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

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala
Date Posted: 01-26-2018
Aviation Contracting - Specialist Advisor (I, II, III, IV)
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Bilingual: Spanish and English
MRPT Security Clearance
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 Contracting 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 Contracting are as follows:
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • MRPT Security Clearance.
  • Previous and recent experience (within five years) with INL and INL/A programs.
  • Five years’ experience working overseas within an Embassy environment. Previous and recent experience (within five years) in Guatemala is strongly desired.
  • Must be able to clearly demonstrate superior administrative and management skills. For example:  Judgment and Decision Making -- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Negotiation -- Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • Must be able to clearly demonstrate superior communication and interpersonal skills. For example:  Superior writing. Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.  FSI English 4/4 Level and Spanish 3/3 Level.
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas orally so others will understand.
  • The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Active Listening -- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Writing -- Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Experience working in a foreign assistance planning environment; preferred.
  • Prior experience with Department of State; preferred.
  • Maintenance Management; preferred.

  • Works closely with INL-G stakeholders to analyze the content of the aviation maintenance contract’s support to the Government of Guatemala (GOG) and determine the government’s needs, as well as to define and document the requirements of the Government of Guatemala as defined but not limited to Operational Readiness Rates, parts availability for scheduled and unscheduled maintenance tasks and non-mission capable rates (due to supply shortages and maintenance scheduling). This contract should measure the logistics integration work plan, labor schedules, site-specific considerations, work requirements, milestones/timelines, and operational activities in support of the aviation program.  Advises INL-G leadership in developing clear, accurate, and detailed requirements in order to ensure a smooth and successful integration of training, infrastructure renovation and logistics support systems.
  • Represents INL interests and priorities when discussing the Guatemalan contracting efforts among the multiple stakeholders both internal and external to INL-G, the GOG and other stakeholders involved with, supported, or affected by aviation program within the INL-G programs.
  • Responsible to help facilitate the flow of accurate and timely information among stakeholders, the INL Program Offices, and other Embassy and National stake holders.
  • Coordinates with program/project officers and designated contractor representatives on all technical matters that arise in the discussions on the development of the aviation contract.  
  • Provides clarifications with regard to potential impact of integration on technical requirements, including inspections, testing, inventories and acceptance procedures for training, infrastructure and logistics processes.
  • Prepares progress reports and updates plans and schedules as needed. Ensures that the results support the achievement of the bureau’s goals and objectives to the INL-G CN program.
  • Recommends approval, when required, for deviations from approved plans, schedules, and scopes of work, and based on the status and progress of all parties involved.
  • Helps identify and recommends solutions or corrective action to resolve any issues that interfere with the aviation program and with the completion of projects in support of INL-G programs goals and objectives (in accordance to agreed upon terms of reference in any Letter of Agreement or LOA).  In those cases where problems cannot be resolved within the incumbent’s scope of authority, the incumbent is required to make recommendations to INL-G management on appropriate corrective actions.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Hours for this full-time position will be the core hours of U.S. Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, with a minimum of 40 hours per week.  During eradication and border security involvement, the SME might be required to work out of the regular 8-hour a day schedule and will be authorized additional labor.  Eradication operations are scheduled up to 4 times a year and over this period SME might work from 41 to 80 hours a week.
  • Physical Demands - The work requires the ability to travel to and from several remote areas. The work requires an above average resistance to fatigue and physical hardships.
  • The position is located Guatemala City, Guatemala. 
  • Travel is anticipated and required.

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