Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Dakar
Position Title:
Residential Security Technician
Open Period:
10/07/2020 - 10/21/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0105 7
XOF CFA10,676,415 - XOF CFA10,676,415
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Dakar, SG
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


The U.S. Mission in Dakar/Senegal is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Residential Security Technician.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


Provide technical security to over 140 U.S. Mission residences in Dakar, Senegal and Bissau, Guinea-Bissau. Assist with physical and technical security equipment installation, removal, maintenance, troubleshooting, and guidance. Update information in the residential security database and assist Residential Security Coordinator (RSC) with quarterly inventories. Report to the Regional Security Officer (RSO) or designated representative.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Two years of progressively responsible experience as an electrician or three years progressively responsible experience as an alarm technician is required.

Education Requirements:

Completion of high school is required.  


LANGUAGE: Level III in English and Wolof (spoken/written) required. Level IV French is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Experience with electronics, locks and lighting systems is required. Dependability and trustworthiness are essential. Must be able to make independent judgments on institutional capabilities and the adequacy of security systems and controls.  Must be able to collect and present facts and recommendations in a clear, concise manner.  The incumbent must have strong communication and interpersonal skills to interact post personnel, dependents and others as required in support of the residential security program.  Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite applications such as Excel, Word, Power Point and Access.


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 Dakar, Senegal 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:

Create an account on the Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) Website at:

Choose Announcement Number DAKAR-2020-039 Residential Security Technician and complete the online application. Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. degrees certificates, work permits & SF 50 if applicable) into the Electronic Recruitment Application system.

Required Documents:

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

  • Residency and/or Work Permit

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

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

  • 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. Mission in Dakar, Senegal.