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Economic Crimes Team Preventative 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, on a competitive basis, individuals with anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regulatory oversight expertise to serve as intermittent (part-time) advisors under a personal services contract. To be considered, candidates must be well versed and experienced in applying recognized standards and requirements related to AML/CFT financial and/or non-financial sector supervision. 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.


• Assess need and potential for effective application of technical assistance to help remedy areas of non-compliance by foreign counterparts with international standards related to financial and/or non-financial sector supervision.
• Design work plans collaboratively with ECT management and foreign counterparts to address those areas of non-compliance in a manner that provides for verifiable outcomes.
• Mentor and assist foreign counterparts in the development of their AML/CFT supervisory capacity, including statutory and regulatory development as well as the implementation of legal requirements.
• Provide routine reporting of program progress.


Required qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree.
• Minimum of ten years of experience, with at least two or more years of experience as a regulator or examiner, with particular emphasis on AML/CFT requirements.
• Demonstrated knowledge of financial sector (e.g., banks, money service business, securities, insurance, etc.) and/or non-financial sector (e.g., real estate agents, attorneys, gaming, trust and service company providers, accountants/auditors, notaries etc.) risk-based AML/CFT supervision.
• Demonstrated knowledge of AML/CFT risk factors, including particularly in an international context.
• 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 providing relevant technical assistance, particularly in an international context.
• Experience in working with international financial institutions.
• Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of AML/CFT regime development, including particularly in the application of international standards in the regulatory arena.
• Experience in statutory and/or regulatory drafting.
• Experience in curriculum development and adult education.
• Experience in the technical analysis of information to solve problems, make recommendations, associate findings with courses of action, etc.
• Prior overseas experience working or training in challenging environments.
• Program management experience.
• Foreign language fluency.

In their application, candidates should highlight prior work as a regulator/examiner; 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.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: The hourly rate is $72.72.


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 2032K819R00028 on your cover letter and resume. When e-mailing, the subject line must contain the following: Solicitation 2032K819R00028 - Economic Crimes Preventive 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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