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    This assignment is for a period of 14 months, with the possibility of extension, contingent on the availability of funding. Appointment to this position will be effected by term or reimbursable detail 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 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.

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    The Resident Legal Advisor (RLA) will represent the Department of Justice and OPDAT in the implementation of justice sector technical assistance activities designed to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the United States and Argentina and the Tri-Border Area (Brazil and Paraguay) on criminal justice matters and to assist these countries' efforts regarding its compliance with international anti-crime norms and obligations, particularly in the areas of counterterrorism financing, financial crimes, money laundering, and asset recovery. The RLA will work with appropriate government officials in Argentina and the Tri-Border area to plan and implement an effective money laundering and financial crimes regime. This could involve analysis of and advice on anti-terrorism legislation, money laundering laws, asset forfeiture proposals, and other related criminal statutes, codes, laws, and regulations. The RLA would also be expected to provide technical assistance in areas that could include freezing/seizing assets, financial fraud, public corruption, organized crime, and extradition. This position involves periodic travel in the region and will require the RLA to engage with justice sector officials from countries in the region on combating terrorism and financial crime through international cooperation.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Travel to/from Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil, and within these countries, will be required.

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    0905 Attorney

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