Incumbent serves as the Protective Security Specialist in the execution of protective security operations for the U.S. Ambassador/ Chief of Mission, Deputy Chief of Mission when acting in the capacity of the Charge, and other designated or visiting U.S. government officials as directed. Under the supervision of a Shift Supervisor and the RSO, the incumbent serves as a bodyguard, providing close protection and site advance services to the U.S. Chief of Mission (COM) to Lesotho in order to protect him/her from harm or embarrassment.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three years experience in the commercial security guard business, civilian or government police or military is required

JOB KNOWLEDGE: A thorough knowledge of defense measures to be used in the event of a terrorist attack, such as that learned in the military or law enforcement training.  Knowledge in medical, fire, hostile attack, defensive and emergency driving procedures.  Must be familiar with Lesotho Mounted Police Service, military, security and other government offices to ensure effective liaison and to facilitate effective protective operations including advance and motorcade operations. Education Requirements:

Completion of high school is required.Evaluations:

LANGUAGE (this may be tested)  

Level III (good working knowledge) English ability is required.

Level III (good working knowledge) in Sesotho is required.

Skills and Abilities: Must have initiative and resourcefulness in accomplishing tasks.  Must be able to deal effectively with people of other cultures to obtain cooperation and reach common goals. Possesses good leadership and interpersonal skills.  Must have valid driver license.  Must be able to demonstrate judgment and basis safe driving skills in both oral and practical examination. Must be able to operate an armored vehicle and pass the defensive driving training.  Good working computer skills are required. Must be able to work variable shifts, 24 hour on-call schedule, and able to travel outside capital city on an as needed basis. Proficient in first aid and use of an AED. Must physically fit and be able to endure frequent travel, long working hours, and a stressful working environment while maintaining the above standards. (This may be tested)

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.

Closing date: 14 December 2022

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