SUBJECT: ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 15-43
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates
POSITION: Close Protection Officer
OPENING DATE: August 26, 2015
CLOSING DATE: September 9, 2015
WORK HOURS: Full-time 40 hours per week (plus overtime)
SALARY: *Ordinary Resident:
3,688, 420 CFA per year-FSN-5
(Starting salary before benefits and allowances)
*Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR):
US$32,498 per year-FP-9
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
The U.S. Embassy in Bamako is seeking one Close Protection Officer in the Regional Security section.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION:
The incumbent is responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for the conduct of foreign policy. Close Protection Officers (CPOs) are responsible for protecting Chief of Mission (COM) personnel and official visitors from physical harm and embarrassment.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Defensive driving responsibilities in both unarmored and fully armored vehicles (FAV).
Maintains situational awareness and conducts counter-surveillance to enhance post’s off-compound security posture.
Ensures cleaning, storage and maintenance of all special protective equipment (SPE) issued.
Maintains proficiency with additional equipment to include medical equipment, vehicle equipment and navigation tools.
Serves as a liaison to working-level host nation security sector, foreign security services and local businesses to coordinate security for Embassy personnel.
Ability to think independently and take decisive actions after considering the various alternatives.
Completion of high school
Six months minimum of security, police or military experience
Bambara III (fluent), and other local languages a plus
French III (fluent), English II desired, I accepted with conditions (English will be tested)
Familiarity with Malian driving laws, local customs, and cultural norms
A high level of physical fitness
Must have or be able to obtain a valid Malian driver’s license and pass the Embassy administered driving test within the first 6 months of employment
Availability to work odd hours and frequent overtime
When fully qualified, U.S. Citizens 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.
Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
INTERESTED APPLICANTS FOR THIS POSITION MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING OR THE APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED (AUCUN DOSSIER NE SERA ACCEPTE SANS LE FORMULAIRE DS174 REMPLI, LE CV AINSI QUE LES COPIES DE DIPLOMES, CERTIFICATS, ATTESTATIONS ET PERMIS):
Application for U.S. Federal Employment (DS-174) available on https://mali.usembassy.gov/job_announcements.html; Applicant must specify on the third page of the Employment Forms (DS-174) part 24, their English knowledge level, PLUS;
A Current resume or curriculum vitae, PLUS;
Any other documentation (e.g., driver’s license, copies of essays, certificates, awards, degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
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.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Subject: Close Protection Officer
POINT OF CONTACT
HRO: 2070- 2314/2511/2316 FAX: (223) 2070-2479.
CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
The U.S. Mission in Bamako, Mali, 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.
SUBJECT: ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 15-43