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Guard, FSN-710-03*

ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 20-2015

Open to: All Interested Candidates
Position: Guard, FSN-710-03*
Opening date: May 8, 2015
Closing date: May 21, 2015
Work hours: Extended Work Schedule: 42 hrs/week
Length of hire: This is a TEMPORARY appointment:
three years from the actual start date or until completion of project. 
Salary:
Not-Ordinarily Resident: in accordance with FP Scale (Position Grade FP-BB and to be confirmed by Washington). Contingent upon availability of funds. Ordinarily Resident: in accordance with LCP (starting annual salary for developmental level: $ 7,567; starting annual salary for full performance level: $ 9,620).  (*Position Grade - FSN-03 - Full performance level: Candidates may be hired on a developmental level, i.e. one pay grade below the full performance level in order to receive training and to acquire knowledge of U.S. Government specific regulations and operating procedure.)

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION. 

The U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat is seeking an individual for the position of Local Guard Force member.  We are looking for active, intelligent, and motivated women and men to be part of an outstanding security team.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

Safeguards personnel and property by means of performing security guard duties. A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available at http://turkmenistan.usembassy.gov/jobs.html or in the Human Resources Office (Tel: (+99312) 940045 ext. 2192).

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. The candidates will be tested for language proficiency and must pass at a satisfactory level a physical fitness test prior to the interview.

  1. Education: Completion of secondary school is required. 
  2. Prior Work Experience: One year of general work experience.
  3. Language Proficiency: Level II (limited knowledge) English, level III (good working knowledge) Russian and Turkmen.
  4. Knowledge: Must have good knowledge of the area and a basic understanding of how embassy security concerns interface with local law enforcement practices.
  5. Skills and Abilities: Ability to deal calmly, professionally and effectively with members of public, colleagues (both American and Turkmen) and official visitors. Ability to work at night, overtime, extra shifts and unusual hours. No physical limitations, which would prevent carrying out normal guard duties, including foot patrols. Employees must demonstrate excellent physical fitness at all times of their continuing employment with the Local Guard Force irrelevant of the assigned position. Ability to learn how to effectively use security equipment (baton, handcuffs and radio). 

TO APPLY

Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:

  1. Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174), this form is available on the embassy website: http://turkmenistan.usembassy.gov/jobs.html and the Embassy entrance guard post. 
  2. A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1 -24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet; or
  3. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE; plus
  4. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
  5. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

SELECTION PROCESS

When equally qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (AEFMs) and U.S. Veterans will be given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate address the required qualifications above in the application.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA

  1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy. 
  2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
  3. Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
  4. Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
  5. Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO

Submit the completed application along with any other documentation (essays, copies of awards and related training certificates, recommendation letters, transcripts etc.) by the deadline indicated in the job vacancy announcement to the following address: Human Resources Office Address: U.S. Embassy Ashgabat, No. 9 Pushkin StreetE-mail address: AshgabatRecruitment@state.gov

POINT OF CONTACT

Telephone: (+99312) 940045 ext. 2192
FAX: (+99312) 942614

DEFINITIONS

For a complete list of the terms such as USEFM, EFM, MOH, NOR, OR and their definitions, see the definitions list on the web site: http://turkmenistan.usembassy.gov/definition_terms.html

CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: MAY 21, 2015

The US Mission in Turkmenistan 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 (EEO) in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

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