The Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS) leads the Department's efforts to take the profit out of crime. The Money Laundering and Bank Integrity Unit (MLBIU) within AFMLS investigates and prosecutes complex, multi-district and international criminal cases involving the financial institutions and individuals who violate the Bank Secrecy Act, the money laundering statutes, U.S. economic sanctions, the money laundering laws, and other related statutes. MLBIU’s investigations and prosecutions generally focus on financial institutions, including their officers, managers, and employees, whose actions threaten the integrity of the individual institution or the wider financial system. MLBIU’s financial institution focus encompasses the full range financial institutions as defined by the Bank Secrecy Act. The multi-dimensional responsibilities of AFMLS include anti-money laundering enforcement, forfeiture, law development, training, and technical assistance, all done in close cooperation with partners in the United States and abroad. AFMLS also provides oversight, management, and policy development for the DOJ Assets Forfeiture Fund, including returning money to victims, providing funding to federal, state, and local law enforcement, and sharing with our international partners.
Travel Required: Occasional Travel
Travel Description: Money Laundering and Bank Integrity Unit attorneys regularly travel in the United States, to other countries, or both.
Relocation Authorized: No
The Criminal Division, Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, U.S. Department of Justice seeks experienced, motivated attorneys for the Money Laundering and Bank Integrity Unit that will focus on investigating and prosecuting financial institutions and individuals for Bank Secrecy Act and money laundering criminal violations.
As a Trial Attorney, the incumbent:
- Investigates and pursues criminal violations by financial institutions and their officers, managers, and employees, especially when the violations include the Bank Secrecy Act, the Money Laundering Control Act, and willful violations of U.S. sanctions regimes (such as IEEPA and TWEA).
- Leads and undertakes the most complex investigations and prosecutions within the federal courts throughout the United States; makes charging decisions and proposes dispositions with regard to assigned cases, issues lacking precedent, and other challenges in compliance with Department, Division, and Section policies and practices.
- Contributes to the development and maintenance of MLBIU’s mission by maintaining positive and effective relationships with our numerous law enforcement partners.
- Coordinates and partners with U.S. Attorneys, attorneys in other federal law enforcement agencies, FinCEN and other regulators in the development and management of MLBIU prosecutions. Advises and instructs federal agents and U.S. Attorneys on complicated questions of law and Departmental policy.
- Advises and consults with the MLBIU Deputy Chief, the AFMLS Section Chief, the Deputy Assistant Attorney General, the Assistant Attorney General, and others on the status of all cases and matters
Interested applicants must possess 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 have at least 4 years post J.D. experience. Applicants must be an active member of the bar in good standing.
Grade Specific Qualifications:
- To qualify at the GS-15 level, applicants must have four (4) or more years of post-J.D. legal experience, one of which was specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-14 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: independently performing legal analysis; composing pleadings, briefs and other court documents involving unique and/or difficult legal issues in civil or criminal litigation; conducting highly complex civil or criminal litigation; and leading paralegals and support staff.
Preferred Qualifications: Your qualifications will be further evaluated based upon the following competencies.
- Ability to plan and carry out complex cases involving violations of federal statutes;
- Superior oral advocacy preparation and experience;
- Superior written and analytical skills.
A J.D. Degree.
- You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
- All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service (see http://www.sss.gov). If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
- DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
The Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
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