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  • Posted: Jan 20, 2022
    Deadline: Jan 26, 2022
  • A diplomatic mission is a group of people from one state or an international inter-governmental organisation (such as the United Nations) present in another state to represent the sending state/organisation officially in the receiving state. In practice, a diplomatic mission usually denotes the resident mission, namely the office of a country's diplomatic re...
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    Surveillance Detection (SD) Supervisor

    Announcement Number: Lagos-2022-003
    Location: Lagos
    Series/Grade: LE - 0710 5
    Promotion Potential: LE-5
    Hiring Agency: Consulate General Lagos
    Work Schedule: Full-time - 40 hours per week


    • Hiring Path: Open to the public
    • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
      • Current Employees of the Mission - All Agencies
      • Note: 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

    Basic Function for the Position:

    • Job holder conducts daily operational supervision for a 9 member Surveillance Detection Unit (SDU), as well as accountable for operational Surveillance Detection equipment assigned to SDU.
    • Incumbent identifies suspicious activity and/or possible surveillance and submits information to support a preliminary analysis; engages in close observation to identify and report potential hostile surveillance directed against U.S. Government facilities, employees, family members, and residences; and initiates emergency responses as necessary to safeguard life and property.
    • The incumbent directly reports to Surveillance Detection (SD) Coordinator.

    Qualifications and Evaluations

    • Minimum of one (1) year of military, police, or private experience in the field of security is required. This includes six (6) months of supervisory experience. 

    Job Knowledge:

    • Knowledge of surveillance techniques, as well as familiarity with local pedestrians and vehicular traffic patterns and habits is required.
    • Working knowledge of the preparation of reports and schedules, awareness of cultural norms and customs is required.

    Education Requirements:

    • Completion of Secondary School or High School Diploma.


    • This may be tested.  Applicants MUST address ALL language proficiency requirements to be considered.


    • Good working knowledge of English Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Must possess a valid Nigeria drivers license. 
    • Ability to manage the work of others in a team environment, as well as the ability to prepare oral and written reports, and operate communications Surveillance Detection (SD) equipment and cameras are required.
    • Basic computer skills are required, to include keyboarding with accuracy and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite - Word and Excel. 

    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:

    • 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.
    • The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

    Marketing Statement:

    NGN3,652,290 Annually.

    Method of Application

    Important Information

    • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.
    • To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

    Required Documents

    • Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:
      • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
      • Residency and/or Work Permit
      • Secondary School certificate
      • Driver’s License
      • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
      • SF-50 (if applicable)

    Next Steps:

    • 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.
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