United States Embassy Job vacancy for Management Assistant in Nigeria
United States Mission
No. 2011-038A Date: October 26, 2011 Ref: 97-011363
Subject: (CORRECTION) MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT
Location: . Embassy Abuja
Applicability: . Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs),
and U.S. Citizen Members of Household (MOH) – All Agencies
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA item 6, is corrected to Secret Security clearance.
OPEN TO: U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs), and U.S. Citizen
Members of Household (MOH) – All Agencies
POSITION: Assistant, FP-08
OPENING DATE: October 26, 2011
CLOSING DATE: UNTIL FILLED
WORK HOURS: Full-Time; 40 hours/week
SALARY: USEFM – US$35,753.00 p.a. (Starting salary)
(MOH) – US$30,684.00 p.a. (Starting Salary)
NOTE: ONLY U.S. CITIZEN ELIGIBLE FAMILY MEMBERS (AEFM) AS DEFINED
BELOW OF U.S. GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES ASSIGNED TO THE MISSION
UNDER CHIEF OF MISSION AUTHORITY ARE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
A U.S. CITIZEN EFM DOES NOT HAVE TO BE RESIDING IN COUNTRY TO BE
CONSIDERED, BUT THE SPONSORING OFFICER UNDER COM AUTHORITY
DOES HAVE TO BE OFFICIALLY ASSIGNED TO POST.
The U.S. Embassy Abuja is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified candidate for the
position of a Assistant in the Management Office.
BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION:
The incumbent provides administrative/secretarial support for the Management Section, under
the direct supervision of the Management Counselor.
NOTE: All applicants are instructed to address each selection criterion detailed below with
specific and comprehensive information supporting each criterion.
1. High School diploma is required
2. One to two years of Secretarial and Administrative experience is required.
3. Level IV (Fluent) Speaking /Reading/Writing in English is required.
4. Must be proficient in the application in Microsoft Office package, especially Word, Excel,
5. Must have typing III (40 WPM typing) ability.
When fully qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are
given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required
qualifications above in the application.
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA
1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in
determining successful candidacy.
2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
3. Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs
Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not
eligible to apply.
4. Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are
ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their .
5. Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible
to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their unless
currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
6. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a Secret Security clearance.
Interested applicants for this position must submit the following or the application will not be
1. Application for U.S. Federal Employment (SF-171 or OF-612); or a current resume or
curriculum vitae that provides the same information as an OF-612; plus
2. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214
with their application.
3. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that
addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
4. A type-written and signed application letter specifically applying for this position, and
addressing the minimum requirements as advertised. Please reference the job title and
announcement number on the application letter.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office Abuja
Insert Address: 1075 Dip. Plot Central District, Abuja
POINT OF CONTACT
Telephone: 09-461-4000 ext 4261/4280
1. U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM) – For purposes of receiving a preference in
hiring for a qualified position, an EFM who meets the following criteria:
U.S. Citizen; and,
EFM (see above) at least 18 years old; and,
Listed on the travel orders of a direct-hire Foreign, Civil, or uniformed service member
assigned to or stationed abroad with a USG agency that is under COM authority, or at an
office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and either:
1. Resides at the sponsoring employee’s or uniformed service member’s post of assignment
abroad or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or
2. Resides at an Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA) location authorized
under 3 FAM 3232.2.
2. EFM: An individual related to a U.S. Government employee in one of the following ways:
Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable of selfsupport.
The term shall include, in addition to natural offspring, stepchildren and adopted
children and those under legal guardianship of the employee or the spouse when such
children are expected to be under such legal guardianship until they reach 21 years of age and
when dependent upon and normally residing with the guardian;
Parent (including stepparents and legally adoptive parents) of the employee or of the spouse,
when such parent is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support;
Sister or brother (including stepsisters and stepbrothers, or adoptive sisters or brothers) of the
employee, or of the spouse, 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
3. Member of Household (MOH) – An individual who accompanies a direct-hire Foreign, Civil,
or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed at a U.S. Foreign Service post
or establishment abroad, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan. An MOH is:
Not an EFM; and,
Not on the travel orders of the sponsoring employee; and,
Has been officially declared by the sponsoring USG employee to the COM as part of
A MOH is under COM authority and may include a parent, unmarried partner, other relative or
adult child who falls outside the Department’s current legal and statutory definition of family
member. A MOH does not have to be a U.S. Citizen.
4. Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) – An individual who:
Is not a citizen of the host country; and,
Does not ordinarily reside (OR, see below) in the host country; and,
Is not subject to host country and tax laws; and,
Has a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN).
NOR employees are compensated under a GS or FS salary schedule, not under the LCP.
5. Ordinarily Resident (OR) – A Foreign National or U.S. citizen who:
Is locally resident; and,
Has legal, permanent resident status within the host country; and,
Is subject to host country employment and tax laws.
EFMs without U.S. Social Security Numbers are also OR. All OR employees, including U.S.
citizens, are compensated in accordance with the LCP.
CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: UNTIL FILLED
The U.S. Mission in Nigeria 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.
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