Announcement Number: BAMAKO-2019-003 RA
Hiring Agency: Embassy Bamako
Position Title: Bodyguard (Close Protection Officer)
Open Period: 03/05/2019 – 03/15/2019
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT
Series/Grade: LE – 0701 5
Salary: XOF CFA 4,691,700 – XOF CFA 4,691,700
Work Schedule: Full-time
Promotion Potential: LE-5
Duty Location(s): 17 Vacancy in Bamako, ML
Telework Eligible: No
For More Info: HR Section
Hiring Path: Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type: Permanent
Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 Hours a week)
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position: No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
Travel Required: 25% or less
Accompany U.S. Ambassador/Chief of Mission and other designated or visiting U.S. government officials outside Bamako.
Basic Function of the Position
Incumbent serves as a Bodyguard in the execution of protective security operations for the U.S. Ambassador/Chief of Mission (COM), and other designated or visiting U.S. government officials as directed. Under the supervision of the BG Supervisor and managed by the Regional Security Officer (RSO) to US Embassy Bamako in order to protect him/her from harm and embarrassment.
Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three years’ experience as a commercial bodyguard, civilian or host government police or military is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: A thorough knowledge of defense measures to be used in the event of a personal or terrorist attack, such as that learned in the military or law enforcement training. Knowledge in medical, fire, hostile attack, defensive and emergency driving procedures. Must be familiar with Malian Police Services, military, security and other government offices to ensure effective liaison and to facilitate effective protective operations including advance and motorcade operations.
Education: High/Secondary school diploma is required. Host government Driver’s License to operate up to Sport Utility Vehicle is required.
Level II (Limited Knowledge) English ability is required. Level II (Limited Knowledge) in French is also required. This may be tested.
Must have initiative and resourcefulness in accomplishing tasks. Must be able to deal effectively with people of other cultures to obtain cooperation and reach common goals. Possesses good leadership and interpersonal skills. Must be able to obtain a local weapon’s permit and be willing to carry a firearm in the course of your duties. Must possess skills in the use of a firearm and met Diplomatic Security standards for firearms qualifications. Must have valid driver license. Must be able to demonstrate judgment and basic safe driving skills in both oral and practical examination. Must be able to operate an armored vehicle (if available) and pass the defensive driving training. Good working computer skills are required. Must be able to work variable shifts, 24 hour on-call schedule, and able to travel outside capital city on an as needed basis. Proficient in first aid and use of an AED. Must be alert, have fast reflexes, active thinking, excellent observational skills, adaptation, take decisive actions, stay calm in dangerous situations, teamwork, communication skills, etc. and have the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Possess skills in the use of a firearm. Must be physically fit and be able to endure frequent travel, long working hours, and a stressful working environment while maintaining the above standards. Should be trained on emergency first-aid, and be AED/CPR qualified.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): 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.
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications, including qualifying for local weapon’s permit and meeting Diplomatic Security firearms standards.
Benefits and Other Info
- Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Bamako may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.
The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.
HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: 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:
- AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
- AEFM / USEFM
- FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **
* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification. A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.
** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.
For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.
How to Apply
- How to Apply:
- All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust certificate clearance.
- Required Documents:
Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:
- Passport copy/ or local ID
- Driver’s License
- Letter(s) of recommendation
- List of references
- Current Resume
- High School Diploma
- Next Steps:
- Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
For further information – the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.
Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Bamako.