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 effected by term appointment or reimbursable detail.
The Office of Overseas Prosecuorial Development Assistance and Training (OPDAT) mission is to build strong foreign partners who can work with the United States to enhance cooperation in transnational cases and to fight crime before it reaches our shores. OPDAT provides expert assistance and case-based mentoring to foreign counterparts to help develop justice systems that can effectively combat transnational crime, corruption, and terrorism consistent with the rule of law and in furtherance of U.S. national security.
The Resident Legal Advisor (RLA) will work under the auspices of the United States Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh, representing the Department of Justice and OPDAT in the implementation of OPDAT's Bangladesh counterterrorism assistance program. The RLA will work closely with Bangladeshi law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, and financial intelligence unit officers to increase their capacity to successfully collaborate and work together to identify, disrupt, investigate, and prosecute acts of terrorism and complex financial crimes involving money laundering and terrorist financing. Additional efforts may include encouraging the admissibility and use of electronic evidence. The RLA will also work closely with OPDAT headquarters staff and U.S. interagency partners to ensure the assistance program meets the needs of Bangladesh while supporting Departmental and U.S. policy objectives.
Interested applicants must possess 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.
Grade Specific Qualifications:
- 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 should have a thorough understanding and practical knowledge of Department of Justice and other United State Government approaches and policies involving transnational crimes (specifically terrorism, terror finance, 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.
The Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
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Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.