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Prosecution Advisor - Specialist Advisor IV (CARSI - Costa Rica)

San Jose, Costa Rica
 Prosecution Advisor – Specialist Advisor IV
U.S. Embassy, San Jose, Costa Rica
MRPT Clearance (U.S. Citizens) or RSO Clearance (LNs)(Clearance FAQs HERE)
ATSG Corporation prides itself on our proven dedication to providing expert assistance to our government partners—without any surprises. We work hard to honor our commitment to our clients while ensuring our employees feel secure and empowered in their work. We take excellent care of our team so they may have the freedom and confidence to focus on their missions and provide nothing but the best output on the work site and at home.
The company provides a variety of services within the Intelligence Community. Our products may be diverse but the results are one and the same—on schedule, on budget, and completed with superior quality. We are experienced in areas such as Mobility, Enterprise Architecture, Data Processing, Law Enforcement Mission Support, and Acquisition Support. As an organization, we are consistently expanding our footprint in the contracting community.
We are presently identifying candidates for an Prosecution Advisor – Specialist Advisor IV to work with International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) in San Jose, Costa Rica on the CARSI Initiative. This opening is in response to the Government taking efforts to consolidate positions in Latin and Central America to one source.
The CARSI Initiative, one of the largest and most sophisticated multi-lateral security efforts in the world, provides funding for the USG to assist the governments of the CARSI countries with police professionalization, justice sector reform, counter narcotics efforts, border security management, crime and violence prevention, and anti-corruption efforts. This Initiative will focus on a series of Policing, Corrections, Specialty, IT, and Administrative roles. Requirements and Skill Qualifications for the Prosecution Advisor – Specialist Advisor IV are as follows:
  • US Citizen or Costa Rican National
  • MRPT Clearance (U.S. Citizens) or RSO Clearance (LNs)
  • English FSI level 4/4
  • Spanish FSI level 4/4
  • A Law degree from an accredited University is required. 
  • Have experience with a variety of complex criminal prosecutions, including Major Crimes Act violations, and should have direct experience handling cases in at least two of the following areas:
    • Organized crime and related offenses (major narcotics trafficking, RICO statute offenses, human trafficking, etc.)
    • Public corruption
    • Money laundering/economic crimes/asset forfeiture
    • Cybercrime
  • Minimum 10 years of prosecutorial experience.  Prosecutorial experience should be recent (within the last 3-5 years);
  • Former federal prosecutorial experience. 
  • Must be an active member of the bar in the United States (any jurisdiction).
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently on projects and issues within overall policy guidelines.
  • Demonstrated communication and liaison skills appropriate to work with a wide variety of governmental, public, and private sector representatives; as well as with local community members and groups.
  • Demonstrated experience working and/or coordinating with other relevant U.S. government agencies and host nation entities.
  • Former AUSA with both federal and state/county level experience.
  • Demonstrated experience working in international JSR development and reform.
  • Candidates with supervisory experience preferred;
  • Master’s degree in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedural Law, or Criminalistics and Criminology is desirable.
  • Candidates with experience successfully prosecuting cases with transnational elements should be preferred.
  • This position is located in San Jose, Costa Rica. 
  • Hours for this full-time position will be the core hours of the Costa Rican Government, not to exceed 40 hours maximum per week.
  • Provides support and technical advice to the INL Justice Sector Program Manager on developing projects/activities to support the Public Ministry, which will focus on (1) inter-institutional and intra-institutional coordination; (2) strategic prosecution; (3) prosecutorial efficiency to reduce backlogs and timeframes; and (4) improving its rate of prosecution.
  • Maintains open, timely and effective communications with Justice Sector Program Manager on issues falling under the scope of work, resulting in a relationship that proactively addresses potential problems with flexible, workable solutions.
  • Provides technical advice and training on legal theory and concepts concerning strategic criminal prosecution. 
  • Provides guidance to the Public Ministry in the implementation of criminal, narcotics, corruption, money laundering, trafficking in persons and other related laws, as well as legislation regarding human rights.
  • Assists INL to present INL interests and priorities to USG official, GOCR and other relevant parties
  • Analyzes current data, activities, trends and gaps, and provide technical advice to INL and GOCR partners in order to improve the criminal prosecution process. Attend meetings with U.S. and host government officials as requested, including the regional working group meetings. 
  • Suggests avenues for mid-course correction if a program is not achieving its goals.
  • Provides advice concerning projects, i.e., planning, implementation and evaluation, in order to strengthen criminal prosecution. This advice includes, but is not limited to, mechanisms to boost internal stability, increase government capacity and expand government reach.
  • Creates and presents proposals to, among other things, develop policies, strategies, law implementation plans, inter- and intra-institutional regulations, protocols, guidelines and manuals, which provide for the effective management of cases and improvement of criminal investigations.
  • Provides training for appointed personnel on prosecutorial skills and implementation of criminal domestic and international laws.
  • Creates mechanisms to institutionalize trainings.
  • Assists INL to provide the Public Ministry with legal advice as needed upon their request. This type of assistance requires advance approval by INL Justice Sector Program Manager.
  • National and international travel may be required.
  • A work plan is required for this position.
  • Provides weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports of relevant program activity, progress toward desired impacts, recommendations for advancing program and U.S. objectives, project highlights, and other relevant significant information including metrics, milestones achieved, and other relevant statistical data.
  • Reports on scheduled upcoming meetings, trainings, and other activities.

*Candidates are encouraged to submit a .doc or .docx resume that explicitly addresses each of the requirements listed above.
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