Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Vienna
Position Title:
Security Escort (Intermittent/WAE)
Open Period:
01/24/2019 - 02/13/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
FS - 0105 0
USD $25,871
Work Schedule:
Intermittent - WAE
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Vienna, AT
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section
Please send an email


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) - All Agencies

For applicants who are USEFMs, the final step for these positions will be determined by Washington DC.  The proposed grade is FP-AA at salary 25,871 USD.
Security Clearance Required:
Top Secret
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
This will be determined after selection.
Marketing Statement:

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


The Tri-Mission Vienna is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for one Security Escort vacancy with an intermittent/WAE (while actually employed) schedule.  The employee’s hours will be based on the section's needs and may vary each pay period. Some pay periods may require full‐time work, others may require part‐time work, and still others may have no work at all. An employee on an intermittent/WAE schedule is paid only for hours actually worked.

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


Basic Function of Position

After initial training by the Regional Security Office (RSO), ESO, and the Facilities Escort supervisor, the incumbent ensures compliance with State Department security regulations regarding work performed by non-cleared workers in controlled access areas (CAA), limited access areas (LAA), and non-CAA space. The incumbent observes and oversees workers to prevent security compromises and ensures that only properly procured materials are used in such areas to prevent security risks. The incumbent reports suspected violations of security standards to appropriate Tri Missions security personnel. The incumbent documents all work completed in CAA/LAA space.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures compliance with DOS security regulations regarding non-cleared workers in CAA/LAA and controls workers access to sensitive areas. Learns from ESO/RSO what practices and equipment are potential security risks. Overserves and oversees workers to prevent security compromises in sensitve areas. Reports suspected violations of DOS security standards.

  • Administrative Duties:

    • Performs inventory counts, updates and maintains parts and supplies in Facility CAA storage areas at Missions. Replenishes stock and assists with secure procurement of materials for CAA space. Works with Secure Procurement Officer to procure items for CAA storage areas and addresses requests from customers, Escort Supervisor, or Facility Manager.

    • Provides oversight, notes and reports contractors quality assurance issues to supervisor.

    • Submits ILMS/Ariba requests for petty cash or use existing BPAs for CAA Random local procurements. Responsible for completing WOs and PMs in GMMS (Global Maintenance Management System) for inspections of fire extinguishers, emergency lights in CAA/LAA areas. Inputs Work Order requests or informs Facility Manager of maintenance issues seen during inspections or escort assignments, or communicated by customers, as needed.

  • Schedules work in coordination with LE Staff Facilities Maintenance workers to enure proper security oversight is available. 

  • Escorts in non CAA/LAA space as needed.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE:  6 months of work experience in a prior service oriented profession is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook calendar, email applications and city public transportation is required. This may be tested.

Education Requirements:

High School diploma or equivalent is required.


LANGUAGE:  English level IV (fluent) is required. This may 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 medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

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

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 Top Secret clearance. 

To apply for this position click on "Apply to this Vacancy" at the top of the vacancy announcement.

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)

  • If you have prior USG experience, please upload a copy of your most recent SF-50 (including info regarding FSFRC membership)

  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation for claiming Veteran's preference (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. 

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the Tri-Mission Vienna.