Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Accra
Position Title:
Administrative Assistant/Security Escort - Open to U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs)
Open Period:
06/17/2020 - 07/09/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
FP - 0105 9
USD $30,113
Work Schedule:
Intermittent - Work as needed
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Accra, GH
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


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

For applicants who are USEFMs, the final grade/step for the position will be determined by Washington DC.  The proposed grade is FP-09 [$30,113].
Security Clearance Required:
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Definite not to exceed 5 years
Marketing Statement:
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees ( you apply.

The U.S. Mission in Accra, Ghana is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Administrative Assistant/Security Escort.

The work schedule for this position is Intermittent, as needed.

Start Date: Candidate must be abe to begin working within a reasonable period of time (12 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

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


Incumbent provides services on an as-needed basis.  S/he may be called upon to develop onetime reports, provide coverage during staffing gaps and/or provide security escort services.  The incumbent reports to the Human Resources Officer, ARSO, IMO, or Facilities Manager, as appropriate.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: At least one year of experience working in office, management or security-related position is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Good working knowledge of computer applications such as Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word and Excel. 

Education Requirements:

EDUCATION: Completion of high school/secondary school is required.


LANGUAGE: English - Good working knowledge of the written and spoken language. Job holder will be able to read and understand, for example, regulations, instructions and related material concerning the field of work, and to prepare correspondence and standardized reports. Job holder will be able to communicate effectively with staff and members of the public in English. This may be tested.

SKILLS and ABILITIES: Basic keyboard skills and computer literacy is required. This may be tested. Must have good written communication skills in order to draft correspondence and reports. Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance. 

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. 


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 Accra, Ghana 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 in LWOP **

* 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 in LWOP status with re-employment or reinstatement rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information on what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc and additional employment considerations, please visit the following link: 

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Secret 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 following documentation listed below with your application: 

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

  • High School Diploma or evidence of higher learning

  • Language Scores (if available)

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

  • SF-50 for FSFRC (if applicable)

  • SF-50 for HPR (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 Accra, Ghana.