Aviation - Specialist Advisor (I, II, III, IV)

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala
Date Posted: 01-26-2018
Aviation - Specialist Advisor (I, II, III, IV)
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Bilingual: Spanish and English
ATSG Corporation prides itself on our proven dedication to providing expert assistance to our government partners—without any surprises. We work hard to honor our commitment to our clients while ensuring our employees feel secure and empowered in their work. We take excellent care of our team so they may have the freedom and confidence to focus on their missions and provide nothing but the best output on the work site and at home.
The company provides a variety of services within the Intelligence Community. Our products may be diverse but the results are one and the same—on schedule, on budget, and completed with superior quality. We are experienced in areas such as Mobility, Enterprise Architecture, Data Processing, Law Enforcement Mission Support, and Acquisition Support. As an organization, we are consistently expanding our footprint in the contracting community.
We are presently of identifying candidates for the position of a Specialist Advisor – Aviation 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 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 Aviation, Leahy Vetting Coordinator/Program Assistant, Architect, Engineer, Justice Technical, Security Logical and Criminological, Expert on Appeals, Infrastructure Renovation, Justice Sector Legal Advisor, Psychosocial Counselor, Strategic Advisor, Technical and Legal, Indigenous Law, and Transparency Procedures. Requirements and Skill Qualifications for the Specialist Advisor – Aviation are as follows:
  • A minimum of a university degree.
  • Guatemala citizen.
  • In-depth knowledge of Aviation Management to including aspects of training, logistics, support operations, maintenance and fuels programs.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience performing oversight of aviation, logistics, and maintenance personnel.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in aviation management (logistics systems supply chain and fuels management knowledge desired) 
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and evaluate an aviation program to include safety, logistics, and maintenance.
  • Ability to direct and coordinate actions to include training program and logistical operations systems.
  • Broad knowledge of and experience in the formulation of plans and policies pertaining to operations and unit level maintenance and logistics training activities.
  • Familiarity with the Policies and Procedures of the Guatemalan Air Force and the Guatemalan Ministry of Government for aviation activities.
  • Experience in interacting with high and medium rank Guatemalan aviation professionals.
  • Knowledge of host government institutions, functions and jurisdiction.
  • Knowledge of and skill in operation of desktop computer and Microsoft Office suite proficiency.
  • Ability to conduct operation in English and Spanish, which will require the ability to speak, write, and read English at a 3/3 and to communicate complex issues in Spanish, both orally and in written form at the 4/4 Level.
  • Valid Guatemalan driver’s license to drive USG vehicles.
  • Experience in program development, implementation and management; preferred.
  • Familiarity with US government procedures and policies; preferred.
  • Experience working with and building consensus among high-level contacts within the host government successfully; preferred.

  • Provide subject matter expertise on aviation safety and other related topics.
  • Provide program oversight.  Oversight includes, but is not limited to:  ensuring all infrastructure renovations and fuel systems are completed within industry standards; checking that purchases for logistics support are vetted and requirements verified; advising on training requirements, to include the completion of Leahy vetting for all Guatemalan training candidates; verifying that parts requested by the Government of Guatemala in support of the recently nationalized helicopters are appropriate; and providing detailed management of implementation of INL-G funding.   
  • Submit weekly written reports of the program’s progress and activities to INL-G, providing comprehensive analysis on aviation matters to the INL-G Director, as required.
  • Request and coordinate the INL-G purchase of all materials required for infrastructure renovations, fuel systems, and aircraft parts.
  • Advise on interagency integration between Guatemalan Air Force and Ministry of Government, to include assisting with drafting of a letter of agreement setting the personnel structure of a Joint Aviation Unit.
  • Advise on the drafting and implementation of a new MOU between INL and the GOG.
  • Develop, coordinate, organize, and implement a comprehensive training program and procedures and logistics system for INL-G sponsored Guatemalan Joint Helicopter Task Force.
  • Facilitate the inspection and equipping of Government of Guatemala fuels systems in strategic locations across the country.  
  • The advisor shall maintain open, timely and effective communication with INL-G Deputy Director, resulting in a relationship that pro-actively addresses potential problems with flexible, workable solutions.
  • Hours for this full-time position will be the core hours of U.S. Embassy Guatemala: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week.
  • The position is located in Guatemala City, Guatemala, primarily at the FIATT airport facility.

*Candidates are encouraged to submit a .doc or .docx resume that explicitly addresses each of the requirements listed above. 
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