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167 - Vacancy Announcement – Body Guard (Trinidad & Tobago)

MANAGEMENT NOTICE - Embassy of the United States of America, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad

OPEN TO: Protected content Interested Candidates
POSITION: Protected content Guard FSN-4; FP-AA
OPENING DATE: January 7, Protected content
CLOSING DATE: January 18, Protected content
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week
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SALARY: Protected content Resident (NOR): US$24,518 p.a.; Protected content salary Protected content Grade: FP-AA to be confirmed by Washington)
Protected content Resident (OR): TT$86,622 p.a. (Starting Salary) (Position Grade: FSN-04)

LENGTH OF HIRE: Indefinite


The U.S. Embassy in Port of Spain, Trinidad is seeking an individual for the position of Body Guard in the Body Guard Unit of the Regional Security Office of this Embassy.

This position is located in the Regional Security Office (RSO). This Ambassadorial Protective Detail provides the Chief of Mission (COM) with a comprehensive range of protective services that ensures his/her safety and security. The incumbent is required to be familiar with physical protective measures, route analysis, site surveys, police liaison, and other protective security (PRS) duties.

A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available in the Human Resources Office. Contact Protected content , Protected content Protected content .

All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

EDUCATION: Completion of secondary school required.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Two years work experience in personal protection or security duties required.

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: Level III English ability (Good Work Knowledge) reading, writing and speaking required.

Knowledge of personnel protective security principles and standard rules, procedures and techniques inclusive of an understanding of PRS operations and be able to apply them to actual situations when performing the duties of this position. Knowledge, skills and ability to develop protective security plans that involve extensive interaction and coordination with Embassy personnel, local government officials, member of local law enforcement agencies, and the staff at hospitals and other facilities used in creating a security environment for the COM when traveling required.

A valid driver’s license is required.

Good working knowledge of the use of Microsoft Word and Excel is required.

When fully qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.


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.

Interested applicants for this position must submit the following or the application will not be considered:

1. Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS Protected content or

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 (see section 3A below for more information); plus

4. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD Protected content their application. Candidates who claim conditional U.S. 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.

3A. If an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, she or he must provide the following information equal to what is found on the Universal Application for Employment (UAE). Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.

Position Title
Position Grade
Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
Dates Available for Work
First, Middle & Last Names as well as any other names used
Date and Place of Birth
Current Address, Day, Evening, and Cell phone numbers
U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & Status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; if yes, provide number)
U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification Number
Eligibility to work in the Country (Yes or No)
Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide
If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver’s License Class/Type
Days available to work
List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. Government (include their Name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition
Language Skills
Work Experience

(Body Guard)
Human Resources Management Office
United States Embassy
15 Queen’s Park West
Port of Spain
Telephone: Protected content
FAX: Protected content