Supports the INL Interdiction Border Security team with the implementation of the Border Security Strategy Plan within his / her respective AOR.
Primary Responsibilities :
This position is located in the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Section of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, DF.
Incumbent will be assigned either a Northern Border or Southern Border Area of Responsibility (AOR). INL administers bilateral border and port of entry (POE), including seaports and airports, security projects in Mexico with border security funding provided under the auspices of the INL Bureau within the DOS.
Frequent travel to other locations within Mexico and the U.S. will be required.
Works closely with INL personnel, other USG law enforcement agencies within the Mission, and contractors implementing INL projects and Government of Mexico (GOM) counterparts.
Assists INL to implement, monitor, and report on progress or lack thereof on specific border security projects.
Assists the INL Border Security and POE Coordinator in managing INL border and POE security programs and providing advice to Mexican officials involved in such projects which include borders, checkpoints, and POE security efforts within his / her respective AOR.
Provides advice and support to the INL Interdiction Program Manager, INL Interdiction Program Coordinators, other INL colleagues, and representatives of law enforcement agencies at the US Embassy in Mexico or to the Consular General within his / her respective AOR.
Assists INL to provide advice and technical support to Government of Mexico (GOM) law enforcement, military, immigration, and customs officials within his / her respective AOR.
Advises INL on infrastructure, Non-Intrusive Equipment (NIIE), training needed to implement the INL Border Security Strategy.
Drafts work plans, implementation plans, and Standards Operations Procedures (SOP) in support of the INL Border Security Strategy Plan.
Prepares weekly and periodic reports related to activities within his / her respective AOR, issues, and recommendations.
Offers advice and assistance in preparing documentation for the procurement of Non-Intrusive Inspection Equipment (NIIE) and modern technology equipment within his / her AOR.
Assists INL to conducts end use monitoring spot checks of inventory of USG-donated NonIntrusive Inspection Equipment (NIIE) under the Merida initiative.
Provides INL advice and assistance in end-use monitoring (EUM) of U.S. Government-supplied commodities and services within his / her AOR.
Supports INL monitoring and evaluation efforts.
Supervisory Responsibilities : N / A
N / A
Education and / or Experience :
Bachelor degree or graduate of a US Law Enforcement Agency with eight (8) years law enforcement experience.
Border Security experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities :
FSI Level 4 / 4 English.
FSI Level 3 / 3 Spanish.
Knowledge and experience in law enforcement environment.
Have knowledge of, or working background of the Non-Intrusive Inspection Equipment (NIIE).
Able to effectively communicate with US law enforcement agencies within the mission, INL staff, mid to high level impact partners within the mission, and with host nation personnel.
Strong analytical, communication and inter-personal skills.
Ability to work well with others.
Proficient with Microsoft Suite of products including, Word, Excel, Access and E-mail business software.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations :
Security Clearance : MRPT Level Required
MRPT Level Required
Must be able to successfully complete a U.S. government administered investigation for an MRPT (Moderate Risk Public Trust).
Physical Demands :
Must be physically and medically capable to perform in Mexico at high altitudes and challenging environmental environments.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to be able to occasionally stand; walk; sit; use hands and / or fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
operate office equipment, reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 25 pounds.
Work Environment :
General office environment with outside work included.