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.
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.
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.
ERA Applicant Site: New Method for All Job Vacancy Application As of 2018
Vacancy for Motor Pool Dispatcher - Closing date May 10, 2019.
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
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.
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.
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:
- 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.