The U.S. Mission in Accra, Ghana is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Bodyguard in the Regional Security Office (RSO) of the Embassy. BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
• Responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for the conduct of US foreign policy. The duty includes bodyguard protection of the Chief of Mission (COM) and visiting dignitaries under the direction of the Regional Security Officer (RSO). Reports directly to the Ambassador's Protective Detail (APD) Agent-in-Charge (AIC). This is a non-supervisory position in the APD of the Regional Security Office. Incumbent is a specialist trained in close physical protection operations. Maintain a working knowledge of emergency first-aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
• Must be familiar with Ghana driving laws, local customs, cultural norms as well as all USG regulations pertaining to motor vehicle operations. Must participate in training exercises and periodic drills to improve emergency response scenarios including protective service operations, motorcade operations and movements, attack scenarios as deemed appropriate by the RSO.
• Incumbent must possess a strong knowledge in physical protection, standard security practices and procedures. The incumbent will develop and maintain low-level contacts with host nation security forces. Qualification Required & Experience
Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
Completion of Secondary School (US High School equivalent) is required.
Three years of progressively responsible experience in the commercial security guard business, civilian or government police or military is required.
Level 3 English- Good working knowledge, speaking and writing is required. (Language proficiency will be tested).
• SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Must have a valid driver's license. Basic understanding of Microsoft Office and Outlook is required. (Computer and driving skills will be tested) SELECTION PROCESS:
When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application. HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
(1) USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(2) USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(3) FS on LWOP ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA: 1.
Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status. 2.
Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply. 3.
Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule. 4.
The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance. 5.
Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position. Salary: GH¢19,768.00. (Starting salary) Location:
Accra How To Apply For The Job
Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:
1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174)
, which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above); and
2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, certificates, degrees, etc.) WHERE TO APPLY:
Human Resources Office U.S. Embassy Mailing Address: Human Resources Office Through the Mailroom Chancery American Embassy, Accra P. O. Box 194, Accra
FAX Number: 0302-741389
E-mail Address: [email protected] Closing Date:
08 April, 2016 NOTE: ALL U.S. AND NON-GHANAIAN CITIZENS, WHO ARE NOT FAMILY MEMBERS OF USG EMPLOYEES OFFICIALLY ASSIGNED TO POST AND UNDER CHIEF OF MISSION AUTHORITY, MUST ATTACH COPIES OF THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO THEIR APPLICATIONS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION. NO RELOCATION EXPENSES ARE PROVIDED TO THE JOB LOCATION: ACCRA, GHANA. IF TRANSPORTATION TO ACCRA IS REQUIRED, IT WILL BE THE EMPLOYEE’S RESPONSIBILITY. IMPORTANT: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP). EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.