Although this vacancy announcement expires on May 31, 2019, the announcement may be closed at any time if a selection is made. This assignment is for a period of at least 14 months, beginning in or about July 2019, with the possibility of extension, contingent on the availability of funding. Appointment to this position will be effected by reimbursable detail appointment.
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 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 Resident Legal Advisor (RLA) will represent the U.S. 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 Ethiopia on criminal justice matters and to raise Ethiopia’s level of compliance with international anti-crime norms and obligations, particularly in matters involving complex financial crimes and public corruption. During his or her tenure, the selected attorney will work closely with local law enforcement and government officials, including prosecutors, judges, parliamentarians, and others to help develop a more just, effective, and accountable criminal justice system. The RLA may also be called upon to travel regionally in support of regional training efforts.
Required: We are seeking a current Department of Justice attorney. 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 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 must have, or be able to obtain through their Component/Agency, and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
Preferred: Preferred applicants have a thorough understanding and practical knowledge of Department of Justice and other U.S. Government approaches and policies involving major criminal cases 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, or work with international development projects.
While this vacancy announcement expires on May 31, 2019, 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.AFME@USDOJ.GOV