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-2019-39
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Freetown
Position Title:
Financial Management Clerk
Open Period:
10/30/2019 – 11/14/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT
Series/Grade:
LE – 0105 5
Salary:
SLL Le28,730,196 – SLL Le28,730,196
Work Schedule:
Full-time – -Monday-Thursday 8:00 – 17:15 Fridays 8:00-13:00
Promotion Potential:
LE-5
Duty Location(s):
1
in
Freetown, SL
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Section
+232 99105500
HRFreetown@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM – FP is 09.  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
Travel Required:
Not Required

Duties

Basic Function of the Position – Under the supervision of the Financial Management Specialist, incumbent provides administrative support to the entire Financial Management Office (FMO) comprising the USDH Management Officer and 8 LE Staff.

The incumbent drafts correspondence to include cables, non-technical letters and others as requested. Establish and maintain all ICASS related files in a chronological manner. Keeps track of a variety of FMO documentation and information received; reviews and distributes to other staff as necessary.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
EXPERIENCE: Two years of experience performing administrative duties in the financial section of an international organization or a well-established institution required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:    Must have working knowledge of general office operations.  Knowledge of basic arithmetic.  Must have basic knowledge of the Sierra Leonean banking regulations and environment.Within 1 year of employment, incumbent must demonstrate the following required knowledge: Working knowledge of the basic requirements of applicable sections of the 4 Foreign Affairs Manuals (FAM) and 4 FAH; Standardized Regulations, and other USG manuals is required.  Must know how to read fiscal strip and be familiarized with the Financial Service Center (FSC) accounting classification. Must know the ICASS standards.

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

Completion of High School education and two years of college studies (diploma) in Administration.

Evaluations:
LANGUAGE:  Level III (good working knowledge) speaking/reading/writing of English is required. “This may be tested”

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must be able to understand the following within a reasonable period of time after entrance on duty:  How to read and interpret fiscal strip and be familiarized with the Financial Service Center (FSC) accounting classification. Must know the ICASS standards and basic math skills to convert US Dollars to CFAs and vice versa. In addition, incumbent must be well-organized and able to work well with others and should also have good customer services skills. Ability to work in a multiple tasking environment. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing with employees and vendors. Basic arithmetic skills.

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 Medical /Security  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)
    • Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)
    • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
    • SF-50 (if applicable)
    • 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-2019-31
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Freetown
Position Title:
Building Engineer
Open Period:
11/07/2019 – 11/25/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT
Series/Grade:
LE – 1105 11
Salary:
SLL Le141,895,709 – SLL Le14,189,570
Work Schedule:
Full-time – Monday to Thursday – 08:00-17:15 Fridays – 08:00-13:00
Promotion Potential:
LE-11
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 04.  Actual FS 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:
Yes
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No

Duties

Basic Function of the Position – Under the supervision of the Facility Manager, the Building Engineer Supervisor leads a team of skilled tradespersons responsible for maintaining all of the New Embassy Compound operating systems. Included among these are the Mechanical and Electrical Systems, Building Automation System (BAS), Chiller Plant, Air Handling Units, VAV System, Potable Water, Sanitary Sewage, Storm Sewage, Oil Water Separator Systems, Fuel Delivery, Distribution, and Fuel Monitoring Systems, and the Fire Alarm and Fire Suppression Systems; Electrical Power Generation and Distribution Systems; Voltage Regulators; Transformers; Switchgear; Panel boards, Automatic Transfer Switches; Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) motors and controllers; and Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Systems. Additional responsibilities include supervision of the custodial and grounds maintenance staff, and overseeing an aggressive recycling and energy conservation program.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of five (5) years’ experience working as a project manager/supervisor/foreman at a manufacturing plant, major resort, hospital, office complex, or a large university/school system managing a preventative maintenance program that incorporates or utilizes a CMMS to track scheduled and unscheduled maintenance requests and their related expenses. The incumbents work experience must demonstrate a progression of increased responsibility throughout their career, including developing scopes of work, construction documents (plans and specifications) and cost estimates for new construction projects, building repairs, equipment overhauls, and equipment replacement schedules.
In addition, the candidate should have a minimum of one year of experience in management and supervisory duties.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  The incumbent must have superior knowledge, exceptional technical skills, and a thorough understanding of preventive maintenance techniques and practices, and the use of KPIs in managing an effective preventive maintenance program. Must be thoroughly familiar with heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems with an in-depth understanding of thermodynamics and how they apply to HVAC theories and principles, well-versed in HVAC controls including motor starters, thermostats, humidistats, variable frequency drive (VFD) motors and controllers, motorized and gravity dampers, building pressurization, building automation systems and sensors; a thorough understanding of International Building Code standards, mechanical / ASHREA standards indoor air quality standards, ductwork sizing and air flow principles, and fire and life safety codes. Must have excellent knowledge of power generation and electrical distribution systems, voltage regulation, automatic transfer switches, branch circuit electrical wiring, and Ohms law. Must be an experienced supervisor capable of managing a medium size maintenance staff of 10-25 subordinate personnel. Proficient in the use of MS Office software (Word, Excel, Power Point etc.) AutoCAD and other special computer programs required for this position.

Education Requirements:
The completion of a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree, or equivalent, in Mechanical/Electrical/General/Civil Engineering from an accredited university program is required. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited or equivalent by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) (or a host-country engineering board equivalent) as a professional engineering curriculum.
Evaluations:
LANGUAGE:  English level IV (Fluent) Written/Speaking/Reading is required. In order to translate local technical information, contract documents, and correspondences from the local language into English for the Senior/Deputy Facility Manager.
Krio level IV (Fluent) Written/Speaking/Reading is required. In order to communicate with local contractors and other LE Staff.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  The incumbent will have superior ability and skills in the following areas: work independently with minimal supervision from the Senior/Deputy Facility Manager; able to serve as the acting Facility Manager in his/hers absence ; develop and manage work plans for self and others including the distribution of work assignments to facility maintenance personnel; manage an effective preventive maintenance program, using CMMS software; develop statements of work, perform feasibility studies for proposed projects, draft and assemble construction documents (plans and specifications), and cost estimates; maintain an adequate inventory of critical spare parts and specialized tools for equipment and systems assist in developing annual budgets, responses to DOS requests for facility data, and tracking of unscheduled maintenance issues; apply International Building Code and industry best practices to facility management and small, Post-managed projects. Must be able to read and understand civil, structural, mechanical and electrical drawings including as-built and new project layout drawings, equipment schedules, wiring schematics, and riser diagrams; and, skilled at writing detailed technical reports that may include translating technical jargon into laymen’s language. Must have a driver’s license with a clean driving record. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to handle a large workload and multiple tasks simultaneously. Must be highly 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 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
    2. AEFM / USEF
    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 medical and Security 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
    • Residency and/or Work Permit (If applicable
    • Degree (not transcript
    • Certificate or Licens
    • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable
    • SF-50 (if applicable
    • 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-2019-34
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Freetown
Position Title:
Electrical Engineer
Open Period:
11/07/2019 – 11/25/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT
Series/Grade:
LE – 1105 11
Salary:
SLL Le141,895,709 – SLL Le141,895,709
Work Schedule:
Full-time – Mondays to Thursdays – 08:00-17:15 Friday – 08:00-13:00
Promotion Potential:
LE-11
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 04.  Actual FS 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 of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
Yes
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No

Duties

Basic Function of the Position – Under the supervision of the Facility Manager, the Electrical Engineer Supervisor leads a team of skilled tradespersons and is responsible for maintaining all of the New Embassy Compound/New Consulate Compound (NEC/NCC) Electrical Power Distribution Systems, both interior and exterior. Included among these components are the Generators; Voltage Regulators; Transformers; Medium and Low-Voltage Switchgear; Automatic Transfer Switches; Motor Control Centers; Distribution Panelboards and Sub-Panels; Feeder Wire and Cabling; Branch Circuit Wiring; Lighting and Power Outlets,, and Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Systems.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
EXPERIENCE:  Must have a minimum of five years experience working as a project project engineer / engineer at a manufacturing plant, major resort, hospital, office complex, or a large university/school system managing a preventative maintenance program that incorporates and utilizes a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to track scheduled and unscheduled maintenance requests and their related expenses

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Must know electrical theory, ohms law, how to size electrical equipment including generators, transformers, motor starters, feeder and branch circuit wiring, circuit breakers and other electrical equipment, and how to use the various test instruments to analyse and repair electrical problems. Must know how to diagnose the root cause of an electrical problem and what materials and equipment will be needed to facilitate repairs. Must know how to work safely on electrical components including the use of lock out / tag out safety measure. Must have knowledge of local electrical contractors and supply stores that can provide materials and/or service support for electrical systems within his/her area of responsibility. Must have detailed technical knowledge of the all electrical systems within his/her area of responsibility.

Education Requirements:
Completion of Secondary Education required. The completion of a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree, or equivalent, in Electrical Engineering or similar engineering degree that is close in degree course requirements from an accredited university program is required. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited or equivalent by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), or equivalent host-country engineering board, as a professional engineering curriculum.
Evaluations:
LANGUAGE:  English level IV (Fluent) Written/Speaking/Reading is required. In order to translate local technical information, contract documents, and correspondences from the local language into English for the Senior/Deputy Facility Manager.
Krio level IV (Fluent) Written/Speaking/Reading is required. In order to communicate with local contractors and other LE Staff.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be able to read and interpret electrical drawings, riser diagrams, wiring schematics, various equipment schedules, and other construction documents. Must have good computer skills, able to use and navigate through the Microsoft Office Software suite package using MS Word, Office, Excel, Database entry, Auto CAD, and MS project. Must be be proficient with electrical engineering drafting, engineering management software, preparation and maintenance of daily construction inspection logs, capable of reviewing coordination design drawings for code compliance, and have the ability to create Electric engineering cost estimates and provide briefings to the Senior/Deputy Facility Manager, the Management Counselor, and other stakeholders on electrical engineering issues.

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 Leoone 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
    2. AEFM / USEF
    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 medical and security 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
    • Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable
    • Degree (not transcript
    • Certificate or Licens
    • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable
    • SF-50 (if applicable
    • 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-2019-40
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Freetown
Position Title:
Mail Room Clerk
Open Period:
11/07/2019 – 11/25/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT
Series/Grade:
LE – 0130 4
Salary:
SLL Le25,440,844 – SLL Le25,440,844
Work Schedule:
Full-time – Mondays – Thursdays 08:00-17:15 Fridays 08:00 -13:00
Promotion Potential:
LE-4
Duty Location(s):
2
in
Freetown, SL
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Section
+232 99905 100
HRFreetown@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM – FP is AA.  Actual FS 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 –Under the supervision of the Mail room Supervisor, incumbent operates the post central mail room, and is charged with the handling and preparing of incoming/outgoing unclassified pouches, mails, and international distribution of unclassified materials. The incumbent also coordinates with Airline and other Cargo handling establishments for the pick-up and deliveries of local and international mail, and distributes to other non governmental agencies, the local Government, and within the Embassy. Serves as FAX/photostat reproduction clerk, and backup telephone Operator. Serves as a backup in maintaining the Embassy Telephone Lists.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
EXPERIENCE:  Two years of mail handling or related work experience required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Must have knowledge of Department of State, and associated agency mail handling instructions. Must have good working knowledge of the mission functions, personnel, and practices of all agencies to which mail service is provided. Basic knowledge of computers is required.

Education Requirements:
Completion of Secondary School required.
Evaluations:
LANGUAGE:  Level 3 English ability (good working knowledge) is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ability to operate light delivery truck. Must be a holder of light vehicle class A/B driver’s license. Must be willing to obtain class C/D when hired.

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
    2. AEFM / USEF
    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
    • Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable
    • 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 Freetown, Sierra Leone.