Anticorruption Visa Advisor
United States Department of State
INL/GPP Office within State Annex 1 (SA-1), Columbia Plaza
2401 E Street NW,
Washington, DC 20037
The position requires a Top-Secret security clearance, with eligibility for access to SCI.
However, the Contractor can begin work with a full Top Secret security clearance.
ATSG Corporation is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a position as a Anticorruption Visa Advisor
to support the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs’ (INL) Office of Global Policy and Programs (INL/GPP).
The U.S. Department of State is the lead institution for the conduct of American diplomacy and the Secretary of State is the President’s principal foreign policy advisor. The Department of State’s mission is to advance U.S. national security interests, fight terrorism, protect U.S. interests abroad, and implement foreign policy initiatives that build a freer, prosperous and secure world.
INL keeps Americans safe at home by countering international crime, illegal drugs, and instability abroad. INL helps countries deliver justice and fairness by strengthening their police, courts, and corrections systems. These efforts reduce the amount of crime and illegal drugs reaching U.S. shores.
INL’s Office of Global Programs and Policy (INL/GPP) plays a leadership role in INL, the Department, and the interagency in combating corruption and transnational organized crime internationally, including through management of several anticrime sanctions and deterrence tools. The Anticrime Sanctions and Deterrence Tools Branch includes a unit of six professional staff dedicated to implementing corruption-related visa restrictions and related sanctions programs. INL administers two corruption-related visa denial authorities: Presidential Proclamation 7750 (PP 7750) and the Anti-Kleptocracy Provision in Section 7031(c) of the annual Appropriations Act. These two authorities allow the Department to deny visas to current and former corrupt officials, their corrupt affiliates, and their immediate family members. INL also supports implementation of Executive Order (E.O.) 13818 (entitled “Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuse or Corruption”), which implements the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act of 2016.
The Advisor serves on a several-person unit, managed by a Branch Chief. The Advisor, under the direction of the Branch Chief, will support implementation of PP 7750, Section 7031(c), and Global Magnitsky sanctions, as well as related sanctions tasks. The primary focus will be on developing cases, including research and analysis of information; coordination with posts, relevant bureaus and the interagency; interaction with non-governmental sources for proposed case and substantiating information; and drafting decision memos for senior leadership. The position will also include assisting in drafting the related Congressionally mandated reports and raising awareness about these authorities through engagement with other Department offices, embassies abroad, the interagency, civil society, and the Hill.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Process visa restriction actions directed at high-level corrupt foreign public officials and those who corrupt them (i.e., bribers), and family members of either group.
- Draft analysis documents and memoranda for each case, based on research and analysis of a variety of sources and in coordination with a range of stakeholders (including obtaining numerous clearances), for the senior leadership’s consideration and approval.
- Work closely with the Legal and Consular Affairs bureaus to ensure legal, factual, and procedural prerequisites are met, and constructively resolves disagreements.
- Work closely with the U.S. law enforcement and intelligence communities in 1) distributing case-related information to ensure potential law enforcement actions involving subjects are not compromised by visa actions; and 2) generating referrals for cases and further developing the factual basis for draft memos.
- Serve as a resource within the Department and the interagency community on visa restrictions; briefs working level officials within the interagency and Department and assists in preparing Congressional reporting and testimony.
- Advise on opportunities to expand use of authorities and innovate practice.
- Support outreach efforts to raise awareness about these authorities through engagement with other Department offices, embassies abroad, the interagency, civil society, and the Hill.
- May conduct similar research and analysis to support implementation of related sanctions programs, including the Global Magnitsky sanctions program.
- U.S. Citizenship.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
- Two to four years’ experience in relevant field;
- Demonstrated knowledge of specific country issues, including specialized knowledge of international narcotics and law enforcement, or similar type programs sufficient to ensure project work is in compliance with management policies and procedures and in conformance with the Foreign Assistance Act and other regulatory procedures and guidelines;
- Proven knowledge of Federal policies and procedures including methods of providing assistance and the Federal budget process;
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of players;
- Demonstrated ability to provide advice, guidance, and consultation with regard to the interpretation and application of analysis;
- Experience drafting US government reports and documents, such as the INCSR, embassy cables, and other documents.
- Demonstrated exposure to consular or sanctions work.
- Demonstrated experience and ability for successful interactions with U.S. government agencies to develop and maintain partnership relationships.
- Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to communicate analyses effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.
- Demonstrated strong research and analytical skills to monitor, evaluate, digest, and synthesize complex, technical information.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a team and independently.
- Demonstrated attention to detail, while maintaining timeliness and control over multiple elements of a portfolio.
- Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Level of Effort:
- Travel is authorized for this position.
*Candidates are encouraged to submit a .doc or .docx resume that explicitly addresses each of the requirements listed above.
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Equal access to programs, services and employment is available to all persons. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative of the Recruiting Team.
This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of protected veteran status or disability and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. To comply with Federal law, ATSG Corporation participates in E-Verify. Successful candidates must pass the E-Verify process after hire.
- Hours for this full-time position will be the core hours of INL/GPP: Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week, 8 hours per day.
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