Jobs at the Embassy

Security Guard

The U.S. Embassy in Apia invites applications from all interested candidates for a full-time Security Guard. The position is responsible for providing security to both the Embassy and the official residence. Guards must have a high level of attention to detail and provide professional service.

To be considered for this role you must have completed secondary school. Experience in the military, police, or private security would be preferred. You will also be fluent in Samoan, have a good working knowledge of English, and be able to work shift work, including working after hours and weekends. This vacancy is open to all interested candidates including U.S. veterans and eligible U.S. citizens.

The salary range is WST$16,180 – WST$21,346 gross per annum (including allowances). All employees of the US Government are required to complete full medical and security background checks.

Please send your CV with a DS-174 application form.

Dead-line for applications – 4:00 p.m. Monday 30 October 2023; addressed to Admin Asst, P.O. Box 3430, Apia; or drop off your application at the U.S. Embassy, Apia. Please include “Security Guard” at top left-hand corner of envelope. You can also email your application to

Note: Only short-listed applicants will be contacted regarding the next phase of the selection process. To those applicants not short listed, we extend our appreciation for considering the US Government as a potential employer.

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Please note: When sending in your job application, please do not provide original documents or folders that are required to be returned.

DS-174 – Application for employment (pdf: 60kb) – Please note, if you fill this form out on your computer, you must complete the form and then print it -it will not be saved. Alternatively, the form can be completed by pen.

Instructions for Completing the DS-0174, Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (pdf: 113Kb).