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 or 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 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.
The Resident Legal Advisor (RLA) will work under the auspices of U.S. Embassy in Honduras. The RLA will represent the U.S. Department of Justice and OPDAT in the implementation of justice sector technical assistance activities designed to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the U.S. and Honduras on criminal matters and to assist the partner nation’s efforts to build capacity and implement international best practices, especially relating to organized crime, corruption, financial crimes, and legislation. Specifically, the RLA will work with justice sector officials on: 1) legislative, procedural, and policy reform; 2) improving the basic skills of investigators, prosecutors, and judges; 3) developing or strengthening criminal justice institutions; and 4) improving the justice sector’s capacities to pursue and adjudicate cases transnational crimes, corruption, and related offenses.
Required: We are seeking an experienced 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 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.
- The applicant must be a proficient Spanish speaker, as well as proficient in reading and writing Spanish.
Preferred: 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 bar activities, teaching, designing course curricula, and/or work with international development projects; and
- Experience in developing and litigating federal criminal cases involving international extradition and mutual legal assistance.
The Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
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