While this vacancy announcement expires on March 17, 2015, the announcement may be closed at any time if a selection is made. This assignment is for a period of 14 months, commencing in early 2015, 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.
The RLA will represent the U.S. Department of Justice and OPDAT in the implementation of justice sector technical assistance activities designed to strengthen relationships between the United States and countries of the Gulf Region, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Yemen, and Jordan on criminal justice matters and to assist efforts in those countries to achieve compliance with international anti-crime norms and obligations, particularly in the areas of terrorism, terror financing, financial crimes and money laundering. The RLA will work with appropriate government officials in partner countries to plan and implement effective money laundering and financial crimes regimes. This could involve analysis of and advice on anti-terrorism legislation, money laundering laws, asset forfeiture proposals and other related criminal statutes, codes, laws, and regulations. The RLA would also be expected to provide technical assistance in areas that could include freezing/seizing assets, financial fraud, public corruption, organized crime, and extradition. This position involves periodic travel in the region and will require the RLA to engage with justice sector officials from countries in the region on combating terrorism and financial crime through international cooperation.
Required: To qualify for this position, applicants must possess ALL of the requirements below:
1. 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.
2. Specific grade level requirements:
a.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.
b.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.
Preferred: Applicants should have a thorough understanding and practical knowledge of DOJ and other USG approaches and policies involving transnational crimes and security and justice sector development issues, including training and institution-building. Experience with money laundering and/or asset forfeiture is desirable. Experience living, working and/or training in an overseas environment is also 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
While this vacancy announcement expires on March 17, 2015, the announcement may be closed at any time if a selection is made. The Application Package must be received by 11: 59 P.M., Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
All interested attorneys meeting these qualifications should submit a cover letter and resume to OPDAT_Admin@usdoj.gov.