Job Openings at the Embassy

U.S. MISSION CONAKRY- GUINEA
Position Vacancy Announcement

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 2018-033

 

Femi Akinyemi / Management Officer

U.S. Mission:                          Conakry – Guinea

Announcement Number:      2018-033

Position Title:                         Public Affairs Office Secretary

Opening Period:                    Tuesday, December 11, 2018 – Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Series/Grade:                        FSN – 120 – 6

Salary:                                    84,451 468 GNF P.A salary determined by Washington

For More Info:                        HR Assistants through 655 10 40 00 ConakryHRJobs@state.gov for inquiries.

Who May Apply:                    All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required: Local certification

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 https://gn.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/218/Eight-Qualities-of-Overseas- Employees.pdf before you apply.

Summary:                               The U.S. Mission in Guinea is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Public Affairs Office Secretary

The work schedule for this position is: Full Time – 40h per week

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

Supervisory position: No

Duties:                        Acts as first point of contact in the Public Affairs Section (PAS) for the U.S. Mission and outside inquiries, including coordinating office meeting schedules, the Public Affairs Officer’s appointment calendar, conference room needs, office transportation needs, and logistical and procurement support for all member of the Public Affairs Section. Prepare and respond to correspondence in English and French, arrange section events, and process representational vouchers. Obtain necessary training on the job to serve as Grants Officer Representative.

Education:                  Completion of secondary school and a certificate in one of the following fields: Business Administration, Management, or Secretary are required.

Experience:                Two years of progressively more responsible assignments in secretary field of which one year should be with a large organization is required.

Job Knowledge:         Some knowledge of Public Affairs operations and U.S. Mission and general office methods and procedures is required.

Language:                  Level IV (fluent) speaking/reading/writing of English is required.

Level III (good working knowledge) speaking/reading/writing of French is required.

Skills and abilities: Computer and typing skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, are required. Excellent customer service skills and the ability to work in a high stress, high volume productivity environment is required.

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.

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 see the definitions in the appendix

How to Apply: All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a local certification. Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is available on https://gn.usembassy.gov/jobs/ or http://af.p.state.sbu/sites/conakry/Human%20Resources/default.aspx

To apply for this position, the below required documents should electronically be submitted to Conakry, HR Jobs ConakryHRJobs@state.gov

Required documents:

  1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above)
  1. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)
  1. 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 email.
  1. 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 Conakry, Guinea.

Appendix – DEFINITIONS

Eligible Family Member (EFM): An EFM for employment purposes is defined an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

 U.S. Citizen or not a U.S. Citizen; and

 Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610); or

 Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable of self-support. The term “child” shall include, in addition to natural offspring, stepchild, adopted child, and a child under legal guardianship of employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner when such child is expected to be under legal guardianship until 21 years of age and when dependent upon and normally residing with the guardian; or

 Parent (including stepparents and legally adoptive parents) of employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner, when such parent is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support; or

 Sister or brother (including stepsisters and stepbrothers, or adoptive sisters or brothers) of the employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner when such sibling is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support, unmarried, and under 21 years of age, or regardless of age, incapable of self-support; and

 Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and

 Is under chief of mission authority.

U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM): A USEFM is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

 U.S. Citizen; and

 Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee; or

 Child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and

 Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and resides at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad, or as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and is under chief of mission authority; or

 resides at an Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA) location authorized under 3 FAM 3232.2; or

 Currently receives a U.S. Government retirement annuity or pension from a career in the U.S. Foreign Service or Civil Service.

Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM): An AEFM is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

 U.S. Citizen; and

 Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee; or

 Child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and

 Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT); and

 Is under chief of mission authority; and

 Is residing at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and

 Does NOT currently receive a U.S. Government retirement annuity or pension from a career in the U.S. Foreign Service or Civil Service.

Member of Household (MOH): A MOH is an individual who meets all of the following criteria.

 A MOH is someone who accompanies or joins a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and

 A MOH must be officially declared to the COM by the sponsoring employee as part of his/her household; and

 A MOH is under COM authority;

 A MOH may include a parent, unmarried partner, other relative, or adult child;

 A MOH may or may not be a U.S. Citizen;

 A MOH is not an EFM;

 A MOH is not listed on the travel orders or approved Form F-126 of a sponsoring employee.

Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:

 An EFM, USEFM or AEFM of a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed abroad, or as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or

 Has diplomatic privileges and immunities; and

 Is eligible for compensation under the FS or GS salary schedule; and

 Has a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN); and

 Is not a citizen of the host country; and

 Does not ordinarily reside in the host country; and

 Is not subject to host country employment and tax laws.

Ordinarily Resident (OR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:

 A citizen of the host country; or

 A non-citizen of the host country (including a U.S. citizen or a third-country national) who is locally resident and has legal and/or permanent resident status within the host country and/or who is a holder of a non-diplomatic visa/work and/or residency permit; and/or

 Is subject to host country employment and tax laws.