The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 Hours a week)
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time of receipt of a confirmed offer of employment.
Salary: (XOF) CFA5,248,668 – (XOF) CFA5,248,668/Per Year
Series/Grade: LE – 0701 – 5
Agency: Embassy Bamako
Location: Bamako, ML
Close Date: (MM/DD/YYYY) 04/07/2023
Incumbent serves as a Bodyguard (BG) in the execution of protective security operations for the U.S. Ambassador/Chief of Mission (COM), and other designated or visiting U.S. government officials as directed. Under the supervision of the BG Shift Leads and managed by the Regional Security Officer (RSO) to US Embassy Bamako in order to protect him/her from harm and embarrassment.
Qualifications and Evaluations
- EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three years’ experience as a commercial bodyguard, civilian or host government police or military is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: A thorough knowledge of defense measures to be used in the event of a personal or terrorist attack, such as that learned in the military or law enforcement training. Knowledge in medical, fire, hostile attack, defensive and emergency driving procedures. Must be familiar with Malian Police Services, military, security and other government offices to ensure effective liaison and to facilitate effective protective operations including advance and motorcade operations.
- Education Requirements:
- Education: High/Secondary school diploma is required. Host government Driver’s License for at least 5 years to operate up to Sport Utility Vehicle is required.
English: Limited Knowledge is required. Reasonable confident in speaking English and able to handle social situations and casual conversation and limited work requirements. Able to write simple texts and fill out forms.
This may be tested.
French: Limited Knowledge is required Reasonable confident in speaking French and able to handle social situations and casual conversation and limited work requirements. Able to write simple texts and fill out forms.
This may be tested.
Skills and Abilities:
Must have initiative and resourcefulness in accomplishing tasks. Must be able to deal effectively with people of other cultures to obtain cooperation and reach common goals. Possesses good leadership and interpersonal skills. Must have valid driver license for at least 5 years. Good working computer skills are required. Must be able to work variable shifts, 24 hour on-call schedule, and able to travel outside capital city on an as needed basis. Must have fast reflexes, active thinking, excellent observational skills, adaptation, take decisive actions, stay calm in dangerous situations, teamwork, communication skills, etc. and have the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Must be physically fit and be able to endure frequent travel, long working hours, and a stressful working environment while maintaining the above standards.
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.
- All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications, including qualifying for local weapon’s permit and meeting Diplomatic Security firearms standards.