Vacancy Announcement

U.S. Mission                                  Ulaanbaatar

Announcement Number:             UB-2018-21

Position Title:                                Guard Shift Supervisor

Opening Period:                            September 27, 2018 – October 3, 2018

Series/Grade:                                 LE 710/5

Salary:                                            (USD) 10,848

For More Info:                                Human Resources Office:
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 341
Ulaanbaatar-14190, U.S. Embassy
Human Resources Office

Who May Apply:                            For USEFM – FP is 9.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.

Current Employees of the Embassy – All Agencies and/or U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs); Eligible Family Members (EFMs); or Declared Members of Household (MOHs) – All Agencies

Security Clearance Required:     Local Security Certification

Duration Appointment:                 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. Embassy in Mongolia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Guard Shift Supervisor.
                                                        The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (number of hours per week – 40 hours)-Shift work
                                                        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:  Yes

Duties:  The Shift supervisors of the Regional Security Office, Diplomatic Security Service for the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia are responsible for the security of the U.S. Ambassador, all Embassy staff, and the entire Diplomatic Compound of the American Embassy and all facilities and property therein.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:   Two years of College studies is required.


EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of one year of military, police or private experience in field of security is required.  At least 1 year of supervisory experience is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Position requires a thorough knowledge of law-enforcement and security surveillance techniques and knowledge of basic management and leadership principles and practices. Knowledge of host country law enforcement organizations, responsibilities and capabilities is desirable.


LANGUAGE:  Level 2 (Limited knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English and Level 3 (Good working knowledge) Mongolian is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must possess basic computer usage skills to include the use of word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail and the internet, valid driver license and protective driving skills. Managerial and leadership skills are required. Safe handling of a wide range of protective equipment. Skilled in dealing with intruders or other criminals. Use of electronic itemizer or security screening equipment. Must be skilled in the use of baton, handcuff and self-defense skills.

Qualifications:  All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The U.S. Embassy 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.

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)          Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM) / U.S. citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM) who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*

(2)          AEFM / USEFM

(3)          Foreign Service on Leave Without Pay (LWOP) and Civil Service (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 Local Security Certification clearance.  Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is available on HR/OE Intranet Site.

To apply for this position, applicants should submit the documents listed below by mail.

Required Documents:  Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • DS-174
  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • Degree Diploma with transcript
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • Letter(s) of recommendation


What to Expect Next:  Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via phone.

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 U.S. Embassy in Mongolia.