This assignment is for a period of 14 months, beginning in or about August 2019, with the possibility of extension, contingent on the availability of funding and agreement of the parties. Appointment to this position will be effected by a term appointment or reimbursable detail. More than one position may be filled from this announcement.
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 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 the United States in combating such crime.
The Resident Legal Advisor (RLA) will represent the Department of Justice and OPDAT in the implementation of justice sector technical assistance activities in order to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the United States and the Philippines on criminal justice matters. During his or her tenure, the RLA will provide assistance on a variety of criminal justice projects including: (1) promoting legislative and procedure reforms designed to improve operation of the criminal justice system, such as changes to the preliminary investigation rules that undermine police-prosecutor cooperation; (2) developing prosecutorial and other enforcement training programs and building overall investigative and prosecutorial capacity; (3) supporting internal institutional reforms; (4) addressing substantive gaps in criminal legislation, such as cybercrime and mutual legal assistance laws, and (5) responding to key legislative and capacity development opportunities in the area of money laundering, corruption, asset forfeiture, and trafficking in persons.
Required: To qualify for this position, applicants must possess ALL of the requirements below:
- 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 be an active member of the bar in good standing.
- Specific grade level requirements.
a. GS-15: At least four (4) years of post J.D. legal experience, to include four (4) years of prosecutorial experience in Article III courts or comparable state level courts.
b. GS-14: At least three (3) years of post J.D. legal experience, to include three (3) years of prosecutorial experience in Article III courts or comparable state level courts.
Preferred: Applicants should have a thorough understanding and practical knowledge of Department of Justice and other United States Government approaches and policies involving transnational crimes, terrorism, and security and justice sector development issues, training and institution-building.
The successful applicant should also have:
- Ability to function effectively in an international, multi-cultural environment;
- Excellent interpersonal and management skills:
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
- Extensive prosecution experience; Experience in developing and litigating federal criminal cases involving international extradition and mutual legal assistance; and
- Experience in bar activities, teaching, designing course curricula, and/or work with international development projects.
Applicants must have, or be able to obtain through their Component/Agency, and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
The Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
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