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Guard, FSN-03; FP-BB*


OPEN TO:                 All Interested Candidates

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

OPENING DATE:   May 06, 2015

CLOSING DATE:    May 20, 2015

WORK HOURS:      Full-time; 48 hours/week

SALARY:                  *Not-Ordinarily Resident: FP-BB (Starting salary to be determined by Washington)
Ordinarily Resident (OR): Starting Salary – 4,988 USD per year                        
(Position Grade:  FSN-3)

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


All Ordinarily Resident applicants must submit a copy of proof of their work and/or residency permits before the close of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration. 

NOTE: The U.S. Mission does not pay relocation costs or housing. 

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


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.                                                                                                                            


NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

1. Education: Completion of secondary school is required.

2. Prior Work 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.  One year of experience in the specified field will be equivalent to one year of education.

3. Language Proficiency: Level 2 (limited knowledge) in written and spoken English is required. (English language proficiency will be tested).

4. Skills and Abilities:  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.

5. 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.

A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available in the Human Resources Office.  Contact (251-11-1306000, Ext. 6383)


When equally qualified, US 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. Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.

4. Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.

5. Currently employed NORs 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.

6. As a condition of employment the candidate must be granted a medical and security certification.


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. All Ordinarily Resident applicants must submit a copy of proof of their work and/or residency permits to be eligible for consideration. 

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
Preferred Method to submit applications is by e-mail. 
Please e-Mail:

Human Resources Office
Telephone: 251-11-130-60-00, Ext. 6383
FAX: 251-11-124-24-03

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.