Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Yaounde
Position Title:
GUARD SUPERVISOR - Current Employees of the Mission - All Agencies and/or USEFMs, EFMs, or MOHs
Open Period:
01/07/2020 - 01/28/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0710 5
XAF FCFA7,756,329
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Yaounde, CM
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Internal to an agency (searchable on USAJOBS)
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Current Employees of the Mission - All Agencies and/or U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs); Eligible Family Members (EFMs); or Declared Members of Household (MOHs) - All Agencies

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 (55 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


Incumbent supervises a group of up to 45 rotating Guards, Mobile Patrol Guards and Senior Guards assigned to safeguard and protect U.S. Government property and personnel;  mentors, coaches and counsels direct subordinates, and provides assistance to the Senior Guards for this same role with their co-workers and ensures the administrative soundness of his/her division.  



Qualifications and Evaluations



Completion of high school education (GCE “A” level or Baccalauréat) AND at least two (2) years of military, police or private experience in security related duties in an international organization or in a large local institution is required.


Completion of Elementary School (FSLC or CEP) AND at least nine (9) years of military, police or private experience in security related duties in an international organization or in a large local institution is required.


Upon completion of RSO training, must have working knowledge of the Local Guard program, general and specific Guard and Post Orders, personnel guidelines and be familiar with procedures for conducting and reporting security. Thorough understanding of the requirements of a Guard as well as standards expected of any security guard.

Education Requirements:


See Education and Experience requirements above.


LANGUAGE:  Level 2 Speaking/Reading/Writing English and Level 2 Speaking/Reading French are required. This will be tested.


Must be able to give, receive, and follow instructions. Must be reliable in attendance and performance. Must be able to supervise up to 16 guards.  Ability to deal politely and tactfully with the public and employees. Must be courteous, tactful, but firm at all time and be able to respond to a wide range of situations. Must be alert and observant.  Ability to communicate easily with all level of staff and visitors. Ability to give and explain directions and information clearly.  Ability to write reports, evaluations, and organize guard schedules.  A valid category B driver's license is required. This will 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.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass the U.S. Embassy 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 (insert post and/or country name) 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 U.S. Embassy Medical and Security clearance. 

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

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

  • Residency and/or Work Permit

  • Passport copy (if applicable)

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Driver’s License

  • Certificate or License

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

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

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. Mission in (insert post and/or country name).