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.
U.S. Citizen, 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.
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.
BlueForce, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.