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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:  31-2016

OPEN TO:                 All Interested Candidates

POSITION:                Guard

OPENING DATE:     April 15, 2016

CLOSING DATE:     April 29, 2016

WORK HOURS:       Full-time (48 hours/week)

SALARY:                    Ordinarily Resident (OR): Position Grade - FSN-03, Starting Salary – 5,466.00 USD per year.                             

Not Ordinarily Resident: FP-BB*

*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

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

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Guard in the Regional Security Office /RSO/ of the U.S. Embassy.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

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.                                                                                                                 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

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: 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 II (Limited Knowledge) in written and spoken English and Level III (Good Working Knowledge) in written and spoken Amharic is required. (English Language proficiency will be tested)
  4. Skills and Abilities: Must have the ability to follow instructions 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.
  5. Job Knowledge: Must have a thorough knowledge of Embassy access control procedures and familiarity with Embassy vehicles.
  1. 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained by E-Mail: HROaddisababa@state.gov or by Phone: 251-11-130-60-00 Ext: 6383.

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)   AEFM/USEFM who is also a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran

(2)   AEFM/USEFM who is not a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran

(3)   FS on Leave Without Pay

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.

HOW TO APPLY

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, degrees, etc.)

IMPORTANT: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veterans 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 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)

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

Preferred method of sending applications is by email.

E-Mail: HROaddisababa@state.gov

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

E-Mail: HROaddisababa@state.gov

FAX: 251-11-124-24-03

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.