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, transnational 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 RLA will represent the Department of Justice and OPDAT in the implementation of OPDAT justice sector technical assistance activities in order to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the U.S. and Morocco on criminal justice matters and to raise Morocco's level of compliance with international anti-crime norms and obligations, particularly in matters involving terrorism and transnational crime. The RLA will also focus on strengthening relations with various North African governments on the aforementioned subject matters. During his or her tenure, the selected attorney will work closely with local law enforcement and government officials, including investigators, members of the judiciary, ministry officials, legislators, and others. This could involve analysis of and advice on pending counterterrorism legislation, money laundering laws, asset forfeiture proposals, laws against terrorist financing, laws governing mutual legal assistance, and other related and potentially affected criminal statutes, codes, laws, and regulations. The RLA would also be expected to assist in developing legal and judicial assistance in the areas that might include freezing/seizing assets, financial fraud, public corruption, organized crime, and extradition in both Morocco and various North African governments. The RLA will be called upon to support regional training efforts.
Required Qualifications: 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 two and a half (2.5) years of post J.D. legal experience, to include two and a half (2.5) years of prosecutorial experience at the federal or state level.
3. Proficiency in spoken and written French (must be documented in the applicant’s resume).
Preferred qualifications: Applicants should have a thorough understanding and practical knowledge of DOJ and other USG approaches and policies involving transnational crimes, terrorism, and security and justice sector development issues, including training and institution-building. 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
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