The Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice is seeking experienced attorneys to fill two positions in the Policy Unit of the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section in Washington, DC.
The Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS) leads the Department's asset forfeiture and anti-money laundering enforcement efforts. AFMLS provides leadership by: (1) prosecuting and coordinating complex, sensitive, multidistrict, and international money laundering and asset forfeiture investigations and cases; (2) providing legal and policy assistance and training to federal, state, and local prosecutors and law enforcement personnel, as well as to foreign governments; (3) assisting Departmental and interagency policymakers by developing and reviewing legislative, regulatory, and policy initiatives; and (4) managing the Department's Asset Forfeiture Program, including distributing forfeited funds and properties to appropriate domestic and foreign law enforcement agencies, as well as adjudicating petitions for remission or mitigation of forfeited assets.
The incumbent's responsibilities will include:
• Development and review of national policy initiatives and strategies on money laundering related issues with a focus on anti-money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act enforcement;
• Development of legislative initiatives and strategies, preparation of positions on legislation proposed by Congress, and preparation of responses to congressional inquiries on issues within the Section's area of expertise;
• Preparation of policy guidance and regulations relating to money laundering, including policies and regulations governing virtual currency;
• Represent AFMLS in dealings with the national money laundering community, regulatory community, interagency partners, and state and local partners, as well as outreach to the private sector; and
• Provide advice on strategic planning of public appearances and perform speech writing duties related to asset forfeiture and money laundering issues for the Assistant Attorney General, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, and Chief of AFMLS.
Interested applicants must 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 must be an active member of the bar in good standing.
To qualify at the GS-15 grade level, applicants must also have four years of post J.D. legal experience, including one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-14 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: working as a federal prosecutor on money laundering and asset forfeiture cases; experience formulating and drafting legal policy; and participating in inter-departmental working groups or taskforces.
Preferred Qualifications: Your qualifications will be further evaluated based upon the following competencies:
• Knowledge of anti-money laundering and asset forfeiture laws, processes and procedures.
• Ability to write legal policy in support of legislation or executive orders.
• Ability to represent the Section in Department, interagency, and other committees, groups, and task forces.
The Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
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