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Boat Maintenance Technician - Specialist Advisor III (CARSI - Costa Rica)

Caldera, Costa Rica
Boat Maintenance Technician
Caldera, Costa Rica
MRPT Clearance (U.S. Citizens) (Clearance FAQs HERE)
 
 
ATSG Corporation prides itself on our proven dedication to providing expert assistance to our government partners—without any surprises. We work hard to honor our commitment to our clients while ensuring our employees feel secure and empowered in their work. We take excellent care of our team so they may have the freedom and confidence to focus on their missions and provide nothing but the best output on the work site and at home.
The company provides a variety of services within the Intelligence Community. Our products may be diverse but the results are one and the same—on schedule, on budget, and completed with superior quality. We are experienced in areas such as Mobility, Enterprise Architecture, Data Processing, Law Enforcement Mission Support, and Acquisition Support. As an organization, we are consistently expanding our footprint in the contracting community.
 
We are presently identifying candidates for a Boat Maintenance Technician  to work with International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) in San Jose, Costa Rica on the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) contract. This opening is in response to the Government taking efforts to consolidate positions in Latin and Central America to one source.
 
The CARSI contract, one of the largest and most sophisticated multi-lateral security efforts in the world, provides funding for the USG 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, Corrections, Specialty, IT, and Administrative roles. Requirements and Skill Qualifications for the Boat Maintenance Technician  are as follows:
 
Required—
  • MRPT Clearance (U.S. Citizens)
  • US Citizen
  • Ten (10) years documented boat maintenance experience, with at Five (5) years’ experience in maintaining C-class Island Class cutters, (2) years of which as Engineering Petty Officer assigned to a 110’ Island Class cutter
  • Must be willing to travel in-country to remote locations and out of country when required. Incumbent must be able to independently perform the fieldwork in remote areas for extended periods without on-the-ground-supervision.
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds (18 kgs) to shoulder height.  Must be able to climb maintenance stands and ladders.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Superior interpersonal skills when working with senior level management.
  • English FSI level 4/4
  • Spanish level 4/4.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated advanced professional proficiency in the Spanish language, spoken and written.
 
Preferred—
  • Demonstrated experience working or coordinating with other relevant US government agencies (e.g., Department of Defense, DEA, CBP, USAID) and/or international organizations.
 
Responsibilities—
  • Works closely with the US Embassy INL/Costa Rica Maritime Advisor, INL Contracting Officer (CO), and INL Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR). 
  • Maintains open, timely, and effective communications with the INL/Costa Rica Team Leader and, as appropriate, with the INL/WHP Director on issues falling under the scope of work, resulting in a relationship that proactively addresses potential problems with flexible, workable solutions.
  • Supports the implementation of the United States Government and the Government of Costa Rica (GoCR) Maritime Counterdrug Bilateral Agreement and the U.S. government and GOCR Border and Security program as defined in Letters of Agreement and Amendments.  
  • Provides technical boat maintenance expertise, technical assistance, and training on behalf of INL in support of host-nation efforts to improve operational and managerial capability of the GoCR Coast Guard (SNGC), and to enable the patrol boat engineers to maintain safe operational status of the assigned watercraft.  
  • Provides technical advice and support to the INL Director, and the INL Maritime Advisor in areas of maintenance and sustainability of the three 110’ cutters recently transferred from the USG to the Costa Rican Coast Guard. 
  • Provides advice on repairs, ordering spare parts, and supplies, arrange/manage civilian and military engineering mobile training/maintenance teams’ visits.
  • Works closely with officials from US Navy/Coast Guard, (SNGC), as well as with key representatives of maritime institutions from the region.
  • This position is based in Caldera, Costa Rica.
  • Travel through out Costa Rica is required.  
  • Perform/supervise scheduled maintenance inspections on SNGC Maritime Assets in accordance with the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) requirement on all marine systems including the electrical power generation and distribution system, propulsion machinery, all auxiliary systems, water tight fittings and structural integrity and preservation requirements.
  • Perform/supervise unscheduled maintenance on marine systems, not limited to those listed above, including while vessel is at dock side or in dry dock repair required to maintain the cutter in seaworthy condition in accordance with OEM and USCG specifications.
  • Perform all quality-control/assurance inspector duties to include progress reports as required.
  • Maintain proper documentation of all scheduled and unscheduled maintenance tasks, and trend monitoring.
  • Maintain the vessels technical publication and engineering drawing library.
  • Ensure the availability of required parts and bench stock in accordance with established Department of State (DOS) procurement procedures and local importation and customs requirements.
  • Assist the SNGC to maintain an on-hand parts inventory and order replacements and time-change components as required to meet operational requirements and OEM recommended on-hand reoccurring maintenance parts and consumables.
  • Assist the SNGC to maintain organization and calibration of all special tools, and maintenance of all support equipment.
  • Provide technical advice to the INL and SNGC Directors on maintaining the safe, operational status of all U.S. government-donated and SNGC-purchased patrol vessels.
  • Provide technical advice/support through INL-Costa Rica to the SNGC to enable the patrol boat engineers to maintain safe operational status of the patrol and small boats. Provide advice on repairs, ordering spare parts, and supplies.
  • Oversee and coordinate the dry dock periods of  U.S. donated patrol vessels in Costa Rica and supervise funded contracts for dry dock periods and pier-side overhauls.
  • Provide advice and assistance in the preparation of procurement documentation for technical services, training, and commodities as well as monitoring procurement actions, including drafting source-origin waivers, bid solicitations, scopes of work, and delivery and acceptance of procured items for INL Director’s approval.
  • This position requires a work plan
  • MONTHLY: Provide a summary 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.  Report on scheduled upcoming meetings, trainings, and other activities outlining dates and participants (due the second Tuesday of each month).
  • QUARTERLY: Quarterly Reports, including compiled monthly report quantitative data, an analysis of program trends, and an update on progress toward INL’s desired outcomes and impact goals, noting challenges, successes, future plans, and recommendations to INL.  Due within 30 days of the close of the reporting quarter.
  • ANNUALLY: Provide INL an End Year Summary of the last year and an estimate of progress toward reaching the three year goal of turning over responsibility to the GOCR – an annual report detailing the results of each projected output, outcome, performance measurement and impact.
 
*Candidates are encouraged to submit a .doc or .docx resume that explicitly addresses each of the requirements listed above.
 
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This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of protected veteran status or disability and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
 
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