Bodyguard (2 positions)

Employer: United States Mission 
Location: Lagos Nigeria 

Vacancy Announcement No. 2016-059 
CLOSING DATE: June 9, 2016 
Ref: A50344, A50345 

 Applicability: ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates 


SALARY: 
OR Ordinarily Resident (OR) – N3,591,291p.a. (Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-6 In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan. 

NOR – Not-Ordinarily Resident – AEFM – US$36,837 p.a. EFM/MOH – US$31,614 (Starting Salary) p.a. 

Position Grade: FP-08* NOTE: ALL NOT ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION. A U.S. CITIZEN EFM DOES NOT HAVE TO BE RESIDING IN COUNTRY TO BE CONSIDERED, BUT THE SPONSORING OFFICER UNDER COM AUTHORITY DOES HAVE TO BE OFFICIALLY ASSIGNED TO POST. 

The U.S. Consulate in Lagos is seeking to employ suitable and qualified candidates for the positions of Bodyguard (2 positions) in the Regional Security Office (RSO). NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered. Thank you for your understanding. 

BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION: Incumbent is responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for the conduct of foreign policy. S/he is responsible for protecting Chief of Mission (COM) personnel and official visitors from physical harm and embarrassment. 


POSITION REQUIREMENTS: NOTE: All applicants MUST address each required qualification listed below with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified. 1. Two (2) years of college or universities studies in Liberal Arts, Business or Social Sciences is required. 2. Minimum of two (2) years of providing close protection services is required. 3. Level III (Good working knowledge) Speaking /Reading/Writing in English is required. Language proficiency will be tested. Level IV (Fluent) of one Nigeria major languages (Yoruba, Hausa or Igbo) is required. 4. Must be familiar with Special Protective Equipment (SPE). 5. Must be able to maintain situational awareness and conduct surveillance detection to enhance post’s off-compound security posture. 


HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: When qualified, applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference. 


HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER: (1) AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran* (2) AEFM / USEFM (3) FS on LWOP** * IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process. Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final. ** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP. 

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA 
1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy. 
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 (PAS) 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 the local security certification after selection. 
5. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position. 




WHERE TO APPLY: 
Email Address:xxxxxxx@xxxxx.gov **Mailed (paper/hard copies) applications will NOT be accepted. 

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