Senior Corrections SME

Senior Corrections SME

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

       Full Time

Job ID: R0045680

Senior Corrections SME

   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).   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.  PAE is the contract service provider to the DOJ ICITAP and Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) programs.   

PAE is seeking Senior Corrections Advisor professionals in support of the ICITAP program.   The ICITAP Program offers development assistance through a comprehensive and integrated program of advising, mentoring, training, and technical assistance to professionalize correctional service world-wide and develop their capabilities in prisoner intake and classification and pre-release assessment, prison intelligence, prisoner transportation, prison inspectorate, probation service, and training academy. This is an On Call/Temporary position.  The successful candidates may be assigned to a variety of locations. The duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.  


  • Observe and assess the management of the prison population, the procedures for responding to critical incidents, conducting staffing analyses based upon facility design and operations (e.g. not staff to prisoner ratios), and mechanisms for ensuring that prisoners’ human and legal rights are protected. 
  • Review and make recommendation regarding operations such as key control, tool control, searches, facility emergency plans, staff training, maintenance, budgeting, staffing, classification, grievance procedures, entrance operations/visitor screening, and operations of segregation units, etc. 
  • Documented ability to assess, analyze, and produce written communications articulating necessary steps to address in a sustainable manner the staffing, structure, policy, and training needs of the Kosovo Correctional Service (KCS) if in Kosovo, or other locations’ correctional service centers.  
  • Assess and coordinate with other international correctional system donor efforts.  
    Provide reoccurring consultation within the Ministry of Justice Affairs on issues related to the KCS or other location reform efforts. 
  • Work will be performed at designated host-country site(s).   


  • Minimum Acceptable Experience Level:  
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 
  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years U.S. Corrections experience, with at least ten (10) years of senior level experience, three of which must have been at the rank of deputy regional director (or the equivalent) or higher in a U.S. correctional system. 
  • Experience in the field(s) of policy formation, organizational development, and management of a correctional institution housing medium or higher custody offenders. 
  • Documented experience as supervisor, manager or warden (or the equivalent) for a state or federal agency. 
  • A comprehensive understanding of corrections from line officer level up to top managerial beyond the warden/superintendent level. 
  • Possess ability to expertly advise correctional services on best practices to enhance the overall criminal justice system by complying with Internationally accepted standards and norms. 
  • Experience in liaising with organizations that deal with prisoner issues such as human rights and substance abuse is required. 
  • Expert at monitoring conditions of confinement. Have comprehensive knowledge of international standards for the treatment of prisoners (Mandela Rules and other UNODC rules and guidelines on prisoners). 
  • Must be knowledgeable about the incarceration of women and juveniles as well as educational and vocational options for both groups. 
  • Documented advanced report writing skills. 
  • Substantial experience in managing organizational reform of a correctional institutions.   
  • Knowledge of organizational change management. 
  • Experience with correctional systems, such as staffing, finance, budget, training, operations, human resources, internal affairs functions, etc. 
  • Excellent drafting and presentation skills 
  • Ability to conduct extensive internet research utilizing common internet-based search platforms.  
  • Previous field/mission experience 
  • Experience in planning and delivering diverse training; particularly leadership training for all levels from line to mid-level and executive level staff. 
    Knowledge of corrections methodologies and evidence-based practices. 
  • Previous work experience in austere, resource-strained, and/or harsh environmental conditions 
  • Knowledge of principles and processes involved in supporting contract responsibilities at an overseas facility. 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that requires handling multiple tasks at a given time and rapidly adapting to changing priorities and schedules. 
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity with an international perspective. 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills. 
  • Computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel. 
  • Ability to become an active and functioning member of a team. 
  • Ability to be innovative and be an agent for change. 
  • Expert communication skills to facilitate and disseminate information. 
  • Education: Master’s degree in relevant field.  A combination of a bachelor’s degree, experience, skills, and law enforcement certifications may replace degree requirement 
  • Security Vetting: Already possess a US Government issued security clearance or be able to obtain a favorable US Government clearance is required for the position. Must maintain eligibility at the required certification or clearance level for the duration of the contract. Must be able to obtain a Public Trust Certificate. 
  • Language Skills: Satisfactory English proficiency to meet job requirements and to adhere and comply with safety, health, and security measures. 
  • Citizenship: Must be able to legally work in the United States without sponsorship. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government issued security clearance. Possession of a valid U.S. Passport. 
  • Medical: Successfully complete medical fit for duty. 


  • Foreign language proficiencies, in addition to English, are preferred 
  • Overseas work experience 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Disclaimer: PAE will never request payment for acquiring a job or electronic transfer of funds to complete the process of hiring. If you receive a request to make an electronic fund transfer, please notify your Point of Contact in PAE immediately. 

PAE is a drug-free workplace. 

PAE 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.

Andy Norris, Operations Support Specialist