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:

https://erajobs.state.gov/dos-era/sle/vacancysearch/searchVacancies.hms

Easily identify quality candidates from large pools of online applicants, flexible,

automates end-to-end hiring process, most-of-all, eliminates the need for paper-based

activities and streamlines workflows.

More Infor: http://snip.state.gov/hcj

GO GREEN, GO PAPER-LESS, GO ERA 

IT IS HERE!!!

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.

 

 

U.S. Mission                                                   Freetown

Announcement Number:                       FT-2019-10

Position Title:                                                Motor Pool Dispatcher

Opening Period:                                          April 29, 2019 – May 10, 2019

Series/Grade:                                                 LE 1010 06

Salary:                                                        Le 33,684,607– Le 33,684,607

For More Info:                                            Human Resources Office: Margaret Sharpe

Mailing Address: Southridge, Hill Station, Freetown

E-mail Address:  HRFreetown@state.gov

Who May Apply: Current Employees of Mission, USEFMs, EFMs, MOHs

Security Clearance Required:  Local Security Certification or None Sensitive.

Duration Appointment: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period.

Marketing Statement:  We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees on https://careers.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Eight-Qualities of Overseas- Employees.pdf before you apply.

Summary: The U.S. Mission in Freetown is seeking eligible and qualified applicants within the Mission for the position of Motor Pool Dispatcher.

The work schedule for this position is Full Time – 48 hours per week. Candidate must be flexible to accommodate work hours and overtime as needed to perform duties required.

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

Supervisory Position:  Yes

Duties:  Under the supervision of the Motor Pool Supervisor, incumbent controls motor pool vehicle use to provide efficient transportation services to the Embassy and associated Agencies.  S/he operates passenger or other types of vehicles to transport personnel or goods as directed by Motor Pool Supervisor.  Position directly supervises 15 drivers.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:   Completion of secondary school

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE: Two years of progressively responsible experience in both driving and as a dispatcher is required; and at least one additional year of supervisory experience is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have good knowledge of automotive vehicle operation and safety and a general knowledge of automotive maintenance. Knowledge of the use of multi-system hand held radio.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:  Level 3 (Good Working Knowledge) speaking/reading/writing of English is required.

Level 3 (Good Working Knowledge) speaking/writing of Krio is required.

Level 2 (Limited Knowledge) speaking any other local dialect is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ability to organize trip and work schedules; must be able to effectively negotiate conflicting requests from Embassy personnel; Interpersonal skills. Must possess a valid local driver’s license.  Ability to communicate effectively, using multi-system or hand held radios.  Ability to use MS Office Suites and other proprietary software such as Fleet Management Integrated system, eService, and ILMS.  Basic keyboarding and numerical skills required.  Ability to lift 15-20 kilos.

Qualifications:  All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

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.

Benefits:  Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Freetown may receive a compensation package that may include health 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 / USEFM

(3)        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:  https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a local security certification or Public Trust clearance.  Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is available on HR/OE Intranet Site.

Human Resources/Overseas Employment in Washington, D.C. is deploying the Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA).  ERA is an electronic applicant management system powered by Monster.com.  It will allow Human Resources professionals at U.S. missions overseas to easily identify quality candidates from large pools of online applicants.  It is a compliant, flexible, proven applicant tracking solution that automates end-to-end hiring process. Most-of-all, ERA eliminates the need for paper-based activities and streamlines workflows, all while protecting sensitive information. With the introduction of ERA, the United States Embassy in Sierra Leone will stop accepting ALL paper applications effective JUNE 1, 2019.  All applications after

June 1, 2019 must/must be submitted via the ERA website.

To apply for this position click here: https://erajobs.state.gov/dosera/sle/vacancysearch/searchVacancies.hms

To apply for this position, applicants should electronically click Motor Pool Dispatcher to login or create an account (or otherwise) submit the documents listed below.

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:

  • DS-174
  • Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)
  • Driver’s License
  • Passport copy (if applicable)
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • List of references

What to Expect Next:  Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via phone calls.

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

About

Announcement Number:
Freetown-2019-11
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Freetown
Position Title:
NEPA Clerk
Open Period:
04/29/2019 – 05/20/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT
Series/Grade:
LE – 0805 6
Salary:
SLL Le28,070,506 – SLL Le28,070,506
Work Schedule:
Full-time –
Promotion Potential:
LE-6
Duty Location(s):
1
in
Freetown, SL
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Section
+23299105500
HRFreetown@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM – FS is 08.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
•    Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
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 of 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 general supervision of the Property Management Supervisor, Operates the ILMS automated stock control data system to input, monitor, inventory, locate and control Mission expendable and non-expendable properties. Assists other property management staff and drives forklifts to move properties from one store or location to the other. Works with other warehouse staff and assigned officers at Post to maintain proper inventory control procedures insuring less than 1% losses on inventories.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
EXPERIENCE:  Two years experience in stores, stock control data entry and inventorying household properties, office furnishings and other items in stores required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Ability to acquire knowledge of US government rules on property management after one year of employment. Knowledge of property management instructions and procedures. Knowledge of stores, data entry and inventories of properties. Knowledge of computer programs including Excel.

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

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ability to type at least 20-30 words per minute, ability to manipulate computer programs such Excel, Webpass, Outlook, and other computer programs, and to use and search the Internet for information. Must be tactful yet effective in dealing with American personnel regarding inventories of household furnishings and equipment. Must be a holder of drivers license and be able to drive a manual transmission vehicle. Ability to operate forklift to move items within the embassy and warehouse.

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 may receive a compensation package that may include health, 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.

Back to topHow 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:

    • Residency and/or Work Permit (If Applicable)
    • Passport copy (If Applicable)
    • Certificate or License
    • 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 or phone.

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.

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Sierra Leone

About

Announcement Number:
Freetown –2019-12
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Freetown
Position Title:
Surveillance Detection Monitor
Open Period:
04/29/2019 – 05/20/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT
Series/Grade:
LE – 0710 4
Salary:
SLL Le20,576,349
Work Schedule:
Full-time –
Promotion Potential:
LE-6
Duty Location(s):
1
in
Freetown, SL
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Section
+23299105500
HRFreetown@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM – FS 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 general supervision of the Surveillance Detection Program Coordinator through the Leadership of the SD Guard Shift Supervisor, jobholder provides security for U.S. personnel, family members and facilities by conducting SD operations as a member of a tactical team of SD personnel. The position observes, recognizes, and reports potential surveillance and other suspicious incidents directed against U.S. Government facilities or personnel and initiates emergency responses to possible hostile actions, as necessary, to safeguard life and property.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of one (1) year of military, police, or private experience in the field of security is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of surveillance techniques, familiarity with local pedestrian habits and vehicular traffic patterns, awareness of cultural norms and customs is required. The position requires good working knowledge of the host city’s geography and general culture.

Education Requirements:
    • Completion of high school is required.

 

Evaluations:
LANGUAGE:  English level II (Limited knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.
Host country language level III (Good working knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must possess a valid basic driver’s license with category A and B. Must be skilled in the use of communications equipment, cameras, motor bikes and basic information technology systems. Must provide detailed oral reports. Must work independently and adapt to a wide range of threat and environmental conditions. Must have excellent observation 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 may receive a compensation package that may include health, 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 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:

    • Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)
    • Passport copy (if applicable)1
    • 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)
    • 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

 

About

Announcement Number:
Freetown-2019-01
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Freetown
Position Title:
GSO Assistant (Special Projects Coordinator)
Open Period:
05/16/2019 – 05/31/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT
Series/Grade:
FP – 0105 7
Salary:
USD $43,901 – USD $43,901
Work Schedule:
Part-time –
Promotion Potential:
FP-7
Duty Location(s):
1
in
Freetown, SL
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Section
+232 99 105500
HRFreetownt@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Family of overseas employees
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM – FS is 07.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
Only one 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 5 years
Marketing Statement:
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
Summary:
    • Part Time (20 number of hours per week)

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

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No

Duties

Incumbent serves as GSOs primary point of contact to coordinate all special projects and VIP visits. Liaises with all Service Providers, Mission Management, Washington Office of M/PRI and all Customers to ensure post optimizes the use of myServicess and ILMS. Develops and implements improvement plans and SOPs to address areas identified for improvement in ICASS survey. Identify areas of deficiency/performance and provide feedback/suggestions to the concerned supervisors, including Management Officer, agency heads, section heads, local supervisors, and team leads. Assist with long-range planning projects. Works under the supervision of the General Services Officer.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
EXPERIENCE:  Two years of office 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.

Education Requirements:
    • College (2 years) or Post-Secondary School

 

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, 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 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 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
    • Passport copy
    • 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 or Phone.

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.