BlueForce is seeking to hire an AdvancedTechnology 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 Advanced 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.
Local National (LN) or Third Country National (TCN)
Demonstrated 5 years of experience in software development, computer science, engineering or
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
Works closely with INL / Panama, the INL Contracting Officer (CO), and the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR).
Maintains open, timely, and effective communications with the INL program managers in Panama and partners closely, as appropriate, with the INL team members on projects falling under their scopes of work, resulting in a relationship that proactively addresses potential problems with flexible, workable solutions.
Supports activities under the core area of judicial and police technology reform.
Advises and provides assistance in the development, implementation, and management of INL’s policing information management technology platforms, with an emphasis on strategic and tactical outreach to centralize the management of host nation information sharing.
Receives tasks and assignments related to this work from the INL / Panama Coordinator, Director and Deputy Director.
Advise and assist INL / Panama to design, develop, and implement technological systems related to judicial and police reform, providing proper follow-
up mechanisms relating to technology.
Analyze and support the INL / Panama developed information platform(s) in use and assist in centralizing policing information management efforts within the host nation.
Assist host country staff to integrate the database changes to ensure platform functionality.
Identify the correct bandwidth requirements to support applications and platforms supported by INL.
Install and configure communications hardware required to manage multiple network users.
Provide standard database administration and support, to include troubleshooting, end user support, monitor performance tuning, database security, and data maintenance.
Prepare end user guides and training plans for end user training for government agencies.
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.
Reports on scheduled upcoming meetings, trainings, and other activities.
Advise and assist INL / Panama in the evaluation of technological systems and applications related to judicial and police reform.
Advise and assist INL / Panama regarding technology activities using the assigned reporting methods and through the submission of proper documentation.
Write, modify, test, and debug software for host-country user applications.
Develop security protocols and troubleshoot security aspects of networks from both internal and external threats.
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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