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Corrections Advisor, Level IV- Corrections Case Processing Liaison

CARSI

BACKGROUND

 

The CARSI Initiative, one of the largest and most sophisticated multi-lateral security efforts in the world, provides funding for the

USG to assist the governments of the CARSI countries with police professionalization, justice sector reform, counter narcotics efforts,

border security management, crime and violence prevention, and anti-corruption efforts. In support of CARSI, INL its tasks include

but are not limited to:

• Assist in developing more effective and transparent security and rule of law institutions, which work together effectively

and cooperate with international partners to reduce threats from transnational and domestic crime, including terrorism,

and improve border security and protect human rights.

• Support CARSI state and society efforts to establish efficient, transparent, and accountable prosecutorial, correctional,

and alternative justice systems institutions that respect human rights.

• Assist CARSI countries in improving federal, state, and local governments’ operational ability to prevent and mitigate

crime and terrorism, impact transnational criminal organization (TCO) cash flow, contribute to criminal cases against

TCO leaders and members, disrupt TCO trust and corruptive relationships, and safely apprehend TCO and other high

target offenders.

• Improve border security, including building support to the new government’s efforts to secure CARSI borders.

• To meet the Congressional mandates of the CARSI Initiative, INL programs in the region include the following objectives:

• Continue to support CARSI state and federal entities with efforts to institutionalize the rule of law among law enforcement

and judicial sector operators, including through police professionalization, justice sector reform, anti-corruption,

and border security initiatives.

• Help CARSI countries achieve its transitions to the new criminal justice system.

• Create a 21st century border structure, by further developing CARSI countries’ capacity to detect and prevent smuggling

of illicit goods and trafficking in persons.

• Support networked technology systems and professionalization to strengthen CARSI countries control of their respective

northern and southern borders and ports of entry.

• Bolster CARSI countries efforts to prevent crime and violence by supporting the establishment of resilient communities

better able to withstand the pressures of organized crime through drug demand reduction, citizen oversight of security

forces, and culture of lawfulness programs.

• Continue to build CARSI countries capacity to disrupt and dismantle organized criminal networks, including capacity

building to counter illicit finance and combat the production of, and trafficking in, illegal narcotics.

• Support the U.S. Government’s goal to support CARSI state and society efforts to establish highly efficient, transparent,

and accountable prosecutorial, correctional, and alternative justice institutions that respect human rights; to assist

CARSI countries in improving federal, state, and local governments’ operational ability to prevent and mitigate

crime and terrorism, impact transnational criminal organization (TCO) cash flow, contribute to criminal cases against

TCO leaders and members, disrupt TCO trust and corruptive relationship, and safely apprehend TCO and other high

target offenders; and to improve border security.

  

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Posted On: 04/09/2018
Category: Professional Services
Department: CARSI
Shift: Unknown
Location: Central America
Job Type: Law Enforcment Subject Matter Expert
Education: Juris Doctorate degree
Pay Rate: To be determined
Duration: 1 - 5 years
Travel: Yes
Job Description:
  • The Corrections Case Processing Liaison will assist the INL-Guatemala Correction Program Manager with planning, coordinating and implementing complex and multi-faceted strategies to help the GPS and SSW alleviate the prison overpopulation crisis by processing all cases that are eligible for early release and full-term release from GPS and SSW. The Corrections Program Case Processing

  • Assist INL-Guatemala Corrections Program Advisor in developing strategic planning sessions and implementation plan to reduce the overpopulation of facilities in GPS and SSW.

  • Conduct an analysis of the overpopulation crisis and develop individualized work plans for GPS and SSW.

  • Assist INL-Guatemala Corrections Program Advisor in planning work projects and training for case processing staff to reduce overpopulation in GPS and SSW.

  • Assist INL-Guatemala Corrections Program Advisor in advising case processing staff to develop and implement specific policy and permanent procedures to follow in order to reduce overpopulation of facilities in GPS and SSW via early and full-term release of prisoners.

  • Assist INL-Guatemala Corrections Program Advisor to identify Guatemalan law in regard to judicial procedures, requirements, and eligibility for the early and full-term release of prisoners.

  • Assist the INL-Guatemala Corrections Program Advisor with implementing USG support to the GPS, which houses adult prisoners, and the SSW which houses juvenile prisoners. in expanding the institution’s ability to provide a safe, secure, humane and transparent correctional management system that upholds human rights.

  • Provide case processing information from GPS and SSW; analyze and synthesize the information into the form of records, reports, miscellaneous communications, case files, and other sources to support expedited case processing.

  • Apply highly developed legal and sentencing expertise to provide a proactive and strategic approach to GPS and SSW overpopulation.

  • Establish relationships in the host country as needed to ensure success of case processing reform efforts.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Hours for this full-time position will be the core hours of U.S. Embassy Guatemala: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week.

  • The position is located in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

  • Travel is required.

Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate degree;

  • US Citizen

  • MRPT security clearance

  • FSI level 4/4 Spanish, Level 3/3 English

  • Minimum of ten (10) years working in the legal field;

  • Experience processing all phases of adult and juvenile cases, including trial, adjudication, sentencing and pre-release planning;

  • Knowledge of, and exposure to corrections policies and guidelines related to releases;

  • Ability to identify and provide information that is essential to corrections program;

  • Ability to gather and analyze information and develop work plan;

  • Expertise in judicial processes, case sentencing and release processing;

  • Ability to interact and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Capacity to conduct analysis and research, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and make

  • proposals to improve program.

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and Proficiency of various software applications including but not limited to; Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, etc.

Preferred Skills: