Position:  Maritime Senior Security Advisor
Location:  Honiara, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea
Job Id:  954
# of Openings:  5

Maritime Senior Security Advisor
Honiara, Solomon Islands

Security Clearance: Current security clearance at minimum a Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) certification issued by the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS/SI/PSS)
 
Culmen International, LLC is seeking an experienced Senior Advisor to work in support of Department of State (DoS) to enhance the Solomon Islands maritime governance by strengthening the core maritime safety and security competencies within the Ministry and Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF), including personnel readiness and professionalization, maritime law enforcement strategy and policy, and small boat maintenance and logistics. 
 
Travel Requirement: Frequent travel (up to 20%) including work in remote, isolated work environments. 
 
Duties and responsibilities include:
  • The strategic-level Maritime Security Senior Advisor will work with the Ministry of Police, National Security and Correctional Service, and the Commissioner of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) to develop a detailed Country Action Plan with milestones required to enhance core ministerial and operational competencies and build RSIPF’s capacity and capability to effectively defend its territory and govern its maritime domain.  
  • The Maritime Security Senior Advisor will establish a plan to enable a professional, ready RSIPF capable of effectively monitoring, patrolling, and enforcing its laws.  
  • The Senior Advisor will enhance the Solomon Islands maritime governance by strengthening the core maritime safety and security competencies within the Ministry of Police and RSIPF, including personnel readiness and professionalization, maritime law enforcement strategy and policy, and small boat maintenance and logistics.
Requirements include:
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Current security clearance granted by Defense Security Service (DSS) - at a mimimum must have Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) certification issued by the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS/SI/PSS).
  • 6+ years prior services within the U. S. Coast Guard/Navy service.
  • Supervisory experience at a U. S. Coast Guard or Navy sector operations/response department or small boat station with experience in one or more of the following fields: conducting multi-mission operations, overseeing patrol boat and small craft maintenance and logistics, developing and implementing standard operating procedures, and developing and implementing a personnel training and qualification program.
  • Prior demonstrated experience formulating and implementing maritime strategy, maritime policy, or maritime security matters at the operational and strategic levels required.
  • Prior demonstrated operational-level experience in one or more of the following fields: maritime law enforcement or maritime security operations. 
  • Prior demonstrated experience in one or more of the following fields: implementing a patrol boat and small boat job qualification and training program or oversight of vessel maintenance and logistics program. 
  • Prior demonstrated experience planning and executing one of the following operational areas: maritime security, maritime law enforcement, and search and rescue operations and exercises.  
  • Willingness to travel frequently (up to 20%) and work in remote, isolated work environments. 
Desired qualifications include:
  • Prior demonstrated experience working in service, combatant, and strategic level headquarters staff.
  • Coast Guard 87 to 110 feet patrol boat, Navy Patrol Coastal, or USCG/USN small boat operational experience. 
  • Prior demonstrated experience advising foreign military or government at the operational or strategic level.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an environment with limited resources and to apply innovative and creative solutions to resolve problems. 
  • Proven self-starter who can be successful working independently at various organizational levels and with executives/managers/leaders/staffs from multiple functional areas and cultural backgrounds. 
  • Demonstrated communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with counterparts to help them achieve goals through the provision of quality advice, support, and mentoring.
  • Proven success in individual and organizational capacity building and aptitude to share knowledge, mentor and coach others.
Job Type: Full Time
Benefits: Health, Vision, Dental, 401k, Disability and Life Insurance Programs
 

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