Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

The Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, is seeking a qualified, experienced attorney currently employed as a Department of Justice Attorney to serve as the Principal Deputy Director of OPDAT in Washington, D.C. This position may be filled on a permanent 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 prosecutorial, judicial and 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 Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, is seeking a qualified, experienced attorney currently employed as a Department of Justice Attorney to serve as the Principal Deputy Director of OPDAT in Washington, D.C. This position will be filled by a permanent appointment.

Duties

As the Principal Deputy Director, the incumbent will:

  • In collaboration with the Director of OPDAT, propose overall strategy for the design and implementation of highly technical legal assistance programs, tailored to meet specific needs that enhance the ability of foreign counterparts to investigate offenses effectively, to competently prosecute them, to foster fair adjudication, and to promote human and technological development. 
  • Supervise and oversee the activities of OPDAT, both substantively and administratively, ensuring that the office delivers fully integrated training and development programs for criminal justice systems overseas. These program activities include legislative reform, the drafting of new criminal codes, creation of investigative policies and procedures, advice on legal processes and skills development workshops.
  • Personally, and through subordinate staff, provide regular analysis and reports on the status and effectiveness of OPDAT’s criminal justice development and training efforts in achieving strategic goals. Also, advise on the impact of prosecutorial and criminal justice training conducted by other Department components and operational law enforcement agencies.
  • Meet with U.S. foreign policy, prosecutorial, training and law enforcement officials to identify and document key foreign criminal justice training problems and shortcomings. Also, meet with counterpart senior criminal justice officials in foreign countries. Working with these senior U.S. and foreign officials and eminent legal scholars, identifies the legislative, developmental and training requirements most likely to ameliorate problems.
  • Review programs to identify need for improvements in quality, timeliness, and/or productivity. Oversees and evaluates plans and measures attainment of outcomes. Identify and analyzes problems; develop Office-wide procedures.
  • In collaboration with the Director of OPDAT, provide daily management and administrative guidance for OPDAT activities at the headquarters and field levels.
  • Provide strong advocacy and commitment to the Division’s priorities concerning workforce diversity and equal employment opportunity. Demonstrate strong commitment for merit promotion principles in all aspects of hiring, selection, development, and performance management of employees.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Periodic international travel is required.

Relocation Authorized

  • No