Embassy Niamey recruits 01 GSO Assistant – US Citizen Eligible Family Members
Announcement Number: Niamey-2021-006Hiring Agency: Embassy Niamey Position Title: GSO Assistant – US Citizen Eligible Family Members Open Period: 03/30/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYYVacancy Time Zone: GMT+1Series/Grade: FP – 0105 5Salary: Not SpecifiedWork Schedule: Full-time – 40 Hours per weekPromotion Potential: FP-5Duty Location(s): 1 in Niamey, NGTelework Eligible: No
For More Info: HR Section 227-2027-2661/62 [email protected]
Hiring Path: • Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: For USEFM – FP is 05. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.Only one Open-to category should remain: • U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All AgenciesSecurity Clearance Required: SecretAppointment Type: PermanentAppointment Type Details: • Definite not to Exceed 5 years
Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
Summary: The work schedule is Full Time 40 number of hours per week.
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time of 4 weeks of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position: NoRelocation Expenses Reimbursed: NoTravel Required: Not Required
Duties Under the general supervision of the General Services Officer (GSO), oversees and coordinates the work of various GSO sections; supply/warehouse, procurement, leasing, shipping and receiving, and motorpool. Secret clearance is required for this position.
Serves as principal assistant and advisor to the GSO. Has responsibility for supervising and ensuring the execution of USG strategy for the following GSO functions: Simplified Acquisition Procurement, Real Property Management, Shipping, Motor Vehicle Inventory and Usage Management, Travel, and Personal Property Management, to include all expendable and non-expendable supply activities. Indirectly supervises 72 GSO employees, including six Locally Engaged (LE) section supervisors. Delegates work as appropriate to the GSO sections, providing assistance with training and counseling as appropriate. Collaborates with the GSO as needed on completing LE staff annual reviews. Supervises ongoing projects within GSO and tracks progress of ongoing assignments. Manages control of the GSO key box, including monitoring the key sign in/out process, and ensures that keys are accounted for at the end of every business day. Housing Pool Logistics Manager – Assists the GSO in supervising all aspects of Post housing activities, including: managing the Welcome Kit program, inspecting house make-readies for final occupancy, ensuring all residential property is well-maintained, assisting with an annual real estate survey, and working with the RSO and FM offices to ensure all residential property at Post meets all security and health safety standards. Maintains and updates database of vacant homes to match incoming arrivals using criteria set in 15 FAM. Coordinates all new or updated information with the GSO and FM in make-ready efforts, manages the entire make-ready process, which includes: Welcome Kits, the furniture pool (including refurbishing of furniture), and coordination with other departments or the relevant landlord on housing issues. Collaborates with the GSO, FM, and RSO on determining the suitability of new leases.
Property Manager – Assists the GSO in supervising all aspects of Post property management, including: the receipt of expendable and non-expendable property and supplies; management of warehouse storage logistics; issuance of property; organization of disposal sales; performing annual inventories; and preparing property-related correspondence and reports.
Escort duties to include access to the CAA, residences, and government owned/leased property.
Special projects as assigned by the GSO.
Qualifications and Evaluations
Requirements: EXPERIENCE: At least three years of administrative work plus a minimum of one year of supervisory experience are required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE : Standard knowledge of general office operations as well as Microsoft Office computer programs including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. A general understanding of Embassy security, maintenance, warehousing and the housing pool program is a plus. Must be able to learn the various software used by the GSO section (including ILMS/Ariba, MyServices, etc.) and operate effectively with this software within six months of employment.
High School Diploma is required.
Evaluations: LANGUAGE: Level IV (fluent) speaking/reading/writing English is required. This may be tested.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES Optional: Good interpersonal skills are critical. Must possess the ability to prioritize large numbers of varied tasks in a timely manner and follow instructions. Must be organized, and self-schedule tasks and follow-up as appropriate. Must be able to legally operate a motor vehicle in Niger.
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: 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.
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.
How to Apply
How to Apply: All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a secret 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.
Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
Residency and/or Work Permit
Degree (not transcript)
Degree with transcript
Certificate or License
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 Niamey, Niger.
More information: https://ne.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/