BlueForce is seeking candidates for a Boat Maintenance Technician to support the Department of State’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) in San Jose, Costa Rica on the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) in Caldera, Costa Rica.
The CARSI contract, 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.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Demonstrated experience working or coordinating with other relevant US government agencies (e.g.
Department of Defense, DEA, CBP, USAID) and / or international organizations. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Must be a US citizen, Third Country National (TCN), Local National (LN) Must be able to pass a MRPT for US Citizens RSO Approval Ten (10) years documented boat maintenance experience, with at Five (5) years’ experience in maintaining C-class Island Class cutters, (2) years of which as Engineering Petty Officer assigned to a 110’ Island Class cutter Must be willing to travel in-country to remote locations and out of country when required.
Incumbent must be able to independently perform the fieldwork in remote areas for extended periods without on-the-ground-supervision.
Must be able to lift 40 pounds (18 kgs) to shoulder height. Must be able to climb maintenance stands and ladders. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
Superior interpersonal skills when working with senior level management. English FSI level 4 / 4 Spanish level 4 / 4. Demonstrated ability to work with limited supervision.
Demonstrated advanced professional proficiency in the Spanish language, spoken and written. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Works closely with the US Embassy INL / Costa Rica Maritime Advisor, INL Contracting Officer (CO), and INL Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR).
Maintains open, timely, and effective communications with the INL / Costa Rica Team Leader and, as appropriate, with the INL / WHP Director on issues falling under the scope of work, resulting in a relationship that proactively addresses potential problems with flexible, workable solutions.
Supports 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 as defined in Letters of Agreement and Amendments. Provides technical boat maintenance expertise, technical assistance, and training on behalf of INL in support of host-nation efforts to improve operational and managerial capability of the GoCR Coast Guard (SNGC), and to enable the patrol boat engineers to maintain safe operational status of the assigned watercraft.
Provides technical advice and support to the INL Director, and the INL Maritime Advisor in areas of maintenance and sustainability of the three 110’ cutters recently transferred from the USG to the Costa Rican Coast Guard.
Provides advice on repairs, ordering spare parts, and supplies, arrange / manage civilian and military engineering mobile training / maintenance teams’ visits.
Works closely with officials from US Navy / Coast Guard, (SNGC), as well as with key representatives of maritime institutions from the region.
This position is based in Caldera, Costa Rica. Travel throughout Costa Rica is required. Perform / supervise scheduled maintenance inspections on SNGC Maritime Assets in accordance with the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) requirement on all marine systems including the electrical power generation and distribution system, propulsion machinery, all auxiliary systems, water tight fittings and structural integrity and preservation requirements.
Perform / supervise unscheduled maintenance on marine systems, not limited to those listed above, including while vessel is at dock side or in dry dock repair required to maintain the cutter in seaworthy condition in accordance with OEM and USCG specifications.
Perform all quality-control / assurance inspector duties to include progress reports as required. Maintain proper documentation of all scheduled and unscheduled maintenance tasks, and trend monitoring.
Maintain the vessels technical publication and engineering drawing library. Ensure the availability of required parts and bench stock in accordance with established Department of State (DOS) procurement procedures and local importation and customs requirements.
Assist the SNGC to maintain an on-hand parts inventory and order replacements and time-change components as required to meet operational requirements and OEM recommended on-hand reoccurring maintenance parts and consumables.
Assist the SNGC to maintain organization and calibration of all special tools, and maintenance of all support equipment.
Provide 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.
Provide technical advice / support through INL-Costa Rica to the SNGC to enable the patrol boat engineers to maintain safe operational status of the patrol and small boats.
Provide advice on repairs, ordering spare parts, and supplies. Oversee and coordinate the dry dock periods of U.S. donated patrol vessels in Costa Rica and supervise funded contracts for dry dock periods and pier-side overhauls.
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 for INL Director’s approval.
This position requires a work plan 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 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 GOCR an annual report detailing the results of each projected output, outcome, performance measurement and impact.
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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