This assignment is for a period of 14 months, beginning in or about September 2019, with the possibility of extension, contingent on the availability of funding. Appointment to this position will be effected by reimbursable detail or term appointment. More than one position may be filled from this announcement.
We highly recommend applying to all of the following ICHIP positions: Sao Paulo, Brazil; Zagreb, Croatia; Panama City, Panama; Bucharest, Romania; and Dakar, Senegal.
The mission of the Criminal Division's Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development Assistance and Training (OPDAT) is to build strong foreign partners who can work with the United States to enhance cooperation in transnational cases and to fight crime before it reaches our shores. OPDAT provides expert assistance and case-based mentoring to foreign counterparts to help develop justice systems that can effectively combat transnational crime, corruption, and terrorism consistent with the rule of law and in furtherance of U.S. national security.
The International Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (ICHIP) Attorney Advisor will work under the auspices of the U.S. Consulate in the host country. The ICHIP will have the following regional responsibilities: (1) assess the capacity of law enforcement authorities throughout the region to enforce intellectual property rights; (2) develop and deliver training and other capacity building formats designed to enhance the capacity of justice sector personnel to enforce intellectual property rights (3) assist in developing or strengthening institutions dedicated to enforcing intellectual property rights; (4) monitor regional trends in intellectual property protection and computer crimes; and (5) provide expert assistance in support of U.S. Government Intellectual Property and computer crime policies and initiatives in the region.
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.
- Experience investigating or prosecuting intellectual property and related offenses.
- Specific grade level requirements:
- 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.
- 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: Experience in the following areas is desired but not required: working in an Embassy and/or overseas environment; working on cases with international dimensions; familiarity with criminal justice systems in South America; and proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese.
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;
- Significant prosecution experience; and
- Experience in bar activities, teaching, designing course curricula, and/or work with international development projects.
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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