Specialist Guard (Both women and men are encouraged to apply)

Specialist Guard (Both women and men are encouraged to apply)

U.S Mission: U.S. Consulate, Erbil

Announcement Number: Erbil-2018-32
Position Title: Specialist Guard (Both women and men are encouraged to apply)
Opening Period: From August 28, 2018 To September 08, 2018
Salary: USD 26,441 (Starting Gross Salary)
For USEFM – FS is FP-AA. Actual FS Salary determined by
Washington D.C.

Series / Grade: LE-710-FSN-4

For More Info: E-mail address: Iraqemployment@state.gov

Who May Apply :All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required: Local Security Certification or Public Trust

Duration of Appointment: Fixed-term appointment (renewed annually until the completion of the New Consulate Compound (NCC) project, expected in 2021)

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


The U.S. Consulate in Erbil is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Specialist Guard. The work schedule for this position is full time, 40 hours per week.

Supervisory Position: No

The incumbent provides security for U.S. personnel and facilities by conducting security operations as a member of a team of guard personnel. The monitor observe, recognize, and report 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
Education : Completion of high school is required.
Experience : One (1) year of military, police, or private experience in the field of security required.
Job Knowledge :
Language : English level II (Limited Knowledge) Language required.
Kurdish level III (Good working knowledge) Language required
(Language proficiency may be tested)
Skills and Abilities : Must have a valid Iraqi driver’s license to operate cars.
Qualifications : All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): 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

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 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: https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va

How to Apply: All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance.
To apply for this position please visit https://www.usmissioniraqjobs.org/ and submit your application electronically.

What to Expect Next: 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 Iraq.

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