Sr. Law Enforcement Tactical Operations Advisor

  • Job Tracking ID: 512454-628170
  • Job Level: Any
  • Level of Education: Any
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: July 09, 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 Sr. Law Enforcement Tactical Operations Advisor in San Salvador, El Salvador.


The Advisor will advise on the full range of enforcement issues, programming, and training evaluation to strengthen the El Salvadoran National Civilian Police (PNC) and their ability to fight drug trafficking and gang violence. The Advisor will work with El Salvador narcotics land, maritime and borders operations to protect and reduce drug trafficking and gang activity, specifically with the Grupo Conjunto Cuscatlan (GCC), a maritime interdiction unit. The Advisor will assist the PNC’s national tactical force, currently the Special Tactical Police Unit (UTEP), to train and improve its ability to conduct tactical operations in support of PNC objectives. The Advisor will provide technical law enforcement/antinarcotic expertise, tactical expertise, and technical assistance and training on behalf of INL in support of host-nation efforts to improve investigation, apprehension, and prosecution of narcotics and organized crimes.


  • Assess and analyze the organizational and operational capacities of the Grupo Conjunto Cuscatlán, including its working relationships with the U.S. Naval interdiction teams, and other related task forces from neighboring countries.
  • Assess and analyze the organizational and operational capacities of the Special Tactical Police Unit, including its working relationships with the El Salvadoran military special operations teams, and other related task forces from neighboring countries.
  • Assist INL Advisors in the development of a plan of assistance that will promote effective policing practices for these and other similar units as necessary.
  • Foster collaborative partnerships among the PNC and Naval agencies, PNC and military units, citizens and organizations to develop solutions and increase trust with the police.
  • Assist in the initiation and coordination of neighborhood crime watch interdiction programs.
  • Assist the PNC to develop best practices to implement, oversee, and coordinate activities to achieve crime reduction.
  • Assess the training needs of the PNC and propose training options for improving the tactics, techniques, interdiction methods, and procedures of host nation antinarcotics sector agencies and PNC tactical forces.
  • Ensure INL projects are executed in accordance with the objectives and terms established in the Letters of Agreement, the INL Country Plan, and similar documents.
  • Assist with the procurement of technical services, training, and commodities, and the monitoring of procurement actions, including drafting source-origin waivers, solicitations, statements of work, and performance specifications.
  • Attend meetings with U.S. and host government officials as requested, including regional working group meetings.



Experience and Skills:

  • U.S. Citizen.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in international affairs, police science, or other related field.
  • Eighteen (18) years of demonstrated relevant experience to include:
  • Demonstrated supervisory/management experience at a precinct or equivalent law enforcement or military entity;
  • Demonstrated experience in law enforcement in Mexico, Central, or South America;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing program resources, project planning, analysis, design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated ability to read and write in Spanish.
  • Demonstrated communication and liaison skills appropriate for work with a wide variety of governmental, public, and private sector representatives, as well as with local community members and groups.
  • Demonstrated experience involving tactical training of police units.
  • Physically able to work and travel in the region full time, including to remote/rural areas.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and work experience to synthesize high-level strategic concepts with detailed real-world examples to effectively illustrate the objectives and progress of a project.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and work experience with U.S. government regulations, standards of conduct, and ethics.
  • Extensive demonstrated work experience in communication and techniques, reporting, documentation, publication, and audio-visual material preparation in relation to foreign assistance work.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication, social, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under time pressure, in a high-tempo environment; demonstrated flexibility, adaptability, and willingness to support INL activities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of U.S. Government operational and programmatic issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment in identifying priority issues from information received.
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize information and draft memos and advisory opinions clearly, succinctly and quickly.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills; good liaison skills; ability to actively develop relations with interlocutors; competent verbal briefer.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify the need for follow-up actions on information received and ensures they are taken expeditiously.
  • Demonstrates professional competence and mastery in writing and communication.


  • Demonstrated U.S. Government reporting experience.
  • Demonstrated background in drug enforcement investigation.
  • Demonstrated ten (10) years of law enforcement experience in the development and implementation of antidrug programs or tactical programs and knowledge of US Government security assistance programs for Latin-America.
  • Demonstrated experience with program design reports, including monitoring reports and evaluation reports.
  • Demonstrated experience training/working with the Colombian National Police.
  • Demonstrated experience in the planning, organization and deployment of Law Enforcement joint task forces in order to combine and coordinate all efforts for each joint operation with Salvadoran National Police, Coast Guard, Navy, Marines, Air Force and JIATF-S, SOUTHCOM to interdict in air, land and sea all complex investigations of transnational organized crime groups

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.