US Mission Career Opportunities – Regional Security Technician

Organisation: United States Embassy, US Mission
in Uganda
: Kampala,
Reports to: Officer in Charge/Technical Security Officer (OIC/TSO)
Job Summary: The Regional Security Technician conducts inspections, installations, maintenance and repairs of
unclassified technical security equipment and devices.  He/she studies and
makes recommendations for ways to improve the effectiveness of the security
systems at the US Embassy Kampala and on occasion, provides support to other
U.S. Government facilities in the AF region. 
A full copy of the complete
position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on
Skills and Experience:
All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with
specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
  • The
    applicant should possess a two year diploma in  electronics/electrical
    /mechanical engineering is required.
  • Four
    years of hands-on field experience in major repairs and installation of
    electrical and heavy-duty mechanical equipment, reading and interpreting
    architectural and engineering (A&E) design drawings; and experience
    with closed circuit television, public address systems and/or vehicle arrest
    systems is required.
  • Level
    III English ability (good working knowledge written, spoken and reading)
    and level II Luganda, Lusoga, Lunyankole, Teso or Swahili ability
    (rudimentary speaking, written and reading) is required.
  • Extensive
    Knowledge /or experience in installing, troubleshooting and repairing
    electrical and electronic systems; hydraulic and/or pneumatic equipment;
    in working with different types of steel, concrete and masonry wall construction,
    anchors and bolts.
  • Awareness
    of general responsibilities of Mission agencies/offices outside of TSO
  • Ability
    to read blueprints and schematic diagrams of electrical and mechanical
    drawings; ability to use electronic test equipment;
  • Ability
    to rectify problems associated with security equipment independently;
  • Ability
    to use MS Excel, Access and Word software and Internet search engines and
    ability to use special lifting equipment and/or coordination of unskilled
  • The
    nature of work may require working from a ladder, in crawl spaces, above
    ceiling areas and other non-office areas of a building structure.
  • Valid
    driver’s license and be able to drive a manual transmission car. 
  • Ability
    to travel frequently while alone or as part of a regional security team on
    a quarterly basis or as needed. 
to Apply:
All those interested in
working with the US mission in Kampala should send their applications and
strictly adhere to the following:
  • Universal
    Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member
    (DS-174) Download
    it Here.
  • A
    current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Candidates
    who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214
    with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans
    preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a
    conditional preference in hiring with their application.
  • Any
    other documentation (e.g. essays, transcripts/certificates, awards) that
    addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed
Submit Application To:
Human Resources Office
By email at

NB: Only electronic submissions will be accepted and only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.

Please clearly indicate the position applied for in the subject area of the
email submission.
Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat
(.pdf) and please send all documents in one file attachment.
Telephone:  0414-306001/259-791/5

Deadline: 15th August,
The US Mission in Kampala
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. 
The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in
all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

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