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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. More than one position may be filled from this announcement.

    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 will represent the U.S. Department of Justice through OPDAT?s field office in San Salvador, El Salvador, implementing foreign criminal justice sector development and technical assistance programs as part of the Merida Initiative. The selected attorney will work closely with local law enforcement and government officials, including prosecutors, judges, investigators, parliamentarians and others, to develop, implement, and strengthen OPDAT capacity building programs. The RLA will also work closely with OPDAT headquarters staff and officials of the Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), operational law enforcement agencies, and in-country U.S. and foreign authorities to ensure the assistance program meets the needs of the host nation while supporting Departmental and U.S. policy objectives.

    The RLA will be responsible for implementation of programs that focus on criminal justice sector institutional development in the host nation. Programs may include judicial capacity building in adjudicating complex crimes such as corruption, organized crime, and money laundering/financial crimes; development of standards and best practices for the judiciary, and legislative reform.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Extensive travel to/from El Salvador and within the country will be required.

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