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Economic Crimes Team Advisor

District Of Columbia, United States
Government : Federal
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The U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Technical Assistance (OTA), Economic Crimes Team (ECT) is recruiting individuals on a competitive basis to serve as resident (long-term) and/or intermittent (short-term) advisors under a personal services contract. To be considered, candidates must be well versed and experienced in applying recognized international standards and requirements related to anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regime development. Significant international travel is required.


OTA works in partnership with its foreign government counterparts to carry out its mission to advance international financial security and stability through focused technical assistance to government agencies in developing and transitioning economies.

The OTA/ECT - operating through resident or intermittent engagements - assists counterpart governments in the development and implementation of AML/CFT regimes. This work is premised on sound partnerships with host-country stakeholders at ministries of finance, justice, and interior; central banks and other 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.


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 recommended.
• 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;
o the management of seized and forfeited assets; 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.
• Strong writing skills, including the use of editing tools.
• 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 counterpart 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; and/or
o business process planning and information technology application.
• 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 U.S. government medical and security clearances.

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

Candidates must be U.S. citizens.


The salary is $72.72 per hour for intermittent advisors and $78.78 per hour for resident advisors. Overseas benefits are provided as allowed by federal regulations.

The advisor will work in developing and transitional countries worldwide to support U.S. Treasury and U.S. Government economic and national security objectives. The advisor may be deployed to countries with elevated threat levels, including potentially high/critical threat posts, as determined by the U.S. Government.

Successful applicants must be able to obtain State Department medical clearance for worldwide travel. If selected, the applicant will be required to complete Office of Government Ethics (OGE) financial disclosure forms.


Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail to: or by mail to:

Office of Technical Assistance
ATTN: Recruitment Coordinator
1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20006

If applying by email, submit documents to ONLY.
For consideration, emailed applications must not be sent, or contain a Cc, to any OTA, IRS, or other government personnel or email address.

Please reference Solicitation 2032K819R00027 on your cover letter and resume. When e-mailing, the subject line must contain the following: Solicitation 2032K819R00027 -Economic Crimes Advisor - Applicant's Last Name, First Name. Emails received not containing this subject line will be deemed non-responsive, and thus, will not be forwarded to the program office/selection official(s) for consideration.

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. No phone calls please and no hand carries. This announcement is open and continuous until December 31, 2019, 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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