Experienced Attorney GS-905-14/15

Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development Assistance and TRaining
Washington 20004
About the Office: 

The mission of the Criminal Division's Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) is to develop and administer technical and developmental assistance designed to enhance the capabilities of foreign justice sector institutions and their law enforcement personnel. This assistance is administered in order to enable those institutions and their personnel to more effectively combat terrorism, organized crime, corruption, financial crimes and other types of crime, such as the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their means of delivery, as well as other forms of conventional proliferation in a manner consistent with the rule of law. The assistance is also administered to enable those institutions and their personnel to more effectively cooperate regionally and with theUnited States in combating such crime. http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/opdat/.

Job Description: 

Intermittent Legal Advisor in Pakistan

The Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT), Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, seeks an experienced Assistant United States Attorney, Department of Justice Trial Attorney, or qualified state prosecutor to serve as an Intermittent Legal Advisor (ILA) at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan. This assignment is for a term of 6-7 months, with the possibility of extension, contingent on additional funding. This is a reimbursable detail. Conditions of the detail will be handled on a case by case basis and will require an agreement between the gaining and losing components.

Location: This position will be located in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Deadline Date: Applications will be accepted until this position is filled.

Internet Sites: For information about the Criminal Division, see: www.usdoj.gov/criminal/index.html

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Required Qualifications: Interested applicants must be an experienced Assistant United States Attorney or Department of Justice Trial Attorney. Applicants must also possess a J.D. degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of any State, territory of the United States or the District of Columbia, and have at least four years of post J.D. experience. Applicants must be an active member of the bar in good standing (any jurisdiction).

Preferred Qualifications: It is preferred that the candidate possess at least seven years of post J.D. legal experience. The applicant must have excellent interpersonal skills, be a self-starter, and have extensive prosecutorial experience. Experience in bar activities, teaching, designing course curricula, and/or work with international development projects is strongly desired, but not required.

The ILA will receive appropriatePost salary differentials and allowances.

Please note: If the position is filled by detail there is no change to base pay.

Current salary and years of litigation experience will determine the appropriate salary at the time of appointment. Compensation will be at either the General Schedule (GS)-14 or GS-15 level. The exact salaries within these GS levels vary based on
Periodic international travel may be required.
Application Process: 

Interested applicants must submit a detailed resume (highlighting relevant experience), cover letter and a current performance appraisal, if applicable to: Laurel Glenn, Administrative Officer, at laurel.glenn@usdoj.gov.

Emailed submissions are preferred but applications may also be submitted to:

Laurel Glenn
Administrative Officer
Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development
Assistance and Training (OPDAT)
U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division
1331 F Street, NW, Fourth Floor
Washington, D.C. 20004

Relocation Expenses: 
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are NOT authorized.

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Department Policies

Equal Employment Opportunity:  The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.  Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factor.  The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice.

Reasonable Accommodations:  This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Outreach and Recruitment for Qualified Applicants with Disabilities:   The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements.  Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(u)) hiring authority.  Individuals with targeted/severe disabilities are encouraged to register for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Shared List of People with Disabilities (the Bender Disability Employment Registry) by submitting their resume to resume@benderconsult.com and referencing "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line.  Additional information about the Bender Registry is available at www.benderconsult.com.  Individuals with disabilities may also contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC).  See list of DPOCs.    

Suitability and Citizenship:  It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment.  Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the United States Attorneys' Offices. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, non-U.S. Citizens may apply for employment with other organizations, but should be advised that appointments of non-U.S. Citizens are extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements.  Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Veterans:  There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service- connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his  or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).


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