While this vacancy announcement expires on June 14, 2018, the announcement may be closed at any time if a selection is made. 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 reimbursable 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 be assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Rabat, Morocco, and will represent the Department of Justice and OPDAT in the implementation of OPDAT justice sector technical assistance activities in order to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the U.S. and Morocco on criminal justice matters and to enhance Morocco’s efforts in combatting terrorism and transnational crime. During his or her tenure, the selected attorney will work closely with local law enforcement and government officials, including investigators, members of the judiciary, ministry officials, legislators, and others. This could involve analysis of and advice on pending counterterrorism legislation, money laundering laws, asset forfeiture proposals, laws against terrorist financing, laws governing mutual legal assistance, and other related and potentially affected criminal statutes, codes, laws, and regulations. The RLA would also be expected to assist in developing legal and judicial assistance in the areas that might include freezing/seizing assets, financial fraud, public corruption, organized crime, and extradition. The RLA will also be called upon to support regional training efforts. Regional travel may be required.
Required: We are seeking a current Department of Justice 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. Applicants must have, or be able to obtain through their Component/Agency, and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
- Specific grade level requirements:
- GS-15: At least four (4) years of post J.D. legal experience, to include four (4) years of federal judicial or prosecutorial experience.
- 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: Experience in the following areas is desired but not required: working in an Embassy and/or overseas environment; teaching, designing course curricula, and work with international development projects; experience in prosecution of terrorism, transnational crimes, or complex financial crimes; and experience with cases involving mutual legal assistance and international evidence sharing.
The successful applicant should also have:
- The ability to function effectively in an international, multi-cultural environment;
- Excellent interpersonal and management skills;
- The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; and
- Extensive prosecution experience.
Proficiency in spoken and written French is strongly preferred.
Although this vacancy announcement expires on June 14, 2018, the announcement may be closed at any time if selections are made. The Application Package must be received by 11:59 pm, Eastern Standard Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
All interested attorneys meeting these qualifications should submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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