Although this vacancy announcement expires on May 3, 2019, the announcement may be closed at any time if selections are made. This assignment is for a period of 14 months beginning on or about August 2019 with the possibility of extension, contingent on the availability of funding. Appointment to this position will be effected by reimbursable detail appointment. 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 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 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) case-based mentoring and skills development training for prosecutors, police, and judges; (2) identifying gaps in existing law, furnishing advice to foreign officials regarding the enactment of effective legislation and amendment of existing laws to increase enforcement efficacy; and (3) building institutional capacity within the law enforcement agencies to combat transnational computer crime.
Each ICHIP will be stationed at a U.S. Embassy in the region and will have regional responsibilities. The ICHIP based in Panama City, Panama will have regional responsibilities for Latin America.
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.
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 DOJ and other USG approaches and policies involving transnational cybercrimes and cyber-enabled crime.
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 cybercrime prosecution experience; and
- Experience in bar activities, teaching, designing course curricula, and/or work with international development projects.
Although this vacancy announcement expires on May 3, 2019, 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 ICHIP.Applicants@USDOJ.GOV.
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.