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INL Senior Police Advisor

District Of Columbia, United States
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INL Senior Police Advisor
Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Issuance Date: 07/11/2014
Closing Date: 08/08/2014

A solicitation for a Personal Services Contractor (PSC), Department of State (DOS), Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)

The United States Government (USG), represented by the DOS, seeks applications from US citizens interested in providing PSC services as described in this solicitation.

Offeror's proposals shall be in accordance with the requirements stated in this solicitation at the place and time specified. A proposal will be determined non-responsive and ineligible for consideration unless all required documents and information are included in the submission. Offerors shall ensure their resume demonstrates their possession of the minimum qualifications outlined in this Solicitation, as well as their ability to fulfill all required duties.

Proposals must include the following:
1) Form OF-612 (Completed and signed)
2) Resume
3) Three letters of reference or three references, including contact information

Submit all proposals via e-mail to the attention of:
INL/Deborah Strom

Direct questions regarding this solicitation to:
INL/Deborah Strom

INL will not accept late proposals unless it can be determined DOS mishandled the proposal.

2. ISSUANCE DATE: 07/11/2014
3. CLOSING DATE: 08/08/2014
5. POSITION TITLE: INL Senior Police Advisor
6. MARKET VALUE: $81,535 - $119,737 (FS-02 Equivalent)
7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year from date of award and four option years
8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Tegucigalpa, Honduras


The International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Section (INL/H) in Honduras implements programs funded by the US Department of State's (DOS) Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Office of Western Hemisphere Programs (INL/WHP). The Bureau is responsible for the development, coordination, implementation, and supervision of international narcotics control, law enforcement activities, and international criminal justice issues for the DOS.

The Police Advisor will serve as a key advisor on the full range of law enforcement issues, evaluate training, and provide expert advice to the Honduran National Police to implement "best practices" for reducing gang- and narcotics-related crime, violence, and other criminal activities within specific targeted communities and the country in general. The Police Advisor will plan, coordinate, execute and manage projects/programs that provide technical law enforcement expertise, policy guidance, technical assistance, and training on behalf of INL in support of host-nation efforts to improve policing techniques, and reduce gang activity within targeted communities.

The Police Advisor will provide expertise in the strategic planning and development of possible future law enforcement programs in Honduras, notably community policing. The Police Advisor will provide expert advice to the new Major Crimes Task Force (MCTF), which seeks to increase Honduran investigative and prosecutorial capacity to combat impunity related to major crimes. The Police Advisor may supervise a police reform program and other programs designed to enhance the capabilities and capacity of the Government of Honduras (GOH) in all areas involving citizen safety.

The Police Advisor will build and foster collaborative relationships with other Honduran entities, INL community policing advisors, INL counter narcotics, reform, and other police advisors, and/or contractors working for the INL program in Honduras, and other International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Sections/Offices.


1. Provide strategic and tactical information and recommendations on the organizational and operational capacities of the Honduran government, including National police and local actors. In consultation with the INL/H, develop and maintain an assistance plan that will promote effective and sustainable policing practices.

2. Build and foster collaborative partnerships in the community between the Honduran government and the individuals and organizations they serve to develop solutions to problems and increase trust in police.

3. Serve as key law enforcement advisor to the Honduran government to develop best practices to oversee, coordinate, and administer crime reduction related educational and development classes/programs for various community organizations and schools.

4. Advise on, initiate, and coordinate activities related to preventing/reducing crime in Honduras, and improving Honduran National Police effectiveness in investigating major crimes (e.g. homicides, extortions, kidnappings, drug trafficking, money laundering, etc.).

5. Responsible for collaboration with the Honduran government to identify, implement, oversee, and coordinate best practices for achieving the goal of crime reduction at the precinct or higher level.

6. In collaboration with the other INL advisors, identify Honduran National Police personnel training needs. Identify training options/course availability in the region or the U.S.

7. Work with the other INL advisors to execute projects in accordance with the objectives and terms established in Letters of Agreement, Model Precinct Work Plans, or similar documents.

8. Provide strategic planning and process development on all phases of project execution from development though implementation, including planning, scheduling, budgeting, monitoring, and coordination.

9. Identify logistical support requirements; provide assistance in preparation of documentation for procurement of technical services, training, and commodities and the monitoring of procurement actions, including drafting source-origin waivers, bid solicitations, scopes of work, delivery, and acceptance of items procured to support INL programs.

10. Work with the INL personnel to prepare quarterly and annual progress reports regarding each precinct project. Prepare an annual strategic plan for each project of responsibility.

11. Attend meetings with U.S. and host-government officials as requested, including the regional working group meetings.


• U.S. Citizen, able to obtain/maintain a DOS Secret Security and medical clearance.
• A minimum of ten (10) years' experience as a sworn civilian law enforcement officer or as a military officer with security related duties in an organization of at least twenty-five (25) personnel and having attained a law enforcement rank equivalent to a lieutenant or a military rank equivalent to lieutenant colonel.
• Demonstrated five (5) years supervisory experience.
• Demonstrated five (5) years' experience in the area of law enforcement operations, management, / training. Proven record of accomplishment of implementing law enforcement programs in Latin America. Specific experience with police liaison activities and establishing a police presence in difficult high-crime zones/areas.
• Demonstrated experience working with partner nation policing programs, policing tactics and theories, and management of resources.
• Graduate of an accredited U.S. University with a Bachelor's Degree or higher.
• Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with high-level officials (governmental and non-governmental.).
• Demonstrated relevant work experience in law enforcement program management, training, and problem-solving methodologies.
• Demonstrated communication and liaison skills appropriate to work with a wide variety of governmental, public, and private sector representatives; as well as with local community members and groups.
• Ability to write proficiently in Spanish as well as read and speak Spanish at the FSI 3/3 Level.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
• Physically able to reside in Honduras in the areas of Tegucigalpa, or other as assigned, and travel throughout the region.
• Ability to work in highly hazardous environment with potential exposure to verbal and physical threats from criminal elements.
• Knowledge and experience with U.S. Government (USG) regulations, standards of conduct, and ethics.
• Ability to successfully complete the FSI Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) course within the first 120 days of assignment.
• Must complete the FSI Distance Learning Introduction to Working in an Embassy (PN113) within 120 days of assignment.

The Police Advisor reports directly to the INL Director at US Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras and will have working relationships with other Foreign Service Officers. The Advisor may supervise the work of Locally Employed Staff (LES) employees as required and will have contractor officer representative (COR) oversight duties with Third Party Contractors and advisors from other agencies.

The Advisor must be able to review host country law enforcement needs; develop and manage
law enforcement projects in coordination with host-country officials; ensure sustainability of
projects through provision of appropriate training and maintenance; and have the ability to
integrate competing needs of US law enforcement, development, and security agencies, and
GOH entities involved in law enforcement.

The Advisor performs a broad range of tasks related to a complex foreign assistance program in Tegucigalpa, Honduras INL programs have a significant impact on embassy operations, including those of other USG agencies.

The Advisor works closely with the INL/H Director, INL/H Deputy Director, INL/H Project Officers, Community Policing Advisor, Regional Gang Advisor (INL/RGI) and CARSI Staff, GSO, FMO, USAID. The Advisor will also have contact with the Honduran National Police Representatives, Ministry of Security, Prison Directorate, non-governmental organizations, other INL Contractors.


Factor 1 Offeror's relevant experience planning and developing law enforcement strategies and crime reduction programs; ability to coordinate with host-country civilian and police officials, and donor community; ability to effectively work in a multi-cultural and overseas environment; and experience deploying techniques for improved police institutions, notably violent crimes and modern police philosophies. (30 points)

Factor 2 Offeror's capability to serve as a role model for trying new approaches and building collaborative relationships to implement improved policing methodologies, especially in remote high-crime areas, and use position to influence and educate others. Demonstrated ability to emphasize and reinforce modern police philosophy vision, values, and mission within an organization to support and articulate a commitment for improved policing techniques as the dominant way of doing business. (30 points)

Factor 3 Offeror's knowledge of program management, concepts, practices, and principles to analyze and develop recommendations for program implementation and USG objectives. Demonstrated ability to manage resources, influence by design, and effectively collaborate to further goals, objectives, and activities. (25 points)

Factor 4 Past Performance evaluation of applicant's ability to perform under contract. In conducting the evaluation, the Government reserves the right to utilize all evaluation information available at the time of evaluation, whether provided by the applicant or obtained from other sources. (15 points)

Pre-Award Ethical Responsibilities of PSC (JUN 2011)
This solicitation may result in the award of one or more personal services contracts as defined in FAR 2.101. Prior to contract award, all offerors or quotes must advise the cognizant Contracting Officer if they have a personal conflict of interest, such as a financial conflict, that would prevent them from either meeting the requirements of the clause entitled, "Post-Award Ethical Responsibilities of Personal Services Contractors," or otherwise objectively performing their contractual duties upon contract award.

Veteran's Preference is not applicable to this position.

For award, INL will negotiate for this contract based on the following:
• Entry-level salary is at Step 1 of the grade range assigned to solicitation
• Consideration given for experience relevant specifically to the solicitation requirements
• Level and extent of experience dictates the salary level within the grade range



• Employee's FICA Contribution
• Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance
• Pay Comparability Adjustment
• Annual Increase
• Eligibility for Worker's Compensation
• Annual & Sick Leave
• 401K Plan

• Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance
• Living Quarters Allowance
• Post Allowance
• Supplemental Post Allowance
• Separate Maintenance Allowance
• Education Allowance
• Education Travel
• Post Differential
• Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure
• Danger Pay

Deborah Strom, Contract Specialist, Email

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