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US Embassy in Kenya Security Support Assistant – All Interested Applicants

US Embassy in Kenya Security Support Assistant – All Interested Applicants.

US Embassy in Kenya Security Support Assistant – All Interested Applicants

Jobs in Government, Jobs at U.S. Embassy to Kenya

The U.S. Embassy to Kenya opened in 1964. Through sixteen Ambassadors since then, the Embassy has enriched the ties between the American and Kenyan people and served the needs of Americans in and around this East African hub.

Security Support Assistant – All Interested Applicants

Duties

  • The incumbent provides security support to the Regional Security Office (RSO) by collecting, documenting and writing/submitting situation and incident reports in order for RSO personnel to have the most recent security data available. The Security Support Assistant will be called upon to brief RSO personnel with clear and concise reports on trending criminal tactics/techniques and latest open source collection and tabulation of security activities. The position entails extended periods of time outdoors and the incumbent will also be used for other security tasks as directed.

Security Support   (90% of time)

  • Job holder is responsible for conducting security analysis within an assigned area.  Job holder’s primary duties include identifying suspicious activity and submits information to support analysis; engages in close observation to identify and report potential threat directed against U.S. Government facilities, employees, family members, and residences.  Job holder initiates emergency responses to possible threats, as necessary, to safeguard life and property.

Reporting   (10% of time)

  • Job holder makes verbal and written reports on findings to the responsible supervisory security personnel.  May be required to maintain records and/or perform data entry into software applications.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:

  • A minimum of one (1) year of military, police, or private experience in the field of security required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:

  • Familiarity with local pedestrian and vehicular traffic patterns and habits, awareness of cultural norms and customs is required.  The position requires good working knowledge of the host city’s geography and general culture

Education Requirements:

  • Completion of high school is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE: 

  • Level II English (Limited Knowledge, Writing/Reading/Speaking) is required. (This may be tested) and Level III Swahili (Good Working knowledge, Writing/ Reading/ Speaking) is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to write clear and understandable reports
  • Must have knowledge of local customs and local laws.
  • Must be able to work in different shifts and during inclement weather conditions.
  • Must have good data entry skills. Must be able to use cameras.
  • Must be competent in MS Office software application

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.

How to apply

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