Vacancy Announcement: Guard

Vacancy Announcement 

U.S. Mission Ulaanbaatar

Announcement Number: UB-2021-08

Position Title: Guard

Opening Period: August 27, 2021 – until filled

Series/Grade: LE 710/3

For More Info: Human Resources Office:
Mailing Address: U.S. Embassy
Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 20-341


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

All Interested Applicants / All Sources


Security Clearance Required: Local Security Certification

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 positions of Guard. 

The work schedule for this position is:  Full Time Shift work, working overnight, during week-ends and Holidays are required (number of hours per week – 40 hours)


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

Duties:  The guards 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. Embassy and all personnel, New Embassy Compound, facilities, and property therein. The Guard is the core member of the Security team and the Embassy’s first line of defense.

Qualifications and Evaluations: 

EDUCATION:  Completion of high school education is required.


EXPERIENCE:  Minimum of one year of law enforcement, military, or security related work experience is required. 


JOB KNOWLEDGEPosition requires a thorough knowledge of law-enforcement and security surveillance techniques. Knowledge of host country law enforcement organizations, responsibilities and capabilities is required.



LANGUAGE:  Level 2 (limited) English and Level 3 (good working knowledge) Mongolian are required.  (This will be tested.)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must possess basic computer usage skills to include the use of word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail and the internet, valid driver’s license. 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. Must be physically fit to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties, to include working outside in extreme weather conditions. Must be able to perform basic unarmed self-defense techniques which require mobility of extremities. Vision and hearing must be normal or correctable to normal. 

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*


(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 Embassy Website. 

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
  • Copy of 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.