Precursor Chemicals Advisor/Investigator - Specialist Advisor IV (CARSI - Guatemala)
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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We are presently identifying candidates for the following position: Precursor Chemicals Advisor/Investigator - Specialist Advisor IV. This candidate will work with Dept. of State, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (DOS-INL) in Guatemala City, Guatemala 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:
Duties and Responsibilities
- TCN or U.S. citizen;
- The candidate must be able to pass an ATSG background investigation to begin employment and must also pass necessary vetting, as required, from the Embassy’s Regional Security Office to gain Embassy access and be eligible for continued employment;
- FSI level 4/4 Spanish;
- At least twenty (20) years of experience with police or law enforcement in criminal investigation and dismantling of criminal organizations related to narcotrafficking;
- Experience in educating and instructing law enforcement units on chemical substance regulation and controls, including at national and international levels;
- Demonstrated experience in control and accountability of chemical substances and new psychotropic substances;
- Excellent interpersonal skills to build and sustain relationships with key stakeholders;
- Demonstrated ability to manage and motivate people in a complex political environment and achieve set goals under time pressure;
- Strong organizational and planning skills;
- Highest standards of integrity and discretion;
- Physically able to work and travel in the region, including to remote/rural areas;
- Proficient in Microsoft Office; able to work and report effectively from the field;
- Proven experience in supporting the design and development of chemical substance control oversight programs and/or online platforms;
- Experience in working with multiple stakeholders;
- Ten (10) years experience working with Government institutions at a senior level;
- Proven experience in project management;
- Extensive training in and knowledge of precursor chemical control including international best practices and protocols among stakeholders (ex: UNODC) involved this process;
- 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.
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- Assesses on the extent of precursor chemical commercial activity in Guatemala.
- Works with the Guatemalan precursor chemicals board, specifically with Ministry of Health, Counternarcotics Police (SGAIA), and Tax Administration (SAT) on monitoring the activity of chemical operators (import, export, production, and end-use).
- Creates and/or improves protocols between stakeholders related to the control and monitoring of the import, export, transshipment, and use of precursors: these protocols should include standardized inspection procedures and reporting measures between relevant stakeholders involved in precursor chemical control.
- Improves current processes of precursor chemical control and adopts new measures in keeping with international best practices in the field.
- Facilitates precursor chemicals working groups with Guatemalan, U.S., and relevant international (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime – UNODC) authorities.
- Identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the control and monitoring processes contained in current and proposed legislation and systems regarding precursor chemicals.
- Assesses and oversees the implementation of a robust on-line platform, with standardized reporting frameworks, for Ministry of Health, SAT, and SGAIA.
- Provides guidance and assessment on inspections and investigation techniques to SGAIA DEA task force and Ministry of Health inspectors.
- Other tasks related to the counternarcotics program as assigned by INL’s counternarcotics program officer.
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