Entry Level Surveillance Detection Specialist Jobs – United States US Embassy / Mission

Job Title:         Surveillance
Detection Specialist
Organisation: United
States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Salary Grade: UGX
30,888,655
Job Reference:
VA Kampala 2019-16
About US Embassy:
The United States
Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for
over 30 years.  Ambassador Deborah R. Malac 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 (CDC)
  • Peace Corps
Job Summary:  The Surveillance Detection Monitor provides
security for U.S. personnel and facilities by conducting SD operations as a
member of a tactical team of SD personnel. SD Monitors observe, recognize, and
report potential surveillance and other suspicious incidents directed against
U.S. Government facilities and/or personnel and initiate emergency responses to
possible hostile actions, as necessary, to safeguard life and property.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Surveillance
Detection 90 %
  • The Job holder is responsible for conducting SD within an assigned
    area. Job holder’s primary duties include: identifying suspicious activity
    and/or possible surveillance and submits information to support analysis;
  • Engages in close observation to identify and report potential
    hostile surveillance directed against U.S. Government facilities,
    employees, family members, and residences.
  • The incumbent initiates emergency responses to possible hostile
    actions, as necessary, to safeguard life and property.
Reporting 10%: Job holder makes verbal and written reports
on findings to the responsible supervisory security personnel. May be required
to maintain surveillance records and/or perform data entry into software
applications.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed
below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
  • The applicants for the US Embassy Surveillance Detection Specialist
    career opportunity should have completed high school.
  • A minimum of one (1) year of military, policy, or private experience
    in the field of security is required.
  • Knowledge of surveillance techniques, familiarity with local
    pedestrian and vehicular traffic patterns and habits, awareness of
    cultural norms and customs is required. The position requires good working
    knowledge of the host city’s geography and general culture.
  • Must possess a valid basic driver’s license.
  • Must be skilled in the use of communications equipment, cameras, and
    basic information technology systems.
  • Must provide detailed oral reports.
  • Must work independently and adapt to a wide range of threat and
    environmental conditions.
  • Good observation skills
  • Language Proficiency: English level II (Limited knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is
    required.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the United States Embassy
in Kampala are encouraged to Apply Online by following the instructions below;
  • Applicants shall be required to register
    under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link, Click
    Here
  • You will receive confirmation on
    registration and proceed to apply.
  • On completion of this process you will
    receive an auto response via your email.
NB: Applicants
claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation
confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the
Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the
VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the
certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If
the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR
office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s
preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria
for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member
Employment Policy (FMEP).
Deadline: 18th April 2019
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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