Forensics IT Specialist - IT Advisor Level IV

Location: Panama City, Panama, Panama
Date Posted: 12-18-2018
Forensics IT Specialist– IT Advisor Level IV
Panama City, Panama
MRPT Clearance (US Citizens and TCNs) or RSO Clearance (LNs) (Clearance FAQs HERE)
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 identifying candidates for an Forensics IT Specialist– IT Advisor Level IV 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, Corrections, Specialty, IT, and Administrative roles. Requirements and Skill Qualifications for the Forensics IT Specialist– IT Advisor Level IV are as follows:
  • MRPT Clearance (US Citizens and TCNs) or RSO Clearance (LNs)
  • English FSI level 4/4, Spanish FSI level 3/3.
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university in the field of Network Administration or Microsoft Certified Professional.
  • Five (5) years of experience in administering networks, implementation and support.
  • Five (5) years’ experience working administrable communication hardware i.e. switches and routers.
  • Five (5) years’ experience in managing ad configuring firewalls
  • Five (5) years’ experience in installing, configuring and administering Microsoft operating systems.
  • Five (5) years’ experience in network administration and functions in relation to active directories and end user management.
  • Demonstrated successful interpersonal skills. 
  • Demonstrated successful oral and written communication skills.
  • Expert level (5+ years) expertise in business intelligence solutions, including the development of OLAP multi-dimensional cubes using Microsoft SQL server analysis services, Microsoft SQL server data transformation services, Microsoft SQL server integration services and Excel pivot table service.
  • Forensic computer skills.
  • The Specialist works most closely with the US Embassy INL/Panama Director, Contracting Officer (CO), and Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR). 
  • Maintains open, timely, and effective communications with the INL/Panama Team Leader and, as appropriate, with the INL/Panama Director and Deputy Director on issues falling under the scope of work.
  • Proactively addresses potential problems with flexible, workable solutions.
  • Conduct a forensic analysis of the below listed INL programs to determine if there are any vulnerabilities, unauthorized users, or other means of access or weakness.  Works in conjunction with INL representatives, police department personnel, governmental officials, etc. throughout Central America and Colombia.
  • Receives tasks and assignments related to this initiative from INL.
  • Analyzes existing technological infrastructures related to INL supported programs.
  • Provides input to maintain the security integrity of the INL and partner technological infrastructure.
  • Analyzes communications infrastructures as related to the subject programs.
  • Assists INL to work in conjunction with host nation police representatives to analyze IT systems. 
  • Analyzes access control for the existing platforms and applications within INL sponsored networks
  • Makes recommendations to develop, implement and maintain IT security processes. 
  • Evaluates and suggests improvements on existing networks.
  • Troubleshoots security aspects of networks from both internal and external threats through the IT security measures utilizing firewall appliances and software designed to provide network protection.
  • Recommends network security protocols to ensure the integrity of both the information contained within the servers, but also the curtailment of unauthorized end user access throughout the network.
  • Recommends new technology to be utilized in the improvement of any and all IT platforms being supported.
  • National and international travel will be required.
  • A work plan is required for this position within 30 days of assuming responsibilities of the position.
  • Provides weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports 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.  Reports on scheduled and upcoming meetings, trainings, and other activities. 
  • Programs to be investigated:
    • SITIGPOL: Panamanian National Police database for managing human resources and collecting crime statistics
    • DATAPOL; Same as above but provided to Fuerza Publica in Costa Rica.
    • SICAT: The regional gang information exchange platform. This was a development of “web services.”  The actual databases were already owned by each country (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador)
    • Investigate various programs in Colombia.
    • Investigate projects to identify systems where  commercial solutions and software were used
    • Costa Rica: Fuerza Publica Disciplina Legal
    • Consulting on various Panama projects such as INL Vetted units, the drug prosecutors’ offices, SENAN and other offices within the Panama DIJ (investigative police).
    • Ministry of Finance-Intendencia
    • Superintendency  of Banks
    • Autonomous Institution for Cooperatives
    • Superintendencia of Insurance and Reinsurance
    • Superintendencia of Securities
  • The incumbent shall provide weekly reports of activities, to include what programs have been investigated and the results of those investigations.  
  • Recommendations for corrective or protective action to reduce vulnerabilities shall be included in all reports.  Weekly reports shall be due on the first work day after the prior week. 
  • The incumbent shall provide a monthly summary report, due five calendar days after the end of the prior calendar month.
  • The incumbent shall provide a final report, due 5 calendar days after the end of the period of performance.
*Candidates are encouraged to submit a .doc or .docx resume that explicitly addresses each of the requirements listed above.
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