2020
Certificate : Paralegal Studies
Boston University - Boston, MA
Expected in 05/2017
Master of Arts: Management
Harvard University Extension School - Cambridge, MA,
Expected in 08/2015
Certificate : Marketing Management And Research
Harvard University Extension School - Cambridge, MA
Expected in 05/2011
Master of Science: Forensic Anthropology
Boston University School of Medicine - Boston, MA,
Expected in 05/2006
Bachelor of Arts: Anthropology & Criminology, Minor in Spanish
University of Florida - Gainesville, FL,
Expected in 05/2004
Associate of Arts: Pre-Law
University of Florida - Gainesville, FL,
Professional Development

Death and Decay, Forensic Taphonomy Short Course Jul 2010

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.

Graduate Assistant, Federal Bureau of Investigation Jul 2010

Advanced Mapping and Documentation Course

Boston University School of Medicine, Holliston, MA.

Assisted the FBI ERT with locating, mapping, photographing, excavation, and documenting human skeletal remains.

Published Research

Estimation of Adult Stature from Femoral Fragments: A Validation Study May 2011

Analysis of the validity of stature estimation from fragmentary remains. Application of Simmons et al.’s (1990) method to a modern skeletal sample.
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

  • Promotion to Step 02 - Department of the Air Force - 16 Aug 2021
  • Performance Award - Department of the Air Force - 01 Jun 2021
  • Time Off Award - Department of the Air Force - 14 Feb 2020
  • Demo Performance Increase - Department of the Air Force - 05 Jan 2020
  • Performance Award - Department of the Air Force - 05 Jan 2020
  • Cat II Civilian of the Quarter Nominee, GSA, 1st Quarter - Department of the Air Force - April 2020
  • Time Off Award - Department of the Air Force - 17 Dec 2019
  • Cat I Civilian of the Quarter Nominee, GSA, 3rd Quarter - Department of the Air Force - Oct 2019
  • Time Off Award - Department of the Air Force - 30 Sept 2019
  • Time Off Award - Department of the Air Force - 29 Jul 2019
  • On the Spot Cash Award - Department of the Air Force - 26 Jul 2019
  • Performance Award - Department of the Air Force - 06 Jan 2019
  • Demo Award/Bonus - Department of the Air Force - 06 Jan 2019
  • Cat I Civilian of the Year Nominee, GSA, 2019

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School Attended
  • Boston University
  • Harvard University Extension School
  • Harvard University Extension School
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • University of Florida
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Job Titles Held:
  • Paralegal Specialist (GS 0950-09)
  • Interim Civil Law Paralegal - (NK 0318-II)
  • Executive Assistant to the SJA (NK 0318-II)
  • Operations Manager (NF 3)
  • Marketing Lead Assistant- (NF 2)
  • Curatorial Project Assistant
  • Graduate Student Manager
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant- Anatomy
  • Graduate Assistant
  • Graduate Assistant
  • Certificate
  • Master of Arts
  • Certificate
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Arts

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