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.

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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-2020-011 R
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Freetown
Position Title:
Political Assistant-U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies
Open Period:
05/27/2020 – 08/31/2020 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.

 

 

Sierra Leone

Vacancy Details

About

Announcement Number:
Freetown-2020-12
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Freetown
Position Title:
GSO Assistant/Special Projects Coordinator (GSO Assistant/Special Projects Coordinator)
Open Period:
06/23/2020 – 07/24/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT
Series/Grade:
FP – 0105 7
Salary:
USD $45,337 – USD $45,337
Work Schedule:
Full-time – 40 hour week (Monday-Friday) 80 hour per pay period. Employee is required to work Monday to Thursdays 8:00-1715 and on Fridays 08:00-13:00
Promotion Potential:
FP-7
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Freetown, SL
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Section
+232 99-105-500
FreetownHR@State.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Family of overseas employees
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM – FP salary is $45,337.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.

This position is only Open to:

•    U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies

Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
•    Definite not to Exceed August, 2025
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 hour week (Monday-Friday

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

Supervisory Position:
Yes
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Not Required

Duties

Coordination of Projects:

Coordination of Projects – Coordinate and organize various management projects and tasks by liaising with the different sections and agencies involved in completing projects. In the special projects portfolio, the GSO Assistant will assist and oversee different projects within the GSO section to include, working with the warehouse manager and motor pool supervisor on auctions, being post’s logistics lead during VIP visits, monitoring post’s ILMS data and using it help the GSO improve overall operations. Will delegate tasks to other sections as they pertain to them based on instructions from the GSO, conduct regular meetings with assigned points of contact in the sections or agencies to monitor the status of the projects to ensure projects stays on track. Reports to upper management on the progress of the projects and completed on time. Communicate effectively and/or persuasively, as needed, with post management, agency heads, sections heads, and working level LE Staff supervisors, and M/PRI officials to ensure post achieves its set targets and service efficiency is improved.

Preparing Reports: 35% of the time

For the special projects portfolio, the GSO Assistant is responsible for researching, collecting the necessary data, and reporting on each step in the project. Will use received information to prepare reports and document the progress of the projects. Implement/lead/manage Mission’s Collaborative Management Initiative (CMI) to promote more consistent, cost-efficient ICASS services at a high quality to address input from the annual ICASS survey. Compile and generate periodic, and/or ad hoc reports for post management and section heads, as requested and agreed, to provide factual, analytical feedback on improvement projects. Will collect, organize, update, and disseminate materials pertinent to the various projects. Incumbent will improve the process of coordinating projects when necessary. The coordinator shall analyze research data to find the root cause of a problem or defect and will obtain from the supervisors’ analysis to direct the course of the project to get the desired results. Will assist various offices or agencies with special projects as directed by Management for effective and efficient mission operations.

Backup Residential Housing Coordinator: 15%
Serves as back up to the Residential Housing Coordinator or supports housing coordinator work during peak transfer season; working closely with the Inter agency Housing Board; responding orally and in writing on general housing issues; conducting inspections of all USG owned or leased residences; identifying housing, evaluating and making recommendations on suitability of houses that have been identified for leasing.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
EXPERIENCE:  Two years of public relations or project management experience required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Must have knowledge in project, time, risk, and quality management. Must have knowledge in gathering and analyzing fact results relevant to specific issues. Within 1 year of employment should be familiar with and acquire knowledge as follows:  U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Department of State Regulations, Collaborative Management Initiative guidelines, relevant Foreign Affairs Manuals (FAM) and Handbooks (FAH), Post Mission policies, OMB and ICASS guidelines.

Education Requirements:
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business Management/Administration or Liberal Arts is required.
Evaluations:
LANGUAGE:  English level IV (Fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must have the ability to oversee and manage projects, and coordinate with individuals. Must be able to generate spreadsheets/reports involving data. Must have customer service, analytical, interpersonal, problem solving, presentation skills, and effective written and oral communication 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:
 

If successful for this position, your salary will be explained 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 Public Trust or Non-Sensitive Employment suitability clearance.

EFMs should advise HR whether they are members of the Foreign Service Family Member Reserve Corps.

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:
In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

    • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
    • Passport copy
    • 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)
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-2020-13
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Freetown
Position Title:
Residential Housing Coordinator (Residential Housing Coordinator)
Open Period:
06/24/2020 – 07/25/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT
Series/Grade:
FP – 0820 7
Salary:
USD $45,337 – USD $45,337
Work Schedule:
Full-time – 40 hour week (Monday-Friday)
Promotion Potential:
FP-0
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Freetown, SL
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
Daniella Paris
000-000-0000
FreetownHR@State.gov

Overview

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

Open-to category should remain:
•    U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies

Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
    Definite not to Exceed July 2025
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:

Work Schedule:  Full Time – 40 hour week (Monday-Friday) 80 hours per pay period.

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

Supervisory Position:
Yes
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Not Required

Duties

Serves as the point of contact for all housing inquiries, responding appropriately orally or in writing on general housing issues. S/he will be responsible for maintaining office files on housing issues and will be responsible for the control of residential keys. Will liaise with the Human Resources Office to obtain information on the arrival and departure dates for USDH personnel for all agencies at Post.  25%

New housing – Identifies and evaluates potential housing and makes recommendations on suitability for leasing. 10%

Housing Board – Work with the Inter-agency Housing Board to manage and maintain Post’s housing inventory. Makes assignment proposals to Post’s Housing Board based on availability of housing in view of regulatory guidelines and individual requirements.   10%

Make-ready – Conducts inspections of all USG owned and leased residences before occupancy, which includes but not limited to ensuring units are clean and appropriately furnished, conducting preliminary inventory, and/or assessment of conditions of all furnishings and appliances, recommending repairs, and furniture and/or equipment replacement. Conducts follow-up to ensure that the requested work is done properly. Coordinates the issuance and delivery of the Welcome Kits to all USG residential properties. After pack-out but before departure of the occupant, reports on condition of property and furnishings. Conducts final inventory of furniture and appliances, and assesses damages, if any, to property, furniture, or equipment. 20%

Termination – Upon termination of a property from housing pool, coordinates the removal of all USG furnishings and appliances, and oversees the return of property to original condition as stipulated before turnover to the landlord. 10%

Analysis and reports – Evaluate housing pool leasing costs and prepare mandatory reports. Periodically reviews RPA and other relevant systems to ensure leases, data, and documents are current and accurate.   15%

Backup GSO Special Project Coordinator:  10%
Serves as back up to the GSO Special Project Assistant: Coordinating and organizing various management projects and tasks by liaising with the different sections and agencies involved in completing projects. Providing support and overseeing different projects within the GSO section to include, working with the warehouse manager and motor pool supervisor on auctions, acting as post’s logistics lead during VIP visits, monitoring post’s ILMS data and using it to help the GSO improve overall operations

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
EXPERIENCE:   One to two years of experience in an administrative or clerical position with a governmental or commercial establishment where duties involved working as a Customer Service Representative providing information to customers and resolving problems.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must understand USG and post housing regulations policies and guideline. Some knowledge of the local housing market and local building codes.  Within one year of employment, incumbent should be familiar with and acquire knowledge on:  Department of State 14 FAM and other housing standards guideline, post housing policy and other relevant manuals; Supervisor’s instructions and work orders.

Education Requirements:
 

    • Completion of High School
Evaluations:
 

LANGUAGE:  English Level IV (fluency) in written and spoken English to be able to communicate effectively with Embassy staff and customers and prepare reports and make recommendations for housing.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must have good typing, computer skills and have knowledge of Microsoft WORD and EXCEL. Typing will be tested.  Must be able to create and maintain spreadsheets. Must be able to write analytical reports that explain the local housing market.

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:
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 employment Suitability/Public Trust Security.  If you happen to be member of Foreign Service Family Reserve Corps (FSFRC), we advice you attached FSFRC related documents to your application and make a remarks of your membership.

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:
In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

    • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
    • Passport copy
    • High School Diploma
    • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
    • SF-50 (if applicable)
Next Steps:
Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

For further information – the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. is attached but 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).