Vetting Advisor

  • Job Tracking ID: 512454-593707
  • Job Location: Washington, DC
  • Job Level: Any
  • Level of Education: Any
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: October 05, 2017
  • Years of Experience: Any
  • Starting Date: ASAP
  • Apply type: application



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Job Description:

Ian, Evan & Alexander Corporation (IEA) is in search of a Vetting Advisor in Washington, DC.

The Vetting Advisor will conduct vetting of law enforcement and security force candidates for training as required under the Leahy Law. The Advisor will search electronic records and assess and recommend a course of action with respect to derogatory information on individuals and/or units implicated in gross violation of human rights (GVHR) and non-GVHR cases. The Advisor may provide backup to other WHA Vetting Advisors and will work with posts and DRL Vetters to resolve any differences of interpretation of vetting results.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct USG human rights vetting of military and police personnel receiving U.S. assistance, including training, in Mexico and Central America.

  • Provide subject matter expertise in vetting procedures for the Western Hemisphere Affairs Bureau. Provide relevant recommendations and analysis to senior officials on vetting and human rights cases.

  • Advise and attend working level interagency meetings to review difficult cases. Raise problematic issues to senior levels as necessary. Consult with other geographic bureaus on the Leahy legislation and its amendments.

  • Support the process to review and amend WHA vetting procedures, updating standard operation procedures to ensure more efficient processes. Coordinate clearances with appropriate DOS bureaus and embassies involved in the vetting process.

  • Coordinate with WHA Desk Officers and Officers from Posts throughout the Western Hemisphere to ensure timely and effective responses to all vetting requests for security forces in Mexico and Central America.

  • Review incoming vetting requests and conduct all required checks on those unit(s) or individual(s) to receive U.S. assistance. When derogatory information surfaces, verify information through appropriate channels to make a final recommendation on such unit(s) or individual(s).

  • Following U.S. law and regulations, advise "remediation" efforts in the Bureau to clear previously problematic units, ensuring their participation in U.S.-provided training.

Experience and Skills:

  • Basic understanding of judicial and/or police training activities, and U.S. laws and regulations governing such activity.

  • Basic understanding of the human rights situation in the countries of the Western Hemisphere.

  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills.

  • The ability to work independently and proactively.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field.

  • Active TS/SCI Security Clearance

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Ian, Evan & Alexander Corporation (IEA) is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.