security/homeland security Jobs at Bridging Gap Solutions and United States Embassy

Deadline of this Job: 01 September 2022
• 18 years and above
• Computer literate
• Fire arm experience
• Holder of a valid fire arm license
• holder of a valid drivers’ license
• Good communication skills
• Traceable reference

Academic Qualifications
• Full grade 12 certificate

Deadline of this Job: 05 September 2022
Open Period:
08/26/2022 – 09/05/2022Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+2
Series/Grade: LE – 0710 9
Salary: ZMW ZK305,179.62
Work Schedule: Full-time – Promotion Potential: LE-9
Appointment Type
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.

The work schedule for this position is:
o Full Time (40 hours per week)
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (06 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position: No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
Travel Required: Occasional Travel
For training purposes.

Under the supervision of the Assistant Regional Security Officer (ARSO), incumbent exercises operational supervision of the contracted Local Guard Force (LGF) comprising approximately 350 local guards and oversight of 50 Zambian Police Service (ZPS) officers assigned to U.S. government (USG) facilities. Oversee the operation of 8 access control points, including vehicular access and explosive control points. Responsible for monitoring and recording the activity in the streets around such access points in order to insure the safety of employees at 5 USG facilities and approximately 100 residences. Collaborate with other RSO personnel and assets, including Surveillance Detection, Mobile Patrol, and ZPS officers to identify and mitigate threats. Function as the Government Technical Monitor and watchdog for the Contracting Officer’s Representative to ensure compliance with contract parameters and ensure against waste, fraud, and abuse. Oversee and coordinate ZPS assets for the Ambassador’s Protective Detail (APD).

Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of two (2) years working experience with the police, military, protection operation or in a security setting is required. Additional one (1) year supervisory experience is also required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of access control, manpower control, applicable labor laws, force structure management and budget review is required. Additionally, knowledge of improvised explosive devices is required.
Education Requirements:
o College (2 years) or Post-Secondary School

LANGUAGE: Level IV (fluent) speaking/reading/writing of English is required. This may be tested.
Level III (Good Working Knowledge) speaking/reading/writing of one local language is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communication ability are required. Advanced knowledge and experience in the use of word processing and spread sheets, formal and street interview techniques, conflict resolution and self-defense is required. Ability to analyze a problem and to communicate orally and in writing at an executive level. Keyboard skills required to compile reports, letters, statements. Numerical skills required for budget formulation. Ability to use the Microsoft Office Suite.
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.
Benefits and Other Info
Agency Benefits:
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Lusaka, Zambia 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.

1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
1. 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.
COVID-19 Requirements for Eligible Family Members
As required by Executive Order 14043, Eligible Family Members who will be employed on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Temporary Appointment (TEMP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a medical or religious accommodation.
Eligible Family Members who will be employed on a Personal Services Agreement and compensated under the USG pay plan will be required to attest to their vaccination status using the Vaccine Attestation Form. If you are not fully vaccinated or decline to provide this information, you will be required to demonstrate proof of a negative COVID-19 test completed within 72 hours of entry to a Mission facility and comply with enhanced COVID-19 mitigation protocols. If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information regarding these requirements.
COVID-19 Requirements for Local Candidates
Candidates who will be employed on either a Personal Services Agreement or a direct hire appointment and compensated under the Mission’s Local Compensation Plan will be required to follow all Mission COVID-19 policies applicable to Locally Employed Staff. If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information regarding these requirements.