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Attorney Advisor (Policy Unit)

Washington, DC
Full Time
Job #: 21-CRM-MLARS-056 Exp.: 4+ Years Salary: $144,128 - $172,500 Yearly
In the MLARS Policy Unit, attorney advisors review and develop policy, regulatory, and legislative changes to promote the use of anti-money laundering and forfeiture law enforcement tools to combat organized criminal groups, take the profit out of crime, and further victim compensation, all while ensuring strict adherence to the rule of law, protecting civil liberties, and strengthening our constitutional system.

As an Attorney Advisor in the Policy Unit you will:
  • Monitor congressional proceedings, statutory developments, and regulatory developments;
  • Maintain and improve internal legislative tracking systems;
  • Provide advice on development of legislative initiatives and strategies, and prepare positions on legislation proposed by Congress and responses to congressional inquiries on issues within the Section's area of expertise;
  • Provide advice and develop written materials regarding national policy initiatives, guidance, regulations, and strategies on asset forfeiture and money laundering-related issues;
  • Represent MLARS in dealings with the national money laundering and asset recovery community, regulatory community, interagency partners, and state and local partners, as well as outreach to the private sector; and
  • Provide advice on strategic planning of public appearances and writing and reviewing speeches and testimony related to asset forfeiture and money laundering issues for Criminal Division leaders, such as the Assistant Attorney General, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, and Chief of MLARS.

Travel Required:
Occasional travel - Domestic and international travel may be required.

Conditions of Employment:
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to qualify for this position.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • All male applicants born after 12/31/1959 must have registered for the selective service. If selected, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
  • Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Required Qualifications: Interested applicants must possess a J.D., or equivalent, degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of any State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia, and be an active member of the bar in good standing. To qualify at the GS-15 grade level, applicants must have at least four (4) years post J.D. legal experience, one of which was specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-14 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: independently performing legal analysis; composing pleadings, briefs and other court documents involving unique and/or difficult legal issues in civil or criminal litigation; conducting highly complex civil or criminal litigation; reviewing, analyzing, and developing complex policies and legislation; performing highly complex legislative and legislative history analysis or research; and leading paralegals and support staff.

Preferred Qualifications:
Your qualifications will be further evaluated based upon the following competencies:
  • Knowledge of anti-money laundering and asset forfeiture laws, processes, and procedures;
  • Ability to draft, analyze, and review legislation relating to law enforcement;
  • Ability to analyze, write, and review legal policy in support of legislation or executive orders; and
  • Ability to represent the Section in Department, interagency, and other committees, groups, and task forces.

  • A J.D., or equivalent, degree.
  • Applicants who possess an equivalent degree rather than a J.D. may be subject to additional review by the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management.
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Closing Date: 12th August, 2021

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