Embassy Niamey recruits 01 Medical Laboratory Technician- All Interested Candidates/All Sources
Announcement Number: Niamey-2020-013Hiring Agency: Embassy NiameyPosition Title: Medical Laboratory Technician- All Interested Candidates/All SourcesOpen Period: – 07/02/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYYVacancy Time Zone: GMT+1Series/Grade: LE – 0515 7Salary: XOF CFA11,019,823Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 HoursPromotion Potential: LE-7Duty Location(s): 1 in Niamey, NGTelework Eligible: No
For More Info: HR Section 000-000-0000 HRONiamey@state.gov
Hiring Path:• Open to the publicWho May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: For USEFM – Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.Only one Open-to category should remain: All Interested Applicants / All Sources.
Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background InvestigationAppointment Type: PermanentAppointment 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 (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or his/her candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position: NoRelocation Expenses Reimbursed: NoTravel Required: Not Required
DutiesThe incumbent will perform a full range of professional clinical laboratory services in the Embassy Health Unit (HU) for Americans and Locally Employed Staff (LES). The position is under the direct supervision of the Medical Provider (MP) and Regional Medical Laboratory Scientist (RMLS). If there is no Medical Provider then the Regional Medical Officer (RMO)). In addition, the incumbent will participate in the educational and training functions of the HU and follow the Quality Assurance program including maintaining computer based programs.
Qualifications and Evaluations
Requirements:EXPERIENCE: A minimum of two (2) years of clinical laboratory experience in a hospital laboratory, health agency or medical research program is required. Experience must have provided an understanding of the methods and techniques applied in performing professional clinical laboratory work.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Fully developed skills to perform waived to moderate complexity laboratory testing in the areas of hematology, urinalysis, chemistry, microbiology, serology, immunology, blood banking, and parasitology. Possess critical thinking skills to analyze and interpret results of such testing. Proficiency in specimen collection and phlebotomy are essential. Familiar with U.S. laboratory standards of testing and quality assurance practices as defined by the CLIA ’88. Knowledge of laboratory equipment used in performing a variety of laboratory tests.
Education Requirements:Associate’s degree, diploma, or equivalent in medical laboratory technician, clinical laboratory science or chemistry, physical, or biological science is required. Must possess and maintain current certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician as required from the host nation, country of origin, or the U.S.
Evaluations:LANGUAGE: English level III (Good Working Knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required. SJD Option: French level IV (Fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required. This may be tested. SKILLS AND ABILITIES Optional:Ability to use specialized laboratory equipment and apply problem-solving skills that will allow for the maintenance and troubleshooting of complex medical equipment. Ability to use Microsoft products and apply database management skills. Able to explain complex medical information to his or her peers as well as a lay audience. Possesses strong interpersonal skills and a client-oriented disposition. Ability to plan, schedule and organize meetings and transport. Able to work independently with only telephone consultations with RMLS.
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 InfoBenefits:Agency Benefits:Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Niamey, Niger 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: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 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. You Must also submit WORK Certificates under Other Documents as proof of work experience. 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.
Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
Residency and/or Work Permit
Degree (not transcript)
Certificate or License
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 Niamey, Niger.
More information: https://ne.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/