This assignment is for a period of 14 months, beginning in or about January 2016, with the possibility of extension, contingent on the availability of funding. Appointment to this position will be effected by 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 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.
The IPLEC will work under the auspices of U.S. Consulate in the host country. The IPLEC will have the following regional responsibilities: (1) assess the capacity of law enforcement authorities throughout the region to enforce intellectual property rights; (2) develop and deliver training and other capacity building formats designed to enhance the capacity of justice sector personnel to enforce intellectual property rights (3) assist in developing or strengthening institutions dedicated to enforcing intellectual property rights; (4) monitor regional trends in intellectual property protection and computer crimes; and (5) provide expert assistance in support of U.S. Government IP and computer crime policies and initiatives in the region.
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. Experience investigating or prosecuting intellectual property and related offenses.
3. 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.
Preferred: Experience in the following areas is desired but not required: working in an Embassy and/or overseas environment; working on cases with international dimensions; familiarity with criminal justice systems in Asia; and proficiency in Chinese or one or more languages spoken in the region.
The successful applicant should also have:
• The 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; and
• Experience in bar activities, teaching, designing course curricula, and/or work with nternational development projects.
Although this vacancy announcement expires on November 30, 2015, 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.ASIA@CRM.USDOJ.GOV.