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Financial Crime Program Advisor – Specialist Advisor IV

Belize City, Belize
Financial Crime Program Advisor – Specialist Advisor IV
Belize City, Belize
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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 the following position: Financial Crime Program Advisor – Specialist Advisor IV. This candidate will work with Dept. of State, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (DOS-INL) in Belmopan, Belize on the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) contract.

The CARSI contract, one of the largest and most sophisticated multi-lateral security efforts in the world, provides funding for the US Government 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 responsibilities for this role are as follows:  

Minimum Qualifications—
  • US or Citizen of British or Caricom countries
  • The candidate must be able to pass an ATSG background investigation to begin employment and must obtain and maintain an MRPT Clearance to gain Embassy access and be eligible for continued employment
  • FSI level 4/4 English
  • Bachelor's degree in international relations, law enforcement, public policy, sociology, Criminalistics, Criminal Justice, Law, Social Science or related field and fifteen (15) years of experience in the field of specialty.  Those years of experience should include at least ten (10) years working on task forces investigating complex crimes; five (5) years of professional work experience investigating financial criminal activities and five (5) years’ experience working with prosecutors to bring criminal cases to trial.
  • Studies can be substitute for (20) twenty years of relevant experience, of those years, at least ten (10) years of experience working on task forces investigating complex financial crimes;  five (5) years of professional work experience investigating financial criminal activities and five (5) years’ experience working with prosecutors to bring criminal cases to trial.
  • Experience briefing in English as appropriate.
  • Experience in Management of Asset Forfeiture
  • Knowledge of British Laws and legal framework
  • Experience working with law enforcement officers in other countries (British or Caricom countries would be an asset).
  • Demonstrated ability to apply best practices, lessons learned, and international norms to an overseas environment.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills working with all levels.
  • Demonstrated communications skills, oral and written, in English.
  • Knowledge of Financial Crime Investigation Process and Planning
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Required. *President Biden's Executive Order mandates all U.S. Federal employees and contractors providing services to the U.S. Federal Government who are working on or in connection with and U.S. Department contracts (subject to limited exceptions for disabilities or religious objections) to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

Preferred Qualifications—
  • Knowledge of Embassy organization and familiarity with program, organization, and operation of other U.S. agencies involved in rule of law programs abroad

  • Training of personnel on topics including, but not limited to, financial investigation techniques, public corruption, extortion, government ethics, money laundering, working as a team, asset forfeiture and running a task force.
  • Advisory support to the Financial Investigative Unit (FIU) staff to create moves cases through the investigative and prosecutorial process, assist the Financial Crime Task Force to effectively and efficiently investigate and prosecute financial crimes, establish investigative protocols and other procedures, outlined below.
  • Provide procurement recommendations including FIU equipment and supplies to the INL Coordinator in support.
  • Strengthen the FIU ability to manage forfeited assets.
  • Trip reports upon completion of travel.
  • Spot reporting of pertinent events of importance.
  • Quarterly Reporting.
  • Training (estimated to be 10% of responsibilities). The Advisor will provide the training on a combination the following topics:
    • Money laundering and financial investigation techniques
    • Investigating public corruption and extortion
    • Government Ethics
  • Working as a team
  • Running a Financial Crime Task Force
  • Presentation of evidence in a courtroom
  • Trained on management of Asset Forfeiture best practices
  • Mentorship (estimated to be 75% of responsibilities). The advisor will provide hands on mentoring to the Financial Investigation Unit to improve each member’s investigative and prosecutorial capacity as follows:
    • Work directly with FIU investigators and FIU prosecutors, Financial Crimes Task Force (FCTF), the judicial sector, and any other relevant interlocutors, within the bounds of the GOB Constitution and legal code on financial Investigation and prosecution.
    • Meets frequently with investigators and prosecutors to monitor progress of criminal cases being investigated or prosecuted by the FIU, focusing on the progress of the financial investigation, trial preparation, and the presentation of evidence in a courtroom setting, based on the GOB legal system.
    • Identifies areas where outside technical assistance could support the investigation and prosecution of high-profile cases.
    • Meets frequently with investigators and prosecutors to monitor progress and provide case specific advice on financial crimes, asset forfeiture investigations and prosecutions.
    • Strengthen the FIU ability to manage forfeited assets.
  • Assist Developing Manuals, Protocols and Recommendations for Legislative Reforms.
  • The advisor will provide support to the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) to develop effective protocols and operating procedures:
    • Works closely with the members of the FIU in developing all manuals, procedures, and protocols necessary for the efficient and effective operation of the task force according to GOB law.
    • Advise FIU with respect to the drafting or revising of any manuals, protocols, best practices, or standard forms being developed to ensure that their content complies with GOB Law
    • Participates in any committees formed to review legislative reforms relevant to financial investigations, regulation of money laundering (AML) and countering the financing of terrorism (CFT), and other relevant areas.
    • Advisor makes recommendations to INL for procurement of equipment and supplies needed to assist in meeting the goals of the project.
    • Advisor also makes recommendation for future programming.

*Candidates are encouraged to submit a .doc or .docx resume that explicitly addresses each of the requirements listed above.
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