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Economic Crimes Team Senior Advisor

District Of Columbia, United States
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The U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) is recruiting an individual on a competitive basis to serve as a full-time Senior Advisor under a personal services contract for its Economic Crimes Team (ECT). The duty station for the position will be Washington, DC.

The ECT operates through resident or intermittent engagements, assisting counterpart governments in the development and implementation of anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CFT) regimes. This work is premised on sound partnerships with host-country ministries of finance, justice, and interior; central banks and other financial regulatory bodies; and financial intelligence units. ECT technical assistance is aimed at developing the capacity in counterpart countries to prevent, detect, investigate, and prosecute money laundering, terrorist financing, and the related illicit activity. It is comprehensive in nature and multi-dimensional in focus, to include mentoring and awareness-raising. Activities may also include legal framework development and training. This assistance ranges across the entire spectrum of governmental AML/CFT-related preventive and enforcement activities. Each engagement is individualized by the specific technical assistance needs of the country, and is managed and evaluated based on annual budgets, work plans, and Terms of Reference by the ECT Associate Director with support from Senior Advisors and Program Officers.

Based in Washington, D.C., the Senior Advisor leads efforts to develop and monitor implementation of ECT technical assistance programs aimed at strengthening foreign counterpart AML/CFT regimes. Qualified candidates will have knowledge of, as well as, experience in the application of international standards and requirements in the development of risk based AML/CFT regimes. Practical experience in the application of international standards in the regulatory and law enforcement or financial sector supervision arenas is particularly valuable. International travel will be required.

The Senior Advisor will oversee technical assistance engagements in developing and transitional countries worldwide in support of U.S. Treasury and U.S. Government economic and national security objectives. In carrying out his/her duties, the Senior Advisor will routinely require access to sensitive information/material classified at the Secret level including, but not limited to, information regarding the countries, foreign officials/counterparts, and economic and security issues with which OTA is engaged. Access to this information is required for the Senior Advisor to interact fully and productively with U.S. Government officials, including high level officials, both in Washington and abroad (e.g. U.S. Ambassador or designee). Access to sensitive/classified is critical to the ability of the Senior Advisor to effectively oversee technical assistance to foreign governments and foreign central banks in consideration of and consistent with U.S. economic and security interests. The advisor will travel to countries with elevated threat levels, including potentially high/critical threat posts, as determined by the U.S. Government. Access to classified security briefings is an important component of the Senior Advisor's personal security regime.

• Conducting assessments to identify jurisdictions with sufficient political will and need to support initiation of an AML/CFT technical assistance program
• Developing proposals and budgets to support programs
• Coordinating affairs with Embassies and outside funding sources to initiate programs
• Identifying appropriate staffing for programs and intermittent assignments
• Developing Terms of Reference and Work Plans
• Monitoring the implementation of Work Plans, including monitoring progress towards Work Plan objectives and program spending against the allocated budgets
• Monitoring and providing routine reporting of program progress
• Instituting corrective action plans in situations where advisor and/or program performance is substandard
• Supporting effective, efficient administration of the ECT
• Identifying and recruiting candidates to serve as ECT advisors and cultivating skills sets of new advisors.
• Improve the effectiveness of the Economic Crimes Team in support of the mission of the Treasury Office of Technical Assistance and in support of Treasury priorities and senior leadership


Required qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree; a Master's degree in a relevant field (such as criminology, international relations, international development, program management, etc.) or Juris Doctor is preferred.
• Minimum of ten years experience, to include experience in at least one of the following:
   o financial sector (banks, money service business, securities, insurance, etc.) AML/CFT regulation and examination;
   o investigation and prosecution of financial crimes;
   o the operation of financial intelligence units; or
   o the development of multi-stakeholder task forces or working groups focused on financial crimes;
• At least five years of experience in a field related to technical assistance or combatting illicit finance.
• Knowledge and understanding of the AML/CFT international standards and best practices.
• Strong knowledge and experience of AML/CFT risk factors and drivers.
• Proficient in use of personal computers and MS Office Products and general office equipment.
• Self-starter with ability to work independently and with confidentiality.
• Exceptional analytical and problem solving abilities.
• Ability to motivate the client and build consensus.
• Ability to be flexible by changing focus and approaches based on needs of the client.
• Strong communication and leadership skills.

The following qualifications are desirable:
• Experience in:
   o the application of the AML/CFT international standards and best practices;
   o curriculum development and adult education;
   o program development/management; and
   o working with or in developing countries.
• Background in:
   o forensic accounting;
   o internal audit;
   o asset tracing and forfeiture;
   o legislative/regulatory drafting;
   o financial examination;
   o electronic evidence methods;
   o business process planning and information technology application; and/or
   o development and implementation of AML/CFT policy.
• Experience in the technical analysis of information to solve problems, make recommendations, associate findings with courses of action, etc.
• Knowledge of international financial institutions and their policies and practices.
• Proficiency in a foreign language is highly desirable.
• Preference given to individuals with current medical and security clearances.

In their application candidates should highlight: prior experience overseas working or training in challenging environments; managerial experience; experience in program and budget monitoring; use of international AML/CFT standards and best practices; and foreign language fluency.

Candidates must be a U.S. citizen. An active security clearance is highly desirable. Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET level security clearance.

Successful applicants must be able to obtain State Department medical clearance for worldwide travel.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: The hourly rate is $84.72. The position is telework eligible for up to one day per week after a probationary period.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume. Please reference Solicitation #2032K81900030 on your cover letter and resume. No phone calls please and no hand carries. E-mail submissions should be sent to: When e-mailing, the subject line must contain the following: Solicitation 2032K81900030 - Economic Crimes Senior Advisor - Applicant's Last Name, First Name. Mail submissions should be sent to:

U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Technical Assistance,
ATTN: Recruitment Coordinator
1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 8th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20006

Please be advised that all contractors, if hired, must obtain a Data Universal Number (D-U-N-S). Only applicants to be interviewed will be contacted. This announcement is open and continuous until March 30, 2020, although selections may be made in advance of that date.

The U.S. Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer


OTA Recruitment Coordinator, Email

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