Security Escort Job in the US Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya

The Embassy of the United States of America to Kenya, located in Nairobi, is home to the diplomatic mission of the United States to the Republic of Kenya.

Basic Function of the Position
  • Performs all duties of a security escort by monitoring and escorting non-cleared visitors and personnel while in controlled access areas (CAA) or in other locations within mission facilities and grounds.
  • The position is part time, some after-hours, weekend and holiday work may be required. This position is directly supervised by the Deputy Facilities Manager.
  • The incumbent must be able to obtain and hold a Top-Secret clearance.

Skills and Abilities
  • Basic keyboard skills and computer literacy. Must be observant, flexible and service oriented.
  • Duties include prolonged periods of standing/walking and somewhat physically demanding activities to include climbing, working in cramped spaces and at times working in inclement weather.
  • Incumbent will regularly be required to move or lift objects when escorting.

Qualifications and Evaluations
  • One year of general work experience in an office, management or security related environment is required.
  •  Thorough knowledge of regulations governing control and protection of classified material set out in 12 FAM, as well as post-specific security access procedures; the proper use of security-related equipment (radio, destruction, etc.); familiar with the general layout of mission grounds and facilities is required.
  • Completion of high school or equivalent diploma is required.
  • Evaluations:
  •  Level 3/3 fluency in English, both spoken and written, is required.
How to Apply
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a TOP SECRET clearance.
Interested candidates for this position must submit their application to the following link for consideration:
Required Documents:
In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement.
If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.
  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)
  • Completion of high school or equivalent diploma is required.
Next Steps:
Applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
For further information – 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. Mission Nairobi.