Human Resources Specialist - Panama - Military veterans preferred

ATSG Corporation (


  full-time   employee   contract

Panama City

Human Resources Specialist – Panama
Panama City, Panama
RSO Clearance (Clearance FAQs HERE)
ATSG Corporation prides itself on our proven dedication to providing expert assistance to our government partners—without any surprises. We work hard to honor our commitment to our clients while ensuring our employees feel secure and empowered in their work. We take excellent care of our team so they may have the freedom and confidence to focus on their missions and provide nothing but the best output on the work site and at home.
The company provides a variety of services within the Intelligence Community. Our products may be diverse but the results are one and the same—on schedule, on budget, and completed with superior quality. We are experienced in areas such as Mobility, Enterprise Architecture, Data Processing, Law Enforcement Mission Support, and Acquisition Support. As an organization, we are consistently expanding our footprint in the contracting community.
We are presently identifying candidates for a Human Resources Specialist – Panama to support our recently awarded contract, Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) with Dept. of State (DOS), International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL). This HR Specialist will work out of a centrally located support office within the country of service.

  • RSO Clearance
  • Education – Completion of a 4-year degree in business, management, marketing, information technology, or another relevant course of study
  • Experience – 3 to 5 years’ experience performing in a Human Resource management role
  • Skills and Abilities: 
    • High verbal and written proficiency in both English and Spanish languages
    • Ability to research, evaluate and incorporate existing and changing Panamanian labor laws in policies and procedures
    • Must be able to communicate clearly, both written and orally, as to communicate with employees, members of the HR management team
    • Strong to excellent analytical and communications skills
    • Must be able to prioritize and plan work activities as to use time efficiently
    • Must be organized, accurate, thorough, and able to monitor work for quality
    • Must be dependable, able to follow instructions, respond to management direction, and must be able to improve performance through management feedback
    • Ability to use independent judgment and creativity to address and resolve personnel / stakeholder issues
    • Excellent negotiating skills
    • Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Knowledge of Department of State agency-specific policies, processes and procedures
  • Intimate familiarity with Panamanian local labor laws
  • Assist in the recruitment process of employees and the selection of consultants and outsource-vendors for all Task Order / Call Order positions.
  • Responsible for the management of employee hiring and onboarding with ATSG, including the management of employee benefits and pay discrepancies.
  • Assist with accomplishing human resource objectives by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and reviewing compensation actions.
  • Ensure relevant standards, processes and regulations are upheld in accordance with company policy, as well as state, Panamanian state, federal and international laws.
  • Advise management and employees on policies such as equal employment opportunity, sexual harassment and the trafficking persons clause.
  • Responsible to time and attendance management for all employees / consultants including timesheets, Paid Time Off (PTO) and Sick Time Off (STO).
  • Participating in benefits tasks, such as claim resolutions, reconciling benefits statements, and approving invoices for payment
  • Assist with maintaining current HR files and databases, such as employee benefits, employment status, security clearance status, and similar records.
  • Maintaining records related to grievances, performance reviews, and disciplinary actions
  • Performing file audits to ensure that all required employee documentation is collected and maintained
  • Assist in the facilitation of security clearances in accordance with the contract by providing new employees with the information / documentation necessary to complete a background check and/or obtain either the Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) or the local vetting with the embassy
*Candidates are encouraged to submit a .doc or .docx resume that explicitly addresses each of the requirements listed above.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, our applicants and employees are protected from discrimination. Visit for more information.
Equal access to programs, services and employment is available to all persons. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative of the Recruiting Team.
This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of protected veteran status or disability and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
To comply with Federal law, ATSG Corporation participates in E-Verify.  Successful candidates must pass the E-Verify process after hire.
We respectfully request not to be contacted by recruiters and/or staffing agencies.