Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Maputo
Position Title:
Residential Security Alarm Technician
Open Period:
01/31/2020 - 02/14/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0701 8
USD $30,559 - USD $30,559
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 40 hours/week
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Maputo, MZ
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
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
Marketing Statement:
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees ( before you apply.

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

The work schedule for this position is: This is a full time position (40 hours/ week) and the equivalent annual salary is (USD) 30,559.00.

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


Incumbent provides administrative oversight of post's residential security program. Serves as the point of contact on all residential security matters between the Residential Security Office (RSO), General Service Office (GSO), Facilities Maintenance (FAC), contractors, and landlords.  Conducts security surveys of all current housing to ensure residential security standards are maintained and conducts security surveys on all proposed housing to ensure security suitability can be obtained and compliance with the Overseas Security Policy Board’s (OSPB) standards before occupancy.  Manages and oversees all technical and construction work (fabrication, installation, and repairs) associated with physical security countermeasures (perimeter security walls and fencing, door and window grilles, alarm systems, etc.)

Qualifications and Evaluations



Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a technical field (i.e., welding, engineering, electrical, mechanic, or alarm technician) work with administrative duties concurrent is required. Administrative experience must include managing customer inquiries, complaints, and drafting reports and correspondence. Minimum of one (1) year of supervisory and/or project management experience is required.


Knowledge of procedures related to residential security concepts, principles, and techniques is required. 



Must be able to work independently is required; ability to adhere to strict deadlines and manage residential security upgrades for all Chief of Mission (COM) residences is required.  A valid Mozambique driver’s license is required. Basic keyboard skills and computer literacy on a variety of software applications Microsoft (MS) Word, Excel, Access, Power Point and Google Earth is required.

A public trust security certification issued by the RSO is required for this position.

Education Requirements:


Two years college or technical school training is required.



English level III (good working knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.

Portuguese level III (good working knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.  

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. 

Benefits and Other Info


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 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 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 public trust 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 (enter site here – the video will be created by HR/OE and can be adapted by Post).

Required Documents:

Select all that apply:

• Passport copy

• Language Scores (if available)

• Driver’s 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, 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 (insert post and/or country name).