Jobs at the Embassy

Human Resources Office (HRO)

The Human Resources Office is responsible for providing a full range of personnel services for American and Locally Employed Staff (LES) members. The HRO is responsible for implementing HR policies and procedures for the American diplomatic Mission in Sierra Leone. The HRO provides guidance on all HR related programs.

Job Openings

Listed below are current job opportunities at the United States Embassy in Sierra Leone.

To apply for current mission job announcements available, click on the following link to either login or create an account:

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Notice: Employment opportunities which are open only to currently employed Embassy local staff or the family members of Americans assigned to the U.S. Mission in Sierra Leone are listed on the Embassy’s internal website, available through the U.S. State Department’s OPENNET system.

Disclaimer

An Equal Opportunity Employer

The U.S. Mission in Sierra Leone 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.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

 

Sierra Leone

Vacancy Details

About

Announcement Number:
Freetown-2020-002
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Freetown
Position Title:
Administrative (CLO) Assistant
Open Period:
01/14/2020 – 01/30/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT
Series/Grade:
LE – 0105 6
Salary:
SLL Le35,706,498 – SLL Le35,706,498
Work Schedule:
Full-time – Monday-Thursday – 08:00-17:15 Friday – 08:00-13:00
Promotion Potential:
LE-6
Duty Location(s):
1
in
Freetown, SL
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Section
+232 99 105500
HRFreetown@state.gov

Overview

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.
Only one Open-to category should remain:•    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
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 upon receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No

Duties

Basic Function of the Position – Serves as Administrative Assistant to the Community Liaison Office, ensuring that all non-sensitive administrative functions of the CLO Office are effectively completed. Works alongside an EFM Community Liaison Officer if available at post.

There is approximately 50 Americans comprising Direct Hires, Contractors, and Other Agency Officials at Post.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
EXPERIENCE:  Minimum of two years of work experiences with diplomatic missions, multinational organizations and/or business involving diverse customer population, advocacy of others and effectively working with officials at all levels of an organization.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Good knowledge of standard office procedures and operations. Good knowledge of available resources in the local community; Good understanding of American culture, and social practices. The ability to plan, organize and coordinate activities; ability to
build professional, social and cultural contacts throughout Sierra Leone is also required.

Must have/know detailed information on Sierra Leone’s cultural markets, touristic or historical sites, cultural activities, and social
events, etc. Must know how to get required information quickly and accurately.

Must be sufficient in Microsoft Office Suite including: Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint

Must be sufficient in utilizing the internet for research of CLO-related topics

Education Requirements:
High School Diploma Required.
Evaluations:
LANGUAGE:  English level IV English Language ability in reading, spoken and writing.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must be proficient in the use of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and Publisher (This will Tested). Understanding of how to maintain MS Outlook Express to deal with email exchanges. Excellent communication, interpersonal relationships and social skills; should be tactful and discreet; must have effective networking skills. Ability to organize and coordinate activities and to build contacts is required. Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

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 Freetown, Sierra Leone 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:

    1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
    1. AEFM / USEFM
    1. 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 Security and Medical 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:

    • High School Diploma or equivalent
    • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent) (if applicable)
    • Residency and/or Work Permit (If applicable)
    • Certificate or License
    • 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 Freetown, Sierra Leone.

 

 

Sierra Leone

Vacancy Details

About

Announcement Number:
Freetown-2020-003
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Freetown
Position Title:
Boat Pilot/Automotive Mechanic-Al Interested Applicants/All Sources
Open Period:
01/14/2020 – 01/30/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT
Series/Grade:
LE – 1020 5
Salary:
Not Specified
Work Schedule:
Full-time – Monday-Thursdays 8:00 to 17:17 Fridays 08:00 to 13:00 hours
         Promotion Potential:
LE-5 Duty Location(s): in Freetown, SL Telework Eligible: No For More Info:
                             HR Section
099-105-500
FreetownHR@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
•    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
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 (Monday-Friday)  80 Hours per pay period
Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No

Duties

The position is located in the Motorpool Mechanical shop, report to General Services Officer, is Team member of two Automotive Mechanics and has responsibility for fixing trucks, forklift, boomlifts, vehicles, piloting embassy Boat on excursion and other trips within Freetown, its peninsular, and up Country Rivers. Responsible to repair and maintain the Embassy boat in sound operating condition. The position is the Technical Advisor to post for faulty and replacement Boat parts and serves as Mechanic and Technician for vehicles and bobcat.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
EXPERIENCE:  Three years marine mechanic and pilot/navigation experience. Experience should include navigation in Freetown, its Peninsular and Country side areas. Three years of broad experience in operations, maintenance and repair of vehicles, truck, trailers and bobcats.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  HR, in consultation with the Selecting Official, may choose the appropriate Job Knowledge 15(e) of the PD.

Must have good working knowledge of all local reefs, shipwrecks, and other hazards, which pose a threat to safe navigation of boats.  Thorough mechanical knowledge, maintenance practices and procedures of boat, vehicle. Knowledge of computer system used to diagnose faults.  Basic math and ability to use measurement of tools needed.  Knowledge of reading technical documents, interpreting maintenance plans and technical literature is required.  Knowledge of fire and life safety codes.

Education Requirements:
Please copy directly from Section 15 (a) of the PD.

Completion of High School education. Completion of vocational training from an accredited institute recognized as producing journeyman level technicians with a concentration in Engines.

Evaluations:
LANGUAGE:  Copy from Section 15(d) of PD.  Level 3 English ability (good working knowledge) of written and spoken English required. Level III Kiro (good working knowledge of Kiro language). Level II (limited) of Mende or Temne to communicate with residents in suburb areas required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  HR, in consultation with the Selecting Official, may choose the appropriate Skills and Abilities from Section 15 (f) of PD.

The incumbent should have the skills and abilities in the following areas:  Diagnosing and repairing vehicles, boat, bobcat and trailers and other engine bearing equipment.  Ability to take equipment readings with various meters, hand tools, power tools, and specialty tools to determine appropriate repairs.  Must be able to use tools of multi-trade in order to install, troubleshoot and repair equipment or work with the various technicians on associated devices

Must have substantial skill in comprehending engineering reports, specifications and related materials when diagnosing faults. Ability to respond to emergency situations in an efficient and timely manner to effect immediate repairs; work in various adverse conditions such as tight or enclosed spaces, heights, and temperature extremes, indoors or outdoors to complete work assignments; communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, contractors and vendors to obtain and provide pertinent information.  A driver’s license is required for vehicle, boat and bobcats.  Must have excellent interpersonal skills to work with other technicians.  Ability to handle multi-trade tasks.   Must be able to use hand held radio and be able to communicate to passengers and supervisors.  Must be organized.

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 (insert post and/or country name) 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:

    1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
    1. AEFM / USEFM
    1. 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 an employment suitability/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:
Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

    • Residency and/or Work Permit
    • Degree (not transcript)
    • Driver’s License
    • Certificate or License
    • 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 (insert post and/or country name).

 

Sierra Leone

Vacancy Details

About

                Announcement Number:
Freetown 2020-004
      Hiring Agency:
Embassy Freetown
Position Title:
Procurement Assistant-All Interested Applicants/All Sources
Open Period:
01/14/2020 – 01/30/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT
  Series/Grade:
LE – 0810 7
Salary: SLL Le47,028,415 – SLL Le47,028,415
Work Schedule:
Full-time – 40 hour week (Monday to Friday) – 80 hours per pay period
          Promotion Potential:
LE-7
                   Duty location
in
Freetown, SL Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
                                      Margaret Sharpe
099-105-500
FreetownHR@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For
•    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
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 upon receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No

Duties

Under the direction of the Procurement Supervisor, advises customers on federal acquisitions and purchases goods and services locally (Sierra Leone), in the USA, and internationally utilizing varying procurement vehicles, such as purchase orders, delivery orders, blanket purchase agreements, imprest fund, IDIQs, or contracts).

Advises and trains customers on Federal acquisition procedures to help them develop annual spending plans.

Receives procurement requests in Ariba and: 1) determines the best method of procuring the required goods or services 2) researches sources of supply to evaluate cost and availability 3) ensures adequate competition in accordance with Federal law 4) purchases requested supplies/services 5) tracks procurement and assists GSO Receiving deliver items to the customer 6) coordinate as needed with the vendors to ensure prompt payment.

Reviews local procurement requests to ensure completeness; conferring with the originator to clarify requests if necessary. Obtains technical specifications, estimates possible costs, and identifies financial accounts to which purchase is to be charged.

Prepares purchase orders and supporting paperwork for local purchases. Prepares petty cash requests. When approved, carries out purchasing task, often visiting the supplier’s establishment to pick up the items, especially when urgent delivery is required. Items purchased include hardware, office supplies, furniture, building materials, maintenance supplies, tools or any other items that can be purchased off-the-shelf.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
EXPERIENCE:  Two to three years of in purchasing and marketing experience.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Good knowledge of Department of State and associated agency procurement regulations, instructions and procedures on procuring. Knowledge of U.S. Federal Specifications and other Standards relating to items purchased. Must have good knowledge of local market practices and customs on supplies and pricing.

Education Requirements:
    • College (2 years) or Post-Secondary School
Evaluations:
LANGUAGE:  Level 3 English ability (good working knowledge) in oral and written English is required. Level 3 Krio language required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must be able to manage the procurement function effectively. Must able to work on computer programs. Ability to search establish and maintain contacts with vendors and be able to negotiate to a conclusion of U.S. Government interest.

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 Freetown, Sierra Leone 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:

    1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
    1. AEFM / USEFM
    1. 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 an employment suitability 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:
Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

    • 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)
    • 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 Freetown, Sierra Leone.

 

 

Sierra Leone

Vacancy Details

About

Announcement Number:
Freetown-2020-006
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Freetown
Position Title:
Political Assistant-U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies
Open Period:
01/22/2020 – 02/28/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT
Series/Grade:
FP – 1601 5
Salary:
USD $54,932 – USD $54,932
Work Schedule:
Full-time – Monday – Thursday 08:00 to 17:15 Friday 08:00 to 13:000
Promotion Potential:
FP-5
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Freetown, SL
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Section
+232 99 105500
HRFreetown@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Family of overseas employees
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Term appt, NTE 3 yrs
Appointment 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)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time upon receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No

Duties

Basic Function of the Position:

Under the supervision of the Political Chief, develop and maintain contacts with government officials, civil society representatives, and human rights advocates. Conduct extensive research on a variety of political and social topics and contribute to internal and external Embassy reporting in cooperation with the Political Chief. Draft briefing papers for the Ambassador and DCM for high-level meetings with host government. Analyze political and human rights developments. Assist with administrative tasks as needed and provide guidance to Locally Employed (LE) Political Section staff.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
EXPERIENCE: Five years of progressively responsible experience in social sciences, research analysis, media and communications, nonprofit or business administration, or other relevant work experience.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of Sierra Leone’s political, civil society and human rights organizations, political parties and systems, and historical development, or strong ability to establish and sustain such knowledge.

Education Requirements:
A bachelor’s degree in political science, international relations, history, or related degree preferred.
Evaluations:
LANGUAGE: A minimum Level 4 English language ability (fluent) in spoken and written English is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to establish and maintain mid- to high-level contact with individuals in government, civil society, and the human rights community. Ability to obtain materials from varied sources and prepare factual, accurate and precise reports. Ability to work in a high stress, high volume productivity environment is required. Must be computer literate.

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 Freetown, Sierra Leone 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:

    1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
    1. AEFM / USEFM
    1. 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 security and medical 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)
    • Degree (not 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)
    • 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 Freetown, Sierra Leone.