The Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section (MLARS) leads the Department's efforts to take the profit out of crime through the Department's asset forfeiture and anti-money laundering enforcement efforts. MLARS provides leadership by: (1) prosecuting and coordinating complex, sensitive, multi-district, 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 and to community groups within the United States, as well as adjudicating petitions for remission or mitigation of forfeited assets.
The Justice for United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund, codified at 42 U.S.C. § 10609 (2051), established and appropriated funds for the United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund (the Fund) to compensate certain victims of state sponsored terrorism. The Fund is to be administered by a Special Master, who will operate within the Department of Justice's Criminal Division.
The Criminal Division seeks an experienced attorney to advise and assist the Special Master on matters including the Fund's claims administration and carrying out all aspects of the program.
This position will be filled through a reimbursable detail assignment or term appointment. The assignment will be for a term of 18 months, but have the potential, in accordance with governing policies and regulations, to be extended.
The Attorney Advisor will support the Special Master by assisting in:
- Administering the Fund in accordance with the Justice for United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Act (the Act), including establishing and implementing procedures for filing applications, determining eligibility, and determining payment amounts.
- Adjudicating applications, holding any required review hearings, and rendering decisions in writing.
- Preparing reports to Congress required by the Act.
- Coordinating with other Department of Justice components and other departments, as necessary, to implement the Act.
Required Qualifications: We are seeking an experienced Department of Justice attorney. 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 be an active member of the bar in good standing. Applicants must have four (4) or more years post-J.D. legal experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Qualifications will be further evaluated based upon the presence of any of the following competencies:
- Service in supporting a complex, multiple-claimant compensation fund.
- Analysis and development of legal guidance regarding a compensation program, including setting claim and eligibility criteria.
- Experience with a claims process to include:
- Notice and claim forms;
- Website and phone content; and
- Review and decision-making.
- Experience with the conduct of administrative hearings.
The Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement. Please submit your application through USAJOBS. The list of required documents can be found in the USAJobs announcement.
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