Job Openings at the Embassy

Vacancy Announcement

 

U.S. Mission                                      Asmara

Announcement Number:             Asmara-2019-05

Position Title:                                    Janitor

Opening Period:                               February 13, 2019 – February 27, 2019

Series/Grade:                                   LE-1305-1 (FSN-1)

For USEFM/FS:  FP-DD.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

For More Info:                                   Human Resources Office

Mailing Address:  U.S. Embassy, P.O. Box 211

E-mail Address:  HR_Asmara@state.gov

 

Who May Apply:                              All Interested Applicants / All Sources

 

Security Clearance Required:     Local Security Certification

Duration Appointment:                Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period

 

Marketing Statement:  We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees (https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/eight-qualities-of-overseas-employees) before you apply.

Summary: The U.S. Mission in Asmara, Eritrea is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Janitor.

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 of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:  No

Duties:  The incumbent works independently but as a member of a seven-person custodial crew to perform a wide range of janitorial and general manual labor duties at U.S Embassy Asmara offices and the American Center building.  Assignments may involve cleaning or performing scheduled cleaning tasks in the U.S Embassy Asmara offices and the American Center building. The incumbent may also assist in delivering and setting up audiovisual equipment, and setting up chairs and tables for conferences, meetings and ceremonies.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:   Completion of elementary school is required.

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:  At least six months of cleaning experience is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:  Level III (Good Working Knowledge) speaking/reading/writing Tigrinya is required.  Level II (Limited Knowledge) speaking/reading/writing English is required. (This may be tested.)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

Must be physically fit and capable of performing heavy physical work.  Must be able to lift, handle and carry heavy loads with or without the assistance of elevators or other devices.

Must be able to use hand trucks and other simple hand tools.

Good working knowledge of safe work methods is required.  Must know how to appropriately use cleaning products.

Qualifications:  All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

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.

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:

(1)          AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*

(2)          AEFM / USEFM

(3)          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:  https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification clearance.  Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is available on our website at https://er.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/  and Supplemental Narrative Form, which is the last page of this document.

To apply for this position, applicants should submit the documents listed below to

Human Resources Office

Mailing Address:  U.S. Embassy, P.O. Box 211

E-mail Address: HR_Asmara@state.gov. Please indicate the position title in the subject line.

 

Required Documents:  Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • DS-174
  • Supplemental Narrative Form
  • Proof of Education
  • Proof of release from National Service

 

What to Expect Next:  Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted by phone.

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 Asmara, Eritrea.

 

Supplemental Narrative Form

Janitor, LE-1305-1 (FSN-1; FP-DD*)

Name:

Date:

INSTRUCTIONS:  Please use the right side column to explain in detail how you meet the qualification for this vacancy announcement.  This information will be used to determine if you meet the required qualifications for this position.  Information provided on the Supplemental Narrative Form must match information provided on the Universal Application for Employment (DS-174).

Qualification requirements My qualifications and how they meet the vacancy announcement requirements.
EDUCATION: Completion of elementary school is required.
EXPERIENCE: At least six months of cleaning experience is required.
LANGUAGE Level III (Good Working Knowledge) speaking/reading/writing Tigrinya is required.  Level II (Limited Knowledge) speaking/reading/writing English is required. (This may be tested.)
Must be physically fit and capable of performing heavy physical work.  Must be able to lift, handle and carry heavy loads with or without the assistance of elevators or other devices.
Must be able to use hand trucks and other simple hand tools.
Good working knowledge of safe work methods is required.  Must know how to appropriately use cleaning products.

 

Vacancy Announcement

 

U.S. Mission                                      Asmara

Announcement Number:             Asmara-2019-02

Position Title:                                   American Center Coordinator

Opening Period:                              February 6, 2019 – February 20, 2019

Series/Grade:                                   LE-6010-5 (FSN-5)

                                                                For USEFM/FS:  FP-9. Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

For More Info:                                  Human Resources Office

Mailing Address:  U.S. Embassy, P.O. Box 211

E-mail Address:  HR_Asmara@state.gov

Who May Apply:                              All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:     Local Security Certification

Duration Appointment:                                Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period

 

Marketing Statement:  We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees(https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/eight-qualities-of-overseas-employees)before you apply.

Summary: The U.S. Mission in Asmara, Eritrea is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of American Center Coordinator.

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 of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:No

Duties:Under the direct supervision of the American Center Director and general supervision of the Public Affairs Officer, the incumbent develops, implements and evaluates programming at the American Center, including English Language, Education Outreach, and Experiential Learning. S/he also acts as receptionist at the American Center.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:   Completion of High School is required.

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:At least two years of office work that includes clerical experience, project management, and/or administration is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing of Tigrinya is required.Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing of English is required.(This may be tested.)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

Good knowledge of standard functions of an office environment, including correspondence procedures and formatting, and records management, is required. Strong organizational skills and the ability to plan and implement public programs are required.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in person and over the phone are required.  Must be able to use tact and diplomacy when dealing with the public.

Good computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) are required.  Good knowledge of electronic retrieval and delivery tools, in particular the Internet, including how to search, bookmark, and use social media, is required.

Qualifications:  All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

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.

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:

(1)          AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*

(2)          AEFM / USEFM

(3)          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:  https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification clearance.  Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is available on our website athttps://er.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/and Supplemental Narrative Form, which is the last page of this document.

To apply for this position, applicants should submit the documents listed below to

Human Resources Office

Mailing Address:  U.S. Embassy, P.O. Box 211

E-mail Address: HR_Asmara@state.gov. Please indicate the position title in the subject line.

 

Required Documents:  Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

•             DS-174

•             Supplemental Narrative Form

•             Proof of Education

•             Proof of release from National Service

 

What to Expect Next:  Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted by phone.

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 Asmara, Eritrea.

 

Supplemental Narrative Form

American Center Coordinator, LE-6010-5 (FSN-5; FP-9*)

Name:

Date:

INSTRUCTIONS:  Please use the right side column to explain in detail how you meet the qualification for this vacancy announcement.  This information will be used to determine if you meet the required qualifications for this position.  Information provided on the Supplemental Narrative Form must match information provided on the Universal Application for Employment (DS-174).

Qualification requirements

My qualifications and how they meet the vacancy announcement requirements.

 

EDUCATION:  Completion of High School is required.

 

EXPERIENCE:  At least two years of office work that includes clerical experience, project management, and/or administration is required.

 

LANGUAGE:  Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing of Tigrinya is required. Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing of English is required. (This may be tested.)

 

Good knowledge of standard functions of an office environment, including correspondence procedures and formatting, and records management, is required. Strong organizational skills and the ability to plan and implement public programs are required.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in person and over the phone are required.  Must be able to use tact and diplomacy when dealing with the public.

Good computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) are required.  Good knowledge of electronic retrieval and delivery tools, in particular the Internet, including how to search, bookmark, and use social media, is required.

Vacancy Announcement

 

U.S. Mission                                      Asmara

Announcement Number:             Asmara-2019-01

Position Title:                                   Surveillance Detection Monitor (Guard)

Opening Period:                              February 1, 2019 – February 7, 2019

Series/Grade:                                   LE-710-4 (FSN-4)

For USEFM/FS:  FP-AA. Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

For More Info:                                  Human Resources Office

Mailing Address:  U.S. Embassy, P.O. Box 211

E-mail Address:  HR_Asmara@state.gov

 

Who May Apply:                              All Interested Applicants / All Sources

 

Security Clearance Required:     Local Security Certification

Duration Appointment:                                Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period

 

Marketing Statement:  We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees(https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/eight-qualities-of-overseas-employees)before you apply.

Summary: The U.S. Mission in Asmara, Eritrea is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Surveillance Detection Monitor (Guard).

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 of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:No

Duties:Jobholder provides security for U.S. personnel and facilities by conducting surveillance detection (SD) operations as a member of a tactical team of SD personnel.  SD Monitors observe, recognize, and report potential surveillance and other suspicious incidents directed against U.S. Government facilities and/or personnel and initiate emergency responses to possible hostile actions, as necessary, to safeguard life and property.

 

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:   Completion of Secondary School is required

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:A minimum of one (1) year of military, police, or private experience in the field of security required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:Level III(Good Working Knowledge) speaking/reading/writing Tigrinya is required. Level II (Limited Knowledge) speaking/reading/writing English is required. (This may be tested.)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

Must have a valid Eritrean Grade Two driving license. (Driving skills may be tested.)

Must be skilled in the use of communications equipment, cameras, and basic information technology systems.

Knowledge of surveillance techniques, familiarity with local pedestrian and vehicular traffic patterns and habits, and awareness of cultural norms and customs are required.

Qualifications:  All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

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.

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:

(1)          AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*

(2)          AEFM / USEFM

(3)          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:  https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification clearance.  Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is available on our website athttps://er.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/and Supplemental Narrative Form, which is the last page of this document.

To apply for this position, applicants should submit the documents listed below to

Human Resources Office

Mailing Address:  U.S. Embassy, P.O. Box 211

E-mail Address: HR_Asmara@state.gov. Please indicate the position title in the subject line.

 

Required Documents:  Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • DS-174
  • Supplemental Narrative Form
  • Proof of Education
  • Proof of release from National Service

 

 

What to Expect Next:  Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted by phone.

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 Asmara, Eritrea.

 

Supplemental Narrative Form

Surveillance Detection Monitor (Guard), LE-710-4 (FSN-4; FP-AA*)

Name:

Date:

INSTRUCTIONS:  Please use the right side column to explain in detail how you meet the qualification for this vacancy announcement.  This information will be used to determine if you meet the required qualifications for this position.  Information provided on the Supplemental Narrative Form must match information provided on the Universal Application for Employment (DS-174).

Qualification requirements My qualifications and how they meet the vacancy announcement requirements.
 
EDUCATION:  Completion of secondary school is required.  

 

 
EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of one (1) year of military, police, or private experience in the field of security required.
 
LANGUAGE: Level III (Good Working Knowledge) speaking/reading/writing Tigrinya is required.  Level II (Limited Knowledge) speaking/reading/writing English is required(This may be tested.)  

 

 
Must have a valid Eritrean Grade Two driving license. (Driving skills may be tested.)  

 

Must be skilled in the use of communications equipment, cameras, and basic information technology systems.
Knowledge of surveillance techniques, familiarity with local pedestrian and vehicular traffic patterns and habits, and awareness of cultural norms and customs are required.