Guard Shift Supervisor

US Embassy, Algeria Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Embassy of The United States of America

Job Overview

Hiring Path: Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

  • For USEFM – FP is 8. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
  • Employees of Mission-All/or USEFMs EFMs or MOHs

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 U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa/Ethiopia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Guard Shift Supervisor position.

The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (48 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: Yes

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Travel Required: Not Required


Provides security for Embassy and Peace Corps personnel and facilities by conducting access control and visitor screening duties as a member of a local guard program. Detects, deters, responds to, and reports potential criminal and terrorist acts directed against U.S. Government personnel and facilities.   

Serves as Shift Supervisor for all U.S. government facilities and leased residences by providing operational and administrative supervision of each local guard shift ensuring that U.S. government property and personnel are safeguarded. Responsibilities include planning the schedules guard assignments and making arrangements as needed based on environmental conditions.

Qualifications and Evaluations



  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in the military or as a police officer, or security guard. One year of security experience in the U.S. Embassy is required. 

Education Requirements:

EDUCATION: High School / Secondary School diploma is required.



  • Amharic Level 3 (Good working knowledge) is required. 
  • English language Level 3 (Good working knowledge) is required. (This may be tested)


  • Ability to understand the security control panel and to operate emergency alarms and the public address system.
  • Ability to use state-of-the-art security and radio communication equipment. Ability to use Automated External Defibrillator.
  • Ability to use a fire extinguisher.
  • Ability to use personal protective equipment (i.e. batons, pepper spray, handcuffs, and flexi cuffs, etc.).
  • Daily duties may involve extended periods of walking and/or standing in a wide variety of weather conditions.
  • Ability to work flexible shift schedules, including nights, days, weekends, and/or holidays.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Host country driving license is required.
  • Must effectively react to various incidents.
  • Must be able to independently take action as necessary depending on the nature of incidents outlined in guard orders.
  • Must be able to communicate with persons from all socioeconomic classes.
  • Must be familiar with dispute mediation tactics to ease potentially dangerous security situations.
  • Must be proficient in presentation techniques and instructional strategies. Must also be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
  • Coordinates Embassy and Peace corps wide drills with Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) First Responder Team, RSO, Medical Unit, and the Marine Security Guard Detachment to ensure a coordinated response with LGF personnel at posts.
  • Must be immediately capable of performing the duties of the LGF Commander and serve in this position for short periods in the D/LGF Commander’s absence.
  • Possess local driver’s class III license. (These may be tested). 

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.


Benefits and Other Info


Agency Benefits:

  • Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa/Ethiopia 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.

Other Information:

For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.

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.


AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


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 the 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. 


How to apply

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested High/Secondary school diploma as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide the requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent) (if applicable)
  • Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)
  • Passport copy (if applicable)
  • High/Secondary school diploma (required)
  • Work Experience (required)
  • Driving License (required)
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)

Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email or phone. 

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