This assignment is for a period of 14 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. 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.
OPDAT and the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) jointly administer the U.S. Transnational and High Tech Crime Global Law Enforcement Network (GLEN) of ICHIPs to support international capacity building aimed at countering cybercrime and intellectual property (IP) criminals in the context of transnational organized crime.
The International Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (ICHIP) Attorney Advisor will work to assist prosecutors and other justice sector officials in his/her respective region to improve their countries’ ability to effectively investigate and prosecute cybercrimes and cyber-enabled crime as well as utilize digital/electronic evidence. During his/her tenure, the ICHIP will provide assistance on a variety of criminal justice projects including: (1) assess the capacity of law enforcement authorities throughout the region to enforce intellectual property rights (IPR), combat cybercrime, and gather electronic evidence; (2) develop and deliver training designed to enhance the capacity of justice sector personnel to enforce IPR, combat cybercrime, and gather electronic evidence; (3) assist in developing or strengthening institutions dedicated to enforcing IPR, combatting cybercrime and gathering electronic evidence; (4) monitor regional trends in IPR protection and computer crimes; and (5) provide expert assistance in support of the United States’ IPR and cybercrime policies and initiatives in the region.
The ICHIP is anticipated to be stationed at the U.S. Consulate General in São Paulo, Brazil and will have regional responsibilities for Latin-America and The Caribbean.
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:
- 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: Applicants should have a thorough understanding and practical knowledge of DOJ and other USG approaches and policies involving cybercrime and intellectual property crime. Spoken and written fluency in the Spanish and/or Portuguese are preferred but not required.
The successful applicant should also have:
- Ability to function effectively in an international, multi-cultural environment;
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
- Extensive prosecution experience;
- Experience in bar activities, teaching, designing course curricula, and/or work with international development projects; and
- Excellent interpersonal and management skills.
The Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
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