Maritime Advisor
BlueForce Inc, Inc.
Panama City, Panama
hace 13 días


BlueForce is seeking qualified candidates for a Maritime

Advisor located in Panama City, Panama to support the US Bureau of

International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). The Advisor will

serve as a maritime and riverine law enforcement and interdiction subject

matter expert (SME) to the Panamanian maritime law enforcement agencies. The

Advisor will assist and advise in implementing Embassy-approved maritime and

riverine technical activities to strengthen Panama’s efforts to enhance their

interdiction and law enforcement capabilities.

The Maritime Advisor will contribute to the

whole-of-government strategy to strengthen the institutional capacity of

Panama’s deep water, coastal, and riverine forces involved in maritime law

enforcement and the disruption of transnational criminal networks in the

maritime environment. The Advisor will also work with colleagues and

counterparts in the U.S. Government and the Government of Panama to foster maritime

law enforcement cooperation throughout Panamanian security forces. The Advisor

will reside in Panama City, with considerable time spent traveling and working

in the field with various USG and GOP partners. The Advisor may be asked to

participate in working groups regarding the implementation of the bilateral

maritime and riverine law enforcement programs in Panama. The Advisor exercises

expert judgment in providing advice to the Interdiction Advisor or other

INL / Panama program managers regarding ideas for actions relating to initiating

projects and executing new programs under the day-to-day direction of the

Interdiction Advisor or their designee.


  • US Citizen or authorized to work in the US, Third Country National, or Local National.
  • A four-year college degree from an accredited institution.
  • At least eight (8) years demonstrated experience in maritime law enforcement.
  • At least three (3) years demonstrated experience in a leadership role (i.e. supervising the planning, coordinating, and implementing of maritime efforts related to naval, coast guard, or other maritime entities, systems or resources applicable to waterways, coastal, and international waters).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with independently and with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated skill in oral and written communication in both Spanish and English. including writing reports, assessments, and general correspondence.
  • Duties

  • Assist and advise INL / Panama program managers and other USG entities regarding the enhancement of the maritime, coastal, and riverine interdiction and law enforcement capabilities in Panama.
  • Advise and assist in designing and implementing programs including, but not limited to, expansion of the Panamanian fleet, refurbishment of current assets, improving preventative maintenance, and renovation of existing bases.
  • Provide regular reporting to the assigned PSC or USDH Advisor or other program managers as assigned.
  • Assist in coordinating interagency efforts with relevant USG, other embassies, and GOP partners.
  • Assist in the preparation of background materials and reports to be used by U.S. Government officials in preparing speeches, and briefings.
  • Review and advise on the best use of limited INL and interagency funds to maximize the interdiction capabilities of Panama across all GOP agencies.
  • Assist in obtaining GOP written requests for support and commitments to maintain donated commodities or nationalize procurement of services after a fixed amount of time.
  • Review and advise on the purchase and refurbishment of vessels as well as on maintenance and operational training, including spare parts and supplies, based on Panama’s ability to utilize and maintain the resources.
  • Assist in the establishment of an integrated logistics and preventative maintenance and inventory program that is essential to the Central American Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) and the operational capabilities of Panama.
  • Assist in arranging / managing civilian and military engineering mobile training teams’ visits, which provides additional specialized outboard motor maintenance and other engineering training
  • Recommend and arrange travel for selected Panamanian officials to the U.S. for training.
  • Provide advice and assistance in end-use monitoring (EUM) of U.S. government-supplied commodities and services, preparing input for the annual EUM report to the U.S. Congress.
  • 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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