Job Vacancy at U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam 2021, Surveillance Detection Monitor


Announcement Number:
Dar es Salaam-2021-055
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Dar Es Salaam
Position Title:
Surveillance Detection Monitor – All Interested Candidates
Open Period:
12/06/2021 – 12/20/2021Format MM/DD/YYYY
This vacancy is limited to a certain number of applicants and may close before the close date listed here if that limit is reached.
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE – 0710 4
TZS TSh18,379,348
Work Schedule:
Full-time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
 HR Section
+255-22-229 4024


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
Marketing Statement:
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
Summary: The U.S. Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Surveillance Detection Monitor in the Regional Security Office Section.
Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


Surveillance Detection 90 %

Job holder is responsible for conducting SD within an assigned area.  Job holder’s primary duties include:  identifying suspicious activity and/or possible surveillance and submits information to support analysis; engages in close observation to identify and report potential hostile surveillance directed against U.S. Government facilities, employees, family members, and residences.  Job holder initiates emergency responses to possible hostile actions, as necessary, to safeguard life and property.

Reporting 10%

Job holder makes verbal and written reports on findings to the responsible supervisory security personnel.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of one (1) year of military, police, or private experience in the field of security is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of surveillance techniques, familiarity with local pedestrian and vehicular traffic patterns and habits, awareness of cultural norms and customs is required.  The position requires good working knowledge of the host city’s geography and general culture.

Education Requirements:
Education: Completion of high school is required.
LANGUAGE: English level II (Limited knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required. Host country language level III (Good working knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required. “This may be tested”

SKILLS AND ABILITIES Optional: Must possess a valid basic driver’s license, ability to drive a manual transmission vehicle.  Must be skilled in the use    of communications equipment, cameras, and basic information technology systems.  Must provide detailed oral reports.   Must work independently and adapt to a wide range of threat and environmental conditions.  Must have good observation skills.

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.

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:
Benefits:  The U.S. Mission in Tanzania offers compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
Other Information:
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.


    AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*

      AEFM / USEFM

        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

        How to Apply:
        To apply for this position, applicants MUST apply electronically via ERA.

        For more information, visit this link

        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.

        • Completion of high school is required
        • Certification
        • Proof of Citizenship
        • Valid basic Driver’s license
        • Other Document
        • Other Document 2
        Next Steps:
        What to Expect Next:  Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted only via email.

        Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Tanzania.

        The deadline for receiving applications is 20 December 2021.



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