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American Systems is currently seeking a seasoned Law Enforcement Professional to serve as a Lead Training Mentor for our Criminal Justice Program Support Task Order in Liberia
Liberia emerged from a 14-year civil war in 2003, and since that time the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has successfully provided security and maintained peace throughout the country. During the past decade, the United States has contributed significant resources to support Liberia’s recovery and development. Part of that assistance has been provided through INL’s programs to support UNMIL’s efforts, build the LNP’s capacity, and improve the functioning.
The PSU is a specialized unit within the LNP responsible for managing low-intensity civil disorder, such as crowd and riot control, election security, VIP close protection, facilities protection/static patrol, and armed patrolling of hotspots in coordination with other LNP units.The ERU/PSU Lead Training Mentor is responsible for the overall effectiveness of a team focused on helping the ERU/PSU become more effective in performing its specialized mission, especially as responsibility for domestic civil order and security transitions from
UNMIL to the LNP. The ERU/PSU Lead Training Mentor will mentor, advise, and train the leadership of the ERU and PSU. The ERU/PSU Lead Training Mentor is also responsible for overseeing the work of the other PSU/ERU Training Mentors. The ERU/PSU Lead Training Mentor shall report to the ERU/PSU Project Manager. The ERU/PSU Lead Training Mentor shall communicate regularly with the INL Director in Monrovia and coordinate efforts with the CO and/or COR, in order to make certain such effort remains within policy objectives as determined by the U.S. Ambassador to Liberia.
The ERU/PSU Lead Training Mentor may work in Monrovia or in other parts of Liberia. Shift work may be assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice/law enforcement or related field; an advanced degree; or law enforcement command training through FBI, PERF, SPI, Northwestern
Ability to possess/maintain MRPT certification
Graduate of any U.S. local, state, or Federal law enforcement academy.
Graduate of any U.S. local, state, or Federal special weapons and tactics training school (minimum of 40 hours).
Possess experience as a member of a special weapons and tactics unit and have at least 2 years’ experience in a leadership position as a member of that team
Must have five years of recent police experience in a full-service U.S. local or state police agency, excluding training
Excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills
Ability to build and maintain key relationships in a culturally diverse environment and negotiate the resolution of conflictingviews to enable project implementation
Must be able to communicate in English with accuracy and fluency in order to participate fully and effectively in conversations on a variety of topics in formal and informal settings from both concrete and abstract perspectives
Must be able to discuss interests and special fields of competence, explain complex matters in detail, and provide lengthy and coherent narrations, all with ease, fluency, and accuracy. If a verification of English competency is requested by INL, candidates must receive a superior level rating from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
A working knowledge and demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and Power- Point
In possession of a current and valid national driving license for at least one year;
Must satisfy the requirements for Police Advisor III.
Certification as a trainer in emergency response or related areas
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