Guard Force Commander at United States Embassy

Lusaka, Full Time

United States Embassy
Location: Zambia
State: Lusaka
Job type: Full-Time
Job category: Security Jobs in Zambia

Job Description

Announcement Number:
LUSAKA-2022-003 -RA 1
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Lusaka
Position Title:
Guard Force Commander (All Interested Applicants / All Sources) (Local Guard Force Coordinator)
Open Period:
08/26/2022 09/05/2022Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE 0710 9
ZMW ZK305,179.62
Work Schedule:
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Lusaka, ZA
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section

Hiring Path:
– Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM FP is 05 (Steps 1 4). Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
– All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust Background Investigation
Appointment Type
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 per week)
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (06 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel
For training purposes.
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Under the supervision of the Assistant Regional Security Officer (ARSO), incumbent exercises operational supervision of the contracted Local Guard Force (LGF) comprising approximately 350 local guards and oversight of 50 Zambian Police Service (ZPS) officers assigned to U.S. government (USG) facilities. Oversee the operation of 8 access control points, including vehicular access and explosive control points. Responsible for monitoring and recording the activity in the streets around such access points in order to insure the safety of employees at 5 USG facilities and approximately 100 residences. Collaborate with other RSO personnel and assets, including Surveillance Detection, Mobile Patrol, and ZPS officers to identify and mitigate threats. Function as the Government Technical Monitor and watchdog for the Contracting Officers Representative to ensure compliance with contract parameters and ensure against waste, fraud, and abuse. Oversee and coordinate ZPS assets for the Ambassadors Protective Detail (APD).
Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of two (2) years working experience with the police, military, protection operation or in a security setting is required. Additional one (1) year supervisory experience is also required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of access control, manpower control, applicable labor laws, force structure management and budget review is required. Additionally, knowledge of improvised explosive devices is required.
Education Requirements:
College (2 years) or Post-Secondary School
LANGUAGE: Level IV (fluent) speaking/reading/writing of English is required. This may be tested.
Level III (Good Working Knowledge) speaking/reading/writing of one local language is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communication ability are required. Advanced knowledge and experience in the use of word processing and spread sheets, formal and street interview techniques, conflict resolution and self-defense is required. Ability to analyze a problem and to communicate orally and in writing at an executive level. Keyboard skills required to compile reports, letters, statements. Numerical skills required for budget formulation. Ability to use the Microsoft Office Suite.
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
Agency Benefits:
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Th