Immigration Police Advisor (Level I-IV)

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala
Date Posted: 01-25-2018
 
Police Advisor (I, II, III, IV) – Immigration
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Bilingual: Spanish and English
RSO Security Clearance
 

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We are presently of identifying candidates for the position of a Police Advisor – Immigration to work with International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) in Guatemala City, Guatemala on the CARSI Initiative. This opening is in response to the Government taking efforts to consolidate positions in Latin and Central America to one source.
 
The Immigration Advisor will work closely with United States and Central American immigration officials to strategize immigration reforms and develop suggested actions to combat irregular immigration flows in the region. The Immigration Advisor will serve as an advisor to ICE/HSI and assist immigration related authority’s liaison within the Central American region.  The Immigration Advisor will support, assist, and advise INL/G and HIS/G to implement projects and programs to aid the Government of Guatemala (GOG) to combat rising crime and insecurity. The Immigration Advisor will advise on program strategies and implementation plans within the rubric of current U.S. assistance and Guatemalan national security strategies and make recommendations to adjust those programs and strategies throughout. The Immigration Advisor will also advise on program management, technical rule of law expertise, policy guidance, technical assistance, and training in support of host-nation efforts to improve police professionalization and to create a new relationship of trust between the police force and the citizens they serve. The Immigration Advisor will be based in Guatemala but will have oversight responsibility for programs nationwide under the direction of the INL Director and Deputy Director.

The CARSI Initiative, one of the largest and most sophisticated multi-lateral security efforts in the world, provides funding for the USG to assist the governments of the CARSI countries with police professionalization, justice sector reform, counter narcotics efforts, border security management, crime and violence prevention, and anti-corruption efforts. This Initiative will focus on a series of policing roles (Airport Security, Immigration, Technical Training, Asset Seizure, Forensic Audit Expert, Community Policing and Model Police Precinct Program, Drug Prevention, INACIF/AFIS/BIS, Municipal Police Program, Assets Seizure Invest Legal, and Project Implementation. Requirements and Skill Level Qualifications for the Police Advisor – Immigration are as follows:
 
 
Requirements:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution or 10 years of relevant experience.
  • RSO Security Clearance.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both English and Spanish, both written and verbally, at the 4/4 level.
  • Must have six (6) years of progressively professional experience working with Guatemalan and regional Central American immigration policy and legislation.
  • Must have experience working with the Organization for Central American Migration (OCAM), the Regional Conference for Migration (RCM), and SICA.
  • Must have experience working directly with Central American Immigration Directors.
  • Must be well organized and work well under pressure.
  • Must have basic computer knowledge to write and generate reports.
  • Must have the ability to maintain confidentiality of files and other documents.
  • Must be able to work with multicultural groups.
  • Must have a demonstrated record of good work attendance and reliability.
  • Must be flexible in work habits and work schedule.
  • Must have a professional demeanor.
  • FSI level 4/4 Spanish, level 3/3 English.
  • Experience working and/or coordinating with other relevant U.S. government agencies and host nation entities; preferred.
  • Previous experience as Immigration Director or similar position in Central America is desired but not mandatory; preferred.
 

Responsibilities:
  • Attend regional immigration related meetings to actively participate in discussions, generate notes, and develop reports of the agreements reached in meetings.
  • Develop political strategy and make recommendations to HSI to improve immigration policies and combat immigration violations in Central America.
  • Support implementation of the Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS) driven by Custom and Border Protection (CBP) agents in Guatemala.
  • Generate recommendations and proposals for best practices on the new Guatemalan Immigration Law Project and its implementation process. Work closely with the Legislative Committee presenting the Law Project and the Executive Commission appointed for implementation of the extensive legal and operational changes of the Immigration Institution.
  • Support the reengineering of the National Guatemalan Border Control Project.
  • Develop contacts for HSI Guatemala with Guatemalan public officials of the three branches (Executive, Legislative and Judicial) that generate or have influence on immigration laws, regulations, or policies.
  • WEEKLY: Provide an e-mail summary of activities.
  • MONTHLY: Provide a summary of relevant program activity, progress toward desired impacts, recommendations for advancing program and U.S. objectives, project highlights, and other relevant significant information including metrics, milestones achieved, and other relevant statistical data.  Report on scheduled upcoming meetings, trainings, and other activities, outlining dates and participants (due the second Tuesday of each month).
  • QUARTERLY: Quarterly Reports, including compiled monthly report quantitative data, an analysis of program trends, and an update on progress toward INL’s desired outcomes and impact goals, noting challenges, successes, future plans, and recommendations to INL.  Due within 30 days of the close of the reporting quarter.
  • ANNUALLY:  Provide the INL an End Year Summary of the last year and an estimate of progress toward reaching the three-year goal of turning over responsibility to the GOG.  An annual report detailing the results of each projected output, outcome, performance measurement, and impact.
  • Attend 8-10 regional meetings annually with OCAM, RCM, SICA, and other regional immigration meetings.
  • Generate analysis and recommendations on how to support implementation of the new Guatemalan immigration law and to close possible loopholes that might weaken the GOG’s ability to confront and control unlawful actions.
  • Develop contacts and relationships with GOG representatives of the three branches (Executive, Legislative, and Judicial) that generate influence or interact with HIS.
  • Hours for this full-time position will be the core hours of the US Embassy in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week. 
  • The position will be primarily stationed in Guatemala City, Guatemala.  Work in the field in areas which have high levels of criminal activity might be required; therefore, the person must adhere to safety restrictions as provided by local police and embassy personnel to avoid highly hazardous environments.  Official national and international travel is anticipated and required.
 
 
Skill Level Qualifications (*Candidates must fit into one of these levels of experience):
 
IV (LEVEL 4)
  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations, law enforcement, public policy or related field; ten (10) years professional law enforcement experience can be substituted.
  • Language Proficiencies: FSI Level 3/3 English AND FSI Level 3/3 Spanish.
  • Fifteen (15) years’ experience with U.S. law enforcement or military.
  • Three (3) years of experience working overseas in an Embassy environment.
  • Three (3) years specialized experience depending on the position (e.g. intelligence, firearms, gangs, kidnapping, drugs, internal affairs), experience briefing in Spanish and English.
III (LEVEL 3)
  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations, law enforcement, public policy or related field; ten (10) years professional law enforcement experience can be substituted.
  • Language Proficiencies: FSI Level 3/3 English AND FSI Level 3/3 Spanish.
  • Ten (10) years’ experience with U.S. law enforcement or military.
  • Two (2) years of experience working overseas in an Embassy environment.
  • Two (2) years specialized experience depending on the position (e.g. intelligence, firearms, gangs, kidnapping, drugs, internal affairs), experience briefing in Spanish and English.
II (LEVEL 2)
  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations, law enforcement, public policy or related field; ten (10) years professional law enforcement experience can be substituted.
  • Language Proficiencies: FSI Level 3/3 English AND FSI Level 3/3 Spanish.
  • Five (5) years’ experience with U.S. law enforcement or military.
  • Experience briefing in Spanish and English.
I (LEVEL 1)
  • High School degree required.
  • FSI level 3/3 Spanish, FSI level 4/4 English.
  • Five (5) years of experience with U.S. law enforcement or military, experience briefing in Spanish and English.
 
 
*Candidates are encouraged to submit a .doc or .docx resume that explicitly addresses each of the requirements listed above. 
 
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