Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Kabul
Position Title:
Security Assistant (Deputy Local Guard Coordinator)
Open Period:
05/03/2021 - 05/17/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0701 8
Not Specified
Work Schedule:
Full-time - .From Sunday through Thursday
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
2 Vacancy in

Kabul, AF
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Competitive service
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Applicants/All Sources
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Marketing Statement:
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees (Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employment) before you apply.

The U.S. Mission in Kabul is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for position of Security Assistant with the Regional Security Office.

The work schedule for this position is:

Full-time 40 hours/week 

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



This position is a Locally Employed (LE) Staff Deputy FSN Local Guard Coordinator (LGC) and serves under RSO Embassy Operations in the Faculties’ Protection Division.Division. Additionally, the position serves as an advisor to the Regional Security Officer (RSO), Deputy Regional Security Officer (DRSO) and Assistant RSOs (ARSO) in Embassy Operations, including the Facilities Protection Division and Physical Security Division regarding all BSS operations in connection with Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) including the Ministry of interior (MOI) personnel supporting Chief of Mission (CoM) facilities protection operations. The incumbent conducts all manner of simple, complex, and sensitive planning, coordination and operations for BSS within the context of Embassy Operations.

Incumbents able to independently review and assess threats, risk management procedures, ANSF capabilities and complex operational planning and produce concise written and oral briefings to senior officials, including the RSO and CoM, regarding on-compound protection of the facilities and crises response.

Incumbent is required to maintain, operate, and manage U.S. Department of State provided fully armored and non-armored vehicles; special electronic and communications equipment and other resources worth over $250,000.

Incumbent is the deputy supervisor and leader of a nine (9) member team of LE Staff comprised of Local Guard Coordinator personnel. Manages the LGCs and BSS who work in the KESF SOC and the International Zone Command Center, who also conduct regular checks for the Tall Building Initiative. Also assists RSO in managing the BSS contract personnel who operate the off-compound itemizer program. Incumbent also serves as the primary liaison with the MOI commander assigned to U.S. Embassy Kabul and other Afghan security partners along the border with the U.S. Embassy due to their interaction with and implications to BSS contract personnel.

Provide program guidance, technical guidance, and policy direction to the ARSO CORs to assist them in the management of the BSS contract in adherence to standards and policies.

Reports directly to the Assistant Regional Security Officer assigned to the Security Liaison Division.


Applicants must address required qualifications criteria listed below with specific information and documentation supporting each item. For example, official transcripts evidencing educational requirements must be attached to the original application submission. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified. We are not required to contact applicants who have submitted incomplete application packages.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years of experience in any combination of the following: security, law enforcement, military, or similar field with progressively more responsible experience.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Knowledge and experience in the conduct of security and military operations to include threat assessment, risk assessment and operational planning. Knowledge of Afghan Law Enforcement Organization and Afghan geography and current events. Driving License is required.


Education Requirements:

Completion of High School education is required.


LANGUAGE: Dari level 4 (Fluent) or Pashto level 4 (Fluent), English level 3 (Working Knowledge) are required.

This may be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Strong interpersonal skills are mandatory.   Ability to qualify with and use firearms is required. Good computer skills in the following programs: Microsoft Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint. Sound judgment to analyze and interpret the significance of information and events. Required driver's license class C.

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications and complete a mandatory probationary period for LE Staff.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

Benefits and Other Info

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), locally-resident EFMs and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Kabul may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
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 in LWOP **

* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process. Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS in LWOP status with re-employment or reinstatement rights back to their agency or bureau.

What is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc? (


1. The Mission may consider any of the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

2. Current OR employees having served less than one (1) year in their current position are not eligible to apply. In addition, current OR employees, regardless of agency or section, who have received job-specific training away from Post at U.S. Government expense may not be considered for any other position within the Mission for six months from the completion date of the training. Current employees of the Mission who have not successfully completed their initial probationary periods are not eligible to apply. Current employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory or MBC score of 100 points or less, on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

3. Current employees of the Mission hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment. This does not apply for employees on a PSA (Temp), or those are hired on a When Actually Employed (WAE) or intermittent work schedule.

4. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

How to Apply

How to Apply:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a local security clearance.

To apply for this position applicants must electronically submit the documents listed below to be considered for employment. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible and qualified.

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site (US Embassy Kabul Website).
Required Documents:

Completion of High School education is required.

Prove of Citizenship

Valid Driving License

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

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Kabul.