Attorney Advisor, Eastern Europe/Eurasia

U.S. Department of Commerce, Commercial Law Development Program

About the organization

Established in 1992, CLDP is a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce that helps achieve U.S.
foreign policy goals in developing and post-conflict countries through commercial legal reforms. CLDP’s
unique, government-to-government technical assistance draws upon highly-experienced regulators,
judges, policymakers, business leaders and attorneys from both the public and private sectors to deliver
results that make meaningful and lasting changes to the legal and business environments of our host
countries.

More information about CLDP can be found at: http://cldp.doc.gov/.

Duties

CLDP attorneys are the primary implementers for the Office of General Counsel’s international development programs. In this position, you will consult with other agencies of the U.S. government and foreign government officials, assess development needs, and design and implement assistance programs. The major geographical focus of your programming will be Europe/Eurasia. This includes Southeast Europe (Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo), the Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan), Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan), Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine. The attorney’s work will require travel to countries throughout Europe and Eurasia.

Qualifications

• At least 3 years of prior legal experience involving commercial or trade law or development.
• Fluency in Russian or another Slavic language preferred.
• Prior experience working with foreign governments or international organizations is desirable.
• Must be a United States Citizen and registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov).
• Must be able to verify active bar membership in good standing in at least one U.S. jurisdiction.
• Must be able to obtain a Secret clearance.

Salary

GS-12 to GS-14

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

1. Cover letter
2. Resume
3. Proof of Non-Competitive Eligibility (if applicable)

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