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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 U.S. Department of Justice and OPDAT in the implementation of justice sector technical assistance activities to strengthen Panama?s efforts regarding its compliance with international anti-crime norms and obligations, particularly in the areas of financial crimes, anti-money laundering (AML), and asset recovery. The RLA will work with appropriate Panamanian officials to plan and implement an effective AML and financial crimes regime. This may involve analysis of and advice on the implementation of Panama?s new anti-money laundering laws and other related criminal statutes, codes, laws, and regulations. The RLA will also be expected to provide technical assistance, case-based mentoring, and consultations in areas that could include freezing/seizing assets, financial fraud, public corruption, organized crime, extradition, and the use of mutual legal assistance treaties (MLATs).

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel to/from Panama and within the country will be required.

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