Job Openings at the Embassy

Thank you for your interest in employment with the U.S. Mission in Mauritania.  To view a current list of all available positions at the U.S. Mission in Mauritania and to apply online, please visit this page: Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA).

Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA)

All applications must be submitted through ERA and in English to be considered. 

The U.S. Mission in Mauritania 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.

Announcement Number: Nouakchott-2020-013

Hiring Agency: Embassy Nouakchott

Position Title: General Services Assistant- U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies (General Services Specialist (Quality Assurance))

Open Period: 03/04/2020 – 09/30/2020

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT

Series/Grade: FP 5- 0105

Salary: Not Specified

Work Schedule: Full-time –

Promotion Potential: FP-5

Duty Location(s): 1 Vacancy in
Nouakchott, MR

Telework Eligible: No

For More Info: HR Section
Human Resources Office
HRONouakchott@state.gov

Hiring Path: Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: For USEFM – FS is FP -5.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.   U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies

Security Clearance Required: Secret

Appointment Type: Temporary

Appointment Type Details: Definite

Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Summary: 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 ( two weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: No

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Basic Function of the Position:  Under guidance of General Services Officer, facilitates overall management of General Services Operations – Develop, plan, and implement an ongoing program of support; develop budget and workforce requirements for General Services Operations; assess the efficiency and effectiveness of operations; provide solutions; ensure the proper allocation and expenditure of appropriated funds; provide timely and appropriate services to post clientele; supervise, train, mentor and evaluate the performance of subordinate employees; maintain internal management controls to prevent waste, fraud, and mismanagement. Job holder assists the GSO team meet goals of efficiency, timeliness, safety and customer service by monitoring GSO functions, developing and using tools to support critical analysis, and providing usable management information and guidance to the GSO and Management Officer. Job Holder will serve as assistant to the General Services Officer in all areas of the GSO including:

A.  General office management, communication and planning assistance for the GSO section including filing and office management, developing schedules, preparing schedules, planning overtime usage, supporting military flights, make-ready’s and review biweekly T&A reports for accuracy including developing spreadsheet to monitor overtime.

B. Assist with housing board meetings and working with leasing office to track upcoming housing needs. This includes 34 residences; GSO is required to track leases, arrivals, departures, make readies, paperwork for housing board, as well as tracking
housing issues to ensure they are resolved.
.
C. Maintain analysis of routine GSO functions as needed (overtime, fuel, employee leave planning, expendables usage, utilities, and motor vehicle use). Develop spreadsheets to monitor expenditures, incoming, warehouse operations to ensure controls and identify weaknesses in security of equipment and materials.

Qualifications and Evaluations:

Education: Completion of secondary school and two years of university studies are required.

Requirements: 

Experience:  A minimum of three years of progressively responsible work experience in government, commercial or non-profit sector is required.

Language: Language: Level IV (Fluent) of English required. Language skills may be tested.

Skills and Abilities: Problem solving, multi-tasking, and organizational skills required; excellent oral and written communication skills required; Ability to analyze data and make recommendations required. Ability to prioritize work assignments of self and subordinates is required. Ability to use MS Office Suite and to conduct internet searches is required. Keyboarding skills at the mid level are required. Strong people management skills required. Local driving license is required. Secret clearance or ability to obtain one is required.

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:

Agency Benefits: Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission Nouakchott may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other 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.

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.

How to Apply: Applicants must complete the following application process to be considered:

  • Create an account on the Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) website via the Embassy website https://mr.usembassy.gov/
  • Choose Announcement Number Nouakchott-2020-013 General Services Assistant

(General Services Specialist (Quality Assurance) and complete the online application.

  • Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (eg. cover letter, degree, SF50 & Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification or equivalent, DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs other supporting documentation (if applicable) into the Electronic Recruitment Application system).

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site https://mr.usembassy.gov/

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

Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification or equivalent

University degree

DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

SF-50

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 Nouakchott, Mauritania.

 

Announcement Number: Nouakchott-2020-015

Hiring Agency: Embassy Nouakchott

Position Title: Consular Assistant- Open to U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies RA 3

Open Period: 02/26/2020 – 09/30/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT

Series/Grade: FP – 8 1405

Salary: Not Specified

Work Schedule: Full-time –

Promotion Potential: FP-8

Duty Location(s):1 Vacancy in Nouakchott, MR

Telework Eligible: No

For More Info:

HR Section
Human Resources Office
HRONouakchott@state.gov

Hiring Path: • Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification from the Agency: For USEFM – FS is FP-08. Actual FS salary is determined by Washington D.C. U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies

Security Clearance Required: Secret

Appointment Type: Temporary

Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Summary: The U.S. Mission in Nouakchott, Mauritania is seeking an eligible and qualified U.S Citizen Eligible Family Members applicants for the position of Consular Assistant.

U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies

The work schedule for this position is Full time: 40 hours per week

Supervisory Position: No

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Duties

Basic Function of the Position: Under the supervision of the Consular Officer, the incumbent provides assistance to the consular section on administrative and operational duties, including budgets and reporting. Incumbent takes active assistance role in providing American Citizens Services, facilitating the resolution of visa issues, and special consular services as the need arises. He/She assists with customer services issues and public inquiries, basic office and administrative functions, and fraud prevention activities. Incumbent manages the section correspondence unit including Congressional correspondence and other inquiries. He/she provides written and oral replies to public inquiries relating to non-immigrant visas, U.S tax issues, voting and local laws and practices relating to marriage, divorce and adoption.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

Experience: One year of secretarial/clerical experience is required.

Job Knowledge: Familiarity with windows-based computer applications required. Knowledge of 9 FAM and SOPs developed at post regarding visa processing and American citizen services.

Education Requirements: High school diploma is required. 

Evaluations: Language: Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing of English is required. Language skills may be tested.

Skills and Abilities: Incumbent must have good communication skills and ability to work with public. Ability to draft professional-level correspondence in English is required. This position requires keyboarding skills with speed and accuracy. Must be able to use the Consular Consolidated Database (CCD) as well as Microsoft Word and Excel. Ability to obtain and maintain security clearance at Secret level.

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: Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Nouakchott, Mauritania may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other 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.

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.

How to Apply: Applicants must complete the following application process to be considered:

  • Create an account on the Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) website via the Embassy website https://mr.usembassy.gov/
  • Choose Announcement Number Nouakchott-2020-015 Consular Assistant and complete the online application.
  • Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (eg. cover letter, degree, SF50 & Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification or equivalent, DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, other supporting documentation (if applicable) into the Electronic Recruitment Application system).

To apply for this position, click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site https://mr.usembassy.gov/

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Secret level clearance.

Required Documents:

Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

High school diploma

DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

SF-50

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 Nouakchott, Mauritania.

 

 Announcement Number: Nouakchott-2020-014

Hiring Agency: Embassy Nouakchott

Position Title: Administrative Assistant- U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies (Management Analyst)

Open Period: 03/04/2020 – 09/30/2020

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT

Series/Grade: FP 8 – 0101

Salary: Not Specified

Work Schedule: Full-time –

Promotion Potential: FP-8

Duty Location(s): 1 Vacancy in Nouakchott, MR

Telework Eligible: No

For More Info: HR Section
Human Resources Office
HRONouakchott@state.gov

Hiring Path: • Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification from the Agency: For USEFM – FS is FP-08.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.  U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies

Security Clearance Required: Secret

Appointment Type: Temporary

Appointment Type Details: Definite

Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Summary: 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 (two weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: No

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Basic Function of the Position: Incumbent provides a full range of office management support with minimal guidance from supervisor. Performs reviews and audits of Management Section units and subunits. Summaries and reports must be prepared using clear and concise English. Reviews and audits may involve mathematical skills for analysis. Incumbent monitors office-related materials on Mission Intranet webpage to ensure that it remains appropriate, correct, and current and updates webpages, and/or coordinates with IRM staff to ensure materials are updated. Suggests changes to improve effectiveness of website.
He/she inspects and makes sure log books located in tennis court, swimming pool and volleyball courts are correct and up to date. Performs full range of office management services and project support for Department of State section, including Management sections, the Executive Office, and other offices in the absence of their primary OMS personnel.

Qualifications and Evaluations:

Requirements:

Experience: At least two years in an office environment.

Job Knowledge: Knowledge of clerical and administrative processes of the office. Knowledge of Department of State sections.

Education Requirements: high school diploma required.

Evaluations: Language: Level IV English (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing required. Language skills may be tested.

Skills and Abilities: Advanced computer skills, including familiarity with spreadsheets, databases, word processing, and PowerPoint. Skills in all MS office software applications. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel both orally and in writing. Excellent organizational skills. Must have or be able to obtain Secret Clearance.

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: Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Nouakchott, Mauritania may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other 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.

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.

How to Apply: Applicants must complete the following application process to be considered:

  • Create an account on the Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) website via the Embassy website https://mr.usembassy.gov/
  • Choose Announcement Number Nouakchott-2020-014 Administrative Assistant and complete the online application.
  • Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (eg. cover letter, degree, SF50 & Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification or equivalent, DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, other supporting documentation (if applicable) into the Electronic Recruitment Application system).

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site https://mr.usembassy.gov/

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Secret clearance.

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)

High school diploma

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 Nouakchott, Mauritania.