Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Hanoi
Position Title:
Senior Guard - Open to: Employees of Mission- All/or US EFMs or MOHs
Open Period:
06/23/2021 - 07/01/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0710 5
USD $10,585
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Mon through Fri 40 hours/week
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Hanoi, VM
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section
84-24-3850-5000 ext. 5126


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - FS is FP-09.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

Open to:
Employees of the Mission -All/or USEFMs or MOHs
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 90 days of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Not Required


Under the oversight of the Guard Force Commander and direct supervision of a Shift Commander, incumbent of this position will provide direct line supervision of 20 to 30 guards per shift, depending on the schedule.  The incumbent is responsible for protecting the lives of USG personnel and property by ensuring all posts are manned. Through the effective use of random/unannounced post inspections, the incumbent must ensure that the guards are , properly uniformed and equipped and have a thorough understanding of the general and post orders.  S/he will mentor the guards under her/his supervision, identifying strengths and weaknesses, provides remedial OJT, and recommends individual guards for awards or disciplinary action as appropriate to the Shift Commander and Guard Force Commander.  The incumbent will assist Shift Commander with the day-to-day management by documenting performance, security discrepancies, and verifying time & attendance.  S/he will work on an 8-hour shift schedule based on day, evening, and morning shifts.  The incumbent will operate an automobile or motorcycle while conducting guard post inspections or in responding to emergency situations.

Qualifications and Evaluations



At least two years of experience in security guard or guard related duties with progressively increasing responsibilities.


Must have:

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), General Guard Orders, and Post Orders for all posts, access control policy, and especially emergency procedures and drills.

  • Complete knowledge of Embassy policies and regulation to include those contained in the FSN handbook.

  • Complete knowledge of Mission organizations, offices, facilities, and residences.

  • Basic knowledge of first aid, CPR, and Bio/chemical response.

Education Requirements:

Completion of secondary school (grade 12) is required.





Good working knowledge in Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. (This will be tested.)

Good working knowledge in Speaking/Reading/Writing Vietnamese is required.



Must/Must have:

- Ability to communicate with people from all ethnics, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

- Understand the function and use of technical security equipment such as the Explosive detector, X-ray machine and hand-held and walk-through metal detectors.

- Thorough knowledge of the use of force, the right of self-defend, method of escalation and de-escalation of force, and the use of the side handle batons.

- Vietnamese motorbike driving license A1 and automobile driving license B2.

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 Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Vietnam 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:

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.


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


  3. 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 Local security or Public trust clearance. 

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply, visit the Mission internet site at

Note: The Embassy Human Resources Office is unable to acknowledge the receipt of your documents due to the high volume of applications received. If you do not receive a notification email from ERA within four weeks of the vacancy announcement’s closing day, it is likely that you did not qualify for the position or did not submit a complete package.  

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent if you are AEFM / USEFM)

  • Vietnamese ID

  • Residency and/or Work Permit (If you are not Vietnamese Citizen)

  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

  • Driver's License (A1 and B2) 

  • 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. Embassy in Hanoi.