Surveillance Detection Guard (SD Guard) , Afghanistan

Employer: U.S. Embassy
Location: Kabul
           Job   :
The U.S. Embassy in Kabul is seeking individuals for the position of Surveillance Detection Guard (SD Guard) with the Regional Security Office (RSO) based in Kabul.

Basic Function Of Position: 
The incumbent is expected to provide security for U.S. Government facilities, employees and family members by performing procedures to detect, recognize and report on surveillance directed against U.S. Government facilities and/or personnel and provides support directly or by calling assistance. In case of an imminent attack, the incumbent calls for immediate assistance and takes action to prevent injury or death to personnel and destruction of property.

Qualifications Required: 

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

Education: Completion of high school is required. Experience: One year of general security experience is required. Language: Level II (limited knowledge) speaking/reading in English and level IV (fluent) speaking/reading in Dari language is required. Knowledge: Must be familiar with procedures for conducting and reporting surveillance and capable of discerning normal traffic patterns, pedestrian behavior and choke points of embassy facilities access and travel routes. Abilities and Skills: Must be skilled in the use of surveillance equipment (e.g. audio/video, binoculars, photographic equipment). Should be able to work independently and adapt to changing circumstances without requesting guidance and should have strong organizational skills.

How To Apply: 

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

1. Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff (DS-174). Candidates may also send a current resumé or curriculum vitae in addition to the Form DS-174, but in all cases, the DS-174 must be submitted in order for the candidate to receive consideration for this vacancy. The DS-174 form is available on the U.S. Embassy website

2. 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.

3. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification Requirements of the position as listed above.

Submit Application To:
Human Resources Office, U.S. Embassy Kabul Applications should be submitted through e-mail to this address: Subject line must be: (Surveillance Detection Guard VA 13-229) or your application may not be considered.


When fully qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.