U.S. Mission Bridgetown
Announcement Number: Bridgetown-2018-037 (PDF 150 KB)
Position Title: Local Guard Force Coordinator
Opening Period: September 6, 2018 – September 20, 2018
Series/Grade: LE 0710/08
Salary: BDS $78,740
For More Info: Human Resources Office
E-mail Address: BridgetownHR@state.gov
Who May Apply: All Interested Applicants/All Sources
For USEFM – FS is FP-6/1, USD$40,514 Actual FS salary
determined by Washington D.C.
Security Clearance Required: Local Security Certification or Public Trust
Duration Appointment: 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.
Summary: The U.S. Mission in Bridgetown is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of
Local Guard Force Coordinator, RSO.
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 of receipt of
agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position: No
Duties: The Local Guard Force Coordinator (LGFC) is a Locally Employed (LE) staff member who is
responsible for the first-line oversight of the local guard contract, personnel and resources. As directed by
the Regional Security Officer (RSO) and/or designated Assistant Regional Security Officer (ARSO), the
LGFC is responsible for contract administration, oversight of the local guard (LGF) components of the
facility defense and reaction plans for all US Government facilities under Chief of Mission Authority .
Assist the RSO and/ or designated ARSO with resource management of local guard budget; coordinating
security planning and drills for facilities and residences with host-nation security forces; and assisting in
the development of logistical and financial plans.
Qualifications and Evaluations
EDUCATION: A Bachelor’s Degree in general education, business administration, finance or accounting
EXPERIENCE: Minimum three years of progressively responsible experience in an office environment
with customer service performing administrative or clerical work at a supervisory level is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: A strong knowledge in physical security protection, standard security practices
and procedures, developing and deploying of community-style policing (mobile patrol) models, creation
of defensive security plans, and good working knowledge of standard security equipment and digital
cameras is required. Working knowledge of budget formulation and tracking, a thorough knowledge of
host country operational environment, language, law and security entities; and historic criminal and
terrorist threats and operational tendencies are required. Working knowledge of local labor law is
LANGUAGE: Level IV English – (Speaking, Writing, and Reading) is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
The work requires keen analytical abilities, originality of ideas, creative solutions, and the exercise of
sound, independent judgment; must be able to make independent judgments on institutional capabilities
and the adequacy of security systems and controls. The LGFC must be able to rapidly assimilate and
assess real-time threat information and issue orders for the immediate conduct of defensive operations.
Writing skills encompass critical analysis of defensive LGF operations at official facilities and residences,
the preparation of complex reports and plans, preparing written justification statements for the LGF
program budgets, drafting requests for additional services and answering questions from DS/IP/OPO/FPD
about program performance, funding, or other issues. Must be able to collect and present facts and
recommendations in a clear, concise manner. Must be able to work in a high pace/high stress office
The incumbent must have strong presentation and public speaking skills to conduct conferences with
contractors, host-government security officials, and security officials of the local American business
community, post management, and others as required in support of the LGF program. Composure and
self-control are required in situations of acute questioning or adversarial situations to secure host-
government support for post’s security, to defend proposed budgets or operational procedures. In
coordination with the FSNIs, must be able to develop and maintain contacts with mid-level host
government security officials.
Must be able to comprehend and present complex, detailed financial and related information in a concise
and professional manner, and maintain effective internal working relations with post’s Financial
Management Office, DS/IP/OPO/FPD, and others as required. Ability to understand DS and State
Department budgeting process and ability to develop LGF budget and communicate requirements to post
Financial Management Office, DS/IP/OPO/FPD and other Agencies.
In coordination with the FSNI, must have the ability to coordinate with U.S. Officers and hostgovernment
police on security issues impacting the U.S. Embassy.
Must possess strong skills in Department-approved productivity software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
Outlook, etc.) to create professional reports and memorandum, spreadsheets and presentations, and be
able to communicate clearly through email. (This may be tested)
Must possess a local driver license to operate up to a Sport Utility Vehicle.
Qualifications: All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security
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.
Benefits: Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country
Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Bridgetown may receive a compensation package that
may include health, separation, and other benefits.
For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.
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.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
(1) AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
(2) AEFM / USEFM
(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 reemployment
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. Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is
available on our Embassy’s internet site at https://bb.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/. The complete
position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may also be obtained on our website.
To apply for this position, applicants should electronically submit the documents listed below:
Required Documents: Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:
• Bachelor’s degree
• List of references
• Driver’s License
• Proof of citizenship
• Residency and/or Work Permit – to be eligible for consideration
What to Expect Next: Applicants who are invited to take a 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 Bridgetown.