US Embassy / Mission Careers – Surveillance Detection Specialist

Organisation: United States Embassy, US Mission in
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Salary Grade: Grade 04 (UGX 21,393,791 to
32,090,686 p.a. inclusive of allowances).
Vacancy Number:  11 – 2015        
About US Embassy:
Welcome to the United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda.  The United States has enjoyed diplomatic
relations with Uganda for over 30 years. 
Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi currently heads the U.S Mission to
Uganda.  The Mission is composed of several
offices and organizations all working under the auspices of the Embassy and at
the direction of the Ambassador.
Among the offices operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:
  • United States Agency for International
    Development (USAID)
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • Peace Corps
Job Summary:  The American Embassy Surveillance Detection
Specialist provides security for USG facilities, employees and family and
family members by performing procedures to detect, recognize and report on
surveillance directed against U.S. Government facilities and /or personnel and
provides support directly or by calling for assistance. In case of imminent
attack, calls for immediate assistance and takes action to prevent injury or
death to personnel and destruction of property.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
NOTE:  All applicants must address each
selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information
supporting each item.
  • The ideal candidate for the US Embassy
    Surveillance Detection Specialist should have completed Ordinary level (at
    least four years of formal secondary school) is required.
  • A minimum of two years of progressive
    experience in police or military work, OR four years of professional
    experience in a position requiring independent judgment and motivation.
  • The incumbent must be familiar with
    procedures for conducting and reporting surveillance – basic use of
    digital cameras and video recorders; Microsoft Windows computer systems;
    Basic use  of MS Word.
  • Ability to obtain a driver’s license is
  • Skilled in the use of surveillance
    equipment (e.g. audio/video, binoculars, photographic equipment, etc.) is
    required. Level 1 keyboard/typing and basic PC skills and ability to work
    independently and adapt to changing circumstances without requesting
  • Excellent organizational and observation
  • Language Proficiency: List both
    English and host countiy language(s) by level and
  • Level 3 (good working knowledge) English
    is required. Level 3 (good working knowledge) in one local dialect (either
    of the following; Ganda, Swahili, Itesot, Japadola, Samya, Gisu, Acholi,
    Lugbara, Madi, Runyankitara or Soga) is required.
How to Apply:
All those interested
in working with the US mission in Kampala should send their applications and
strictly adhere to the following:
  • Universal Application
    for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174) Download
    it Here
  • A current resume or
    curriculum vitae.
  • Candidates who claim
    US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their
    application.  Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference
    must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional
    preference in hiring with their application.
  • Any other
    documentation (e.g. essays, transcripts/certificates, awards) that
    addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
Submit Application To:
Human Resources Office
By email
NB: Only electronic submissions will be accepted and only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.
Please clearly
indicate the position applied for in the subject area of the email submission.
Please use standard
file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please
send all documents in one file attachment.
Deadline: 7th May 2015
The US Mission in
Kampala 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.
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