PAE, Inc Senior Police Advisor in Arlington, Virginia

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Senior Police Advisor

This position is located in Liberia and is contingent upon position availability.

The Senior Advisor will mentor, advice, and train the Inspector General (IG) of the Liberia National Police (LNP) and his command staff to help the LNP organization assume responsibility for domestic civil order and security from the United Nations Mission in Liberia.

The Senior Advisor will:

  • 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.

  • Each Senior Advisor shall receive his/her specific responsibilities and work objectives from the United Nation Police (UNPOL).

  • The Senior Police Advisors will be embedded with the Inspector General (IG) and LNP command staff, and they may be assigned to help the LNP develop and implement:

  • Effective human resource policies and procedures;

  • Accurate and timely systems of accountability for personnel, weapons, vehicles, facilities, equipment, and supplies;

  • Systems to budget for and justify future LNP resource requirements, as well as transparently account for and spend existing available resources;

  • Systems to receive and analyze intelligence and security-related information;

  • Systems for decentralized decision-making and coordinated LNP operations;

  • Systems for procurement;

  • Systems for externally coordinating with other GOL and foreign agencies; and

  • Proactive communication with civil society, the media, and the community.

  • The Senior Advisors may work in Monrovia or in other parts of Liberia. Shift work may be assigned.

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);

  • At least 15 years of experience as a full-time, law enforcement officer in a full-service U.S. law enforcement agency with experience in a supervisory or managerial position involving operations, management, organizational development, and/or strategic planning.

  • Must have held the rank of lieutenant or above for at least three of those years;

  • Evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience;

  • Mastery of law enforcement principles, methods, and practices to provide subject matter expertise in advising, mentoring, planning, development, and oversight in law enforcement programs;

  • Knowledge of police development in an international environment;

  • Superior 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 the implementation of policies and programs;

  • A working knowledge and demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint ;

  • 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).

  • Excellent communication skills (reading, listening, report writing, and oral presentation);

  • In possession of a current and valid driving license for at least one year;

  • Must be medically cleared to perform on contract.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in public administration, police administration, police science, criminal justice, business administration, or equivalent field from an accredited academic institution;

  • Experience in strategic planning, policy development, and implementation of major law enforcement programs;

  • Experience working on an international police mission;

  • Experience working or coordinating with U.S. government agencies such as the U.S. Department of State.

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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