While this vacancy expires on February 10, 2023, the announcement may be closed at any time if a selection is made. This assignment is for a period of 12 months, beginning on or about February 2023, with the possibility of extension, contingent on the availability of funding. Appointment to this position will be through a 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 to enable those institutions and their personnel to combat terrorism, transnational organized crime, corruption, financial crimes, and other types of crime more effectively 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
As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.
The Intermittent Legal Advisor (ILA) will be responsible for developing and delivering capacity building programs to enhance and strengthen Panama’s capacity in the areas of terrorist financing, money laundering, and financial crimes related to Hizballah, terrorist designations, and counterterrorism rule of law processes and procedures. The ILA may also assist the host government in assessing existing substantive and procedural legislation related to terrorist financing, within the framework of appropriate international standards, and help develop legislation to comply with international standards. Furthermore, the ILA will work with the relevant authorities to develop their abilities to receive, evaluate, and respond to requests for cooperation from law enforcement authorities in partner nations in matters related to terrorist financing and related cases.
The ILA may also be expected to provide technical assistance in areas that may include freezing/seizing assets, financial fraud, public corruption, organized crime, and extradition related to counterterrorism activities. This position may require engaging with justice sector officials from countries in the region on combating terrorism and financial crime through international cooperation.
Required: To qualify for this position, applicants must possess ALL of the requirements below:
- A J.D. degree; 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 an active member of the bar in good standing.
- Experience in 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.
- The applicant must be a fluent Spanish speaker, as well as proficient in reading and writing Spanish.
Applicants must have, or be able to obtain through their Component/Agency, and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
Preferred: Applicants should have a thorough understanding and practical knowledge of Department of Justice and other United States Government approaches and policies involving transnational crimes (e.g., but not limited to terrorism and/or terrorist financing, money laundering and asset forfeiture, narcotics trafficking, corruption, and intellectual property crimes), and security and justice sector development issues, including training and institution-building. Experience in prosecuting terrorism and terrorist financing matters is highly desirable but not required.
The successful applicant should also have:
- Ability to function effectively in an international, multi-cultural environment;
- Excellent interpersonal and management skills;
- The 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;
- Experience in developing and litigating federal criminal cases;
- Experience working with and/or establishing task forces; and
- Familiarity with international and cross border investigations and prosecutions.
Although this vacancy announcement expires February 10, 2023, 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 email@example.com.
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.
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.