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Marty Lich

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
By Marty Lich
Dec 16, 2004 - 3:09:00 PM

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A cause for celebration.

Dear American Public, here is a rare opportunity for employment with our United States Department of State. Please read on for the job description and applicant qualification requirements.

Employment with the U. S. Department of State

Border Security is a key component to ensuring a stable future.
Borders have also become routes for the smuggling of untaxed materiel, narcotics, weapons, and terrorists.

As such, the Borders Police Consultant will work to ensure that policies, procedures, and capabilities are in place that will ensure border security by reducing or terminating illegal border crossings, and by implementing modern border management, including appropriate facilities, a well equipped and well trained border enforcement capability, and applicable customs and immigration procedures.

Position Description:

Ministry of Interior - Border Police Consultant

  • Incumbent works to ensure border activities operate in an efficient and modern manner consistent with processes established by world bodies.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned

Knowledge and Qualifications Required

  • Thorough knowledge of Border Enforcement programs, operations, objectives, and policies along with a comprehensive knowledge of management and organizational techniques, systems, and procedures as applied in performing a wide variety of analytical studies and projects related to management improvement,
  • Experience in Border Control, including Customs and Immigration.
  • Has previous experience at the operational and tactical levels.

Supervisory Controls

  • The supervisor provides general instruction for work assignments, and the incumbent works with the supervisor in setting suspense dates and deadlines.
  • The incumbent independently plans and performs assigned tasks, and resolves problems not covered by established procedures based on experience, mature judgment, and the ability to use extreme discretion in sensitive situations.
  • Only problems that may have far-reaching implications are referred to the supervisor. Completed work is reviewed in terms of meeting overall objectives and conformance to institutional development procedures.

Guidelines, Scope and Effect

  • The incumbent exercises considerable judgment in planning, coordinating and accomplishing goals to be met by the Border Police.
  • The incumbent ensures that the work is accomplished in a timely manner.

Personal Contact and Purpose of Contacts

  • The incumbent is required to exercise mature judgment and discretion in dealing with a wide variety of groups and individuals of diverse backgrounds in unstructured settings where the roles, authorities, and objectives are often unknown and must be developed in the course of conversation, and which frequently change.
  • Contacts are to exchange information, resolve border issues, coordinate and advise on a variety of procedures, projects, and other work efforts.

If interested, please contact and send your resume to:

Howard Lind
U. S. Department of State
Near East Affairs
Ph: 202-312-9842
Email:
lindhr@state.gov

This should be cause for celebration; after all, border security is top on our American resident priority list. But don't bring out those pens just yet nor open that bottle of champagne too quickly. I have further information regarding the job openings.

The single item I deleted from this legitimate job-opening letter of advisement is the following.

"The incumbent is subject to overseas deployment."

Dear readers, you see this is not an United States Department of State application for work protecting our American borders; this is an application request by the United States Department of State to protect Iraq's borders (www.manews.org/0404iraqborder.html).

To quote a bit more from this application request letter:

"Border Security is a key component to ensuring a stable future for Iraq. Not only does Iraq experience massive seasonal border crossings due to religious pilgrimage, but its borders have also become routes for the smuggling of untaxed materiel, narcotics, weapons, and terrorists.

As such, the Borders Police Consultant will work with the Ministry of Interior to ensure that policies, procedures, and capabilities are in place that will ensure Iraqi border security by reducing or terminating illegal border crossings, and by implementing modern border management, including appropriate facilities, a well equipped and well trained border enforcement capability, and applicable customs and immigration procedures."

Iraq’s American Border Police job description  should suffice as a template for the hiring our own United States Border Patrol.

Remind your Congressmen, Senators and President (www.numbersUSA.com) of their promise to enhance America’s borders with the recent passing of the Intel Bill.

We living in America also deserve a 'cause for celebration.' In our own USA homeland.


Marty Lich may be contacted at Martyincol@Juno.com


Dear (name withheld),

Mr. (name withheld) passed your name and email address to me for a contact to the Fraternal Order of Retired Border Police Officers organization. Please forward the below information and job description to anyone who may be interested in serving in Iraq.  Time is of the essence to fill these positions, so I appreciate your urgent action.

Thank you.

Howard Lind
U. S. Department of State
Near East Affairs
202-312-9842

Employment with the U. S. Department of State in Iraq.  Serving the U. S. government with the Iraq Reconstruction Management Office in Baghdad, with the Iraq Ministry of Interior as a Border Police Consultant.

If interested, please contact and send your resume to:

Howard Lind
U. S. Department of State
Near East Affairs
Ph: 202-312-9842
Email:
lindhr@state.gov

Position Description:

Ministry of Interior - Border Police Consultant

Introduction:

The effort to bring a strong bilateral relationship with the Government of Iraq and support Iraq as it makes the transition to democracy must have the full commitment of all US departments and agencies and their respective personnel.  The President of the United States directed the Department of State (DOS) to be responsible for the continuous supervision and general direction of all assistance for Iraq. Correspondingly, the Iraq Reconstruction Management Office (IRMO) has been temporarily created within DOS to facilitate the transition in Iraq. Senior and other technical advisors with relevant experience are directed to support the U.S. Mission in Iraq in this effort.

Border Security is a key component to ensuring a stable future for Iraq. Not only does Iraq experience massive seasonal border crossings due to religious pilgrimage, but its borders have also become routes for the smuggling of untaxed materiel, narcotics, weapons, and terrorists.  As such, the Borders Police Consultant will work with the Ministry of Interior to ensure that policies, procedures, and capabilities are in place that will ensure Iraqi border security by reducing or terminating illegal border crossings, and by implementing modern border management, including appropriate facilities, a well equipped and well trained border enforcement capability, and applicable customs and immigration procedures.

The incumbent is subject to overseas deployment.

The position is equivalent to GS scale grades 13-15.

Major Duties:

  • Under the supervision of the Senior Consultant of the Minister of Interior incumbent is responsible for planning, developing and implementing policy, institution building and mentoring of the Iraqi Department of Border Enforcement to strengthen and develop the role of Iraqi Border Police Forces.
  • Act as a key point of contact with the Iraqi Director General and subordinate agencies in Customs, Immigration and Border Police.
  • Equipment, training and infrastructure issues are identified and detailed to respective units within IRMO and CPATT for implementation.
  • Goals are established and methods are developed to monitor progress in the development and implementation of Border Police initiatives.
  • Issues regarding jurisdiction and conflicts between other Iraqi departments and agencies are resolved.
  • Liaison is maintained with other host government officials as well as coalition partners, MNF-I, embassy officials and non governmental organizations.
  • Incumbent works to ensure border activities operate in an efficient and modern manner consistent with processes established by world bodies.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned

Knowledge and Qualifications Required:

  • Thorough knowledge of Border Enforcement programs, operations, objectives, and policies along with a comprehensive knowledge of management and organizational techniques, systems, and procedures as applied in performing a wide variety of analytical studies and projects related to management improvement, productivity improvement, and planning.
  • Experience in Border Control, including Customs and Immigration.
  • Has previous experience at the operational and tactical levels.
  • Thorough understanding of the structure and direction of the Department of Border Enforcement of the Ministry of Interior.
  • Experience in contract oversight, and ability to efficiently manage large contracts to ensure deliverables are met and full contract is served to meet the requirements of the user (Government of Iraq).
  • Ability to be tactful and considerate in dealing with persons at various levels of authority within and outside of the federal government and from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Ability to interact with senior counterparts from the Federal and international communities in order to achieve goals set by US Department of State.
  • Ability to communicate well orally and in writing.
  • Ability to analyze, evaluate unexpected/new situations and make logical decisions and recommendations in a timely manner.

Supervisory Controls:

The supervisor provides general instruction for work assignments, and the incumbent works with the supervisor in setting suspense dates and deadlines. The incumbent independently plans and performs assigned tasks, and resolves problems not covered by established procedures based on experience, mature judgment, and the ability to use extreme discretion in sensitive situations. Only problems that may have far-reaching implications are referred to the supervisor. Completed work is reviewed in terms of meeting overall objectives and conformance to institutional development procedures.

Guidelines, Scope and Effect:

The incumbent exercises considerable judgment in planning, coordinating and accomplishing goals to be met by the Border Police.  The incumbent ensures that the work is accomplished in a timely manner, in accordance with established procedures and the needs and priorities of the US mission in Iraq.

Personal Contact and Purpose of Contacts:

The incumbent is required to exercise mature judgment and discretion in dealing with a wide variety of groups and individuals of diverse backgrounds in unstructured settings where the roles, authorities, and objectives are often unknown and must be developed in the course of conversation, and which frequently change, based on role of the IRMO. Contacts include domestic and international media; Iraqi government officials, IRMO personnel, personnel from private industry, officials and other personnel of the major components of DOS, other federal agencies and foreign governments. Contacts are to exchange information, resolve border issues, coordinate and advise on a variety of procedures, projects, and other work efforts.


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