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.
The Resident Legal Advisor (RLA) will represent the U.S. Department of Justice and OPDAT in the implementation of justice sector technical assistance activities designed to strengthen relationships between the United States and the countries of the Gulf Region—including the UAE, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen—on criminal justice matters and to assist efforts in those countries to achieve compliance with international anti-crime norms and obligations, particularly in the areas of counterterrorism financing, financial crimes, and money laundering. The RLA will work with appropriate government officials in partner countries to plan and implement effective money laundering and financial crimes regimes. This could involve analysis of and advice on anti-terrorism legislation, money laundering laws, asset forfeiture proposals and other related criminal statutes, codes, laws, and regulations. The RLA would also be expected to provide technical assistance in areas that could include freezing/seizing assets, financial fraud, public corruption, organized crime, and extradition. This position involves periodic travel in the region and will require the RLA to engage with justice sector officials from countries in the region on combating terrorism and financial crimes through international cooperation.
Required: To qualify for this position, applicants must possess ALL of the requirements below:
- Possess a J.D. degree; be duly licensed and authorized to practice law as an attorney under the laws of a State, territory, 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 federal judicial or prosecutorial experience.
- 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; teaching, designing course curricula, and work with international development projects; experience with money laundering and/or asset forfeiture; familiarity with criminal justice systems in the Gulf Countries; and familiarity with basic Arabic and/or cultural knowledge of countries in the Gulf.
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.
While this vacancy announcement expires on December 13, 2016, the announcement may be closed at any time if a selection is made. This assignment is for a period of 14 months, commencing in early 2017, with the possibility of extension, contingent on the availability of funding. Appointment to this position will be effected by reimbursable detail appointment.
The Application Package must be received by 11:59 pm, Eastern Standard Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
All interested attorneys meeting these qualifications should submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
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