Announcement Number: Niamey-2019-14R2
Hiring Agency: Embassy Niamey
Position Title: Consular Assistant – Open to U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members
Open Period: 01/17/2020
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+1
Series/Grade: FP – 1405 7
Salary: USD $43,901 – USD $43,901
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 Hours
Promotion Potential: FP-7
Duty Location(s): 1 in Niamey, NG
Telework Eligible: No
For More Info: HR Section
Hiring Path:• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: For USEFM – FS is : Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies
Security Clearance Required: Top Secret
Appointment Type : Permanent
Appointment Type Details: Definite not to Exceed five(5) years.
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 his/her candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position: No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
Travel Required: Not Required
Basic Function of the Position – The person in this position assists the Consular Officer with collection of biometrics and also performs administrative tasks, such as correspondence and website maintenance. This position will also coordinates fraud prevention activities and updates cases in the online Fraud Prevention system, corresponds with other posts on fraud inquiries, and assists with fraud investigations. Must be able to secure a top-secret level security clearance.
Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE: One year of administrative experience in a position, involving contact with the public is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Understanding of USG policies related to the area of consular/visa operations is required. Must have basic understanding of the Host Country laws as relates to adoption, immigration etc.
High school/secondary schooling completion is required
LANGUAGE: Level IV (fluent) English is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Essential: Tact and excellent judgment in dealing with the general public is required. Sensitivity in evaluating evidence and applying complex regulations correctly is required. Accuracy in drafting, typing, and word processing for reports and correspondence is required. Computer literacy is required. Keyboard skills required for data entry and accuracy and speed are essential. These may be tested.
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 security certifications.
Benefits and Other Info
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 Top secret clearance.
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:
Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
Degree (not transcript)
DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
SF-50 (if applicable)
Letter(s) of recommendation
List of references
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 Niamey, Niger.