Security Program Guard

Abu DhabiFull-time, PermanentAnnouncement Number:
Abu Dhabi-2020-019
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Abu Dhabi
Position Title:
Security Program Guard – Open To: All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Open Period:
06/18/2020 – 07/01/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE – 0710 4
AED د.إ68,826
Work Schedule:
Full-time – Work week is Sunday-Thursday.
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Abu Dhabi, AE
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section
Hiring Path:

  • Open to the public
  • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
    All Interested Applicants / All Sources

    For USEFM – FP-AA. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.

    Security Clearance Required:
    Public Trust – Background Investigation
    Appointment Type
    Appointment Type Details:
    Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
    Marketing Statement:

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


    The work schedule for this position is Full Time (40 hours per week)

    Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time 6 weeks of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

    Supervisory Position:
    Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
    Travel Required:
    25% or less

    Depending on work requirements


    Note: All applicants must currently hold or be able to acquire a UAE residency visa to fill the position. For non-UAE national, the Mission assists in obtaining the required residency visa to lawfully work in the UAE. Ref. to Eligibility Question #2 and Vacancy Question #1: If a non-UAE national has a valid UAE residency visa, they should answer Yes to Eligibility Q#2 and Vacancy Q#1, and attach a copy of residency visa.

    Basic Function of the Position:

    Job holder provides security for U.S. personnel and facilities by conducting guard operations as a member of a tactical team of guard personnel. Members 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.

    Qualifications and Evaluations

    EXPERIENCE: A minimum of one (1) year of military, policy, or private experience in the field of security is required.

    Knowledge of observation 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.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Applicant MUST provide required documentation. See below the Required Document Tab.

    Education Requirements:

    Completion of high school is required.


    This may be tested.

    English level II (Limited knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.

    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. Must have good observation skills.

    Must possess a valid basic driver’s license.

    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 (insert post and/or country name) 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.


  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  • 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 public trust 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 MUST provide the required documentation listed below with your application, otherwise your application will not be shortlisted:

    For all Applicants

  • High School Certificate

  • Residency Visa /or Work Permit

  • Passport copy

  • Driver’s License

  • For applicants invoking hiring preference

  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)
  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • 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 Abu Dhabi.


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