Closing Date: 30th September, 2022


The Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) of the Office of General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Commerce is seeking a person with exceptional analytical, organizational and interpersonal communication skills to join our outstanding team of international technical assistance attorneys. CLDP's mission is commercial legal reform: CLDP helps developing countries improve the policy, legal, and regulatory conditions for doing sustainable business, thereby creating better economic opportunities for local entrepreneurs and American companies doing business overseas. CLDP provides training, advisory and consultative services to host country governments.

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 the programming will be in the Europe-Eurasia region. The attorney's work will require travel to countries throughout Eastern and Southeast Europe.

Qualifications/Key Requirements
  • Fluency in Albanian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian-Serbo-Croatian (BSC), Georgian, Russian preferred but not required.
  • Prior experience working in law firms or with foreign governments or international organizations is desirable.
  • Must be a United States Citizen and registered for Selective Service if applicable (
  • 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.

Starting annual salary and benefits at the GS13 level (Washington, DC locality).

Employment type:

Screening Questions:
  • Are you legally authorized to work in the United States?
  • Are you comfortable commuting to this job's location?
  • Are you a U.S. citizen?
  • Have you completed the following level of education: Doctor of Law?
  • Do you have active bar membership in good standing in at least one U.S. jurisdiction?