• Safety Program Coordinator at US Embassy

  • Posted on: 21 November, 2014 Deadline: 26 November, 2014
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    State Programme Coordinator

     

    Safety Program Coordinator - Lagos

    No. 2014 - 107 Date: November 13, 2014 Ref: A52052

    Subject: SAFETY PROGRAM COORDINATOR

    Location: LAGOS FACILITY MAINTENANCE SECTION (FAC)

    Applicability: ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES

    OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates

    POSITION: Safety Program Coordinator, FSN-08/FP-06

    OPENING DATE: November 13, 2014

    CLOSING DATE: November 26, 2014

    WORK HOURS: Full-Time; 48 hours/week

    SALARY: OR Ordinary Resident – N5,392,865.00 p.a. (Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-08. In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.

    NOR - Not Ordinarily Resident AEFM - US$45,038

    EFM/MOH - US$38,779 (Starting Salary) p.a.

    Position Grade: FP-06

    NOTE: ALL NOT ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE 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. Consulate General in Lagos is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified candidate for the Safety Program Coordinator position in the Facility Maintenance Section (FAC) in Lagos.

    BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION:

    Incumbent serves as a Safety Program Coordinator with responsibility for assisting the Post Occupational Safety and Health Officer (POSHO) in carrying out the day-to-day functions of the Safety, Health and Environmental Management (SHEM) and Fire Protection Division (FIR) programs at post as required by 6 FAM 600 and 6 FAM 780; assures that all government-owned and leased property in country meets the requirements of 6 FAM 617 and 6 FAM 780, as well as other related Departmental requirements which may exist. Incumbent reports directly to the Post Occupational Safety and Health Officer (POSHO).

    To obtain a copy of this announcement please visit our Mission websites at: http://nigeria.usembassy.gov/hr_office.html

     

    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

    NOTE: All applicants MUST address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each criterion in the application letter or the application will not be considered.

    1. University degree or vocational training in facility management or environment safety fields such as construction or architecture is required.

    2. Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in the maintenance or construction field performing repair work or in the field of occupational safety is required. Three (3) additional years of work experience as a construction supervisor or quality control assurance inspector with experience managing people and resources is required.

    3. Level IV (good working knowledge) Speaking /Reading/Writing in English is required. Language proficiency will be tested.

    4. Comprehensive knowledge of SHEM and OSHA guidelines and required practices and procedures; general specialist knowledge of environmental safety standards.

    5. Good computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office are required.

    6. Excellent writing and presentation skills in order to draft reports and conduct training are required.

    SELECTION PROCESS

    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 NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants for this position MUST submit the following, or the application will

    not be considered:

    1. 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.

    2. Application for U.S. Federal Employment (DS-174); or a current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information as a DS-174; plus.

    3. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.

    4. Any other documentation (e.g., certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that directly addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

    5. Limit all electronic (e-mail) submissions to one entry/e-mail not larger than 5MB. Please submit attachments in PDF and Word formats, not pictures.

    SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:

    Embassy of the United States of America
    Human Resources Office
    Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive
    Central District Area
    Abuja.

    Or submit to HRNigeria@state.gov

    POINT OF CONTACT:

    Tel: 09-461-4000 Ext 4261

    DEFINITIONS

    1. US Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM) For purposes of receiving a preference in hiring for a qualified position, an EFM who meets the following criteria:

    · US 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 US Government employee in one of the following ways:

    · Spouse;

    · Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable of self-support. 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.

    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 his/her household.

    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 US 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 employment and tax laws; and,

    · Has a US 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 US 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 US Social Security Numbers are also OR. All OR employees, including US citizens, are compensated in accordance with the LCP.

    CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: NOVEMBER 26, 2014
    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.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer

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