While this vacancy announcement expires on October 10, 2014, the announcement may be closed at any time if a selection is made. Appointment to this position will be effected by term appointment for a period of 14-months.
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 RLA will represent the Department of Justice and OPDAT in the implementation of OPDAT justice sector technical assistance activities in order to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the U.S. and Morocco on criminal justice matters and to raise Moroccos level of compliance with international anti-crime norms and obligations, particularly in matters involving terrorism and transnational crime. The RLA will also focus on strengthening relations with various North African governments on the aforementioned subject matters. During his or her tenure, the selected attorney will work closely with local law enforcement and government officials, including investigators, members of the judiciary, ministry officials, legislators, and others. This could involve analysis of and advice on pending counterterrorism legislation, money laundering laws, asset forfeiture proposals, laws against terrorist financing, laws governing mutual legal assistance, and other related and potentially affected criminal statutes, codes, laws, and regulations. The RLA would also be expected to assist in developing legal and judicial assistance in the areas that might include freezing/seizing assets, financial fraud, public corruption, organized crime, and extradition in both Morocco and various North African governments. The RLA will be called upon to support regional training efforts.