While this vacancy announcement expires on February 21, 2015, the announcement may be closed at any time if a selection is made. This assignment is for a period of 14 months, beginning in or about June 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. http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/opdat/.
The Anti-Corruption (AC) RLA will work under the auspices of the United States Embassy in Tirana, Albania, representing the Department of Justice and OPDAT in the implementation of the OPDAT-Albania justice assistance program. He or she will develop capacity building programs and mentor justice sector personnel, with a focus on combating public corruption, financial crime, and organized crime. The AC-RLA will work closely with personnel assigned to the Joint Investigative Units (JIUs), Albanian multi-agency task forces based in Tirana and six regional locations which are dedicated to combating public corruption and financial crime. The AC-RLA's duties will also include working with the Serious Crimes Prosecution Office (SCPO), which is dedicated to combating organized crime, with a focus on strengthening the cooperation between JIU and SCPO prosecutors in order to increase the number of referrals from the JIUs to the SCPO. Further, the AC-RLA will work with the School of Magistrates and law faculties to develop trial advocacy programs for undergraduate and graduate law students training as prosecutors and judges. The AC-RLA will execute additional.
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.
Applicants should have a thorough understanding and practical knowledge of DOJ and other USG approaches and policies involving transnational crimes, terrorism, and security and justice sector development issues, including training and institution-building.
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 February 21, 2015, 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 OPDAT_Admin@usdoj.gov