IT Technology Advisor
Blue Force
US Embassy, Panama City, Panama
hace 4 días

BlueForce is seeking to hire an IT Technology Advisor to support the US Department of State’s (DOS) Central America Regional Security Initiative Program (CARSI) under the DOS Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Program.


The IT Technology Advisor 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.


  • U.S. Citizen, Third Country National (TCN), or Local National.
  • Demonstrated 5 years of experience in software development, computer science, engineering or
  • programming.

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited university in computer science or related field.
  • Demonstrated fluency in Spanish.
  • Demonstrated basic working knowledge of written and spoken English.
  • Demonstrated ability in business intelligence solutions, including the development of OLAP multidimensional
  • 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
  • DUTIES :

  • 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 ad-
  • dresses potential problems with flexible, workable solutions.

  • Assists INL to develop, enhance, implement and evaluate technological platforms, hardware, software, and processes related to police reform.
  • Receives tasks and assignments related to this initiative from the Lead Technology Advisor and the Program Manager.
  • Guides and assists INL in the implementation, evaluation, and full nationalization of technological platforms, applications, and processes.
  • Assists INL in evaluating the capabilities of technology systems, implementing improvements, and developing applications related to police reform.
  • 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 is located 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).
  • Assists INL to implement new and improved technological systems, designs, and applications to improve police in- formation management, ensuring all systems and end users have full access to the programs, with written complete manuals, and follow-
  • up requirements relating to technology.

  • Maintains communication with internal and external individuals and groups leading the technology vision, design, and implementation, with written reports summarizing host government and other interactions to the leadership.
  • Provides project updates, reports, summaries, and user manuals as required and requested.
  • Assists posts in ensuring only INL and proper host government officials with a need to know have access to techno- logy, reporting, and information regarding operations and systems donated to the host governments, reporting irregularities in operations or discussions to the Program Manager immediately upon discovery.
  • Advises INL and GOP regarding potential and perceived abuse, fraud, or misuse of systems or
  • information apparent during the building or operating of systems evaluated.

  • Assists INL and GOP with revealing backdoors’ or other gaps in current programs that could be used for leaking in- formation outside of GOP or INL stakeholders with a need to know the information.
  • Performs at least quarterly reviews on all automated 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.
  • Maintains full confidentiality of work requirements, requests, process, contacts, locations, and any other information related to INL or GOP contracts.
  • 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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