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Job Vacancies at the U.S. Consulate General

U.S. Consulate General – A diplomatic mission is a group of people from one state or an international inter-governmental organisation (such as the United Nations) present in another state to represent the sending state/organisation officially in the receiving state.

U.S. Consulate General is recruiting into the vacant positions. All Interested candidates are advised to go through available positions carefully and submit their applications appropriately before the deadline.

All Available positions are listed below:

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
    • For USEFM – FP is 07.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
    • 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.

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 (6 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances / certifications or their candidacy may end.
  • Supervisory Position: No
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
  • Travel Required:
    • 50% or less
    • Travel for work related duties

Duties

  • Basic Function: Under the general supervision of the EducationUSA Advising Supervisor, incumbent works with all EducationUSA Advisers at American Spaces, Corners and Windows to be able to carry out general advising duties.
  • Incumbent provides accurate, comprehensive, and current advice, and counseling on educational opportunities in the United States for groups  and individuals. Incumbent assists to draw up the annual strategic plan and budget for the three EducationUSA Advising Centers in Southern Nigeria.
  • Incumbent serves as an information source on the Nigerian education system and a point of contact for U.S. higher education representatives, Consular officers.
  • Host country government officials, and others engaged in the field of international education.
Qualifications and Requirements:

Education Requirements:

  • A University Degree in Education, Management, International Relations, Language or Marketing is required.
  • NYSC Certificate or Exemption document is required.

Experience: 

  • Minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in a multinational educational or cultural work environment, with education, communication, marketing and public outreach duties as significant parts of the job.

Job Knowledge: 

  • Good knowledge of U.S. foreign policy and American interests as they apply to the host country and especially to the Public sector.
  • Detailed knowledge of the U.S. higher education system and good knowledge of the U.S. political system, American history, literature, culture and geography.
  • Good understanding of the full range of PD tactics and tools designed to engage Education outreach audiences, strategic objectives, assessment methods and outcomes, as well as knowledge of the multiple Public Diplomacy resource streams and related restrictions.
  • Good knowledge of the structure and standards of the educational system in both Nigeria and the United States.

Evaluations:

  • This may be tested. Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed.

Language:

  • Fluency in speaking/reading/writing of English is required.  

Skills and Abilities:

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills. The position requires the following:
  • Good public speaking and communication skills;
  • Knowledge of social media marketing;
  • Ability to draft written reports;
  • Basic accounting skills using Microsoft Excel to balance budgets;
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to multitask and handle multiple priorities quickly and effectively, and good interviewing skills to obtain relevant  information. 
  • Familiarity with financial planning and willingness to travel is required.
  • Position requires knowledge of various computer software programs, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, and the ability to use agency specific software, databases, and reporting tools; and must be able to use social media and mobile platform, Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs), podcast creation, basic photo and video tools.
  • Must be able to lift moderately heavy items/boxes (books/promotional items) up to 25kg.

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

  • Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Lagos, Nigeria 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:

  • For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.
  • 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.

Marketing Statement:

  • We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

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Consular Associate

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
    • For USEFM – FP is 07.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
    • U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies
  • Security Clearance Required: Secret/Confidential Clearance
  • Appointment Type: Permanent
  • Appointment Type Details: Definite not to Exceed (5 years)

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 (6 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Duties

  • Basic Function: Under the direct supervision of the Consular Chief, the Consular Associate is assigned a wide range of responsibilities in the American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit, Nonimmigrant Visa (NIV) Unit, Immigrant Visa Unit, and Fraud Prevention Unit (FPU). 
  • The jobholder provides consular services to U.S. citizens, conducts non-adjudicatory visa processing, and assists in investigation and validation studies.  Incumbent also handles correspondence with the public, attorneys, U.S. and host governments, Congress, and other parties.  Must be able to secure and maintain a Secret level security clearance.
Qualifications and Requirements:

Education Requirements:

  • Completion of High School is required.

Experience:

  • Minimum of one (1) year of office administrative experience is required.

Job Knowledge:

  • General Understanding of U.S. policies related to consular and visa operations.

Evaluations:

  • This may be tested.  Please specify in your application your level of proficiency in the language listed.

Language: 

  • Fluent Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to input data in consular systems with minimum errors, and spot and correct errors made by others (applicants and fellow staff).
  • Demonstrated skills in MS Office Suite and general computer skills including information and database management.
  • Organizational skills, including task management and filing skills; communication skills including writing skills appropriate for drafting official correspondence and reports.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOS Secret Security clearance.
  • Tact and good judgment in dealing with the public, often under difficult and sensitive circumstances.
  • Sensitivity in evaluating evidence and applying complex regulations correctly.

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 Lagos, Nigera 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.

COVID-19 Requirements for Eligible Family Members

  • As required by Executive Order 14043, Eligible Family Members who will be employed on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Temporary Appointment (TEMP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a medical or religious accommodation.
  • Eligible Family Members who will be employed on a Personal Services Agreement and compensated under the USG pay plan will be required to attest to their vaccination status using the Vaccine Attestation Form. If you are not fully vaccinated or decline to provide this information, you will be required to demonstrate proof of a negative COVID-19 test completed within 72 hours of entry to a Mission facility and comply with enhanced COVID-19 mitigation protocols. If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information regarding these requirements.

COVID-19 Requirements for Local Candidates:

  • Candidates who will be employed on either a Personal Services Agreement or a direct hire appointment and compensated under the Mission’s Local Compensation Plan will be required to follow all Mission COVID-19 policies applicable to Locally Employed Staff. If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information regarding these requirements.

Marketing Statement:

  • We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Salary
USD $34,770 Annually.

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Lead Automotive Mechanic - All Interested Candidates (Automotive Mechanic Foreman)

Job Specifications:

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Announcement Number: Abuja-2022-033
Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja
Series / Grade: LE – 1210 6
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-6

Job Description:
  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply / Clarification From the Agency:
  • For USEFM – FP is 08.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
  • 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.

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 (6 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
  • Supervisory Position: No
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
  • Travel Required: Not Required

Duties

  • Incumbent maintains and performs major and minor repairs and overhaul on vehicles.
  • Incumbent also provides work guidance to 9 LE Staff In GSO Mechanic Unit.
  • Explains and interprets manuals, blueprints, and directives to other LE staff as needed.
  • Ensures all vehicles are scheduled for maintenance checks.
  • Liaises with deputy motor pool supervisor and procurement to ensure that requisitions for automotive parts are submitted and done in a timely manner for the Mission.
  • Performs skilled and specialized repair work on vehicles as needed.
Qualifications and Requirements:

Education Requirements:

  • Completion of secondary school is required. Completion of vocational training/apprenticeship recognized as producing journeyman auto mechanic skills is required.

Experience:

  • Three (3) years of journeyman automotive mechanic experience is required. 
  • One (1) additional year working on American made vehicles is required.

Job Knowledge: 

  • Must have full journeyman knowledge of established practices and procedures of the automotive mechanic trade and a general knowledge of other trade specialties involved.

Evaluations:

  • This may be tested. Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed.

Language:

  • Good working knowledge speaking/reading/English is required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to handle all tools including electronic diagnostic and automotive special tools required for the trade.
  • Must be able to receive and follow instructions well. Must have basic typing skill, ability to adhere to safety regulations and must have a valid Nigerian driver’s license.

Other Information:

  • For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.
  • 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”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, 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.

Marketing Statement:

  • We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Benefits and Other Info

  • Salary: NGN4,834,097 (USD34,770) Annually.

Agency Benefits:

  • Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Abuja, Nigeria 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.

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