Senior Police Advisor

  • Job Tracking ID: 512454-620677
  • Job Location: Washington, DC
  • Job Level: Any
  • Level of Education: Any
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: May 21, 2018
  • Years of Experience: Any
  • Starting Date: ASAP
  • Apply type: application

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Job Description:

*Pending Award

Ian, Evan & Alexander Corporation (IEA) is in search of a Senior Police Advisor to support the INL/CAP, Washington, DC.


The Senior Police Advisor (SPA) will serve as a subject matter expert on the full range of law enforcement issues as they relate to INL police development and reform programs globally. The SPA will provide technical law enforcement expertise within INL and the interagency for activities directed at supporting the assessment, delivery, management, and evaluation of foreign assistance to further United States foreign policy interests. The SPA also will play a role in

contingency planning, program development, and as a technical resource for INL program managers by providing expert guidance, as needed. Finally, the SPA will assist with outreach and partnership opportunities with law enforcement agencies and individuals on behalf of INL and its programs, and will assist implementing programs to leverage those partnerships to support INL programs in U.S. Embassies.


  • Works closely with INL program officers and staff to assist in developing criminal justice reform programs.
  • Provide policy analysis and program guidance on law enforcement missions to INL program staff, the INL Front Office, and other DOS offices as needed. Such guidance may include mission objectives, size and structure of an international police presence, rules of engagement for international police, interagency coordination, budgeting, planning for development of indigenous police capacities and institutions, training plans, and other areas as needed.
  • Participate in senior level meetings, seminars, and exercises to provide expert level police input to help INL maintain and develop the ability to respond to emerging issues appropriately.
  • Participate in or lead overseas assessments of host nation law enforcement capabilities, as well as assess the impact of planned or current programmatic activities and propose remedial actions.
  • Draft memos and reports to provide expert analysis regarding police programs and assessments for INL in a timely fashion and to a high standard.
  • Assist in the preparation of background materials to be used by the Assistant Secretary and the Deputy Assistant Secretaries or INL/CAP office leadership in speeches, briefings, testimony, and other engagements that require articulating INL involvement on international law enforcement development issues.
  • Maintain knowledge of contemporary, professional police operational and management principles, techniques, and issues, and recommend which are appropriate for international application.
  • Participate in outreach activities with domestic and international law enforcement and academic communities to increase awareness of current trends relative to INL programs and policies, including putting on and organizing workshops and making public presentations.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of strategies and plans to utilize the expertise of state and municipal law enforcement agencies on behalf of INL programs.
  • Develop and maintain contacts with INL program managers (both domestic and overseas), foreign government officials, and U.S. state and local law enforcement agency and community partners to strengthen INL program implementation.
  • Assist with developing scopes of work, providing technical input to technical evaluation panels, reviewing technical and procurement documents, and other activities to improve and contribute to INL’s law enforcement programs under the supervision of direct hire USG staff.
  • Engage and help develop educational and best practice materials to assist INL staff and the larger rule of law development community better understand law enforcement and law enforcement development issues.
  • Develop a working knowledge of the organizational structure and functions of the foreign assistance framework, interagency processes, the Department of State, and the INL Bureau, and be able to perform duties, such as clearing and drafting paper, required as part of the State Department bureaucracy.
  • Work collaboratively across teams in the INL/CAP office, including the training and partnerships and other subject matter expert teams.
  • Provide other areas of law enforcement related subject matter assistance as assigned by the INL/CAP Police Team Leader and/or the INL/CAP Director and Deputy Director.


Experience and Skills:


  • U.S. Citizen.
  • Demonstrated fifteen (15) years of experience as a sworn civilian law enforcement officer in a law enforcement organization of at least twenty-five (25) personnel, including progressively increasing responsibilities leading to a rank of Captain (or equivalent) or higher.
  • Demonstrated experience working on police development and reform issues.
  • Demonstrated experience in police organizational development and police functions.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of U.S. law enforcement agencies at the federal, state, county, and municipal levels.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written English grammar and communication skills, including on short notice; negotiation skills; and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with high-level officials.


  • A Bachelor’s or higher level degree from an accredited institution in a criminal justice related field.
  • Demonstrated one (1) year in a senior level position in an international police development or reform mission.
  • Demonstrated twenty (20) years of experience as a sworn civilian law enforcement officer in a U.S. law enforcement organization of at least 250 personnel and having attained a command-level rank (e.g. Chief, Assistant Chief, Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff, Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner).
  • Demonstrated experience in community-police programs, gender and policing, internal affairs, public information/affairs, or law enforcement training in an overseas environment.
  • Demonstrated experience working with the UN or other international organizations or with INL or other relevant USG agencies (e.g. USAID, Department of Justice, Department of Defense).
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others in a fast paced team environment
  • Candidate shall possess a Secret security clearance.


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.