Although this vacancy announcement expires on November 30, 2018, the announcement may be closed at any time if selections are made. This assignment is for a period of 14 months, with the possibility of extension, contingent on the availability of funding. Appointment to this position will be a reimbursable detail appointment.
Please note this position is under formal U.S. State Department status of “partially accompanied”, which allows only employed adult family members of U.S. government personnel to remain in or travel to Dhaka.
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.
This is a reimbursable detail. The Resident Legal Advisor(s) will represent the U.S. Department of Justice through OPDAT and field staff based in Dhaka, implementing foreign criminal justice sector development and technical assistance programs. The selected attorneys will work closely with local law enforcement and government officials, including prosecutors, judges, investigators, parliamentarians and others, to develop, implement, and strengthen OPDAT capacity building programs. The RLA(s) will also work closely with OPDAT headquarters staff and officials of the Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), operational law enforcement agencies, and in-country U.S. and foreign authorities to ensure the assistance program meets the needs of Bangladesh while supporting Departmental and U.S. policy objectives.
The RLA(s) will be responsible for implementation of programs that focus on working with the Government of Bangladesh and relevant agencies (the Central Bank, the Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit, the National Judicial Academy, the Law Minister, the National Police, the Border Service, Customs and Immigration Services, and other law enforcement authorities) to develop the capacity of the Government of Bangladesh to prevent and counter terrorism and terror finance, and effectively investigate and prosecute terrorism and transnational organized crime. In addition, the RLA(s) may work on evidence code revisions.
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. 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. Applicants must have, or be able to obtain through their Component/Agency, and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
- 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.
Preferred: Applicants should have a thorough understanding and practical knowledge of DOJ and other USG approaches and policies involving transnational crimes (specifically terror finance and money laundering and asset forfeiture), 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
While this vacancy announcement expires on November 30, 2018 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 OPDATDetails.ASIA@usdoj.gov.