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  • Posted: Mar 4, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 11, 2021
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  • A diplomatic mission is a group of people from one state or an international inter-governmental organisation (such as the United Nations) present in another state to represent the sending state/organisation officially in the receiving state. In practice, a diplomatic mission usually denotes the resident mission, namely the office of a country's diplomatic re...
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    Shipment Clerk - All Interested Candidates

    Announcement Number: Lagos - 2021 - 027

    Series / Grade: LE - 0905 6
    Work Schedule: Full-time - 40 hours per week
    Promotion Potential: LE-6

    Overview

    • Hiring Path: Open to the public
    • Security Clearance Required: Public Trust - Background Investigation
    • Appointment Type: Temporary
    • Appointment Type Details: Definite not to Exceed 5 years subject to successful completion of probationary period.
    • Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (6 weeks) of 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

    • Working under the Supervisory Administrative Assistant of the Oversea Building Operations (OBO) project team, the incumbent obtains customs clearance for incoming and outgoing official shipments in support of the New Consulate Compound (NCC) in Lagos.
    • S/he also works with the Ministry of Transportation to facilitate vehicle registration and inspection.

    Qualifications and Evaluations
    Education Requirements:

    • Completion of Secondary School or received high school diploma

    Experience:  

    • Minimum of two years of experience in customs, shipping, or logistics is required.

    Job Knowledge:

    • Must have strong knowledge of local cargo, shipping, and customs procedures and regulations.
    • Strong knowledge of local laws and regulations governing all types of vehicle use, registration, insurance, import/export etc.is required.  

    Evaluations:

    • This may be tested. Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed.

    Language:  

    • Good working knowledge Reading/ Writing/Speaking English is required.

    Skills and Abilities

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) and Internet Research is required.
    • Good interpersonal skills to interface efficiently with various contacts including end users, vendors, trucking companies, local officials as well as post contacts is required.
    • Good knowledge of accepted record-keeping methods, to include developing a filing system, follow-up on projects, meeting deadlines is required.
    • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
    • Must have a valid Nigeria driver's license.

    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.

    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:

    • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
    • AEFM / USEFM
    • 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.

    Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

    • For USEFM - FP is 08.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C. All Interested Applicants / All Sources

    Marketing Statement:

    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 Lagos, Nigeria 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.

    Salary
    NGN4,834,097 , USD34,021 annually.

    Method of Application

    Important Notice

    • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust 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:

    • 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.
    • Residency and/or Work Permit (If applicable)
    • Degree (not transcript)
    • NYSC Certificate

    For EFMs, in addition to the above:

    • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
    • 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 Abuja, Nigeria.
    • For More Info: HR Section 09-461-4000 HRNigeria@state.gov
    Interested and qualified? Go to US Embassy on erajobs.state.gov to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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