Vacancy: Resident Legal Advisor
Recruiting Company: United States Department of Justice
Duty Station: Kampala,
Job Announcement Number: 14-CRM-OPD-052
Salary Range: $100,624.00 to $130,810.00 / Per Year
About United States Department of Justice:
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..
Job Summary: The Resident Legal Advisor will represent the U.S. Department of Justice and OPDAT in the implementation of a justice sector technical assistance program. The objective is to strengthen Uganda’s capacity to investigate, prosecute, and adjudicate allegations of criminal conduct with a particular focus on combating terrorism. More specifically, the RLA will work with Uganda justice sector officials on:
Legislative, procedural and policy reform;
Improving the basic skills of investigators, prosecutors and investigating magistrates; and
Improving Uganda’s capacity to pursue cases involving terrorism and cases involving transnational crimes.
The program will include regional responsibility for providing training opportunities for other members of the East Africa Community (Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi and Rwanda) to encourage development of more robust counterterrorism efforts in those countries.
All suitably qualified and 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 four (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: Examples of specialized experience include: working as a lead attorney on felony level cases or specialized criminal litigation (i.e. violent crimes, homicide, narcotics), cross examining witnesses, and leading the work of support attorneys and paralegals.
Preferred Qualifications: Your qualifications will be further evaluated based upon the following competencies. You are required to respond to each competency in the occupational questionnaire portion of this announcement. Failure to respond to these questions may result in your being deemed not highly qualified for the position.
Knowledge and experience as an attorney in the U.S. justice system.
Knowledge of justice sector development with international legal and law enforcement partners.
Knowledge of planning, designing, or leading projects or studies.
Possess the ability to supervise employees.
Knowledge of living abroad and working internationally.
I f you so desire the above vacancy, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes the Assessment Questionnaire and the Required Documents indicated below.
A complete application package must include:
Cover Letter (highlighting relevant experience).
Résumé - Applicants are encouraged to ensure work experiences clearly show the possession of knowledge of the subject matter pertinent to the position and the technical skills to successfully perform the duties of the position.
Assessment Questionnaire (you will be prompted to complete this when you apply online).
Documentation of eligibility for special hiring authorities (if applicable) to prove appointment eligibility. Examples include: Schedule A disability letter, Peace Corps volunteer letter, military spouse hiring authority documentation, etc.
Veterans Preference Documentation (if applicable):
If you are a discharged, non-disabled veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character discharge(Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions. If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives at www.archives.gov/veterans.
If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, and 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
If you are a disabled veteran, Purple Heart recipient, or mother or spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a completed SF-15 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf and all additional proof required by the SF-15, as applicable. If you don't have your Department of Veterans Affairs letter establishing proof of disability, you may request it at http://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ or call 1-800-827-1000.
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Deadline: Monday, April 07, 2014 by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time