Afghanistan

Vacancy Details

About

Announcement Number:
KABUL-2021-040
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Kabul
Position Title:
Information Management Assistant
Open Period:
04/27/2021 - 05/11/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT-4
Series/Grade:
LE - 1805 7
Salary:
Not Specified
Work Schedule:
Full-time - From Sunday through Thursday
Promotion Potential:
LE-7
Duty Location(s):
4 Vacancy in

Kabul, AF
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Section
000-000-0000
HRatPost@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Competitive service
• 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
Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
Permanent
Marketing Statement:
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees (Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employment) before you apply.
Summary:

The U.S. Mission in Kabul is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for position of Information Management Assistant FSN-07 with the Information Resource Management (IRM) section. 

The work schedule for this position is:

Full-time 40 hours/week 



Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Not Required

Duties

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION:


Operates State’s SBU Local Area Network (LAN), Internet-only LAN and all other Information Technology (IT) systems equipment serviced by ISC under the supervision of Computer Management Specialist. This includes end- user support; installing and configuring computer equipment and software; troubleshooting computer problems; performing system backups and restores; monitoring system availability and performance; end-user training. Ensuring that the LAN responds to specific program needs of State/Program offices. Incumbent is responsible for keeping operational the different networks and all related components, composed of over 46 servers and 2573 networked devices such as workstations, printers, switches, digital senders and is responsible for keeping all networks and all related components operational for over 2000 users. Must support our wireless network customer's internet connections and our wireless access points. 

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE: 


2 years of progressively responsible experience, primarily of systems administration or technical nature where emphasis is place on Customer Support.



JOB KNOWLEDGE:


Must possess a functional knowledge of the IT requirements and information processed by each and every department in the mission. Accurate knowledge of the ISC's operations and software applications.  Technical knowledge of standard IT procedures in large-sized LAN operations.






 

Education Requirements:

Two years of college study plus one Industry Standard Information Technology certification: CompTIA A+, Network+, Microsoft MCSA, MCSE or Cisco, CCNA or CCNP, VMware VCP is required.


 

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE: Level III English (good working level) - Level IV Dari is required.



This may be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:


Ability to analyze IT problems and follow established procedures and routines. Good interpersonal skills to promote computer and automation services.




Qualifications:

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications and complete a mandatory probationary period for LE Staff.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:


Applicants must address required qualifications criteria listed below with specific information and documentation supporting each item. For example, official transcripts evidencing educational requirements must be attached to the original application submission. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified. We are not required to contact applicants who have submitted incomplete application packages.

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), locally-resident EFMs and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Kabul may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
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.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

(1) AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*

(2) AEFM / USEFM

(3) FS on LWOP and CS in LWOP **

* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process. Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS in LWOP status with re-employment or reinstatement rights back to their agency or bureau.

What is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc? (https://www.icass.gov/hr-oe/)

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

1. The Mission may consider any of the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

2. Current OR employees having served less than one (1) year in their current position are not eligible to apply. In addition, current OR employees, regardless of agency or section, who have received job-specific training away from Post at U.S. Government expense may not be considered for any other position within the Mission for six months from the completion date of the training. Current employees of the Mission who have not successfully completed their initial probationary periods are not eligible to apply. Current employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory or MBC score of 100 points or less, on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

3. Current employees of the Mission hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment. This does not apply for employees on a PSA (Temp), or those are hired on a When Actually Employed (WAE) or intermittent work schedule.

4. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

How to Apply

How to Apply:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a local security clearance.

To apply for this position applicants must electronically submit the documents listed below to be considered for employment. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible and qualified.

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site (US Embassy Kabul Website).
Required Documents:

Two years of college study plus one Industry Standard Information Technology certification: CompTIA A+, Network+, Microsoft MCSA, MCSE or Cisco, CCNA or CCNP, VMware VCP is required. (Please attach it in the space for the Certification).


Proof of Citizenship (Tazkira) is required.

Next Steps:
Applicants who are invited to take a language, skills, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Kabul.