PAE, Inc ERU/PSU Project Manager in Arlington, Virginia

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ERU/PSU Project Manager

This position is a Pipeline position that is contingent upon availability and is located in Liberia.

The ERU/PSU Project Manager will be responsible for the overall effectiveness of the ERU and PSU Training Teams. The ERU/PSU Project Manager will coordinate and supervise the work of the ERU Training Advisor Team and the PSU Training Advisor Team. Each team will help its respective unit to strengthen basic policing skills in a democratic society with utmost respect for human rights.

The ERU/PSU Project Manager shall support the LNP IG, the LNP Deputy for Operations, and Assistant Commissioners for Operations and Administrative Support in coordinating the administration of the U.S. government’s ERU and PSU assistance projects.

The ERU/PSU Project Manager 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. Such communications and coordination will not involve any change to or expansion of the scope of work, costs, or contractual obligations. If, in the opinion, of the Contractor such communications and technical direction from the COR calls for effort outside the scope of the task order or is inconsistent with the requirements, the Contractor shall notify the CO in writing within ten working days after the receipt of any such instruction. The Contractor shall not proceed with the work affected by the communications and/or technical direction unless and until the Contractor is notified by the CO that such communications and/or technical direction is within the scope of the task order.

The ERU/PSU Project Manager may work in Monrovia or in other parts of Liberia. Shift work may be assigned.

The ERU/PSU Project Manager will receive specific duty assignments from the UNPOL Commissioner.

The ERU/PSU Project Manager may be assigned to help the ERU and PSU each to develop a personnel plan, including certification that current personnel meet individual and collective performance standards; a remedial plan to retrain or dismiss personnel who do not pass the certification; a recruiting plan to hire and train new personnel; and a professional development plan which rewards competence and ethical conduct while punishing incompetence and unethical conduct.

The ERU/PSU Project Manager may be assigned to help the ERU and PSU to develop systems of regular accountability for their personnel, weapons, vehicles, facilities, finances, equipment, and supplies.

The ERU/PSU Project Manager may be assigned to develop a training plan for both the ERU and PSU, to include training for new ERU and PSU personnel, in-service training for current ERU and PSU personnel, and training for ERU and PSU personnel who are deployed throughout the country. This comprehensive training plan may include training standards, timelines, locations, identification of already-available resources, and an itemized list of additional resources necessary for training.

The ERU/PSU Project Manager may be assigned to help the ERU and PSU to effectively implement these training plans. The ERU/PSU Project Manager will monitor and evaluate the progress and success of ERU and PSU trainees, ensuring that training standards are followed.

The ERU/PSU Project Manager's duties also shall include:

  • Providing advice to the U.S. Embassy, UNPOL, the MOJ, the LNP, and other key partners on matters relating to the development of criteria for selection, vetting, and training of persons selected for the ERU and PSU. The ERU/PSU Project Manager shall exercise particular care in following established vetting procedures in accordance with the Leahy Law, a law that prohibits U.S. foreign assistance to any unit of the security forces of a foreign country if evidence exists that members of that unit have committed gross violations of human rights, in coordination with the U.S. Embassy;

  • Providing advice to the INL Director in Monrovia and to INL’s senior bilateral police advisor on programmatic challenges and areas where U.S. Embassy intervention could help achieve INL and the U.S. government’s goals and objectives

  • Monitoring equipment and facilities provided to the ERU and PSU by the U.S. government

  • Developing procurement specifications for equipment purchases and infrastructure development for the ERU and PSU; and

  • Coordinating with and mentoring ERU and PSU administrative staff and NPTA leadership, in consultation and coordination with the Senior Advisors and UNPOL leadership.

Required Qualifications:

  • U.S. Citizen.

  • 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).

  • Must have ten years of police experience in a full-service police agency, excluding training;

  • Must have experience as a member of a special weapons and tactics unit and have at least 5 years’ experience in a leadership position as a member of that team;

  • Must have experience mentoring and monitoring the work of those under his/her supervision;

  • Excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills;

  • Ability to build and maintain key relationships in a culturally diverse environment and negotiate the resolution of conflicting views 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 their 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 PowerPoint;

  • Must be in possession of a current and valid driving license for at least one year;

  • Must satisfy the requirements of a Police Advisor IV.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in five or more of the following areas:

  • Senior management/senior level command experience;

  • Executive leadership development;

  • Criminal investigation management;

  • Community policing and outreach;

  • Policy development;

  • Armed police support and specialized units;

  • Train-the-trainer;

  • Intelligence;

  • Crime analysis;

  • Traffic management;

  • Police reform and restructuring.

  • Experience in project development and management;

  • Experience working on an international police mission;

  • Master’s degree;

  • Graduate of FBI National Academy (or similar training);

  • Five or more years of supervision/management experience;

  • Experience managing/directing training unit or police academy;

  • Ability to effectively build coalitions;

  • Strong communications skills with the ability to mediate problems;

  • Decision-making ability to accomplish strategic aims and objectives;

  • Business acumen.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

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