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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

29364 Paralegal/Legal Assistant IV

At this level, assists in the evaluation, development and litigation of cases by performing the following duties:

  • Examines and evaluates information in case files, for case litigation worthiness and appropriate titles of law;
  • Determines the need for additional information, independent surveys, evidence, and witnesses, and plans a comprehensive approach to obtain this information;
  • Through on-site visits, interviews, and review of records on operations, looks for and evaluates the relevance and worth of evidence;
  • Selects, summarizes, and compiles comparative data to examine and evaluate respondent's deficiencies in order to provide evidence of illegal practices or patterns;
  • Reviews economic trends and forecasts at the national and regional level to evaluate the impact of successful prosecution and potential remedial provisions of ongoing investigations and litigation;
  • Identifies types of record keeping systems and types of records maintained which would be relevant. Gathers, sorts, and interprets data from various record systems including computer information systems;
  • Interviews potential witnesses for information and prepares witnesses for court appearances;
  • Develops statistics and tabulations, such as standard deviations, regression analyses, and weighting, to provide leads and supportive data for case litigation. Prepares charts, graphs, and tables to illustrate results;
  • Analyzes data, develops recommendations and justifications for the attorney(s) who will take the matter to court. Continues to work with the attorney(s) during the progress of the case, obtaining and developing further evidence and exhibits, providing administrative assistance, and maintaining custody of exhibits, documents, and files;
  • May appear in court as a witness to testify concerning exhibits prepared supporting plaintiff's case.