The U.S. Mission to Nigeria comprises of the Embassy in Abuja, FCT, and the Consulate General in Lagos. U.S. Consulate General Lagos is the Mission’s representative to the Nigerian people in the southern region.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Surveillance Detection Coordinator (Employees of Mission – All Agencies)
Announcement Number: Lagos-2022-136
Hiring Agency: Consulate General Lagos
Series / Grade: LE – 0710 7
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-7
Telework Eligible: No
- Hiring Path: Open to the public
- Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
- Current Employees of the Mission – All Agencies.
- EFMS have been expressly prohibited from applying for sd positions since 2008, due to the unique nature of the job, per 08 state 5302.
- Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
- Appointment Type: Permanent
- Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
- The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 hours per week)
- Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (6 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
- Supervisory Position: Yes
- Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
- Travel Required: Not Required
- The incumbent reports directly to the RSO and provides daily oversight of the Surveillance Detection (SD) Program.
- The Surveillance Detection Coordinator (SDC) provides the RSO with timely analysis of notable events and receives daily reports, which s/he is responsible for analyzing, translation, and inputting daily data into the Security Incident Management and Analysis System (SIMAS).
- S/he provides the direct supervision of one (1) SD Technician, three (3) SD Supervisor(s) and nine (9) SD Monitors.
- The area of responsibility and supervision encompasses the Embassy/Consulate General/Embassy Branch Office and/or other U.S. Government (USG) facilities or specific USG event venues, per direction of the RSO.
Qualifications and Evaluations
- Completion of Secondary School is required.
- Minimum of two (2) years of military, police, or private experience in the field of security which includes six (6) months of investigative experience and six (6) months of supervisory experience is required.
- General knowledge of surveillance techniques is required.
- Familiarity with normal traffic patterns, pedestrian behavior, facilities, and travel routes, as well as, knowledge of local law enforcement capabilities is required.
- This may be tested. Please specify in your application your level of proficiency in language(s) listed.
- Good working knowledge speaking/reading/writing in English is required. Good working Knowledge speaking/reading/writing in one of the following local languages is required: Yoruba, Igbo, or Hausa.
Skills and Abilities:
- Must possess a Valid Nigerian Drivers License.
- Ability to manage the work of others in a team environment is required.
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.
- For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.
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 **
- 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.
- We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
- N7,298,859 Annually
- Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Lagos, Nigeria 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.
Application Closing Date
20th December, 2022.
Method of Application
Interestes and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
- All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.
- To apply for this position click the “”APPLY TO THIS VACANCY” button at the top of the page. Click on the “Submit Application” button to complete your application process. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site
To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.
- Residency and/or Work Permit
- Secondary School Certificate
- Valid Nigerian Drivers Licens
- Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or 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 in Lagos, Nigeria.