Attorney Advisor (Digital Currency Counsel)

Department Of Justice, Office...
Washington D.C.
Mar 16, 2017
Apr 07, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

The Money Laundering and Asset Recovering Section leads the Department’s asset forfeiture and anti-money laundering enforcement efforts. MLARS provides leadership by: (1) prosecuting and coordinating complex, sensitive, multi-district, and international money laundering and asset forfeiture investigations and cases; (2) providing legal and policy assistance and training to federal, state, and local prosecutors and law enforcement personnel, as well as to foreign governments; (3) assisting Departmental and interagency policymakers by developing and reviewing legislative, regulatory, and policy initiatives; and (4) managing the Department’s Asset Forfeiture Program, including distributing forfeited funds and properties to appropriate domestic and foreign law enforcement agencies and to community groups within the United States, as well as adjudicating petitions for remission or mitigation of forfeited assets. To this effect, MLARS is comprised of seven units and associated teams.

The incumbent will serve as Digital Currency Counsel in MLARS' Special Financial Investigations Unit, where the selectee will focus on developing money laundering cases involving third party money launderers, high level foreign corruption, and financial institutions in which digital currency was utilized.

  • Occasional Travel
  • Domestic and international travel may be required.

  • No

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to qualify for this position.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • You may be required to take a drug test.
  • Required Qualifications: 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 be an active member of the bar in good standing.

    To qualify at the GS-15 grade level, applicants must have at least five (5) 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 an attorney on money laundering, asset forfeiture, or complicated white collar cases involving virtual currencies.

    Preferred Qualifications: Qualifications will be further evaluated based upon the following:

    • Knowledge pertaining to cutting edge digital currencies including but not limited to Bit Coin.
    • Knowledge of money laundering and asset forfeiture law.


    A J.D. Degree.

    Other Requirements:

    • 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 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.


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