Senior Training Advisor (INL PSS 20-036 - Wash DC) - Military veterans preferred

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  full-time   employee

District of Columbia
United States

Senior Training Advisor
United States Department of State
INL/KM Office
State Annex 1
Columbia Plaza
2401 E Street NW,
Washington, DC 20226
Requires: Secret Security Clearance (May begin work with an Interim Secret Clearance)
ATSG Corporation is seeking qualified candidates to fill a position as Senior Training Advisor to support the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs’ Office on Knowledge Management (INL/KM).
The U.S. Department of State is the lead institution for the conduct of American diplomacy and the Secretary of State is the President’s principal foreign policy advisor. The Department of State’s mission is to advance U.S. national security interests, fight terrorism, protect U.S. interests abroad, and implement foreign policy initiatives that build a freer, prosperous and secure world.
The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) keeps Americans safe at home by countering international crime, illegal drugs, and instability abroad. INL helps countries deliver justice and fairness by strengthening their police, courts, and corrections systems. These efforts reduce the amount of crime and illegal drugs reaching U.S. shores.
A critical process in INL’s mission is to develop, implement, and deliver standardized training across the Bureau both domestically and overseas. Within INL, the Office on Knowledge Management (INL/KM) is responsible for all knowledge management efforts, including training of foreign partners to support INL’s efforts to establish and implement indigenous law enforcement and criminal justice systems necessary to be effective partners in global efforts to combat transnational organized crime, including all forms of trafficking, as well as to set the conditions for durable law enforcement, corrections, and administration of justice systems. INL/KM ensures best practices in adult education and training are embedded in INL’s foreign assistance funded training programs overseas for our foreign partners, as well as for INL staff. This includes best practices on both training content and curricula, as well as overall training approaches.
The Senior Advisor, referred to as Advisor in the remaining sections of this document, will support, review and enhance the INL/KM/CET law enforcement and criminal justice training programs, including curriculum design and program expansion for foreign partners as part of INL’s foreign assistance programs. The Advisor will be part of a training team and will be assigned to other training duties as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Supports, reviews and enhances the Continuing Education and Training (CET) Division law enforcement and criminal justice training program, including curriculum design and providing technical advice and assistance to program expansion.
  • Serves as a technical advisor for assessing, designing and implementing international law enforcement and criminal justice training programs, bringing to bear best practices in curricula design.
  • Provides conceptual and concrete requirements and assisting in the development of procedures to strengthen INL trainings, including the development of performance metrics for training programs as a means to evaluate program results.
  • Identifies and organizes needed program changes, and any significant factors that cause need for revision or updates.
  • Reviews, analyzes, makes recommendations in relation to, and applies established curriculum standards to various training materials in order to ensure conformance, or identify areas of non-conformance, and prepare corrective recommendations.
  • Identifies, adapts and applies technology to improve state and local partner training techniques and methods.
  • Drafts training standards and best practices materials to assist with CET’s training efforts that also can inform how the bureau goes about developing and utilizing training.
  • Participates in meetings, program planning and development in collaboration with various colleagues (e.g., team leaders, senior criminal justice advisors, program managers) to improve training related processes, implement recommendations, and conduct problem solving exercises.
  • Assists with preparation of new law enforcement and criminal justice training materials by contractors, SMEs and police partner agencies, and performs quality assurance reviews of draft products to ensure conformance with applicable standards.
  • Drafts criteria for evaluating training proposals and standards for criminal justice training providers.
  • Establishes relationships through excellent customer service skills, project management knowledge, and a related understanding of program office needs and mandates.
  • Works closely with INL program office staff and managers, as well as the stakeholders at U.S. embassies overseas and other U.S. federal agencies, and INL’s state and local partners, to develop standardized curriculum for law enforcement and criminal justice training initiatives.
  • Interacts positively and works cooperatively with team members and points of contact to accomplish assigned work in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Assists with outreach to professional training and standard setting organizations in the field of criminal justice training.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • U.S. Citizen.
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum of ten years’ experience in relevant field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Federal regulations in regard to area of specific need.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating organizational change.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least ten years of progressively more responsible experience as a trainer, curriculum developer, instructional coordinator or managing a training academy or academic institution.
  • Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Education, Curriculum and Instruction, or related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate with others in the production of effective police or criminal justice training materials for law enforcement or criminal justice operational and administrative subjects.
  • Demonstrated experience in applying training curriculum concepts such as Principles of Adult Learning and Instructional Systems Design (ISD) techniques to ensure training materials are instructionally sound and meet the needs of INL foreign assistance programs.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in and ability to apply contemporary training technology and methods of instruction to police or criminal justice curriculum development.
  • Ability to communicate effectively complex issues, in a concise manner, both verbally and in writing, and to liaise with bureau, departmental, and partner agency stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated expertise in area of instruction or curriculum developer, including ability to analyze and evaluate existing training programs and develop a comprehensive approach to standardizing curriculum for similar training.
  • Proficiency in and ability to apply contemporary training technology and methods of instruction to police curriculum development.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and solve problems; determine accuracy and relevance of information; use sound judgement to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer and web-based applications, including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat and database management computer programs, and the ability to effectively utilize such programs for the performance of assigned work.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in written and verbal communication skills.
  • Travel is authorized for this position.
Level of Effort:
  • Hours for this full-time position will be the core hours of INL/KM/CET Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week, 08 hours per day.
 *Candidates are encouraged to submit a .doc or .docx resume that explicitly addresses each of the requirements listed above.

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