Nigeria

Vacancy Details

About

Announcement Number:
Lagos-2021-055
Hiring Agency:
Consulate General Lagos
Position Title:
Administrative Assistant - All Interested Candidates
Open Period:
04/22/2021 - 05/07/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT+1
Series/Grade:
LE - 0105 7
Salary:
NGN ₦6,455,212
USD $38,056
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 40 hour per week
Promotion Potential:
LE-7
Duty Location(s):
1
in
Lagos, NI
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Section
09-461-4000
HRNigeria@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - FP is 07.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.

•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Permanent
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.

Summary:

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

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

Duties

The incumbent assists Commercial Counselor and Commercial Attaché in all secretarial-related tasks, including setting up appointments with high level officials, trade associations and other Embassies, and in keeping the Counselor's detailed diary up to the minute. Handles domestic and international travel requirements for two American officers as well as nine LE Staff members. Prepares time and attendance for two American and local staff of nine. S/he is the holder of a $20,000 Department of Commerce purchase card and is responsible for all government purchase card transactions.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:  Two years' experience in office management as a secretary/administrative assistant is required.


 

Education Requirements:

  • College (2 years) or Post-Secondary School is required.

Evaluations:

This may be tested.  Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed.


LANGUAGE:  Fluent speaking/reading/writing English is required. 


SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good interpersonal skills; organizing and administrative skills; ability to maintain schedules, coordinate extensive travel arrangements (including obtaining additional verifications related to security); ability to stay calm and tactful under pressure and constraints; and composition of non-technical correspondence and maintenance of filing system is required. Typing ability (40 wpm) and advanced computer skills with standard office software, including Microsoft Office and Outlook is required. 


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.

Qualifications:

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:
Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Lagos, Nigeria 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.


HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:



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

  2. AEFM / USEFM

  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:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.



  • Residency and/or Work Permit

  • Degree (not transcript) and/or

  • University Transcripts


For EFMs, in addition to the above;



  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

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 Lagos, Nigeria.