This assignment is for a period of 12 months with the possibility of extension, contingent on the availability of funding. Appointment to this position will be effected by reimbursable detail or term appointment.
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 combat more effectively 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 cooperate more effectively regionally and with the United States in combating such crime.
The Resident Legal Advisor (RLA) will represent the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) and OPDAT in the implementation of a criminal justice sector development program for the government of Macedonia. The primary objectives of this program are to strengthen the investigative, prosecutorial, and judicial institutions within Macedonia in the effective, efficient, and fair administration of justice. This position will be particularly focused on developing the capacity of Macedonia’s anti-corruption institutions and personnel to conduct high-level public corruption cases, performing gap analysis of the relevant laws pertaining to public corruption, and developing recommendations for legislative and regulatory reforms. The RLA will work with U.S. Embassy sections, USDOJ experts, interagency partners, other international donors in Macedonia, and Macedonian counterparts from a range of justice sector entities to accomplish the goals of this program.
Required: To qualify for this position, applicants must possess ALL of the requirements below:
- Have 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:
- GS-15: At least four (4) years of post J.D. legal experience including four (4) years of federal judicial or prosecutorial experience.
- GS-14: At least three (3) years of post J.D. legal experience, to include three (3) years of prosecutorial experience at the federal or state level.
Preferred: Experience in the following areas is desired but not required: working in an Embassy and/or overseas environment; working on cases with international dimensions; prior anti-corruption work; and familiarity with criminal justice systems in Eastern Europe.
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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Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.