Requisition Number: 2011880
# of openings: 3
The Subject Matter Specialist III Mentor serves as an operational training and administrative advisor for the Office of Antiterrorism Assistance (DS/T/ATA), Jordan Regional Program, Amman, Jordan. The Mentor is responsible for developing the subject matter expertise, skills and knowledge of the partner nation law enforcement forces, developing and maintaining sustainment training schedules, mentoring, participate in ATA training deliveries, and develop sustainable organizational capabilities to manage units, and support the performance of functional duties. Cross-cultural sensitivity is crucial. The Mentor will report to DS/T/ATA in Washington, D.C., the Amman ATA Resident Program Manager. The position will report directly to the assigned Jordan ATA Program Management.
Assigned to the Jordan ATA regional program; provides operational and administrative mentoring to unit police and/or forensic investigators; may travel to crimes scenes as a team member.
Develops a mentoring development program that will enhance investigative/operational capacity within the specific unit. Reassess the plan and goals on a quarterly basis.
Provides subject matter expertise and mentors the development, training and sustainment of the Jordanian Police.
Possesses a working knowledge of monitoring and evaluation processes and standards of performance measurements in maintaining appropriate milestone in accordance with the stated Performance Measurement Plan.
Responsible for the professional development, organizational capabilities and functional duties of the Police investigative units.
Evaluates and assesses the operational capabilities of Jordan’s police investigation units to provide mentorship in order to maintain an adequate state of readiness and functionality.
Work closely with the police unit command staff to develop SOPs, and implement best practices along with unit management, administration and operational support capabilities.
Briefs the ATA Resident Program Manager (RPM) regarding the mentoring activity on a weekly, or more frequent basis.
Develop weekly storyboards to showcase mentorship activity and/or investigative results involving the units.
Maintains and manages grant equipment inventories of the police units and assists the RPM with yearly reporting and acquisition requirements.
Responsible for developing and leading the delivery of specialized refresher and sustainment training to the PSD unit investigators. The training courses must first be approved by ATA HQ.
At the direction of DS/T/ATA, responds to taskings, gathers information, and prepares appropriate reports.
Participates in writing/formulation documents/evaluations and recommendations.
Completes a weekly checklist to ensure program management concerns are documented and milestones are being met.
Performs other duties as assigned
There are no supervisory responsibilities for this position.
Education and/or Experience:
Five (5) years of experience facilitating training development to include familiarity with current adult education standards.
Instructor certification from a recognized local, county, municipal, state, or federal law enforcement institution or military organization is highly recommended but not required.
Five (5) years of experience interacting on a professional level with foreign nationals.
Prior law enforcement mentoring involving foreign nationals.
Fifteen (15) years of experience from a recognized local, county, municipal, state, or federal law enforcement institution
Ten (10) years of experience in one or more of the following fields: Major Case Investigations; FBI or State Police Evidence Response team, JTTF Investigator/Agent, Specialized Criminal Investigations; Crime Scene Investigations; Counter Terrorism Operations; Forensic Laboratory Supervisor; Critical Incident Response; S.W.A.T; or similar experience; Law Enforcement Academy or Training development; Law Enforcement Operations, Physical Security, Tactical Operations, and Protective Operations.
Bachelor’s degree or five (5) additional years’ experience in the bullet above.
Comprehensive knowledge of overseas post functions, operations, and security environments, especially at high threat posts, to provide advice in determining security needs.
Expert knowledge of a variety of specialized tactical disciplines to provide mentoring and advice to DS/T/ATA partner nations.
Must have effective interpersonal skills for interacting with various subject matter experts and differing levels of US and foreign officialdom (for the latter, cross-cultural sensitivity is crucial), and for exchanging information and coordinating cooperatively with that of others inside and external to DS/T/ATA.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Be committed to the ATA Jordan program.
Be able and willing to follow direction from ATA management.
Ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels to obtain the cooperation and support necessary to achieve security program objectives.
Team building and mission oriented.
Perform duties and proactively address deficiencies.
Identify problems, and propose solutions.
Display a “can-do” attitude, be a problem solver.
The willingness to work long hours if necessary.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to provide advice and guidance, interpret policies and directives, justify plans and proposals, prepare and present high level briefings, and represent ATA Jordan in a wide variety of internal and external forums.
Proficiency of MS Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint. etc.),.
Proficiency in utilizing job related equipment.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
SECRET Level Required
Must have a current US Government SECRET Personnel Security Clearance or be able to successfully complete a U.S. government administered Investigation.
Must be a U.S. Citizen.
Must also be able to maintain a US Government SECRET clearance.
The duties of positions in this series require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, and exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee joints is required. Arms, hands, legs, and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily. The mentor must be able to feel objects, tools or controls; operate office equipment, reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel; speak and hear. Sufficiently good vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required to perform the duties satisfactorily. Near vision, corrective lenses permitted, must be sufficient to read printed material the size of typewritten characters. Since the duties of these positions are exacting and responsible, and involve activities under trying conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability. The employee will occasionally lift and or move up to 50 pounds. Any physical condition that would cause the applicant to be a hazard to him/her, or others is disqualifying.
The Mentor will work primarily in Amman, Jordan. Normal work settings include police station, police headquarters buildings, police forensic labs, active crime scenes, and other non-controlled areas. The Incumbent may be subject to dangerous situations and unusual environmental stress, required to work long irregular hours, including rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays and must be able to withstand unpleasant odors, loud noises, and witnessing graphic situations or events. The incumbent could subjected to circumstances that may result in bodily injury or gunfire.
Frequent in-country travel including unscheduled, night, weekend, and holiday work may be required. When deployed overseas, the security situation at the deployment locations may be extremely volatile and the incumbent may be required to use personal protective equipment and exercise special safety precautions.
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