U.S. Embassy in South Africa Local Guard Coordinator Jobs

U.S. Embassy in South Africa Local Guard Coordinator Jobs


The Local Guard Coordinator (LG Coordinator) is a Locally Employed (LE) staff member who is responsible for the first-line oversight of the local guard contract, personnel and resources. As directed by the Regional Security Officer (RSO) and/or designated Assistant Regional Security Officer (ARSO), the LG Coordinator is responsible for contract administration, oversight of the local guard (LG) components of the facility defense and reaction plans for all US Government facilities under Chief of Mission Authority .

Assist the RSO and/ or designated ARSO with resource management of local guard budget; coordinating security planning and drills for facilities and residences with host-nation security forces; and assisting in the development of logistical and financial plans.

Qualifications and Evaluations


  • Minimum three years of progressively responsible experience in the commercial security or guard business, civilian or government police, or military.

  • Experience in the contract, budget or fiscal process required.

  • In addition, one (1) year of supervisory experience is required.

    Job Knowledge:

  • A strong knowledge in physical security protection, contract administration, standard security practices and procedures, developing and deploying of community style policing (mobile patrol) models, creation of defensive security plans, and good working knowledge of standard security equipment and digital cameras is required.

  • Working knowledge of budget formulation and tracking, a thorough knowledge of host country operational environment, language, law and security entities; and historic criminal and terrorist threats and operational tendencies are required. Working knowledge of local labor law required.

    Education Requirements:


  • Completion of Secondary School or Local Mandatory Schooling and received high school diploma


    Post may choose to add the phrase “This may be tested” after a language, skill, and/or ability. Review the VA template for specific information.

    Language: Mandatory:

  • Fluent - English: Speaking, Reading, Writing is required (This may be tested)

  • Fluent - One additional official South African language: Speaking, Reading, Writing is required.

    Skills and Abilities:

  • The work requires keen analytical abilities, originality of ideas, creative solutions, and the exercise of sound, independent judgment; must be able to make independent judgment s on institutional l capabilities and the adequacy of security systems and controls. The LGC must be able to rapidly assimilate and assess real-time threat information and issue orders for the immediate conduct t of defensive operations.

  • Writing skills
    encompass critical analysis of defensive LG operations at official facilities and residences, the preparation of complex reports and plans, preparing written justification statements for the LG program budgets, drafting requests for additional service s and answering questions about program performance, funding, or other issues. Must be able to collect and present facts and recommendations in a clear, concise manner.

  • The incumbent must have strong presentation and public speaking skills to conduct conferences with contractors, host-government security officials, and security official of the local American business community, mission management, and other as required in support of the LG program. Composure and self- control are required in situations of a cute questioning or adversarial situations to secure host government support for post’s security, to defend proposed budgets or operational procedures. In coordination with FSNIs, must be able to develop and maintain contacts with mid-level host government security officials.

  • Must be able to comprehend and present complex detailed financial and related information in a concise and fully professional manner and maintain effective internal working relations with post’s financial office and others as required.

  • In coordination with the FSNI must have the ability to coordinate with U.S. Officers and foreign national police on security issues impacting the Embassy and its constituent posts.

  • Ability to understand U.S. Government contracting process to include oversight of the LG contract through formal training, informal training, and firsthand experience.

  • The job holder must have held valid C Class driver’s license for a minimum of five (5) years.

  • Operates level C armored vehicle with defensive driving skills.

  • Must possess strong skills in Department productively software to create professional reports and memorandum, spreadsheets and presentations, and be able to communicate clearly through email.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; U.S. Embassy in South Africa Local Guard Coordinator Jobs

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