Forensics IT Specialist
BlueForce Inc, Inc.
US Embassy, Panama City, Panama
hace 1 día


BlueForce is seeking to hire a Forensics IT

Specialist 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 Forensics IT Specialist conducts a forensic

analysis of the INL programs to determine if there are any vulnerabilities,

unauthorized users, or other means of access or weakness.Works in conjunction with INL

representatives, police department personnel, governmental officials, etc.

throughout Central America and Colombia


  • US Citizen, Third Country National (TCN), or Local National (LN with RSO approval)
  • Must have or be able to obtain security clearance of MRPT
  • English FSI level 4 / 4, Spanish FSI level 3 / 3.
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university in the field of Network Administration or Microsoft Certified Professional.
  • Five (5) years of experience in administering networks, implementation and support.
  • Five (5) years experience working administrable communication hardware i.e. switches and routers.
  • Five (5) years experience in managing ad configuring firewalls
  • Five (5) years experience in installing, configuring and administering Microsoft operating systems.
  • Five (5) years experience in network administration and functions in relation to active directories and end user management.
  • Demonstrated successful interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated successful oral and written communication skills.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Expert level (5+ years) expertise in business intelligence solutions, including the development of OLAP multi-dimensional cubes using Microsoft SQL server analysis services, Microsoft SQL server data transformation services, Microsoft SQL server integration services and Excel pivot table service.
  • Forensic computer skills.
  • Duties


  • The Specialist works most closely with the US Embassy INL / Panama Director, Contracting Officer (CO), and Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR).
  • Maintains open, timely, and effective communications with the INL / Panama Team Leader and, as appropriate, with the INL / Panama Director and Deputy Director on issues falling under the scope of work.
  • Proactively addresses potential problems with flexible, workable solutions.
  • Receives tasks and assignments related to this initiative from INL.
  • Analyzes existing technological infrastructures related to INL supported programs.
  • Provides input to maintain the security integrity of the INL and partner technological infrastructure.
  • Analyzes communications infrastructures as related to the subject programs.
  • Assists INL to work in conjunction with host nation police representatives to analyze IT systems.
  • Analyzes access control for the existing platforms and applications within INL sponsored networks
  • Makes recommendations to develop, implement and maintain IT security processes.
  • Evaluates and suggests improvements on existing networks.
  • Troubleshoots security aspects of networks from both internal and external threats through the IT security measures utilizing firewall appliances and software designed to provide network protection.
  • Recommends network security protocols to ensure the integrity of both the information contained within the servers, but also the curtailment of unauthorized end user access throughout the network.
  • Recommends new technology to be utilized in the improvement of any and all IT platforms being supported.
  • National and international travel will be required.
  • A work plan is required for this position within 30 days of assuming responsibilities of the position.
  • Provides weekly, monthly, and quarterly 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.

    Reports on scheduled and upcoming meetings, trainings, and other activities.

  • Programs to be investigated :
  • o SITIGPOL : Panamanian National Police database for managing human resources and collecting crime statistics

    o DATAPOL; Same as above but provided to Fuerza Publica in Costa Rica.

    o SICAT : The regional gang information exchange platform. This was a development of web services. The actual databases were already owned by each country (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador)

    o Investigate various programs in Colombia.

    o Investigate projects to identify systems where commercial solutions and software were used

    o Costa Rica : Fuerza Publica Disciplina Legal

    o Consulting on various Panama projects such as INL Vetted units, the drug prosecutors’ offices, SENAN and other offices within the Panama DIJ (investigative police).

    o Ministry of Finance-Intendencia

    o Superintendency of Banks

    o Autonomous Institution for Cooperatives

    o Superintendencia of Insurance and Reinsurance

    o Superintendencia of Securities

  • The incumbent shall provide weekly reports of activities, to include what programs have been investigated and the results of those investigations.
  • Recommendations for corrective or protective action to reduce vulnerabilities shall be included in all reports. Weekly reports shall be due on the first work day after the prior week.
  • The incumbent shall provide a monthly summary report, due five calendar days after the end of the prior calendar month.
  • The incumbent shall provide a final report, due 5 calendar days after the end of the period of performance.
  • 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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