BlueForce is seeking qualified candidates for a Law Enforcement Training Center Advisor located in San Jose, Costa Rica to support the US Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).
The Advisor will serve in Costa Rica as the subject matter expert for training evaluation and mentoring in support of host-
nation efforts to establish a national Law Enforcement Training Center, expanding the current National Police Academy to achieve an accredited multi-
service achieve this transition. The Advisor will provide expertise and assistance to the Ministry of Security, the Police Academy Director, and INL / CR in the continued transition of the Costa Rican Police Academy to a broader Law Enforcement and Investigations School.
The National Law Enforcement Center will expand to provide all basic, specialized, and continuing education for the national police and border police;
basic and some specialized training to the Coast Guard, Park Service, municipal police forces, as well as specialized training to the migration police, counter-
drug police, penitentiary police, and special investigative police (OIJ). The Advisor will provide technical law enforcement expertise, technical assistance, and training on behalf of INL in support of host-
nation efforts to improve Academy operations and curriculum. The end goal of the Advisor is to establish a true multi-service National Law Enforcement Training Center (NLETC). QUALIFICATIONS
US Citizen, Third Country National (TCN) or Local National (LN).
A Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution.
Fifteen (15) years of demonstrated experience in law enforcement and oversight agency organizational development, planning, and / or training.
Five (5) years of demonstrated experience related to management of a law enforcement academy or training facility that included strategic planning, resource management, budgeting, oversight and evaluation and active management of law enforcement, judicial or prosecutorial operations.
Seven (7) years of demonstrated experience in law enforcement or security programs aimed at achieving INL objectives.
Demonstrated experience in managing program resources.
Demonstrated very good English verbal and written skills.
Demonstrated prior ability to work independently on projects and issues within overall policy guidelines.
Demonstrated communication and liaison skills appropriate to work with a wide variety of governmental, public, and private sector representatives;
as well as with local community members and groups. DUTIES
Provide expertise and assistance to the GOCR and INL / CR in the transition of the GOCR Police Academy to a more expansive Law Enforcement Academy that incorporates SIMEP investigative curriculum.
Enlist the cooperation of GOCR entities, Colombian Police Advisors, and other interested donating parties to work closely with the program.
Provide technical assistance and expertise to the GOCR-Ministry of Security and INL / CR in the operation, and continued development of the Police Academy transition to a more inclusive Law Enforcement Academy.
Work with the Fureza Publica and the Ministry on course design and NLETC administration.
Provide 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.
Work with the INL personnel to prepare monthly and annual progress reports regarding establishing the NLETC. Prepare and maintain an annual implementation plan.
Suggests avenues for mid-course correction if a program is not achieving its goals.
Attend meetings with U.S. and host-government officials as requested, including the regional working group meetings.
Keep the INL Director, Deputy Director, INL / CR Police Advisor, and INL Coordinator, and other U.S. personnel, as appropriate, informed and briefed on all matters relating to the Academy.
Work directly with the INL Costa Rica Director, Police Advisor, and Coordinator, to strengthen areas presently being worked on by INL Costa Rica (SIMEP Institutionalization and Police Academy Reform) as well as any other area thought to be important by the INL Director (Costa Rica).
Assist in the coordination of program development, implementation and reporting with other Costa Rican entities, INL advisors, and other advisors or contractors working for the INL program in Costa Rica and as appropriate, throughout the region.
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.
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