Police Vehicle Fleet Manager - Liberia
Tetra Tech, a leader in consulting, engineering, environmental science and technical services worldwide has a challenging and immediate opportunity for a highly motivated professional in our growing Pro-Telligent business unit. We are a diverse company, embracing talented individuals with expertise in project management, subject matter, global health, engineering, construction, safety, security and information technology. PRO-Telligent, A Tetra Tech Company, is seeking an experienced Police Vehicle Fleet Manager for a government client. The position will be based in Liberia.One of the critical areas in which the LNP must focus its efforts is managing and maintaining its vehicle fleet in order to build the logistical capacity to support its operational requirements. In coordination with the GOL, the US government has agreed to provide technical assistance to the LNP to help them develop a sustainable vehicle fleet management system. The Police Vehicle Fleet Manager will mentor leaders within the LNP so that the LNP themselves can develop and institutionalize a functional and sustainable system for maintaining, deploying, and tracking their vehicular assets in order to support operational requirements. The end state of the Police Vehicle Fleet Manager's mentorship is for the LNP to take ownership and sustain implementation of the system.Instead of trying to personally develop and implement new processes and procedures, the Police Vehicle Fleet Manager must mentor his/her counterparts so that the LNP themselves make institutional changes that will be sustainable. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Mentor and assist the LNP in the developing procurement specifications for equipment purchases and infrastructure development. Support liaison efforts with LNP representatives, the Office of the Inspector General, and other donors on issues related to LNP budgeting and finance. Provide advice to the US Embassy, the MOJ, the LNP, and other key partners on matters relating to the development of criteria for selection, vetting, and training of civilian law enforcement personnel. The Police Vehicle Fleet Manager shall exercise particular care in following established vetting procedures in accordance with the Leahy Law, a law that prohibits US foreign assistance to any unit of the security forces of a foreign country if evidence exists that members of that unit have committed gross violations of human rights, in coordination with the US Embassy. Provide advice to the INL Director in Monrovia and to INL's senior bilateral police advisor on programmatic challenges and areas where US Embassy intervention could help achieve INL and the US government's goals and objectives. Monitor accountability and functionality of equipment and facilities provided to the LNP by the US government. Coordinate with and mentor LNP administrative staff, in consultation and coordination with the Senior Advisors and the Logistics Advisor. Be responsive to Liberian priorities and US government goals and strategic objectives for Liberia. Maintain regular communication with the INL Director in Monrovia. Assist in briefing senior US Mission officials, as requested by the INL Monrovia Director. The Police Vehicle Fleet Manager shall communicate regularly with the INL Director in Monrovia and coordinate efforts with the CO and/or COR, in order to make certain such effort remains within policy objectives as determined by the US Ambassador to Liberia. Such communications and coordination will not involve any change to or expansion of the scope of work, costs, or contractual obligations. If, in the opinion, of the Contractor such communications and technical direction from the COR calls for effort outside the scope of the task order or is inconsistent with the requirements, the Contractor shall notify the CO in writing within ten working days after the receipt of any such instruction. The Contractor shall not proceed with the work affected by the communications and/or technical direction unless and until the Contractor is notified by the CO that such communications and/or technical direction is within the scope of the task order. The Police Vehicle Fleet Manager may work in Monrovia or in other parts of Liberia. Shift work may be assigned.EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION: US Citizen Ability to possess/maintain MRPT certification In possession of a current and valid driving license for at least one year Must satisfy the requirements for Specialist Advisor outlined in the base contract IV Minimum ten years of general vehicle maintenance experience with a field-related Bachelor Degree Additional experience can substitute for a degree on a year to year basis Minimum of five years' recent experience as a Vehicle Fleet Maintenance/Management Officer of at least 50 vehicles with supervisory responsibilities in support of an operational mission Demonstrated experience implementing effective procedures to maintain accountability of personnel, vehicles, equipment, and supplies Knowledge of principles, practices, tools, materials, equipment, and techniques required for maintaining and repairing a variety of makes and models of vehicles, construction equipment, fire apparatus, and related mobile equipment as found in a municipal police fleet Knowledge of operation and maintenance of a variety of makes and models of vehicles, power tools, and related fleet maintenance tools Knowledge of safety equipment and safety practices related to vehicle use and maintenance Must have demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and direct highly varied and complex operations related to vehicle and equipment services Knowledge of principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, and the training of staff in work procedures Must have the ability to review specifications for new equipment acquisition Strong analytical skills and ability to handle complex situations Strong interpersonal skills; proven ability to work well with others. Ability to work effectively both in a team environ- ment and independently to achieve the desired end state Excellent oral and written English communication skills Proficient with basic MS Office computer programs; able to organize, analyze, prepare, and present information to a variety of audiences Desired Qualifications: Experience in police development/reform overseas or other relevant experience overseas, particularly in developing countries Extensive experience managing and/or directing vehicle fleet programs in police forces Knowledge of USG contracting practices and experience in contract oversight Experience working or coordinating with USG agencies (eg, USAID, Justice, State, and/or Defense) Ability to explain, promote, and defend USG policies to senior law enforcement officials of other nations and the host country and representatives of international organizations Possess strong leadership/influencing skills - makes decisions, self-directed, self-confident, positive, good negotiator, able to prioritize personal and team activities Ability to exercise a high degree of professional judgment, diplomacy, and tact at all times in order to build successful relationships with Liberian partners and the international community To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process:* Cover Letter* CV in reverse chronological format Tetra Tech Inc. is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees-16,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. Tetra Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value workplace diversity. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. Please visit our website at to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on. 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