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

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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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