Jobs at the Embassy

Please see the following vacancies below:

U.S. Mission Paramaribo, Suriname
Announcement Number: Paramaribo-2019-09
Position Title: Security Escort
Opening Period: Monday June 3 2019 – until filled
Series/Grade: 105 / FSN-03
For More Info:
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens Only / All Sources
For USEFM – FS is BB.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
Security Clearance Required:     Secret
Duration Appointment:   Definite Not to Exceed 1 year

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 Paramaribo, Suriname is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Security Escort.

The work schedule for this position is:

  • Part Time (20 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:  No

Duties:  Performs all duties of escort, by monitoring and escorting of un-cleared personnel into controlled access areas (CAA) or other locations within the mission facilities and grounds.   Escort duties may require working after-hours and weekends.  The incumbent also serves as a classified pouch courier. Incumbent must be a US citizen, eligible for a Secret security clearance.

Qualifications and Evaluations:

EDUCATION:   High school diploma is required.

EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of 1 year of general work is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: General knowledge of security procedures and mission operations is required.

LANGUAGE:  Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required.  (This may be tested).

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ability to deal effectively with others to obtain their cooperation is required. Ability to be observant, flexible and service oriented is required. (This may be tested).

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 Paramaribo 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.

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.


(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 Secret clearance.  Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is available on the US Embassy Paramaribo site.

To apply for this position, applicants should electronically submit the documents listed below to

For more information on how to apply contact

Required Documents:  Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • DS-174
  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent) (if applicable)
  • Passport copy
  • Diploma (not transcript)
  • Language Scores (if available)
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • List of references

What to Expect Next:  Only 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

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