Feb 1, 2016

Security Escort , Sri Lanka & Maldives

Location:  Sri Lanka & Maldives
Closing: Until Filled
Vacancy Announcement (Announcement number: 15/11) 

The U.S. Mission in Colombo is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Security Escort. 
Open To  U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All agencies 
Work Hours :When Actually Employed (WAE) 

Salary: * Not-Ordinarily Resident: US$ 32,498 p.a. (Starting Salary for full-time employment at FP-9) 

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) 


The incumbent provides security escort services for uncleared personnel working in controlled access areas (CAA) of the Embassy. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED 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. 1. High School Diploma or GED is required. 2. At least one year experience in an office, management or security-related position. 3. Level IV (Fluency) Speaking/Reading English is required. 4. Strong interpersonal skills and experience required in dealing with the public. 5. Must be able to able to work on short notice, including after regular working hours, weekends and holidays, as required. 2 A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available at (http://srilanka.usembassy.gov/news/job-opportunities.html ), and is posted on the Human Resources Bulletin Board. 

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 Top Secret security clearance. 

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 or Family Member (DS-174). 
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. 

Submitt Application To:  

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.

                                                    Appendix A Definition