International Affairs Specialist

Department of Justice - Criminal Division

About the organization

The Department of Justice, Criminal Division investigates and prosecutes complex criminal
matters and assists the United States Attorney's Offices in investigations, trials, and appeals.

The Office of International Affairs returns fugitives to face justice, transfers sentenced persons
to serve their sentences in their home countries, and obtains essential evidence for criminal
investigations and prosecutions worldwide by working with domestic partners and foreign
counterparts to facilitate the cooperation necessary to enforce the law, advance public
safety, and achieve justice.


As an International Affairs Specialist, you may:

Reviewing high volumes of U.S. and foreign requests for extradition, mutual legal
assistance, and prisoner transfer to ensure that required documents are translated,
authenticated, and submitted in accordance with U.S. law and applicable treaty

Maintaining OIA's physical and electronic case records.

Referring requests to U.S. government agencies and attorney's offices to obtain the
evidence requested from foreign authorities.

Analyzing documents received from foreign governments in criminal matters, including
factual portions of legal assistance and extradition requests, often in the source

Preparing clear and concise summaries of investigative reports, allegations, and facts in
international criminal cases and prisoner transfer cases for attorneys' review.

Utilizing open access legal databases to assist in gathering evidence (i.e. documents and
investigative materials), and the U.S. Electronic Court Filing System (ECF) to conduct
routine casework.

Drafting proposed diplomatic correspondence; tracks treaty deadlines/prioritizes cases.

Assisting attorneys and supervisors in drafting briefing papers for senior officials in
preparation for bilateral and multilateral meetings with foreign counterparts.

Communicating with representatives of U.S. private sector entities regarding the service
of subpoenas and to review evidence to ensure compliance with U.S. legal process.


To Qualify at the GS-05:
Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04, that demonstrates the ability to: communicate effectively in writing; develop informal and
formal written materials, to include various correspondence and summaries of information;
and review and edit documents.

To Qualify at the GS-07:
Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 that demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively in writing; translate or draft correspondence and other written materials; and analyze documents to ensure processes and procedures are followed.

To Qualify at the GS-09:
Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 that demonstrates the ability to: analyze and draft clear and concise narratives, draw on disparate sources to identify salient facts; obtain, analyze, and interpret factual and statistical data; and apply basic knowledge of international affairs.

A combination of education & experience may be used to qualify for this position.


GS grade level will be determined by education & experience.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Applicants should email the below applicant materials to [email protected] with the
subject International Affairs Specialist (Peace Corps):

• Cover Letter
• Resume
• Transcripts
• NCE Letter

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