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US Embassy Jobs Vacancies in Nigeria || Bodyguard Shift Leader

US Embassy Jobs Vacancies in Nigeria || Bodyguard Shift Leader

US Embassy Jobs Vacancies in Nigeria || Bodyguard Shift Leader

US Embassy Jobs Vacancies in Nigeria || Bodyguard Shift Leader

Grab this great opportunity as the US Embassy In Nigeria Opens its portal for recruitment this October 2021. Below are the details of applications and recruitment, APPLY NOW!!

US Embassy Job Vacancy in Nigeria

The U.S. Mission to Nigeria comprises 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.

Job Title: Bodyguard Shift Leader –  | US Embassy

Announcement Number: Lagos-2021-075RA
Location: Lagos
Hiring Agency: Consulate General Lagos
Series/Grade: LE – 0701 6
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-6


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  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply / Clarification From the Agency:
    • For USEFM – FP is 08.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
    • All Interested Applicants / All Sources
  • 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 (9 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
  • Supervisory Position: No
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
  • Travel Required: 50% or less. The incumbent is required to travel to various locations in Nigeria to provide protection support.


  • The incumbent serves as the Bodyguard (BG) Shift Leader (SL) and/or Agent In Charge (AIC) for the Protective Security Unit in the execution of protective security operations for the U.S. Ambassador / Chief of Mission (COM), and other designated or visiting U.S. government officials as directed.
  • Under the supervision of the Bodyguard Supervisor and managed by the Regional Security Officer (RSO) to Consulate Lagos in order to protect him/her from harm and embarrassment.

US Embassy Jobs Vacancies in Nigeria || Bodyguard Shift Leader





  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience as a commercial bodyguard, civilian or in the Nigeria police or military is required.

Job Knowledge:  

  • Thorough knowledge of defence measures to be used in the event of a terrorist attack, such as that learned in the military or law enforcement training is required.
  • Knowledge in medical, fire, hostile attack, defensive and emergence driving procedures is required. Must be familiar with Nigeria police services, military, security and other government offices to ensure effective liaison and to facilitate effective protective operations including advance and motorcade operations.

Education Requirements:

  • Completion of high/secondary school is required.


  • This may be tested. Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed.


  • Good working knowledge of reading/writing/speaking is required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to take initiative and show resourcefulness in accomplishing tasks is required.
  • The ability to deal effectively with people of other cultures to obtain cooperation and reach common goals is required.
  • Ability in leadership and interpersonal relations is required.
  • Skills in safely operating an armoured vehicle is required.
  • The ability to work on a computer is required.
  • Ability to work variable shifts, 24 hours on-call schedule is required.
  • To travel outside the capital city on an as need basis is required.
  • Ability to administer emergency first aid and be qualified in AES/CPR is required.
  • The ability to be, exercise fast reflexes and active thinking, implement excellent observational skills, adapt, take decisive actions, and stay calm in dangerous situations is required.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing is required.
  • The ability to operate on a team, as well as skill in the use of a firearm, is required.
  • Ability to maintain physical fitness and endure frequent travel, long working hours in a stressful working environment while maintaining the above standards is required.
  • Must have a valid Nigeria driver’s license.


US Embassy Jobs Vacancies in Nigeria || Bodyguard Shift Leader

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.



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.
  • 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.

Hiring Preference Order:

  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  • FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

US Embassy Jobs Vacancies in Nigeria || Bodyguard Shift Leader


  • 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 honourable 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.

Marketing Statement:


USD $34,021 (N4,834,097) Annually.






Interested and qualified candidates should:


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