Cape Verde

Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Praia
Position Title:
Property Clerk- All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Open Period:
07/12/2019 - 07/22/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0805 4
Not Specified
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Praia, CV
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources

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

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


Basic Function of the Position – Incumbent manages expendable supply inventory under supervision of Warehouse Supervisor. Provides satisfactory customer service for Embassy staff. Performs warehouseman duties as time permits as directed by supervisor. Assists with non-expendable assets physical inventories. Acts as backup for property and receiving clerks

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible experience in general administrative including property, inventory, or storekeeping is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Good working knowledge of general office work and basic administrative controls. Knowledge of property control files (issue outs, turn ins, actions, transfers, loan slips, etc.).Ability to effectively develop and implement standard operating procedures, must be organized, able to take initiative to solve problems.

Education Requirements:


  • Completion of Secondary School or Local Mandatory Schooling and received high school diploma.



LANGUAGE: English Language - Level III - Good working knowledge required
                  Portuguese Language - Level III - Good working knowledge required

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have: a category B driver's license; basic math skills, basic keyboard abilities with Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Outlook, and Internet; ability to work with bar code scanners, ability to lift at least 15kg and demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills.

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 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. Mission in Praia, Cabo Verde 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 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

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a public trust 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:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • ID Copy

  • High School diploma

  • Residency and/or Work Permit 

  • Driver’s License

  • Certificate or License

  • others


Next Steps:

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 Praia, Cabo Verde.