Security Clerk | Kampala-2021-036 | Closing: October 09, 2021


U.S. Mission Uganda
Announcement Number: Kampala-2021-036
Position Title: Security Clerk
Opening Period: 09/30/2021 – 10/09/2021
Series: 105
Grade: FSN 6/FP-8
Salary: UGX 44,197,171
For More Info:
Who May Apply: Current Employees of the Mission – All Agencies and/or U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs); Eligible Family Members (EFMs); or Declared Members of Household (MOHs) – All Agencies.   (Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.)
Security Clearance Required: Local Security Certification or Public Trust
Duration Appointment: 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 Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Security Clerk.

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 (4 weeks) following receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: No

Duties: Provides office support for ten investigators, a six-person Bodyguard Unit, and the Regional Security Office (RSO) at the Embassy. Functions include establishing and maintaining a variety of investigative and administrative databases, maintaining files, case tracking, scheduling the issuance of embassy Identity Cards (IDs) and maintaining ID log, including tracking expiration dates and providing clerical support through scheduling and liaison with the RSO office. Manages the leave schedule and submits Time and Attendance reports. Serves as Sub-Cashier. Assists with any duties as assigned from time to time. Incumbent is supervised and rated by RSO Office Management Specialist.

Download: Detailed Position Description | D-AFRCC signed Kampala 6419 Security Clerk

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION: Two years of general College or University Studies is required.


EXPERIENCE: Two years’ experience in an administrative position in a high volume environment with high levels of responsibility, in either a private or a US Government organization is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Working knowledge of USG office procedures and expectations, knowledge of filing systems and computer‑based administration systems is required. Knowledge of how to operate in a professional office environment is required.

Evaluations: (This may be tested)

LANGUAGE: (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Outlook, Access, and Excel) is required. Ability to exercise initiative and be resourceful in managing operations is required. Ability to draft correspondence in English is required. Superior interpersonal skills is required.

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.

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 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:

1. All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance.

All applications must be submitted online. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for U.S. Embassy Kampala following instructions on the link below:

2. For further assistance call 0414-306001

3.  You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.

4. On completion of this process, you will receive an auto response via your email.

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.

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • University degree certificates
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)

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 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 Uganda.