QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB DESCRIPTION
Basic Function of Position: The Bodyguard Supervisor is responsible for assisting the Regional Security Officers with generating work schedules and overseeing the daily actions, training, and travel arrangements for two (2) armed bodyguards assigned to the Embassy Branch Office in Gaziantep. When required, incumbent may occupy a role of Site Advance, Agent-in-Charge, or Shift Leader, directly contributing to tactical protective operations of Chief of Mission personnel. Incumbent implements all instructions and procedures designated by the RSO office, and defaults to best practices of Diplomatic Security’s Office of Dignitary Protection in the absence of specific guidence. Incumbent travels as necessary throughout Turkey in support of Mission Turkey's objectives. Incumbent maintains high-level Turkish Police contacts.
EXPERIENCE: Incumbent must have at least five years of experience working in the field of security or law enforcement with the Turkish National Police or Turkish Armed Forces and/or the US Government. This experience should include a minimum of one year working as a supervisor.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Incumbent must possess an understanding and extensive knowledge of security operations at the Embassy and its facilities. Incumbent must possess knowledge of TNP practices, as they relate to the security of the Embassy and its facilities. Incumbent must have a thorough understanding of the indigenous and transnational terrorist groups and organizations which operate in Turkey. Incumbent must have knowledge of Turkish private security laws and regulations, to include knowledge of use of force regulations. Incumbent must qualify and be proficient in the use of issued firearms, and must be able to run qualification courses and deliver firearms training to subordinates. Incumbent must possess the necessary computer literacy to operate various computer programs. Incumbent must have a general understanding of motor vehicles in order to properly maintain and vehicles assigned to the EBO. Incumbent must discipline policies and award programs. Incumbent must possess general knowledge of Turkish labor laws.
Incumbent must possess at least two years of university/college studies, or local military/police academy equivalent is required.
LANGUAGE: Incumbent must have Level IV (fluency) speaking/reading/writing English and Turkish. This may be tested.
Incumbent must provide simultaneous oral translation during training events, and other official duties as needed. Incumbent must be able to translate documents and narratives with complete accuracy from English to Turkish and vice versa, including diplomatic notes and other official correspondence.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Must possess valid, current driver’s license for the class of vehicle(s) assigned or authorized to drive. Must have had driver’s license for a minimum of five years. Incumbent must have strong oral and written communication skills in order to effectively communicate with subordinate staff, adjacent coworkers, incumbent’s chain of command, and others across all sections of the Mission. Incumbent must be able to provide extensive or complex oral security briefings and written reports for the executive personnel of Mission. Incumbent must maintain a tactful approach when interacting with subordinates, members of the American community, host nation officials, business center tenants, and officials of the government of Turkey. Incumbent must have the ability to operate technical security systems and perform basic troubleshooting operations on those systems, as well as the ability to translate manuals and documents. Incumbent must be able to deliver training to BG’s, and have the necessary skills to provide translation support during training sessions. Incumbent must be able to anticipate problems, and must be willing to address problems encountered while supervising and managing subordinates. Incumbent must be willing and able to serve as liaison for the Mission as required by RSO and other Mission executive personel. Incumbent must be available to work on evenings, weekends, early mornings, U.S. and Turkish holidays, as needed.
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 Applications for Employment with U.S. Embassy Ankara must be submitted only through Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA).
Please visit U.S. Embassy Ankara Website Jobs Section for links to register in ERA and apply.