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Summary: The U.S. Mission in Vilnius, Lithuania is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Security Assistant.
Work Hours: Full-time (40 hours/week)
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
• Position reports to the Force Protection Detachment (FPD) Special Agent in Charge (SAIC) and performs responsibilities delegated to Post's Foreign Service National Investigator (FSNI) Program. Carries out liaison functions with government and military officials from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Serves as a translator and advisor to the FPD on matters pertaining to security, military issues, language, culture and politics. Conducts investigations related to potential criminal incidents and security threats affecting U.S. Military personnel and activities. Carries out suitability investigations in support of U.S. Military activities and assists with coordination of VIP protection operations.
• EDUCATION: University degree in law, law enforcement or equivalent is required.
• EXPERIENCE: A minimum of four years progressively responsible experience in law enforcement, counterintelligence, investigation or surveillance with a military or police organization with a background in management principles is required.
• JOB KNOWLEDGE: Incumbent must be familiar with the military, police and security structures in the Baltic States; must develop and maintain close relationships with the military and security services; familiar with government criminal and civil procedures, judicial systems; customs & culture; familiar with basic physical and procedural security concepts and familiar with local traffic laws.
• LANGUAGE: Level 4 (fluent) of English and Lithuanian (reading/writing/speaking). Level III of Russian is required. (This may be tested.)
• SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have a valid local driver’s license upon hire.
• Qualifications: All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
• 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.
• Benefits: Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Vilnius, Lithuania 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.
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:
(1) AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
(2) AEFM / USEFM
(3) FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **
* IMPORTANT: 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:
How to Apply: All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a non-sensitive clearance. Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174).
To apply for this position, applicants should electronically (or otherwise) submit the documents listed below to HROVilnius[at]state.gov or to HR Office, U.S. Embassy, Akmenų g. 6, Vilnius, LT-03106.
Required Documents: Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:
• DS-174 Universal Application for Employment
• DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
• SF-50 (if applicable)
• Residency and/or Work Permit (if such is required for working in Lithuania).
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 in Vilnius, Lithuania.