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  • Posted on: 7 August, 2014 Deadline: 18 August, 2014
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    The U.S. Consulate General in Lagos is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified candidate for the position of Receptionist in the Regional Security Office (RSO).



    OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates
    POSITION TITLE: Receptionist, FSN-05/FP-09
    OPENING DATE: August 05, 2014
    CLOSING DATE: August 18, 2014
    WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week
    SALARY: OR – Ordinarily Resident–N1,948,552 p.a. (Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-05
    The Incumbent serves as a Receptionist at the Consulate and provides services to all tenant agencies in the Consulate Office Building. The Incumbent issue temporary I.D. Cards and Visitors slips, verifies appointments, contacts offices to be visited, arranges escort and provides them with information such as visa and employment information when needed. The Incumbent serves as the point of contact for visitors entering the Consulate.

    To obtain a copy of this announcement please visit our Mission website at:

    NOTE: All applicants MUST address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each criterion or the application will not be considered.
    1. Completion of Secondary School is required.
    2. Minimum of one (1) year of prior work with the public in clerical or security experience is required.
    3. Level III (Good working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required.
    4. Must have a general knowledge of the organization and personnel structure of the U.S. Mission.
    5. Ability to deal with the public/difficult people who may be under stress in a calm, courteous yet assertive manner is required.
    6. Must be able to write notes to mission officers regarding visitor inquiries and or/problems.
    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 employment.
    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 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. Application for US Federal Employment (DS-174); or a current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information as a DS-174; plus,
    2. Candidates who claim US 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.


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

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    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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