Embassy Niamey recruits 01 Radio Technician- All Interested Applicants/ All Sources (Radio Telephone Technician)
Announcement Number: Niamey-2021-024Hiring Agency: Embassy NiameyPosition Title: Radio Technician- All Interested Applicants/ All Sources (Radio Telephone Technician)Open Period: 10/13/2021 – 10/27/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYYVacancy Time Zone: GMT+1Series/Grade: LE – 0615 7Salary: XOF CFA11,135,226Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hoursPromotion Potential: LE-7Duty Location(s): 1 Vacancy in Niamey, NGTelework Eligible: No
For More Info: HR Section 20722661 HRONiamey@state.gov
OverviewHiring Path: • Open to the publicWho May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: For USEFM – FP is XX. 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:No Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
Dutiesincumbent provides a broad range of services of radio and telephone systems to all Embassy users, including install, troubleshoot, maintain, and wire new and existing telephone and radio networks, site surveys, operational training and assistance. Maintain an accurate inventory database of Embassy’s communication equipment and devices. Monitor supplies and spare parts in stock and and advise when procurement is needed. Provide assistance in maintaining Embassy’s radio network and troubleshooting and installing CAT 5/6, fiber optic as well as coaxial communications cables.
Qualifications and Evaluations
Requirements:EXPERIENCE: Minimum of two years work experience in telecommunication operations, installations, and maintenance.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Thorough knowledge of job-related safety practices and procedures, installation, maintenance, operation, testing, troubleshooting, repair procedures for radio and telephone systems, and high speed data circuits and equipment to be serviced. Job related knowledge of the host country, and international telephone and telecommunication standards and practice
Education Requirements:College or University studies (Associated or college degree related to Telecommunication is required).
Evaluations:LANGUAGE: Mandatory: Level 3 English and Level 4 French are required. This may be tested.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES Optional: Must have a valid driver license and pass Embassy driving test. Must be able to work with a minimum supervision under stressful conditions. Must be able to read and interpret technical internal communications. Must be able to express in English language technical and work-related communications in a non-technical, clear, precise, and understandable manner. Driving test will be given.
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 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 attach your Certificate of Work as proof of experience. And proof of education, if you attended university outside of Niger or Local school (Institute) then you must attach equivalency delivered by University of Niamey under Other Documents 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)
Degree with transcript
Language Scores (if available)
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 (insert post and/or country name).
More information: https://ne.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/