Although this vacancy announcement expires on March 15, 2018, the announcement may be closed at any time if selections are made. This assignment is for a term of 14 months, with the possibility of an extension for a second year, contingent on funding. Appointment to this position will be effected by reimbursable detail.
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 combat more effectively 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 cooperate more effectively regionally and with the United States in combating such crime. http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/opdat
The RLA will represent the Department of Justice and OPDAT in the implementation of justice sector technical assistance activities designed to improve the capacity of the criminal justice system in Niger, including its capacity to appropriately and effectively investigate, prosecute, adjudicate, and punish criminality in more complex cases, including those involving terrorism, transnational organized crime, and illicit trafficking.
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:
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 four (3) years of post J.D. legal experience, to include three (3) years of prosecutorial experience at the federal or state level.
Preferred: Preferred applicants have a thorough understanding and practical knowledge of DOJ and other USG approaches and policies involving major criminal cases (for example, terrorism cases or transnational crime cases) and security and justice sector development issues, including training and institution-building. Proficiency in French is 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.
While this vacancy announcement expires on March 15, 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.AFME@USDOJ.GOV.