While this vacancy announcement expires on August 31, 2017, the announcement may be closed at any time if a selection is made. This assignment is for a period of up to 12 months, with the possibility of extension, contingent on the availability of funding. Appointment to this position will be effected by reimbursable detail.
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. http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/opdat.
In support of Security Governance Initiative objectives and priorities in Kenya, the Intermittent Legal Advisor (ILA) will assist Kenya improve its juvenile justice system. The ILA will be located in Nairobi, Kenya, and will mentor and advise prosecutors, defense attorneys, police, corrections officials and judges, and will conduct training workshops, participate in and host working group meetings, and engage with U.S. Embassy, Kenyan officials, and other relevant stakeholders.
Required: To qualify for this position, applicants must possess ALL of the requirements below:
1. 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.
2. Specific grade level requirements:
a. GS-15: At least four (4) years of post J.D. legal experience including four (4) years of federal judicial or prosecutorial experience.
b. 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.
Applicants must have, or be able to obtain through their Component/Agency, and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
Preferred: U.S. Department of Justice Attorneys with experience in juvenile justice are preferred.
Successful applicants 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;
• Experience in bar activities, teaching, designing course curricula, and/or working with international development projects
Submission Process: Although this vacancy announcement closes August 31, 2017, the announcement may be closed at any time if selections are made. The Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
All interested attorneys meeting these qualifications should submit a cover letter and resume to OPDATDetails.AFME@usdoj.gov.
TCS Relocation/TDY Expenses: This position is eligible for either a temporary change of station (TCS) relocation or EX-TDY. Upon selection, a cost comparison will be conducted to evaluate which option will be offered.
If a candidate is offered EX-TDY, transportation, lodging and M&IE will be provided in accordance with government regulations, DOJ policy and the governing Memorandum of Understanding between the Intermittent Legal Advisor and Criminal Division.
If a candidate is offered TCS relocation, relocation expenses will be provided in accordance with government regulations, DOJ policy and the governing Memorandum of Understanding between the Intermittent Legal Advisor and Criminal Division.
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