- Announcement Number: BAMAKO-2019-017
- Hiring Agency: Embassy Bamako
- Position Title: BODYGUARD SHIFT LEAD (SL) (Bodyguard Shift Lead (SL), FSN-710)
- Open Period: 05/02/2019 – 05/08/2019
- Vacancy Time Zone: GMT
- Series/Grade: LE – 0710 6
- Salary: XOF CFA6,114,275 – XOF CFA6,114,275
- Work Schedule: Full-time –
- Promotion Potential: LE-6
- Duty Location(s): 1 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 number of hours per 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: Not Required
Basic Function of the Position
Incumbent serves as the Bodyguard (BG) Shift Lead (SL) for the Close Protection Unit (CPU) in the execution of protective security (i.e. Bodyguard) operations for the U.S. Ambassador/ Chief of Mission, and other designated or visiting U.S. government officials as directed. Under the supervision of the BG Supervisor (or Security Coordinator if the BG Supervisor position is unfilled) and managed by the Regional Security Officer (RSO) to U.S. Embassy Bamako in order to protect him/her from harm and embarrassment.
Qualifications and Evaluations
- EXPERIENCE: A minimum of four (4) years’ experience in the commercial bodyguard business, civilian or host government police or military is required.Job Knowledge:
A thorough knowledge of defense measures used in the event of a terrorist attack, such as those learned in 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.
- High/Secondary school diploma is required.
- LANGUAGE: Level III (good working knowledge) English ability is required. “This may be tested”Level III (good working knowledge) in French is also required. “This may be tested”
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
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 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 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 Bamako on an as needed basis. Proficient in first aid and the use of an AED. Must be alert, have fast reflexes, active thinking, excellent observational skills, be able to adapt, take decisive actions, remain calm in dangerous situations, work well with a team and have the ability to effectively communicate in (English and local language) orally and in writing. Possess skills in the use of a firearm.
Maintain a working knowledge of emergency first-aid and CPR techniques.
Must be physically fit and be able to endure frequent travel, long working hours, and a stressful working environment while maintaining the above standards.
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.
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/Mali 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 CertificateTo apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site at https://ml.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/.
Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:
- Current Resume
- Passport or ID copy
- Degree (not transcript)
- Driver’s License
- List of references
- 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/Mali.