Law Enforcement Advisor - Pol. Advisor IV

Location: San Salvador, El Salvador, El Salvador
Date Posted: 12-18-2018
Law Enforcement Advisor
U.S. Embassy, San Salvador, El Salvador
Secret Clearance (Clearance FAQs HERE)
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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 a Law Enforcement Advisor to work with International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) in San Salvador, El Salvador 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, Specialty, IT, and Administrative roles. Requirements and Skill Qualifications for the Law Enforcement Advisor are as follows:
  • Secret Clearance
  • U.S. Citizen.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or related field from an accredited institution
  • Fifteen (15) years of federal, state and/or or local law enforcement work experience.
  • FSI level 3/3/ Spanish, level 4/4 English
  • Five (5) years of work experience at a management- level position, particularly in the areas of law enforcement program management, training, and problem-solving methodologies.
  • Five (5) years of second-line (or higher) supervisory/management work experience at a precinct or equivalent law enforcement entity in a mid-size or larger municipal jurisdiction with a population of 200,000 or more.
  • Five (5) years of law enforcement work experience in Mexico and/or Central America.
  • Demonstrates successful communications and liaison skills appropriate for work with a wide variety of governmental, public, and private sector representatives, as well as with local community members and groups.
  • Ten (10) years of experience in managing program resources, including project planning, project analysis, project design, project implementation, and project monitoring and evaluation.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Physically able to work and travel in the region, including to remote and/or rural areas.
  • Willing to work in highly hazardous work environments where verbal and physical threats from criminal elements are likely present.
  • Knowledge and work experience in decentralized decision-making, involving flattening the hierarchy of entities, increasing tolerance for risk-taking in problem-solving efforts, and allowing officers to use their own discretion in responding to calls. 
  • Knowledge and work experience with U.S. government regulations, standards of conduct, and ethics.
  • This position requires a work plan.
  • This position is located in San Salvador, El Salvador.  Travel within El Salvador and some international location is required.
  • Works most closely with the US Embassy INL/El Salvador Director, Contracting Officer (CO), and Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR). 
  • Serves on the full range of enforcement issues, program management, evaluate training, and mentoring to improve the El Salvadoran judicial system, protect human rights, reduce impunity, and strengthen both the El Salvadoran National Police and the Public Ministry. 
  • Provides technical law enforcement expertise, technical assistance, and training on behalf of INL in support of host-nation efforts to improve investigation, apprehension, and prosecution of crimes.
  • Assists INL to coordinate program development, implementation, and reporting with other El Salvadoran entities, INL anti-gangs advisors, other advisors or contractors working for INL EL Salvador and as appropriate, throughout the region.
  • Conducts field observations of the Salvadoran National Police team but the SLEA will not directly involve him/herself in police operations and will take all necessary precautions to remain well away from the site of any operation where there is a heightened risk to safety.
  • Receives tasks, assignments, and direction from the INL program manager and the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR). 
  • Serves as the on-site expert, responsible for supporting law enforcement capacity enhancement programs, police reform, and police training programs—all with the stated objective of assisting the National Police of El Salvador (PNC) to implement "best practices" for reducing crime and violence within targeted communities. 
  • Assists INL to coordinate programs with all INL advisors, other U.S. law enforcement agencies at post, and command- level officials in the PNC. 
  • Provides technical and subject matter law enforcement expertise, mentoring, advice, policy guidance, and training on behalf of INL in support of host-nation law enforcement efforts and reduce crime and violence within El Salvador. 
  • Participates in strategic planning and development of INL projects in support of host nation law enforcement efforts.  
  • Assists INL in supporting projects and providing technical and subject matter expertise on a number of different assignments to various stakeholders. 
  • Performs complex analysis, produce written products, develop and monitor budgets, and define programmatic requirements. 
  • Reviews the organizational and operational capacities of the various elements of the PNC, including its working relationships with the Ministry of Public Security and Justice, the Supreme Court, Attorney General, and the Security Council.
  • Assists INL to develop a plan of assistance that will promote effective policing practices.
  • Fosters collaborative partnerships in the community among the PNC, citizens and organizations to develop solutions and increase trust with the police.
  • Assists INL to initiate and coordinate neighborhood crime watch programs.
  • Assist INL to assist the PNC to develop best practices to implement, oversee, and coordinate activities to achieve crime reduction.
  • Assesses the training needs of the PNC and proposes training options for improving the tactics, techniques and procedures of host nation justice sector agencies.
  • Assists INL to ensure INL projects are executed in accordance with the objectives and terms established in the Letters of Agreement, the INL Country Plan, and similar documents.
  • Assist INL with the procurement of technical services, training, and commodities, and the monitoring of procurement actions, including drafting source-origin waivers, solicitations, statements of work, and performance specifications.
  • Contributes to the monthly CARSI cable and prepare quarterly and annual progress reports on the projects assigned and corresponding budget execution.
  • Assists INL to prepare an annual strategic plan for police and other justice sector agencies focused on police and pre-detention reform, and update as needed.
  • Attends meetings with U.S. and host government officials as requested, including regional working group meetings. 
  • Provides the following reports as deliverables:
    • 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 host government, and an annual report detailing the results of each projected output, outcome, performance measurement, and impact
*Candidates are encouraged to submit a .doc or .docx resume that explicitly addresses each of the requirements listed above.
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