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Corrections Specialist Advisor

Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Corrections Specialist Advisor
Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Clearance requirement: MRPT (Clearance FAQs available 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 the following position: Corrections Specialist Advisor. This candidate will work with Dept. of State, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (DOS-INL) in Tegucigalpa, Honduras 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
  • U.S. Citizen, TCN, or LN.
  • Bachelor’s or higher degree from an accredited college or university in any field with preference given to degrees in criminal justice, social sciences, accounting, or communications.
  • Graduate of a U.S. federal or state corrections or probation officer academy certified by a POST commission or equivalent, and of at least 120 hours in length.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of corrections experience in a prison facility accredited by the American Corrections Association (ACA), two (2) years of which must have been in corrections management position equivalent to a deputy/assistant warden or higher.
  • At least two (2) years’ experience in senior management roles that include strategic planning, resource management, budgeting, oversight and evaluation and active management of maximum-security operations, including incentive-based prisoner management programs, community corrections, probation/parole, and medical services.
  • At least (3) years of experience working on international corrections issues in an overseas environment in Latin America.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of corrections programs.
  • Experience in evaluating prisons against ACA standards and achieving ACA accreditation at a prison.
  • Experience providing training and/or mentoring on corrections related issues.
  • Experience in developing information from prison security threat groups to improve prison operations, law enforcement and prevention.
  • Experience working with personnel at all levels of prison operations from guards working the prison grounds, to squad and section leaders, to outside leaders and community figures.
  • Strong verbal and written skills, with ability to present, defend complex analyses and proposals concisely.
  • Superior English and Spanish (at the FSI level 3/3) language communications skills both oral and written.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of corrections development and technical assistance programs in an international environment.
  • At least (5) years of experience working on international corrections related issues overseas, preferably in Central America, including experience working or coordinating with other relevant U.S. government agencies (e.g., Departments of Justice, FBI, Defense, DEA and/or USAID).
  • Experience providing training or capacity-building support to correctional authorities overseas, with a view towards achieving ACA accreditation.
  • Knowledge of transnational criminal gangs and the nexus to prison-related violence, especially those prevalent in Central America.
  • Knowledge of prison design, facilities, policy development, security prison operations, and systems management.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Under the general guidance of the INL Honduras Director, INL Honduras Deputy Director, INL Honduras Justice Sector Program Officer and INL Honduras Justice Sector Advisor serve as the INL Honduras Corrections Advisor, providing subject matter expertise on corrections and coordinate with all agencies that represent prison administration and management throughout the country.
  • Provide assistance to the Government of Honduras (GOH) with assessing the facility, procedures, management and operations capabilities of each prison.
  • Advise the GOH on developing a prison reform program that addresses prison policy, training, and inter-ministerial coordination, including identifying potential components appropriate for USG/INL support.
  • Based on prison assessments, provide recommendations to the GOH and USG/INL on required measures to be taken to achieve ACA accreditation, including recommendation on which prison(s) to begin with, and provide support and mentoring in that process.
  • Provide mentoring and training on all aspects of corrections management to personnel of the GOH prisons system and other officials from the GOH as required.
  • Responsible for keeping INL Honduras leadership informed and briefed on all matters relating to corrections advisory assistance in the Honduran Prison System.
  • Coordinate with INL corrections experts on assessments, reform initiatives, advising, training initiatives, procurements, contract issues, visas, country clearances, and funding issues. Prepare documents as necessary.
  • Prepare regular reports for the INL Honduras leadership including drafting sections of various program requests and briefings as requested.
  • In consultation with the INL/KM/TAD Corrections Advisors design and provide prison operations and technical assistance recommendations to corrections officials in Honduras.
  • Review and make recommendations to INL program staff regarding corrections proposals, process and policy improvements, and training curricula.
  • Provide advisory and procedure assistance to the GOH in order to establish a safe, secure, humane, and transparent correctional system and assist with identifying the equipment, associated policies, procedures, curricula, programs, and systems required to operate a modern correctional department.
  • Prepare documents for grant or contract solicitations, including independent government cost estimates.
  • Assist in developing corrections programs which are coordinated with the police and other law enforcement, and judicial system.
  • Serve as the Honduras subject matter expert on corrections; to include policy analysis and program guidance on issues such as program progress, budgeting, development of host country correctional capacities and limitations of institutions, refurbishment of correctional facilities and training plans.
  • Keep abreast of local news and developments as it pertains to the Honduras prison system – including but not limited to relevant events occurring at correctional facilities and changes in local policies or laws related to the prison system – and brief INL leadership as appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key contacts in the Honduran corrections system, relevant officials at other GOH institutions, and other relevant stakeholders. Coordinate and communicate with relevant U.S. agencies and sections across the Embassy on corrections-related issues as appropriate.
  • Manage and carry out all necessary logistics to facilitate training programs in support of these programs, including coordination with other INL advisors.
  • Conduct periodic site visits to project locations, jails and prisons located in the region to perform onsite inspections and assessments of INL projects and programs, and other duties as assigned.
  • Develop curricula for training on various topics as required.
  • Provide classroom and field instruction on corrections topics as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Hours for this full-time position will be the core hours of the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week.
  • National and international travel may be required.
  • Create a work plan per the instructions.
Vehicle Rental Policy
  • This position is entitled to a rental vehicle for use adhering to the parameters specified in the contract. INL is not responsible for expenses incurred related to commute or personal use.
  • This position is authorized for private health insurance.
*Candidates are encouraged to submit a .doc or .docx resume that explicitly addresses each of the requirements listed above.

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