US Embassy Niamey recruits 01 Consular Associate

US Embassy Niamey recruits 01 Consular Associate

Announcement Number: Niamey-2019-13R
Hiring Agency: Embassy Niamey
Position Title: Consular Associate- Open to U.S Citizen Eligible Family Members (Consular Associate)
Open Period:06/11/2019 – 06/28/2019
                       Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+1
Series/Grade: FS – 1415 6
Salary: USD $49,108 – USD $49,108
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 Hours
Promotion Potential: FS-6
Duty Location(s): 1  in Niamey, NG
Telework Eligible: No
For More Info: HR Section
                         20 72-26-61
Overview 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:  Incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Consular section under the overall supervision of the Consular Officer.
Shares responsibility for the correspondence and outreach in the consular section, ensuring that all Non-Immigrant Visa (NIV), Immigrant Visas (IV) and American Citizen Services (ACS) queries are answered within three days via phone, e-mail or fax.

Non-Immigrant Visas (NIVs)                                                                               30%

— Data Entry and visa printing

— FAM/Cables search for dept guidance and regulation

— Fraud Prevention


Immigrant Visas/Diversity Visas (IV/DV)                                                              30%

— Load cases from NVC/create cases if petition filed at post

— Process and print all IV and DV cases

— Customer service (in person/telephone/e-mail); field questions from the general public

— Fraud prevention


American Citizen Services                                                                                 15%
— Load cases from NVC/create cases if petition filed at post
— Process and print all IV and DV cases
— Customer service (in person/telephone/e-mail); field questions from the general public
— Fraud prevention
 American Citizen Services                                                                                 15%
— Warden System Maintenance
— Act as Warden for Short Term Visitors
— Passport Applications/renewals/amendments processing
— Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) processing and issuance
— Customer Service (in person/telephone/e-mail); field questions from the general public
— F-77 Reports (shows the Amcits in consular district)
— Passport and CRBA end of month reports
— Processing citizenship and nationality claims
— Fraud prevention
 Visas 92/93                                                                                                       10%
— Process and print transportation letter for all asylum cases forwarded to post
Miscellaneous                                                                                                   15%
— With PD support, maintain Website section for Consulate making sure that it is up-to-date
— Maintain all 6 copies of the Consular Emergency Action Plan Handbook
— Help to book and manage the NIV appointment system
— Maintain the incident report files
— Voting assistance
— Continue to mentor Consular Assistant and train her in ACS and NIV processing
— Handling LPR cases/Transportation letter in case of loss of Residency Permit (« Green Card »),
— Respond to all e-mails sent to the Consular section e-mail address
— Keep abreast of Dept changes to consular applications and FAM updates
— FAM, cable and miscellaneous research
— Backup cashiering
— Projects and duties when assigned by Consular Officer
–Provides notarial functions
Note: “This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by incumbent. Incumbent will be required to perform other duties as assigned by the agency.”
Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE:   The incumbent must have successfully completed the Con Gen (PC 530) course at FSI within the last five years.  If the training was more than five years ago, the incumbent must have worked as a consular associate within the last five years.
JOB KNOWLEDGE:   Knowledge of Consular computer applications, particularly for American Citizens Services and Non-Immigrant visas is required.
Education Requirements:
High school diploma is required.
LANGUAGE:   English level IV (speaking/reading/writing), French level I (speaking/reading) is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must be flexible and able to adapt to a series of ever-changing work assignments and priorities in a professional manner. Good public communication skills, time and task management skills are required.
 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
Agency 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.
AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
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.
Required Documents:
Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:
Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
Passport copy
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
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.

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