Maritime Maintenance and Material Management Advisor
Blue Force
US Embassy, San Jose, Costa Rica
hace 6 días

BlueForce, Inc. is seeking to hire a Maritime Maintenance and Material Management Advisor (3MA) to support the US Department of State’s (DOS) Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) in San Jose, Costa Rica.

The INL / Costa Rica Maritime 3MA position will support the implementation of the United States Government and the Government of Costa Rica (GoCR) Maritime Counterdrug Bilateral Agreement and the U.

S. government and GOCR Border and Security Program.


  • Must be a US Citizen or authorized to work in the US
  • Must have a valid US Passport
  • Must have a US security clearance of MRPT or higher and maintain such clearance throughout duration of assignment
  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution OR fifteen (15) years of demonstrated relevant experience
  • Must have a minimum of ten (10) years of demonstrated experience in shipboard / small boat maintenance and material management
  • In the event of US MIlitary experience, must have a honorable discharge
  • Demonstrated superior interpersonal skills when working with senior level management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of maritime 3-M management or similar program development
  • Demonstrated superior English communications skills both oral and written
  • Demonstrated ability to work with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated advanced professional proficiency in the Spanish language, spoken and written
  • Demonstrated ability to perform complex analysis is essential in coordinating with inter-agency section heads, including senior levels of the Costa Rican government
  • Demonstrated experience working or coordinating with other relevant US government agencies (e.g., Department of Defense, DEA, CBP, USAID) and / or international organizations.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft applications

    The 3MA will provide technical expertise, technical assistance, and training on behalf of INL in support of host-nation efforts to improve the Maintenance and Material Management capability of the GoCR Coast Guard (SNGC), and to enable the patrol boat engineers to maintain safe operational status of the assigned watercraft.

    Other duties include :

  • Assists in implementing a U.S. government-supported SNGC 3-M strategic development plan
  • Assists with implementing programs including, but not limited to, preventative maintenance, development of uniform maintenance standards, effective use of available manpower and material resources in maintenance, maintenance support efforts and improvement in reliability and maintainability of systems and equipment, and to reduce cost of material ownership
  • Assists in the establishment of an integrated logistics and preventative maintenance and inventory program that is essential to the operational capabilities of the SNGC
  • Ensures that INL / USCG capacity enhancement initiatives align toward the same program objectives and goals
  • Provides technical advice to the INL and SNGC Directors on maintaining the safe, operational status of all U.S. government-
  • donated and SNGC-purchased patrol vessels

  • Provides advice on repairs, ordering spare parts, and supplies
  • Attends general and law enforcement meetings, national and international conferences and seminars, and meetings with GOCR officials, reporting on discussions, activities, and / or decisions
  • Assists INL / SJ in developing and maintaining an SNGC training plan that will promote effective 3-M practices
  • Provides advice and assistance in the preparation of procurement documentation for technical services, training, and commodities as well as monitoring procurement actions, including drafting source-
  • origin waivers, bid solicitations, scopes of work, and delivery and acceptance of procured items for INL Director’s approval

  • Assist INL personnel in the preparation of monthly and annual progress reports regarding the Maritime Program. Will assist in preparing and maintaining an annual implementation plan
  • The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.

    It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.

    BlueForce employment is contingent upon individual’s providing legal proof of identity and satisfactory background check results.

    Please note if applying for a position in the United States : All applicants must furnish legal authorization to work in the United States within three (3) working days of time of hire.

    If a Government clearance is required, applicants will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

    BlueForce is firmly committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce and in providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, veteran status, and any other basis protected by applicable law.


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