Legal Advisor (m/f)
Hiring Agency: Embassy Zagreb
Position Title: Legal Advisor - All interested applicants
Open Period: 09/09/2020 - 09/23/2020
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+1
Series/Grade: LE - 1905 10
Salary: HRK kn368.312 - HRK kn431.933
Work Schedule: Full-time
Promotion Potential: LE-10
Duty Location(s): 1 in Zagreb, HR
Telework Eligible: No
For More Info:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
• All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required: Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
• Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
The work schedule for this position is:
• Full Time (40 hours per week)
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position: No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
Travel Required: Occasional Travel As required
The incumbent serves as the advisor to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) International Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (ICHIP) Attorney for Eastern Europe, Caucuses, and Central Asia. The incumbent will provide support to the ICHIP on law, programming, and legislative efforts with regional courts, legislative bodies, relevant government ministries, international organizations, prosecutors, computer forensic laboratories, computer emergency response teams (CERTs) and other law enforcement officials relating to cybercrime, cybersecurity and digital evidence. The incumbent will help coordinate and plan cybercrime and digital evidence capacity building programs for regional judges, prosecutors, investigators, computer forensic analysts and policy officials, including teaching and leading portions as directed. S/he will conduct legal research and provide advice to the ICHIP on the criminal law and procedure of regional countries as they relate to the ICHIP program priorities. Lastly, the incumbent will provide fiscal and administrative support to the ICHIP.
EXPERIENCE: At least 3 years of experience working in a legal position and/or excellent understanding of European and Western Balkan legal systems as well as substantial familiarity with the penal and criminal procedure codes from Croatia and the Western Balkans.
The incumbent must have a detailed and broad knowledge of Croatian and regional legal systems, courts, law enforcement agencies, cyber security sector, and academic institutions. The incumbent must also have a basic understanding of U.S. and international law as it relates to cybercrime, digital evidence and cyber security.
Master’s Degree or higher in Law is required
Post may choose to add the phrase “This may be tested” after a language, skill, and/or ability. Review the VA template for specific information.
LANGUAGE: Fluent Knowledge: Croatian and English (will be tested).
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have excellent computer skills including knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
Benefits and Other Info
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Zagreb, Croatia may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.
The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.
HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
2. AEFM / USEFM
3. FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **
* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification. A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.
** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.
For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.
How to Apply:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.
To apply for this position click the Submit Application button.
For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.
In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.
• Residency (Croatian ID card)/or Work Permit
• University Degree
• SF-50 (if applicable)
Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
For further information - the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.
Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Zagreb, Croatia.