Company : Consulate General Chennai
Salary : ₹4,90,727 a year
Location : Tamil Nadu

Full Description

Hiring Path:
  • Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM grade is FP 09. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.

  • Current Employees of the Mission - This includes U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs); Eligible Family Members (EFMs); Declared Members of Household (MOHs), dependents of U.S. Personal Services Contract (USPSC) who are assigned under COM - All Agencies
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
  • 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.


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) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Not Required


Job holder conducts SD operations as a member of a tactical team of SD personnel. This includes daily operational supervision for a three member SD Unit (SDU). Job holder is accountable for operational SD equipment assigned to the SDU. Job holder directly reports to the SD Coordinator.

Job holder is responsible for conducting SD within an assigned area. Job holder’s primary responsibilities include: identifying suspicious activity and/or possible surveillance and submitting information to support a preliminary analysis; engages in close observation to identify and report potential hostile surveillance directed against U.S. Government facilities, employees, family members, and residences; and initiates emergency responses as necessary to safeguard life and property.

Job holder conducts pre-shift briefings, distributes assigned equipment, places and coordinates the actions of the SD personnel at static and rotational assignments. Job holder monitors and evaluates the daily performance of SD Monitors.

Job holder makes verbal and written reports on findings to the responsible supervisory security personnel. Reviews reports from SD Monitors for completeness and accuracy and submits final draft to the SD Coordinator.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Minimum of one (1) year of military, police, or private experience in the field of security is required. In addition to six (6) months of supervisory experience.

Education Requirements:

Mandatory: Completion of high school is required. (Class VIII) - PLEASE SUBMIT PROOF OF COMPLETION


LANGUAGE: Limited Knowledge of English (Speaking / Reading / Writing) and Good Working Knowledge in Tamil (Speaking / Reading / Writing)

Must possess a driver license. (Two and Four Wheeler)

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.

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Consulate General, Chennai 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.


  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


  • 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.

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