Job Openings at the Embassy

Announcement Number: BISSAU-2023-001

Hiring Agency: Bissau Liaison Office

Position Title: Guard (Unarmed)

Open Period: 02/14/2023 – 02/27/2023


Vacancy Time Zone: GMT

Series/Grade: LE -0710/ 3

Salary: 8,269,295

Work Schedule: Full-time – (40 hours/week)

Promotion Potential: LE-3

Duty Location: Bissau

Telework Eligible: No

For More Info:

Hiring Path: Open to the public

Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation

Appointment Type: Permanent

Marketing Statement:

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


U.S. Embassy Dakar’s Bissau Liaison Office in Guinea-Bissau is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Guard (Unarmed).

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

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No


The incumbent provides security for Bissau Liaison Office (BLO) personnel and facilities by conducting access control and visitor screening duties as a member of a local guard program. Prevents unauthorized access; protect life; maintain order; deter criminal attacks against employees; dependents and property and terrorist acts against all U.S. assets; and prevent damage to Government property.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 2-year experience in the military or as a police officer, or security guard required.

EDUCATION: Primary School is required.


Portuguese and Creole level 3 (Good working knowledge) is required. English level 1 (Rudimentary knowledge) is required. (This may be tested)


Ability to understand the security control panel and to operate emergency alarms and the public address system.  Ability to use state-of-the-art security and radio communication equipment.  Ability to use Automated External Defibrillator.  Ability to use fire extinguisher. Ability to use personal protective equipment (i.e., batons, pepper spray, handcuffs, and flexi cuffs, etc.). Ability to walk and/or stand in a wide variety of weather conditions for an extended period of time. Ability to work flexible shift schedules, to include nights, days, weekends, and/or holidays.

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.

Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Dakar, Senegal may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

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.


AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


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.

How to Apply:

Please send your application at: before February 27, 2023midnight GMT.

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

Primary School’s Diploma

Resume (CV)

SF 50 (if applicable)

DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

Copy of orders/assignment Notification (if applicable)

Residency/ work permit (if applicable)

Next Steps:

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 Bissau Liaison Office, Guinea Bissau.