Open to: All Interested Candidates
Position: Administrative Clerk/Secretary FSN-06; FP-08
Opening date: July 2, 2013
Closing date: July 16, 2013
Work hours: Full time; 40 hours /week
NOTE: ALL “NOT ORDINARILY RESIDENT” APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
The U. S. Embassy in Yaoundé is seeking an individual for the position ofAdministrative Clerk/Secretary.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION:
Under the direct supervision of the Locally Employed Staff Surpervisor and the general supervision of the Vice Consul, incumbent will serve as Secretary to the Consular Section Chief and serve as Administrative Clerk and Receptionist to the Consular section of the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde.
Note: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
- Education: Completion of high school is required.
- Experience: Minimum of two years experience in the area of general clerical work, reception or secretarial duties in an international institution is required.
- Language: Level III (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing English and French is required and will be tested.
- Job Knowledge: Applicant must be computer literate (Microsoft Word, Excel and typing skills of 45 w.p.m. minimum). Applicant should also have basic knowledge of visa policies and procedures to be able to provide advice to customers.
- Skills and Abilities: Applicant must have the ability to effectively communicate with members of the public, ability to use judgment in screening calls and tact in giving answers to the public, ability to use tact to communicate with angry customers and be able to work under pressure.
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
- Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
- Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a Locally Employed Staff security clearance.
Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:
- Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) available online or at the Embassy; or
- A current
resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see Appendix B); or
- A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1 -24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet; plus
- Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional U.S. Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
- Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
- Additional information on how to apply for a position is available at: http://yaounde.usembassy.gov/job¬_opportunities.html
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:
Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 817,
U.S. Embassy Yaoundé, Cameroon
Via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org (Please, indicate the title of the position on the “Subject:” line) Electronic applications are stronly encouraged.
POINT OF CONTACT:
Telephone: 2220-1500, Ext 4358
Fax: 2220-1500, Ext 4532
CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: July 16, 2013
The U.S. Mission in Cameroon 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.
Approved by Acting Management Officer William Johnson