Nigeria

Vacancy Details

About

Announcement Number:
Abuja-2021-043
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Abuja
Position Title:
Consular Assistant - U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs)
Open Period:
04/01/2021 - 04/16/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT+1
Series/Grade:
FP - 1405 7
Salary:
USD $38,056
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential:
FP-7
Duty Location(s):
1
in
Abuja, NI
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Section
01-461-4000
NigeriaHROEFM@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - FS is 07.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
•    U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) - All Agencies

Security Clearance Required:
Secret/Confidential Clearance
Appointment Type
Permanent
Appointment Type Details:

•    Definite not to Exceed (5 years)
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

Basic Function of the Position – Incumbent is responsible for the Biometric processing and clearance portfolio within the NIV Unit, including responsibility for fingerprinting NIV applicants (biometrics), scanning of visa files, entering lookouts, and conducting visa validation studies. This position also assists in responding to congressional inquires and other correspondence.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:  One year of consular work experience in the last five years; or one year of office administrative/customer services experience is required.


JOB KNOWLEDGE:  General knowledge of the U.S Embassy and Consular Section Functions is required. Good knowledge of internet and email function, with the ability to draft basic correspondence.

Education Requirements:

  • Completion of Secondary School or high school diploma is required. 

Evaluations:

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


LANGUAGE:  Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing English is required.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Proficiency in computer skills with experience in word processing, spreadsheets and consular application with the ability to type accurately is required. Ability to process the biometrics of Non-Immigration Visa (NIV) applicants efficiently and courteously.   


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 Abuja, 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 Secret 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:



  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

  • Residency and/or Work Permit

  • High school Diploma

  • 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 Abuja, Nigeria.