POSITION : Linguist / Anti-financial Crimes Task Force Coordinator
LOCATION : Panama City, Panama
LANGUAGE : Spanish 4 / 4 and English 4 / 4
TRAVEL : Minimum
SECURITY CLEARANCE : RSO Approval
BlueForce , Inc. is seeking candidates for a Linguist / Anti-financial Crimes Task Force Coordinator (L / AFC- TF Coordinator) located in Panama City, Panama to support the US Department of State's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Program on the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) contract.
INL keeps Americans safe at home by countering international crime, illegal drugs, and instability abroad. INL helps countries deliver justice and fairness by strengthening their police, courts, and corrections systems.
These efforts reduce the amount of crime and illegal drugs reaching U.S. shores.
The CARSI contract, one of the largest and most sophisticated multi-lateral security efforts in the world, provides funding for the US Government 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.
This initiative will focus on a series of Policing, Specialty, IT and Administrative roles. Requirements and responsibilities for this role are as follows.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS :
Five (5) years prior experience as an interpreter or translator, with translation / linguist experience.
Office Management experience.
Background in business and / or accounting.
Prior law enforcement or legal experience.
At least, two (2) years specialized experience (e.g. intelligence, firearms, gangs, kidnapping, drugs, and internal affairs).
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS :
Must be a Panamanian Citizen
RSO Clearance. Must be able to obtain and maintain a favorable RSO Clearance.
College degree or equivalent job experience and / or certifications in law, business administration, project manager or accounting.
Possess Spanish / English / Spanish Translation Certificate.
English proficiency certification.
FSI Level 4 / 4 English (fully fluent), FSI Level 4 / 4 Spanish (fully fluent).
Effectively communicate in verbal and written English and Spanish.
Anti-financial Crimes job experience and / or certification.
Demonstrated experience interpreting or translating official documents from Spanish into English and English into Spanish.
Knowledge and proficiency in office software tools such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and other applications).
Must successfully pass a polygraph examination administered by the Government at no cost to ATSG. The polygraph examination may be given to the individual at any time throughout performance of this contract.
Successfully passing a polygraph is apart from the initial Clearance and standard background checks.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES :
The Linguist / Anti-Financial Crime Task Force (L / AFC- TF) Coordinator performs management duties which require interaction with GOP authorities, USG Embassy personnel, and private sector entities both in Spanish and in English, on a daily basis.
Project Component 1 : Interpreter and documents translation / transcription Serves as a Spanish-English and English to Spanish Interpreter and translates / transcribes official, and non-official, documents from Spanish-to English and English to Spanish in support of the Anti-financial Crimes Task Force function and mission.
Project Component 2 : Supports interactions between GOP authorities, USG Embassy personnel, and private sector Supports Anti-financial Crimes Task Force, including processing requirements for official travel and procuring services and equipment in support of the Anti-financial Crimes Task Force.
Project Component 3 : Task Force operational budget management Helps develop and manage site / building and task force operational budgets, as required.
The L / AFC- TF Coordinator is required to manage site / building matters such as paying bills, coordinating maintenance, and scheduling cleaning services.
The L / AFC- TF Coordinator ensures the appropriate security clearances, and access for authorized personnel within the work space, are conducted and up-to-date.
The L / AFC-TF Coordinator is the official translator to translate / transcribe official and non-official, documents in support of the Task Force's function and mission.
This includes the translation of police reports, judicial documents, search warrants, court orders, business records, subpoena results, memorandums, electronic mail and other correspondence.
The L / AFC-TF Coordinator provides concurrent and simultaneous translations during meetings and trainings.
The L / AF-TF Coordinator operates under the guidance of the AFC Commander and the INL Program Manager and routinely communicates progress of management activities, developments, results and challenges.
Coordinates meetings, conferences and training events.
The L / AFC- TF Coordinator ensures that all resources, including translating equipment and materials, are available for larger meetings and trainings.
The L / AFC- TF tracks operational expenses and manages task force budget items, as required.
L / AFC- TF prepares periodic status updates and statistical reports, to complete weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual requirements.
This position is considered a key personnel position.
Resumes must be submitted in English
Applicants will be required to supply a resume that explicitly addresses each of the qualifications listed above.
APPLICANTS THAT MEET THE JOB REQUIREMENTS WILL BE CONTACTED TO COMPLETE A QUALIFICATIONS MATRIX AND PROVIDE THREE PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES (NAME, JOB TITLE OF REFERENCE, COMPANY, WORK ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, EMAIL ADDRESS, AND RELATIONSHIP TO THE CANDIDATE).
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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