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  • Posted: Nov 24, 2021
    Deadline: Dec 8, 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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    Telecommunications Technician - All Interested Candidates

    Announcement Number: Lagos-2021-117

    Series/Grade: LE - 0605 6
    Promotion Potential: LE-6
    Hiring Agency: Consulate General Lagos
    Work Schedule: Full-time - 40 hours per week

    Overview

    • Hiring Path: Open to the public
    • 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
    • Security Clearance Required: Public Trust - Background Investigation
    • Appointment Type: Permanent
    • Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period.

    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 (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
    Basic Function for the Position:

    • Under the direct supervision of the Telecommunications Supervisor, incumbent is responsible for the programming, installation, operation, and maintenance of post radios, base stations, repeaters, comparators, duplexers telecommunications towers / mast, video splitters, amplifiers, combiners  and controllers, video multicast and broadcast equipment, satellite TV decoders and all other radio frequency related equipment at the consulate, offsite locations and residences.
    • S/he is the Primary customer support for all radio and TV related issues and assists with programming and installation of post PBX systems, residential internet services, LAN (Local Area Network) cables and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) circuits.

    Qualifications and Evaluations
    Experience:

    • Two (2) years of directly progressively responsible experience in telecommunications is required.

    Job Knowledge:

    • Must have good knowledge of the Nigerian Communication Commissions' Regulations, Guidelines and policies.
    • Must have thorough knowledge of electronic and radio theories and practices, installation, operations, management, testing and troubleshooting and repair procedures and techniques.
    • Must have experience in Cisco, satellite remote antenna pointing and alignment, fiber optic and copper cable installations and distribution and local area networking.
    • Knowledgeable with telecommunication test equipment, fiber, ethernet and coaxial cable analyzer. 

    Education Requirements:

    • Two (2) years of University / College studies in Electrical, Electronics or Telecommunications is required.

    Evaluations:

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

    Language:  

    • Fluent in speaking / reading / writing of English is required.

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Must have excellent numerical skills to carry out measurement of lengths, distances, elevation of azimuth angle, etc.
    • Must be able to work independently to resolve stressful and unforeseen situations.
    • Must be able to utilize and calibrate a wide range of test equipment and use a myriad of hand power tool.
    • Must be able to lift weights (up to 25 kg) and climb heights of up to 120fts with due regard to workplace health and safety standards.
    • Must be able to work in difficult, sometimes dirty and cramped conditions.
    • Must be able to communicate courteously with customers, both direct hire and local staff. Must have 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.

    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.

    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.

    Marketing Statement:

    Salary
    NGN4,834,097 (USD32,021) Annually.

    Method of Application

    Important Information

    • 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
      • Degree (or transcripts)
      • Driver's license
    • For EFMs, in addition to the above:
      • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
      • 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.
    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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