Job Openings at the Embassy

1. Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA)
The Embassy of the United States in Mauritania wishes to bring to the attention of all Employment candidates with the U.S. Embassy, that starting July 9, 2018 all applications will be only submitted electronically. Candidates wishing to submit an application for a vacant position within the Embassy have to create an online account by following the instructions provided with the following link:

2. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
Thank you for considering the U.S. government as a potential employer. The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Mauritania is an equal opportunity employer. Interested applicants should review each position vacancy thoroughly to ensure that their application includes all necessary information.

3. How to Apply
All Embassy vacancy announcements appear on the website Please follow the step-by-step guidance on our site to apply for positions.

Announcement Number: Nouakchott-2019-016

Hiring Agency: Embassy Nouakchott

Position Title: Senior Guard -Open to- Employees of Mission-All/or USEFMs EFMs or MOHs

Open Period: 04/22/2019 – 05/06/2019


Vacancy Time Zone: GMT

Series/Grade: LE – 0710 5

Salary: MRU UM404,833 – MRU UM404,833

Work Schedule: Full-time – .

Promotion Potential: LE-5

Duty Location(s): 3 Vacancy in
Nouakchott, MR

Telework Eligible: No

For More Info: HR Section
Human Resources Office

Hiring Path: Open to the public

Security Clearance Required: Other

Appointment Type: Permanent

Appointment Type Details: Indefinite 

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 Nouakchott, Mauritania is seeking three (3) eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Senior Guard.

Full Time: 48 hours per week

Supervisory Position: No

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Travel Required: Not Required

Duties: As a senior guard, Incumbent will act as work guidance for 5-7 Local Guards (LG) on post according to an established assignment schedule, and post specific guard orders. Ensures patrols assigned area on foot or in a vehicle, constantly keeping alert and making an immediate investigation of complaints, irregularities, and unusual or suspicious circumstances. Recognizes emergencies and abnormal situations and takes necessary action depending on the nature of the incident. Incumbent may personally assign guards to stations or areas considered the most dangerous or hazardous because of the potential for theft, sabotage, or terrorist activity. At a post where the protective guard needs are limited, he/she supervises a small group of guards (not more than seven).

Qualifications and Evaluations:

Experience: Three years in military, police and security related experience is required.

Education: Completion of Secondary School is required.


Language: Level II (Limited knowledge) speaking English is  required. Level III (good working knowledge) reading/speaking/writing of French is required. Proficiency in other indigenous languages (Wolof, Sonikee, Pular, Hassanya and Arabic (Speaking) only is required. Language skills may be tested.

Skills and Abilities: Incumbent must demonstrate proficient ability to handle PR 24 or similiar impact weapons, handcuffs, technical equipment ie: X-Ray, metal detectors, radios. And physically fit to work in inclement weather conditions. Must show a consistent pattern of strong work ethic, moral character, reliability, sound decision making.

Qualifications: All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications and complete a mandatory probationary period for LE Staff.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

Benefits: Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), locally-resident EFMs and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Nouakchott, Mauritania 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*


(3) FS on LWOP and CS in LWOP **

* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process. Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS in LWOP status with re-employment or reinstatement 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.


1. The Mission may consider any of the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

2. Current employees of the Mission who have not successfully completed their initial probationary periods are not eligible to apply. Current employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory or MBC score of 100 points or less, on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

3. Current employees of the Mission hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment. This does not apply for employees on a PSA (Temp), or those are hired on a When Actually Employed (WAE) or intermittent work schedule.

4. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

How to Apply: All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a security 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: Residency and/or Work Permit

Degree (not transcript)

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 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 Nouakchott, Mauritania.