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Guard, FSN-03; FP-BB*


OPEN TO:                 All Interested Candidates

POSITION:               Guard, FSN-03; FP-BB*

OPENING DATE:   August 20, 2014

CLOSING DATE:    September 03, 2014

WORK HOURS:      Full-time; 48 hours/week

SALARY:                  Not Ordinarily Resident: FP-BB* (Starting salary to be determined by Washington)

Ordinarily Resident:  (Starting Salary) (Position Grade: FSN – 03)

NOTE:   For ordinarily resident employees, salary will be paid in local    currency using the established exchange rate.


The U.S. Mission Addis Ababa is seeking individuals for the position of Guard in the Regional Security Office of the Embassy.


Under the direct supervision of the Shift Supervisor, the incumbent performs walking patrol of the Embassy compound or residence as assigned, and is responsible for safeguarding all personnel and U.S. Government property within the facility.  Incumbent ensures that Embassy and personal property are protected from theft and are not taken from the premises without the express consent of the resident.  Guard is responsible for reporting any attempted burglaries, thefts, or assaults to the Shift Supervisor and will provide all relevant information for the Shift Supervisor’s incident report.  Must maintain a high degree of vigilance while on duty.  Responsible for control of the residence entrance gate to ensure that unwanted visitors do not gain access to the compound.  Informs the resident of guests arriving with or without an appointment.  Reports directly to the Shift Supervisor and performs all additional duties as assigned by the Guard Supervisor or the RSO.          

A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available in the Human Resources Office. Contact (251-11-130-60-00, Ext. 6383)


NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Supporting documentations (e.g., letters of employment, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above should also be submitted.

  1. Required Education: Completion of secondary school is required.
  2. Required Experience: A minimum of one year experience is required in any of the following areas:  Military, Police, Government Security, or U.S. Embassy residence security.
  3. Language Requirement: Level 2 (Limited knowledge) Speaking/Reading English and Level 3 (Good Working Knowledge) of Amharic are required. (English language proficiency will be tested)
  4. Knowledge: After Initial training, must have a thorough knowledge of Embassy access control procedures and familiarity with Embassy vehicles.
  5. Skills and Abilities: The incumbent must have the ability to follow instruction and be reliable in attendance and performance. Must be able to walk/stand for several hours and perform physical training in defensive tactics, baton use, and personnel restraint is required.
  6. Other Criteria:  Incumbent with previous experience in the Military/police or any other law enforcement body must be able to present release/clearance paper from the Military force from which they have been discharged.  This requirement is mandatory.


When equally qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (AEFM) and U.S. Veterans will be given preference.  Therefore, it is essential that the candidate address the required qualifications above in the application.


  1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy. 
  2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
  3. Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a FMA appointment are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
  4. Currently employed Not Ordinarily Residents hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.


Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:

  1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174); or
  2. A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1-24 of the Universal Application for Employment along with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet; or
  3. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE; plus
  4. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans’ preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional U.S. Veterans’ preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
  5. Any other documentation (e.g., letters of employment; essays, certificates, awards; driving license; and copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

If an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide the following information equal to what is found on the UAE.

Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.

A. Position Title

B. Position Grade

C. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
D. Dates Available for Work
E. First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used
F. Date and Place of Birth
G. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; if yes, provide number)
H. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification Number
I. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
J. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide
K. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver’s License Class / Type 
L. Days available to work
M.List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S.  Government (include their Name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
N. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
O. Education
P. License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition
Q. Language Skills
R. Work Experience
S. References

U.S. Embassy
Human Resources Office
P.O. Box: 1014
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  

Human Resources Office
Telephone: 251-11-130-60-00, Ext. 6383

FAX: 251-11-124-24-03

1. U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM): For purposes of receiving a preference in hiring for a qualified position, a USEFM is an individual who meets the following criteria:

  1. U.S. citizen; and
  2. The spouse or domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee, or a child of the sponsoring employee, who is an unmarried child 18 to 20 years old; and
  3. Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 , of the sponsoring employee, (i.e., a  direct-hire FS, CS, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad at a U.S. mission, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and is under Chief Of Mission authority and either:
    a) Resides at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or

         b) Resides at an involuntary separate maintenance allowance (ISMA) location. (The individual will not be listed on the sponsoring officer’s travel orders, but will have a Form SF-1190, processed authorizing ISMA.)

For all other definitions, please see

The U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 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.