SAIC supports 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. SAIC is the contract service provider to the DOJ ICITAP and Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) programs. For over a decade, SAIC has fielded hundreds of highly skilled criminal justice professionals supporting ICITAP and OPDAT.
SAIC is seeking highly qualified men and women to serve as Court Security (CourtSec) Law Enforcement Advisor (LEA) with specialized operational and leadership expertise in court security, high-profile trial and judicial protection operations. The CourtSec-LEA will be responsible for but not limited to to the following:
Training, advising and mentoring police commanders, supervisors, court officials and other government officials in the host country on best practices and procedures related to security and protective operations for justice centers, court personnel, and judicial officers within a rule-of-law framework.
Train, advise and mentor police service commanders and personnel, with justice center responsibilities, on facility protective measures, person and vehicular access controls and screening practices, security profile scalability procedures, law enforcement and security personnel staffing, applied protection-in-depth security concepts, contingency procedures, courtroom security configurations, integration with specialized units such as traffic police, EOD Technicians, fire brigades and others, as well as planning and coordination with judicial officials, prosecutors, case agents, and court personnel.
Train and advise on best practices for witness separation/security, victim and public management, out-of-custody defendant management as well as in-custody defendant security, transportation, arrivals and departures, holding, movements and courtroom production.
Responsible for training, advising, mentoring, and assisting police commanders on developing court security standing operating procedures (SOPs), policies, training materials, staffing records, judicial operations security (J-OpSec), personnel selection and assignments, as well as briefing procedural and messaging best practices for judiciary, security personnel, prosecutors, support/facilities personnel, attorneys/barristers and their staffs, victims assistance, witnesses, defendants and visitors.
Police commanders and personnel will look to the CourtSec-LEA for training and assistance on facility security, alarms, sensors, surveillance and access control equipment operations, configuration and sustainability.
Advise and mentor police service commanders on best practices for high-profile trial and production security planning, coordination, communications, operations, staffing, administration and contingency management.
Advise and mentor police commanders on coordination with multi-agency police units and prosecutors for information collection, analysis, protective intelligence development, controlled sharing, and information security (InfoSec) controls
Throughout all training and advisory engagements, the CourtSec-LEA will continuously stress the importance of J-OpSec and InfoSec as core to integrity in court security that is the foundation to fair and impartial judicial redress within a rule-of-law framework.
Be effective in team collaboration across a wide range of host country officials’ ranks, authorities and technical knowledge/expertise.
Work with various US officials from Departments of State (DoS) and Justice (DOJ).
Serve as one of ICITAP’s prime contractor representative in the host country reporting to SAIC’s Program Manager and ICITAP designated officials.
Additional duties include facilitating meetings; participating in working groups; developing reports and specialized papers; reviewing and editing policies; manuals and SOPs; conducting briefings; and, active participation in advising officials.
This position has potential for multiple world-wide locations.
U.S. Citizen with a valid U.S. passport
Minimum of 20 years of law enforcement experience
Minimum of 10 years of specialized court security experience in high-volume court facilities, sheriffs’ departments, municipal police or federal agencies. Applicable experience must be within a sworn law enforcement capacity with arrest authority
Minimum of 7 years of progressive supervisory law enforcement experience with oversight of specialized court security and judicial security involving high-profile operations
Demonstrated experience developing or leading development of high-profile court security plans, operational capacities, staff development, multi-disciplinary coordination, protective intelligence, and operations involving complex, high risk cases
Demonstrated experience in secure video conferencing for custodial defendant judicial proceedings
Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, homeland security, justice administration, or related fields from a US Department of Education recognized institution
Certification of training in court security from a state Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) board or U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) approved training program
Demonstrated experience in training, advising or mentoring foreign criminal justice officials
Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust certification from the U.S. DOJ
SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability
Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust certification from the U.S. DOJ.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: Job ID: 197819
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