While this vacancy announcement expires on April 2, 2019, 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 July 2019, with the possibility of extension, contingent on the availability of funding. Appointment to this position will be effected by 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 Resident Legal Advisor (RLA) will represent the U.S. Department of Justice and OPDAT in the implementation of providing assistance across the region, and in particular to the governments of Bulgaria and Romania, in the development of effective anti-corruption regimes. In these two countries, the project’s primary focus is to support anti-corruption institutions through the establishment of policies and procedures necessary to effectively prevent and respond to public and private corruption. Completion of these activities will include partnerships with local officials, international donors, and other sections at the U.S. Embassy.
Required: To qualify for this position, applicants must possess ALL of the requirements below:
- 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.
- 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: Experience in the following areas is desired but not required: working in an Embassy and/or overseas environment; working on cases with international dimensions; prior anti-corruption work; and familiarity with criminal justice systems in Eastern Europe.
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; and
- Extensive prosecution experience
Although this vacancy announcement expires on April 2, 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 OPDATDetails.CEE@USDOJ.GOV.