While this vacancy announcement expires on February 28, 2015, the announcement may be closed at any time if a selection is made. This assignment is for a period of 12 months, beginning in or about April 2015, with the possibility of extension, contingent on the availability of funding. Appointment to this position will be effected by detail 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 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. http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/opdat/.
The ILA will represent the Department of Justice and OPDAT in the implementation of justice sector technical assistance activities designed to improve the capacity of the criminal justice systems in the Southeast Asia region to combat cybercrime. The ILA will be responsible for promoting engagement with relevant components within Southeast Asian criminal justice systems, in order to provide training and mentoring in the area of cybercrime prosecution. The ILA will also coordinate with these entities in efforts to revise and develop legislation and practices in Southeast Asia countries that are consistent with the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. In addition, the ILA will be expected to promote and build capacity on the use of both informal and formal methods of regional cooperation on transnational cybercrime matters, as well as cooperation between these countries and the United States. This position will be based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
To qualify for this position, applicants must possess ALL of the requirements below:
1. 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, to include four (4) years of prosecutorial experience at the federal or state level.
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 should have a thorough understanding and practical knowledge of DOJ and other USG approaches and policies involving transnational crimes, terrorism, and security and justice sector development issues, including training and institution-building.
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;
• Extensive prosecution experience; and
• Experience in bar activities, teaching, designing course curricula, and/or work with international development projects
While this vacancy announcement expires on February 28, 2015, the announcement may be closed at any time if a selection is 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 OPDAT_Admin@usdoj.gov.