BlueForce is seeking to hire a Lead 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 Lead 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.
US Citizen, Third Country National (TCN), or Local National (LN with RSO approval)
Must have or be able to obtain security clearance of MRPT
An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in computer science or a related field.
Eight (8) years of experience working in software development, engineering, and / or programming.
Demonstrated experience planning, organizing and managing technology projects.
FSI level 3 / 3 Spanish. FSI level 3 / 3 English.
Demonstrated ability in business intelligence solutions, including the development of OLAP multi-dimensional 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 AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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 addresses potential problems with flexible, workable solutions.
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.
Receives tasks and assignments related to this initiative from the INL Program Manager.
Advises and assists bilateral Technology Advisors supporting regional and bilateral projects in the evaluation of technological systems and applications related to police education and information-sharing.
Advises and assists bilateral Technology Advisors to design, develop, and implement technological systems related to police reform and professionalization.
Assists INL to ensure all host government IT and police professionals have all access to developed and donated applications, programs, hardware, and software assets, providing proper follow-
up mechanisms and support to nationalize all platforms.
Advises and assists technology activities implementers with project updates, preparing reports, and providing proper documentation for current and future technology plans and initiatives.
Assist INL to educate and explain programs, projects, processes, and other activities and plans to Central American INL Directors and host government officials in a manner that is easily understood regarding process and goals.
Advise INL and GOP regarding potential and perceived abuse, fraud, or misuse of systems or information apparent during the building or operating of systems evaluated.
Assist INL and GOP with revealing backdoors’ or other gaps in current programs that could be used for leaking information outside of GOP or INL stakeholders with a need to know the information.
Assist in ensuring performance of quarterly reviews on all automated and manual 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.
Maintain full confidentiality of work requirements, requests, process, contacts, locations, and any other information related to INL or GOP contracts.
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 will be stationed 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 :
o Reporting on the advisor’s activities to include who the advisor met with, what topics were discussed, what decisions were made, and next steps.
o 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).
o 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).
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.
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