This assignment is for a period of at least 14 months, beginning on or about November 15, 2018, with the possibility of extension, contingent on the availability of funding. Appointment to this position will be effected by 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 represent the Department of Justice and OPDAT in the implementation of a program designed to enhance the capacity of criminal justice actors and institutions to handle terrorism, money laundering related to terrorism, and terrorism financing. The general project priorities include providing technical assistance and skills development to law enforcement, prosecutors, other criminal justice practitioners, and the judiciary designed to bolster their capacity to investigate, prosecute, and adjudicate complex crimes involving terrorism, money laundering related to terrorism, and terrorist financing. A large portion of accomplishing this goal will be done through on-the-job, case-based mentoring of relevant Indonesia governmental entities from initiation of an investigation throughout prosecution and post-conviction. Specifically, the RLA would mentor and advise Indonesia law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges to address the legal requirements and functional impediments to terrorism prosecutions in Indonesia.
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 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 (e.g., terrorism, money laundering and asset forfeiture, narcotics trafficking, corruption, wildlife trafficking, trafficking in persons, strategic trade control violations, and piracy), and security and justice sector development issues, including training and institution-building. Experience in prosecuting terrorism matters is also highly desirable.
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
Applicants must have, or be able to obtain through their Component/Agency, and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
While this vacancy announcement expires on August 31, 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.