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.
While this vacancy announcement expires on June 30, 2015, the announcement may be closed at any time if a selection is made. This assignment is for a period of 14 months, beginning in or about September 2015, with the possibility of extension, contingent on the availability of funding. Appointment to this position will be effected by detail appointment.
The RLA will represent the Department of Justice and OPDAT in the implementation of justice sector technical assistance activities designed to provide bilateral and regional assistance and skills development to law enforcement, prosecutors, and other criminal justice practitioners, designed to improve their capacity to successfully investigate and prosecute complex crimes involving money laundering and terrorist financing. The project priorities include: (1) providing technical assistance and skills development to law enforcement, prosecutors, and other criminal justice practitioners designed to bolster their capacity to investigate and prosecute complex crimes involving money laundering and terrorist financing; (2) supporting and strengthening each countries' existing anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regimes consistent with Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recommendations, United Nations resolutions regarding terrorist financing, and the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) Rabat Memorandum on Good Practices for Effective Counterterrorism Practice in the Criminal Justice Sector (Rabat Memorandum); and (3) improving law enforcement coordination and cooperation both within and between countries in the region. This may include analysis of and advice on anti-terrorism legislation, money laundering laws, asset forfeiture proposals, organized crime, and extradition. The RLA will also be expected to provide technical assistance in areas that could include criminal procedure code reform, counterterrorism capacity development, and legislative drafting. This position will be based in Bangkok, Thailand, and will necessitate travel throughout the region. This is a reimbursable detail.
Required: We are seeking a current Department of Justice attorney. 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.
Preferred: Applicants should have a thorough understanding and practical knowledge of DOJ and other USG approaches and policies involving transnational crimes (e.g., terrorism, money laundering and asset forfeiture, narcotics trafficking, corruption, wildlife trafficking, TIP, strategic trade control violations, and piracy), and security and justice sector development issues, including training and institution-building. Experience in prosecuting terrorism and counter-proliferation matters is also highly desirable.
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 June 30, 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.