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    OPDAT's mission is to build strong foreign partners who can work with the United States to enhance cooperation in transnational cases and to fight crime before it reaches our shores. OPDAT provides expert assistance and case-based mentoring to foreign counterparts to help develop justice systems that can effectively combat transnational crime, corruption, and terrorism consistent with the rule of law and in furtherance of U.S. national security.

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    The Attorney Advisor works at the Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) headquarters in Washington, D.C. and carries out headquarters level responsibilities to include programmatic design and review, strategic planning, policy formulation, development of funding proposals, and development of outreach opportunities as well as logistical and administrative support of OPDAT programming. More specifically, the Attorney Advisor will perform the following duties:

    1. Develops and reviews program, implementation, and funding proposals, typically focusing on but not limited to Justice Sector Institution Building; Criminal Procedure and Trial Practice; Combating Organized Crime; Combating Transnational Crime; Countering Public Corruption; White Collar Crime; and Counterterrorism. Develops program measures and oversees program execution to ensure compliance with department and partner agency policy requirements, consistent with implementation plans and adherence with the terms and conditions in interagency agreements.
    2. Works with program personnel in the analysis of justice sector development and technical assistance needs; the assessment of regional or country-specific capabilities; the refinement of program objectives or goals; and the development or refinement of program plans.
    3. Represents OPDAT in intra- and interagency policy and program meetings and responds to requests for information, policy assessments, legislative reviews. Facilitates and/or assists in the preparation of official correspondence for OPDAT, DOJ, and partner agencies, as well as foreign government officials dealing with development assistance and training programs and matters.
    4. Manages outreach and public liaison opportunities. Works with program personnel in compiling regional and country specific briefing materials, and responses to data call requests covering OPDAT development assistance and training programs.
    5. Serves as OPDAT's liaison to the International Judicial Relations Committee and to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - The Attorney Advisor may be required to travel domestically and internationally.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0905 Attorney

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