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Border Security Advisor

Belize, Belize · Law Enforcement/Security

Border Security Advisor

Location: Belize City, Belize
Time Status: Full-time
Clearance: MRPT or RSO 

Position Description

ATSG Corporation is seeking qualified candidates to fill a position for a Border Security Advisor position. This candidate will work with Dept. of State, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (DOS-INL) in Belize City, 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:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the government of Belize by providing technical assistance to Stakeholders to improving its border security capacity, administrative structure and procedures aimed at combatting transnational criminal organizations.
  • Assist border security agencies including, but not limited to, the Belize Police Department, Belize Customs and Excise Department, Belize Immigration Department to develop stronger interagency collaboration.
  • Assist in the development, evaluation, and implementation of interagency memorandums of understanding that reflect shared understanding of roles, authorities, and responsibilities of each agency.
  • Review and strengthen the officer recruitment policies and procedures for the Belize Customs and Excise Department and the Belize Immigration Department.
  • Assist in the development of training modules for new recruits for the Belize Customs and Excise Department and the Belize Immigration Department.
  • Develop and strengthen border security legislations to support controlled delivery of illicit cargo.
  • Mentoring the intelligence unit of the Belize Customs and Excise Department.
  • Assist in developing an Investigative Unit for the Belize Immigration Department to include recruitment, training, and mentoring.
  • Support interagency training to increase inspection capabilities, fraudulent document identification, intelligence gathering, data record keeping and data analysis, interviewing techniques, inspection techniques.
  • Review border security assessment from previous CBP advisors for actionable recommendations.
  • Assist in developing data analysis capabilities of border security activities and trends for Immigration and Customs Department.
  • Works closely with the INL Belize section.
  • Monitors and evaluates recommended programs or projects for impact.
  • National and international travel may be required.
  • Provides weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports 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.
  • Reports on scheduled upcoming meetings, trainings, and other activities.


  • Develops and implements sustainable border security strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organizations. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.
  • Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
  • Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
  • Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
  • Open to change and flexible in a fast-paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MRPT or RSO security clearance, depending on individual's nationality.
  • USN, TCN, or LN.
  • FSI level 4/4 English.
  • Fifteen (15) years of professional experience in border security, border protection.
  • Ten (10) years professional Experience working regionally or internationally.
  • Knowledge and experience of border security strategies, policies, and procedures internationally.
  • Ability to engage with a cross-section of stakeholders in the public and private sectors.
  • Experience working with high level government officials.
  • Able to conduct on the job training with local counterpart(s) on border security related topics.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills as well as the ability to communicate fluently in English (spoken and written).
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Understanding of data analytics, Excel, and or Excel power BI.

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, border security.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of border security issues in Belize, Central America, South America, and Caribbean. 

Application Requirements

  • All applications must be submitted in .pdf.doc, or .docx format.
  • Applications and resumes for this position are only accepted via electronic submission through ATSG Corporation’s Consolidated Applicant Tracking System (CATS).
  • Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand-delivered applications and resumes will not be accepted.
  • The decision to interview an applicant is based solely on the information received for this position from their electronic application and/or resume.

About ATSG

ATSG Corporation is a Veterans Affairs (VA) CVE-Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) based in Fairfax, VA with branch offices throughout Central America. Since 2004, ATSG has successfully deployed its experience and expertise to support the most challenging and complex projects for various Federal agencies. Our robust portfolio includes cutting-edge technical solutions and professional support in Program Management, Consulting, Operations and Planning Support, Training and Advisory Services, and IT and Knowledge Management. We take pride in our proven dedication to providing expert assistance to our government partners. ATSG provides a variety of services within the Intelligence Community and is experienced in areas such as Mobility, Enterprise Architecture, Data Processing, Law Enforcement Mission Support, and Acquisition Support. Our products may be diverse, but the results are one and the same—on schedule, on budget, and completed with superior quality. As an organization, we are consistently expanding our global footprint in the contracting community. 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.
ATSG Corporation is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer, our applicants and employees are protected from discrimination. Visit https://www.eeoc.gov/ for more information. Equal access to programs, services and employment is available to all persons. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Department. To comply with Federal law, ATSG Corporation participates in E-Verify. Successful candidates must pass the E-Verify process after hire.
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. To comply with Federal law, ATSG Corporation participates in E-Verify. Successful candidates must pass the E-Verify process after hire.

We respectfully request not to be contacted by recruiters and/or staffing agencies.

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