Forensic Services & Complex Investigations SME (INL – El Salvador)
San Salvador, El Salvador
MRPT Eligible (Clearance FAQs HERE
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We are presently identifying candidates a Forensic Services & Complex Investigations SME (INL – El Salvador)
in San Salvador, El Salvador on to assist on the Department of State (DOS), International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL), Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) Contract.
The CARSI Initiative, 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, Specialty, IT, and Administrative roles. Requirements and Skill Qualifications for the Forensic Services & Complex Investigations SME (INL – El Salvador).
- MRPT Eligible; An existing Secret clearance (or higher) is preferred.
- US Citizen
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Graduate of a national law enforcement academy.
- Certifications/qualifications that demonstrate the candidate is qualified as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) as a police instructor, investigations (all major programs), criminal forensics, crime scene management, and criminal intelligence operations.
- Spanish FSI level 3+/3+, English FSI level 4+/4+.
- Professional experience briefing, presenting, and teaching in both Spanish and English.
- Twenty (20) years of field work supervising and conducting complex criminal investigations (U.S. based and transnational) across major programs to include terrorism, transnational gangs, criminal enterprises, white collar, narcotics and violent crime.
- Fifteen (15) years’ experience using sophisticated investigative techniques such as undercover operations, lawful wire intercepts, human source management, and the deployment of technology-based solutions to enhance criminal and intelligence driven investigations.
- Fifteen (15) years’ experience using forensic science and technology to solve cases and prevent acts of crime and terror; to include forensic services associated with ballistics (Integrated Ballistics Identification System or IBIS), fingerprints (Automated Fingerprint Identification System or AFIS), and forensic DNA (Combined DNA Index System or CODIS).
- Ten (10) years of law enforcement supervisory experience related to the oversight of investigative personnel, strategic planning, resource management, program implementation and evaluation.
- Ten (10) years working overseas coordinating cross-border investigations, implementing strategic initiatives, and delivering foreign police training.
- Three (3) years’ experience assisting foreign police with forensic programs across major forensic disciplines to include oversight of crime laboratory accreditation, forensic mentorship programs, procurement of forensic equipment, and forensic evaluation programs.
- Three (3) years’ experience managing public-private partnerships to deliver critical infrastructure; to include drafting project proposals and MOUs to manage expectations and define roles and responsibilities.
- Experience working with foreign lawmakers and forensic personnel to draft forensic DNA legislation for criminal justice purposes.
- Experience assisting foreign countries with the implementation of a forensic DNA database for criminal justice purposes; to include coordination with the FBI to obtain the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) software (the platform most countries use create a national DNA database).
- Spanish FSI level 4+/4+
- Demonstrated experience in managing law enforcement activities across major investigative, criminal intelligence, and forensic programs.
- Demonstrated flexibility, adaptability, and willingness to cross programs.
- Demonstrated experience in managing program resources.
- Demonstrated prior ability to work independently on projects and issues within overall policy guidelines.
- Demonstrated communication and liaison skills appropriate to work with a wide variety of governmental, public, and private sector representatives; as well as with local community members and groups.
- Demonstrated superior Spanish language communications skills.
- Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
- Demonstrated previous experience establishing or helping expand a multi-service crime laboratory.
- Demonstrated experience working and/or coordinating with other relevant U.S. government agencies and host nation entities.
- Demonstrated experience working as a law enforcement advisor with non-U.S. law enforcement agencies.
- Demonstrated experience working with law enforcement in Latin America.
*Candidates are encouraged to submit a .doc or .docx resume that explicitly addresses each of the requirements listed above.
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- Works closely with the US Embassy INL/El Salvador Director and PSC Police Advisors.
- Maintains open, timely and effective communications with the INL/El Salvador Director and PSC Police Advisors on issues falling under the scope of work, resulting in a relationship that proactively addresses potential problems with flexible, workable solutions.
- Keeps the INL/El Salvador management and INL Section informed of his/her activities; attends at weekly Police Advisors Meetings; and reports relevant activities in a Weekly Activity Report (WAR).
- Shows flexibility in supporting activities and programs as assigned by INL/El Salvador Director.
- Attends meetings with INL, U.S., and host government officials, other implementers, and donors as requested, including regional working group meetings and providing expertise as needed.
- Serves INL/El Salvador as a subject matter expert for complex investigations and forensics evaluation and mentoring in support of host-nation efforts to modernize their forensic services.
- Assists INL to serve as an intermediary between the El Salvadoran Police (PNC) and the Howard G. Buffet Foundation (HGBF) and HGBF’s implementers in El Salvador to facilitate activities related to the construction and equipping of the Crime Lab and other technical assistance activities as directed by INL/El Salvador Director.
- Provides expertise related to the education, training, and international accreditation activities of the PNC Crime Lab.
- Provides technical assistance through external subject matter experts to strengthen the Crime Lab’s existing forensic units.
- Provides expertise and appropriate assistance to host nation lawmakers required to draft law authorizing the collection of DNA from adults arrested for a crime and the storage of DNA profiles in a database.
- Provide assistance and coordinates training required to create a forensic DNA program housed in the Crime Lab with capabilities that would include the collection, testing, and indexing of DNA profiles for criminal justice purposes.
- Provides basic, specialized, and continuing education to Crime Lab personnel and forensic service users such as lawmakers, judges, prosecutors, medical examiners, investigators, forensic technicians and evidence collectors, to strengthen broader forensic science ecosystem and increase the use of forensic services in the criminal justice cycle.
- Assist INL to establish the required forensic mentoring and accreditation programs to ensure full functionality of the new PNC Crime Lab that is being constructed.
- Assists INL to provide basic, specialized, and continuing education as it relates to forensic science to strengthen the investigative process and increase the use of forensic services in the criminal justice cycle.
- Enlists the cooperation of El Salvador criminal justice entities, Colombian Police Advisors, U.S. subject matter experts and other interested donating parties to work closely with forensic and investigative program.
- Prepares and maintains weekly activity report and an annual review plan.
- Suggests avenues for mid-course correction if a program is not achieving its goals.
- Attends meetings with U.S. and host-government officials as requested, including the regional working group meetings.
- Keeps the INL Director, Deputy Director, INL/El Salvador Section Director, and other U.S. personnel, as appropriate, informed and briefed on all matters relating to assigned criminal investigative and forensic services programs.