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 Department of Justice and OPDAT in the implementation of justice sector technical assistance activities in order to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the United States and the Burma on criminal justice matters. During his or her tenure, the RLA will provide assistance on a variety of criminal justice projects including: (1) strengthening police-prosecutor cooperation and developing complex crimes programs for law enforcement; (2) strengthening anti-money laundering/countering the finance of terrorism capabilities; (3) strengthening anti-corruption capabilities; (4) strengthening combatting human trafficking capabilities; and (5) promoting international cooperation, and prosecutorial skills and professionalism.
Required: To qualify for this position, applicants must possess ALL of the requirements below:
- 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 at the federal or state level.
- 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, corruption, money laundering, 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;
- Experience in developing and litigating federal criminal cases involving international extradition and mutual legal assistance; and
Experience in bar activities, teaching, designing course curricula, and/or work with international development projects.
Although this vacancy announcement expires on January 15, 2016, the announcement may be closed at any time if selections are made. This assignment is for a period of 14 months, beginning March 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 Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
All interested attorneys meeting these qualifications should submit a cover letter and resume to OPDATDetails.ASIA@usdoj.gov.
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