Supervisory Attorney Advisor (Regional Director, Asia and the Pacific)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 06, 2022
Closes
Oct 08, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The Regional Director (RD) will oversee the delivery of foreign criminal justice sector development and technical assistance programs which take place in the countries throughout Asia and the Pacific (Asia). The Regional Director will also manage OPDAT's Asia headquarters staff, Asia in-country staff and all OPDAT activities throughout Asia and the Pacific. More specifically, the RD will perform the following duties.
  • Developing and managing program work plans and budgets and employing systems of internal control to monitor both the results and the financial soundness of programs.
  • Supervising the region's staff, to include Program Managers and Program Analysts working at headquarters, as well as Resident Legal Advisors (RLAs), Intermittent Legal Advisers (ILAs) and other in-country program personnel in the Asia and the Pacific region.
  • Overseeing program delivery and implementing follow-up assistance based upon results and impacts.
  • Working closely with RLAs and ILAs to develop reports detailing the program implementation.
  • Coordinating with officials within the Criminal Division and the Department of Justice, inter-agency policy committees, program policy and funding officials in the Department of State and/or U.S. Agency for International Development, and with operational law enforcement agencies and host country justice sector authorities, to assure that the programs address host country needs and support Departmental and U.S. policy objectives.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to qualify for this position.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • All male applicants born after 12/31/1959 must have registered for the selective service. If selected, 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.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • This position has supervisory/managerial responsibilities. A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period is required upon selection. This may be waived if you have successfully completed the supervisory/managerial probationary period.


Qualifications

Required Qualifications : Interested applicants must possess a J.D., or equivalent, 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. To qualify at the GS-15 grade level, applicants must have at least four (4) years 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: working as a lead attorney on felony level cases or specialized criminal litigation (i.e. white collar, computer crime, racketeering), cross examining witnesses, and leading the work of support attorneys and paralegals.

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.
Preferred Qualifications :
  • Thorough understanding and practical knowledge of Department of Justice and other United States Government approaches and policies involving transnational crimes (e.g., narcotics trafficking, corruption, terrorism, money laundering and asset forfeiture, wildlife trafficking, TIP, strategic trade control violations, and piracy), and security and justice sector development issues, including training and institution-building;
  • Understanding of comparative international law and major international legal instruments or treaties in effect;
  • Knowledge of US funding agency and interagency practices and priorities; and, an understanding of US foreign policy goals; and
  • Experience living, working and/or training in an overseas environment is also desirable.


Education

A J.D., or equivalent, degree.

Applicants who possess an equivalent degree rather than a J.D. may be subject to additional review by the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management.

Additional information

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

An in-person interview in Washington, D.C. may be required for this position prior to final selection. The cost of travel to the interview site will be the responsibility of the applicant unless otherwise stated. Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on an individual basis as requested by a person with a disability. Declining an invitation to interview may remove you from further consideration.

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The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any non merit factor. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the United States Attorneys' Offices. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, non-U.S. Citizens may apply for employment with other organizations, but should be advised that appointments of non-U.S. Citizens are extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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