Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - FP is AA. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
Security Clearance Required:
- All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type Details:
- Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
The work schedule for this position is:
Full Time (40 number of hours per week)
Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4-12 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Job holder is responsible for conducting SD within an assigned area. Job holder’s primary duties include: identifying suspicious activity and/or possible surveillance and submits information to support analysis; engages in close observation to identify and report potential hostile surveillance directed against U.S. Government facilities, employees, family members, and residences. Job holder initiates emergency responses to possible hostile actions, as necessary, to safeguard life and property.
Qualifications and Evaluations
A minimum of one (1) year of military, policy, or private experience in the field of security is required.
Knowledge of surveillance techniques, 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.
Completion of high school (equivalent to class 10 is required) is required.
English Level II (Limited knowledge) is required.
Hindi Level III (Good working knowledge) is required.
Bengali Level III (Good working knowledge) is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must possess a valid basic driver's license. Must be skilled in the use of communications equipment, cameras, and basic information technology systems. Must provide detailed oral reports. Must work independently and adapt to a wide range of threat and environmental conditions. Must have good observation skills.
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
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Kolkata 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.
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:
AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
AEFM / USEFM
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.