Website US Embassy in Kathmandu
Position: Surveillance Detection Monitor (Surveillance Detection Guard)- All Interested Applicants
Open Period: 03/22/2021 – 04/05/2021Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+5.75
Series/Grade: LE – 0710 4
Salary: NPR ₨785,897 – NPR ₨785,897
Work Schedule: Full-time – 48 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-4
Duty Location(s): 1 Vacancy in Kathmandu, NP
Telework Eligible: No
For More Info:
Hiring Path: Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification: All Interested Applicants/All Sources
From the Agency: For applicants who are USEFMs, the final grade/step for this position will be determined by Washington DC. The proposed grade is FP-AA.
Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type: Permanent
Appointment Type Details: 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 Kathmandu is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Surveillance Detection Guard . This vacancy is open to All Interested Applicants.
The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (48 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
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
The incumbent provides security for U.S. personnel and facilities by conducting SD operations as a member of a tactical team of SD personnel. The incumbent observe, recognize, and report potential surveillance and other suspicious incidents directed against U.S. Government facilities and/or personnel and initiate emergency responses to possible hostile actions, as necessary, to safeguard life and property.
Qualifications and Evaluations
Requirements: EXPERIENCE: A minimum of one year of military, police, or private experience in the field of security is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Good knowledge of surveillance techniques, familiarity with local pedestrian and vehicular traffic patterns and habits, awareness of cultural norms and customs is required. Good working knowledge of the host city’s geography and general culture.
Education Requirements: Completion of Secondary School education is required.
Evaluations: These may be tested (Language, Skills and Abilities).
LANGUAGE: Limited Knowledge speaking/reading/writing English is required. Good Working Knowledge speaking/reading/writing Nepali is required
Please specify in your application your level of proficiency in ALL languages listed above.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The ability to use basic information technology systems. The ability to provide detailed oral reports. The ability to have good observation skills. A valid local class “A” driving license is required.
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.
Qualifications: All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
Benefits and Other Info
Agency Benefits: Benefits will be explained to the selected candidate during job offer.
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.
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 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: All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.
Applications must be completed and submitted through Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA).
Applicants must address each required qualification with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so will result in a
determination that the applicant is not qualified.
To apply, please click the “APPLY TO THIS VACANCY” button, create or log-in to your ERA account and begin the application process.
For information on ERA and detailed instructions on how to apply, please visit the ERA information page in our internet site below:
ERA information page-Internet site:
Paper or e-mailed applications are not accepted.
Required Documents: In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.
- Proof of Citizenship
- Driving License
- Other Documents (e.g. Experience Certificates)
- List of References
- DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
- SF-50 (if applicable)
Next Steps: Applicants who are invited to take a language, skills, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Kathmandu.