IT Technology Advisor, Lead– IT Advisor Level IV

Location: Panama City, Panama, Panama
Date Posted: 12-18-2018
IT Technology Advisor, Lead– 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 IT Technology Advisor, Lead– 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 IT Technology Advisor, Lead– IT Advisor Level IV are as follows:
  • MRPT Clearance (US Citizens and TCNs) or RSO Clearance (LNs)
  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in computer science or a related field.
  • Eight (8) years of experience working in software development, engineering, and/or programming.
  • Demonstrated experience planning, organizing and managing technology projects.
  • FSI level 3/3 Spanish.   FSI level 3/3 English.
  • Demonstrated ability in business intelligence solutions, including the development of OLAP multi-dimensional cubes using Microsoft SQL Server Services, and Excel Pivot Table Service.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of T-SQL and C# programming languages
  • Demonstrated knowledge in web based applications with database integration and administration
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cybersecurity protocols and standards.
  • Works closely with the INL Program Manager, Contracting Officer (CO), and Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR). 
  • Maintains open, timely, and effective communications with the INL Team and, as appropriate, with the INL/Panama Director and Deputy Director on issues falling under the scope of work, resulting in a relationship that proactively addresses potential problems with flexible, workable solutions.
  • Supports activities under the core area of police education and technology reform and will guide bilateral technology advisors in assisting INL Posts to develop, enhance, implement and evaluate technological platforms, hardware, software, and processes related to police education and information-sharing platforms. 
  • Receives tasks and assignments related to this initiative from the INL Program Manager.
  • Advises and assists bilateral Technology Advisors supporting regional and bilateral projects in the evaluation of technological systems and applications related to police education and information-sharing.  
  • Advises and assists bilateral Technology Advisors to design, develop, and implement technological systems related to police reform and professionalization.
  • Assists INL to ensure all host government IT and police professionals have all access to developed and donated applications, programs, hardware, and software assets, providing proper follow-up mechanisms and support to nationalize all platforms.  
  • Advises and assists technology activities implementers with project updates, preparing reports, and providing proper documentation for current and future technology plans and initiatives.
  • Assist INL to educate and explain programs, projects, processes, and other activities and plans to Central American INL Directors and host government officials in a manner that is easily understood regarding process and goals.
  • Advise INL and GOP regarding potential and perceived abuse, fraud, or misuse of systems or information apparent during the building or operating of systems evaluated.
  • Assist INL and GOP with revealing ‘backdoors’ or other gaps in current programs that could be used for leaking information outside of GOP or INL stakeholders with a need to know the information. 
  • Assist in ensuring performance of quarterly reviews on all automated and manual reporting from donated systems to identify and correct recipients of information to include only those officials with a ‘need to know’ and ensure only official email accounts are included.
  • Maintain full confidentiality of work requirements, requests, process, contacts, locations, and any other information related to INL or GOP contracts.
  • Hours for this full-time position will be the core hours of the US Embassy in Panama City, Panama, Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week.
  • The position will be stationed in Panama City, Panama.  
  • National and international travel may be required.
  • A work plan is required for this position.
  • Provides weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual 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.
  • On a weekly basis the Lead Technology Advisor shall provide a report to the INL Program Manager or his/her designee that includes, at a minimum:
    • Reporting on the advisor’s activities to include who the advisor met with, what topics were discussed, what decisions were made, and next steps.
    • An explanation of the most significant achievements made during the week.  The achievements must be related to INL program goals (this does not need to change week to week, only when significant achievements occur).
    • Explanation of the most significant challenges or obstacles faced by the advisor in order to advance the working area (this does not need to change week to week, only when significant challenges are identified).
*Candidates are encouraged to submit a .doc or .docx resume that explicitly addresses each of the requirements listed above.
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