Announcement Number: ABIDJAN-2019-09
Hiring Agency: Embassy Abidjan
Position Title: Mail Clerk (All Interested Applicants-All sources)
Open Period:06/06/2019 – 06/21/2019
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT
Series/Grade: LE – 0130 4
Salary: XOF CFA5,912,121
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-4
Duty Location(s):1 in Abidjan, IV
Telework Eligible: No
For More Info: Recruitment Section
Hiring Path: • Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM – FS is FP-AA. Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
OPEN TO : 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.
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 (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position: No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
Travel Required: Occasional Travel
Processes Diplomatic Pouch related documents for pouch retrieval through local Customs officials and retrieves official and personal mail and packages from local post office.
Basic Function of the Position: Incumbent prepares outgoing pouches. Processes Diplomatic pouch related documents for pouch retrieval through local customs. Keeps and maintains accurate records of Express Mail, DHL and faxes sent and received for tracking and billing purposes. Operates electronic reproduction equipment. Operates Fax machine. Sorts incoming mail, re-addresses and forwards first-class mail. In this position, the Mail Clerk serves as backup of the Switchboard Operator.
Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE: Minimum one year of mailroom work experience or equivalent experience in a large company, an international organization or in a U.S. Agency is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have a thorough knowledge of Department of State and/or associated agency pouch and mail handling instructions. Must have a good working knowledge of the organization, functions, personnel and practices of agencies serviced.
Completion of Secondary School or equivalent is required.
LANGUAGE: English Level III (good working knowledge) speaking/reading/writing is required. This may be tested.
French Level IV (Fluency) speaking/reading/writing is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to operate electronic photocopying equipment and electromechanical reproduction machines is required. Basic typing ability is required for computer and fax operations. Basic switchboard comprehension of written and oral instructions are also required. Must have a valid driver’s license (all categories) and must pass the driving test during the hiring process. Must be able to perform moderately heavy work including lifting moderately heavy loads.
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
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, you may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits available at the following link.
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.
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:
AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
AEFM / USEFM
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 local RSO security Certification.
To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.
Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:
Proof of Ivorian Citizenship (i.e. Ivorian National Identification Card, attestation d’identite) (if applicable)
Passport copy (if applicable)
Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)
High school diploma
Valid Driver’s license
For EFMs, in addition to the above:
Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent) (if applicable)
DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
SF-50 (if applicable)
Passport copy (if applicable)
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. Embassy, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
More information: https://ci.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/