Icitap Lead Instructor For Counter Illicit Trafficking And Maritime Law Enforcement Operations

Amentum Washington , DC 20319

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ICITAP Lead Instructor for Counter Illicit Trafficking and Maritime Law Enforcement Operations

For more than 60 years, PAE has tackled the world's toughest challenges to deliver agile and steadfast solutions to the U.S. government and its allies. With more than 20,000 employees on all seven continents and in more than 70 countries, PAE delivers a broad range of operational support services to meet the critical needs of our clients. Our headquarters is in Falls Church, Virginia.

PAE is supporting the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in providing specialized training, advisory and mentoring services to host nations under the Criminal Division's International Criminal Investigative Training and Assistance Program (ICITAP). https://www.justice.gov/criminal-icitap ICITAP is a cornerstone of America's global strategy for combating transnational crime, terrorism, countering trafficking in persons, establishing rule of law and enhancing human rights in developing countries. PAEis the contract service provider to the DOJ ICITAP and Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) programs.

Please Note: This is an Independent Contractor position with PAE, it should not be considered an employment relationship with PAE.


PAE is currently seeking a qualified candidate to serve as Lead Instructor for Counter Illicit Trafficking and Maritime Law Enforcement Operations in the United States Department of Defense's European Command area of responsibility. This could include training engagements in any of the following locations: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, and Ukraine. This position will be responsible for training entry level to mid-senior level individuals and will focus on the following:

  • Training foreign law enforcement and security professionals who are currently involved in counter illicit trafficking matters, both terrestrial and littoral waters, in key partner countries.

  • Developing institutional trainers in foreign nations with the skills and knowledge to conduct training without support from the United States Government.


  • In consultation with DOJ/ICITAP and EUCOM, gain a full understanding of the United States Government's objective for conducting training in a partner nation;

  • Utilizing experience, knowledge, and expertise, advise DOJ/ICITAP and EUCOM as to best training practices and course topics that can be utilized to meet EUCOM's specific objectives in the partner nation;

  • Develop country and topic specific training curriculum for each training course to be delivered. This must be done in partnership with DOJ/ICITAP and EUCOM;

  • Manage all logistical aspects of conducting training courses in a foreign country. This could include any or all the following non-inclusive logistical needs: obtaining training team country visas, ground transportation for instructors and USG personnel while in-country, obtaining a venue, translation and interpretation services, catering services, obtaining training aids, shipping of all training aids and equipment to the partner nation, and printing all student handbooks in English and the partner nation language;

  • Identify topic specific expert instructors and serve as their lead throughout training engagements;

  • Using principles conducive to adult learning, conduct high quality training courses in foreign countries;

  • Ensure that the training team acts with the highest level of professionalism.

  • Ensure that all training is delivered in compliance with the rules and regulations of 10 U.S.C section 333;

  • At the beginning of every class, deliver a two-hour block of instruction, utilizing USG provided human rights curriculum. The curriculum will come from the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) and is required at the beginning of every course;

  • Within 10 business days of course completion, submit an after-action report package to the DOJ/ICITAP Senior Advisor/Liaison to EUCOM. The after-action package will include the lead instructor's synopsis of the course, pre-course and post-course assessment of the students abilities in the subject matter, and recommendation for future improvement of course delivery. In addition, the after-action package must include a lead instructor signed certification that the DIILS human rights course was conducted and student roster.


  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution;

  • Minimum of four years military experience at the 0-6 level or above;

  • Minimum of four years experience managing Department of Defense Counterdrug programs.

  • Minimum of four years leadership experience, at the Chief of Staff level or above, in a United States Military joint task force environment.

  • Minimum of four years experience working inter-agency with components of the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Justice, and U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, focused on curtailing international illicit trafficking and transnational organized crime;

  • Minimum of fifteen years experience working in an international environment.

  • Experience working overseas with high-ranking senior government officials.

  • Proven ability to develop training curriculum for delivery to international security forces.

  • Demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with partner governments, foreign officials, and international organizations.

  • Minimum of four years experience working with programs funded with authorities derived from 10 U.S.C. section 284 - Support for counterdrug activities and activities to counter transnational organized crime and 10 U.S.C. section 333 - Foreign security forces: authority to build partner capacity.

  • Proven ability to exercise a high degree of professional judgement and diplomacy at all times;

  • Willingness to travel overseas to high-risk areas for TDY training assignments;

  • Proven ability to manage multiple activities in multiple countries simultaneously.


  • Demonstrated knowledgeable of maritime interdictions and security operations.

  • Knowledge of Seaport security, both above and below the water surface.

  • Ability to independently identify subject matter experts for maritime interdiction courses and narcotics investigation courses.

  • Experience implementing United States Marine Corps and U.S. Military Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) capacity building programs for foreign security partners.

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran's status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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