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-2024-001

Hiring Agency: Embassy Nouakchott

Position Title: Resource Coordination Assistant

Open Period: 02/07/2024 – 02/21/2024

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT

Series/Grade: LE – 6530 9

Salary: MRU UM 996,939 – MRU UM 996,939 /Per Year

For USEFM -FSN-9 is FP-4. Actual FP 5 (step 1 through 4) salary will be determined by Washington D.C.

Work Schedule: Full-time – Monday-Thursday 0800-1800 Friday 0800-1200

Promotion Potential: LE-9

Duty Location(s): 1 in Nouakchott, MR

Telework Eligible: No

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

Overview

Hiring Path:  Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

  • All Interested Applicants / All Sources

 

Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation

Appointment Type: Permanent

Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period

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

Supervisory Position: No

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Travel Required: No

Duties: The Resource Coordinator works under the direct supervision of the Public Affairs Officer (PAO) (or PAO designee) and has no direct supervisory responsibilities.  Is the leading Public Diplomacy (PD) locally employed (LE) Staff responsible for the financial, program, human, and property resources that support PD projects and programs countrywide.  Oversees the use of multiple and diverse funding streams and ensures their compliance with all relevant U.S. government (USG) regulations and Mauritanian laws.  Manages grants and the use of PD Section materials and equipment.  Serves as primary liaison for the PD Section with the Financial Management Office (FMO).

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
I. Program Support (30% of time)

Develops budget for individual PD programs and activities based on guidance from the PAO and input from PD LE Staff. Tracks expected and actual expenditures, including those associated with LE Staff work hours.

Coordinates logistics and resource requests for program/activity implementation. Allocates property to individual public engagement activities, acquires new property/materials, and manages venue costs and transportation for offsite locations.

Actively plans at least a year in advance to contribute to the annual Public Diplomacy Implementation Plan (PDIP) by providing information on program feasibility with available resources; diverse funding authorities; and staff, facilities, equipment, and other resource requirements.

Processes and disburses payments to exchange program participants. Manages PD representational activities in coordination with other PD staff. Ensures completeness of PD contact database(s). Serves as administrator of PD Tools and PD Section lead user for contact management database.

II. Financial Resource Coordination (20% of time)

Compiles annual post budget requirements and projections more than one (1) fiscal year in advance for approval by PAO; identifies appropriate allocation by PD-specific budget codes for LE Staff compensation, activities, programs, and Integrated Country Strategy (ICS) themes for approval by PAO. In coordination with the PAO (or PAO designee) and FMO, prepares, submits, and tracks expenditures against post’s annual budget projections.

Coordinates all funding streams and expenditures for PD programs from both the PD Budget Allotment (“.7 funds”) and from multiple non-PD sources or other USG programs; and from non-USG sources such as Mauritania government cost sharing, public-private partnerships, private sector fundraising, etc. Tracks Department of State (DOS) resources from the Bureau of Global Public Affairs (GPA) and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), both those administered directly by post and those managed in Washington but allotted for programs that affect PD section workload (e.g., International Visitor Leadership Program [IVLP]). With guidance from PAO, drafts requests for additional financial resources from DOS and other agencies.

Assists Financial Management staff in the disbursement of the PD Allotment, ensuring that all obligations and payments for PD activities are met (to speakers, grantees, procurements, contractors, etc.). Coordinates PD entries in WebRABIT and tracks reports for accuracy. Serves as the authority on PD Project Codes. Coordinates PD input to the annual Mission Resource Request.

Monitors, tracks, and reports on PD expenditures against budget targets, including representation funds, unliquidated funds, and periodic financial plans. Prepares cost analyses and suggests cost-saving measures. Designated as an Occasional Money Handler for section-wide petty cash payments, ensuring that all USG financial accountability regulations are met, and all expenditures are accurately and appropriately accounted for.

III. Grants, Contracts, and Agreements Coordination (20% of time)

Supports the Grants Officer for the administration of all PD Section grants countrywide and is the Section’s coordinator and technical advisor on grants and cooperative agreements.

Drafts grants and cooperative agreements; reviews and analyzes Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) and other solicitations drafted by colleagues to ensure adherence to Mission and PD goals and USG regulations. Coordinates with DOS offices on their specific PD grants policies.

Maintains the full set of PD official grant files in hard and electronic copy, and in the Grants Database Management System. Ensures compliance with USG-mandated databases that track federal assistance (Data Universal Numbering System [DUNS]) and determine exclusions from doing business with the USG (State Assistance Management System [SAMS]).

Reviews cost-share or co-sponsorship elements and verifies the bona fides of grantee organizations.

Serves as GOR with responsibilities as indicated in the Delegation of Authority letter. The incumbent is required to coordinate with recipient individuals and organizations and is responsible for monitoring grantee compliance with grant terms by reviewing grantee accounting and interim reports and requiring timely submission of final program and financial reports. Coordinates with PD and Mission colleagues on questions of funding, expenditures, and transfers. For DOS-initiated grants, acts as liaison between DOS-based GOR and local implementing institution(s).

Coordinates with the General Services Officer (GSO) on contracting instruments.

IV. Management Coordination (Internal and External) (10% of time)

Serves as principal PD liaison with Management (General Services, Facilities Management, Information Technology, Financial Management, and Human Resources) and Regional Security staff to coordinate their support for PD programs/activities. Works closely with the Management Section to coordinate PD Section’s use of resources (including financial, program, equipment, human, and space requirements) and PD-specific resource tracking.

Tracks and coordinates Front Office taskings assigned to PD, as well as PD contributions to Mission-wide guest lists.

V. Procurement and Property Coordination (10% of time)

Advises PAO on rules and regulations governing program property. Develops annual PD acquisition plan for PAO’s approval. Is main point of contact with GSO for property management of PD assets, to include property inventory and equipment maintenance/upkeep/replacement/disposal.

Is primary point of contact with FMO and GSO for procurements to meet PD’s specific standard requirements. Researches and reviews PD Section needs, including technical specifications required. Provides technical advice and recommendations to Procurement staff for PD procurements such as digital services, opinion survey services, A/V production, etc.

VI. Human Resources and General Administrative Functions (10% of time)

Tracks and arranges PD staff training and travel. Coordinates PD staff work schedules to comply with Embassy procedures and supervisors’ requirements. Prepares PD Section time and attendance. Prepares workload statistics as required for PD budget submissions and personnel reports, coordinates preparation of PD staffing pattern.

Drafts office correspondence in English and French or Arabic, including cables, event proposals, and evaluation reports. Provides informal interpretation and translation from/to English and French or Arabic when required.

Note: This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent. The incumbent will be required to perform other duties as assigned by the agency.
Qualifications and Evaluations
Requirements:
Experience: A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in a major organization in budget, accounting, business administration, financial management, organizational management, public administration, project management, or grants management work is required.
Job Knowledge: Detailed knowledge of PD management operations, to include financial management, human resources, procurement regulations, grants policies and procedures, travel, IT, ICASS cost-sharing policies and procedures, and other administrative procedures and regulations, is required. Knowledge of USG appropriation and allotment bookkeeping and accounting procedures is required. Thorough knowledge of PD and relevant DOS regulations and other guidance on all elements of resource coordination relevant to the PD Section administration and program activities is required. Detailed knowledge of USG grant regulations, Grants Policy Directives, public-private partnerships and fundraising guidelines, and A/OPE guidance is required.
General knowledge of USG and DOS structures is required. Comprehensive knowledge of PD within DOS, to include the functions of and programs sponsored by the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (R), the Under Secretary’s Office of Policy, Planning, and Resources (R/PPR), ECA, GPA, and the PD components of relevant regional and functional bureaus is required. Must have an overall understanding of the functions of embassies and general knowledge of the structure of non-DOS agencies engaged in Mauritania (e.g., USAID, Commerce, Department of Defense).
Knowledge of U.S. foreign policy objectives and American interests in Mauritania. Comprehensive knowledge of Mauritanian geography, infrastructure, government institutions, and common business and banking practices is required. General understanding of regional, ethnic, socioeconomic, cultural and linguistic factors and the influence of religious, cultural and educational institutions as they relate to perceptions of the United States is required. Knowledge of customer service in Mauritania is required. Must have an understanding of communications in Mauritania and the international information environment as it affects Mauritania and must be familiar with digital practices and procedures.
Education Requirements:
A university degree in Business Administration, Financial Management, Organizational Management, Accounting, Public Administration, or local equivalent is required.
Evaluations:
LANGUAGE:
Level IV (speaking/reading/writing) English is required.
Level III (speaking/reading/writing) French or Arabic is required.
Language skills may be tested.
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”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, 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: 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 public trust clearance.
Required Documents:
To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.
All Applicants:

• Residency and/or Work Permit
• Degree (not transcript)
• Driver’s License
• Certificate or License

Eligible Family Member Applicants:
• Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
• Passport copy
• 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 in advance for application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Nouakchott-Mauritania.

 

Announcement Number: Nouakchott-2023-026

Hiring Agency: Embassy Nouakchott

Position Title: RSO Office Management Assistant- US Eligible Family Members (EFMs) All Agencies RA3

Open Period: 05/08/2023 – 05/31/2024

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT

Series/Grade: FP – 0105 8

Salary: Not Specified

Work Schedule: Part-time –

Promotion Potential: FP-8

Duty Location(s): 1 Vacancy in

Nouakchott, MR

Telework Eligible: No

For More Info: HR Section

222-45-25-2660

NouakchottHR@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:

  • Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

For USEFM – FSN 6 is FP 8.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.

From the Agency: U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies

Security Clearance Required: Secret/Confidential Clearance

Appointment Type: Temporary

Appointment 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 for this position is: part time 20 hours per week

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (2 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: No

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Travel Required: Not required.

Duties

The incumbent performs clerical and administrative duties as the Office Management Assistant (OMA) for the Regional Security Office (RSO) pertaining to a multitude of RSO administrative items, both classified and unclassified.  The incumbent will need to work independently and possess strong communication skills as the incumbent will be in contact with many diverse individuals on a daily basis. Incumbent will require unescorted access to the Control Access Area (CAA).

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE: Two years of administrative experience which would include some of the following types of administrative duties:  filing, scanning, scheduling appointments/meetings, maintaining calendars, ordering office supplies, making travel arrangements and receiving telephone calls.

Education Requirements:

Completion of High School is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE: English level IV (fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking required. Language skills may be tested.

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:

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: 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-2023-026 and complete the online application.
  • Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (eg. College/university degree, copy of orders/Assignment notification, SF50, DD-214, (if applicable)

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

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)
  • Degree or High school diploma (not transcripts) or equivalent
  • 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.

 

Announcement Number: Nouakchott-2023-027

Hiring Agency: Embassy Nouakchott

Position Title: GSO Administrative Support (EFM)

Open Period: 05/10/2023 – 06/28/2024

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT

Series/Grade: FP – 0105 8

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

222-45-25-2660

NouakchottHR@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:

  • Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

For USEFM – FSN 6 is FP 8.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.

From the Agency: U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies

Security Clearance Required: High Risk Public Trust

Appointment Type: Term appt, NTE 4 years

Appointment Type Details: Definite not to Exceed 4 years

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

Supervisory Position: No

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Travel Required: Not required.

Duties

50%

Customer service agent – ensures section(s) are correctly and completely gathering and meeting customer service requests and expectations. Follows up on fulfillment problem services to determine root-cause issues. Provides work guidance, coaching and training to local staff to improve customer service and service response, reduce error-rates, wastage, etc.

30%

Projects – identify additional process improvement/simplification and other change projects (typically lasting weeks or months). Plan and fully implement change projects as appropriate – including data gathering and analysis, solution evaluation and selection (including recommending changes to working practices and purchase of equipment, software, etc.), project planning, change.

10%

Monitors office-related materials on Mission Intranet webpage to ensure that it remains appropriate, correct, and current. Updates webpages, and/or coordinates with IRM staff to ensure materials are updated. Suggests changes to improve effectiveness of website.

10%

Provides administrative support to the GSO section.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE: At least 2 years of administrative and customer service experience is required.

Education Requirements:

Completion of High School is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE: Level III Good Working Knowledge (Writing/Speaking/Reading) of English is required. Language skills may be tested.

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:

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: 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-2023-027 and complete the online application.
  • Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (eg. College/university degree, copy of orders/Assignment notification, SF50, DD-214, (if applicable)

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

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)
  • Passport copy
  • 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.

 

Announcement Number: Nouakchott-2023-025

Hiring Agency: Embassy Nouakchott

Position Title: GSO Assistant (EFM) (Administrative Clerk)

Open Period: 05/08/2023 – 06/28/2024

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT

Series/Grade: FP – 0105 8

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

45-25-26-60

NouakchottHR@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:

  • Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

For USEFM – FSN 6 is FP 8.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.

From the Agency: U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies

Security Clearance Required: Secret/Confidential Clearance

Appointment Type: Term appt, NTE 4 years

Appointment Type Details: Definite not to Exceed 4 years

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

Supervisory Position: No

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Travel Required: Not required.

Duties

Serves as primary GSO point of contact regarding shipping & customs and housing work order status for U.S. direct hire employees of agencies subscribing to ICASS cost centers for these services, including acting as a liaison between customers and GSO Housing and Shipping & Customs sections to ensure work orders and assignments are being handled in a prompt and efficient manner. This person will be the one person stopping point for all GSO inquires and serve as the petty cash holder for the section.

  1. A) Shipping: 30% OF TIME

Tracks status of all shipping and customs assignments, including inbound and outbound personal effects shipments, inbound official Embassy shipments, importation and exportation of POVs, importation of OFVs, diplomatic license plates issuances and return, third-party vehicle issuance, and related customs clearance. This will include maintenance of spreadsheets, files, share point site, and other organizational tools to ensure that assignments are being handled in compliance with ICASS Uniform Service Standards and communicating customer service issues and performance regarding same to the Supervisory GSO, Assistant GSO, and/or Shipping Supervisor. Requires frequent communication with Department of State Transportation Travel and Management personnel, U.S. Despatch Agency personnel, ITGBL and DPS shipping contractors, and GSO Shipping & Customs staff. This person will be responsible for requesting and maintaining copies of the carnets and constancia identifications (locally issued identifications) and distribute it to the correct shipping team member to facilitate the customs clearance process on shipments.

  1. B) Customer Service: 45% OF TIME

Develops and maintains a customer service communication plan that identifies how regularly we provide customers with updates on housing issues, shipments, and plates for vehicles. The incumbent will be responsible for communicating those updates to customers and provide appropriate documents needed to start or complete the shipment process. Assists with keeping standard operating procedures updated for the sections. Also, keeps up to date records of 3rd party insurance that officers have on privately owned vehicles and the Mission has on official vehicles. The incumbent will proactively contact customers when their insurance is about to expire and obtain updated policy information from clients.

  1. C) Office Communications, Events and collaborative Management Initiative: 10% OF TIME

Screens visitors and telephone calls, answering routine inquiries, and routing those requiring specialized attention to the GSO or appropriate GSO sub-section. Ensures that share point sites for our sections stay up to date. The incumbent should suggest what materials should be added to the share point site.

  1. D) Invoice and Materials Management: 15% OF TIME

Manage all incoming invoices for the GSO section for payment verification and re-direct invoices. Once the invoices are received, they should be logged in a team accessible management system. These invoices should be distributed to the responsible party and the incumbent should follow up to ensure that invoices are promptly processed and returned to the financial management team.

This person will be responsible for maintaining and managing fees collected for car registration purposes. This will require up to date information at all times. To include updating documents, coordinating closely with the customs team on exact amounts for each registration, requesting payments from officers, and managing the payment system with the team. This person will remain responsible for the cash received in the section for car related manners.

Develop and sustain an inventory management system for keys received from personal vehicles, cameras, and the section’s golf cart.

  1. E) Time and Attendance:

Serves as a backup time and attendance clerk to the GSO Administrative Assistant

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE: At least two years of progressively responsible experience in working with client support customer relations, information management, administration, office management, or related field.

Education Requirements:

Completion of High School is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE: Level III Good Working Knowledge (Writing/Speaking/Reading) of English is required. Language skills may be tested.

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:

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: 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-2023-025 and complete the online application.
  • Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (eg. College/university degree, copy of orders/Assignment notification, SF50, DD-214, (if applicable)

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

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)
  • Passport copy
  • 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.

 

Announcement Number: Nouakchott-2022-033

Hiring Agency: Embassy Nouakchott

Position Title: Administrative Clerk-EFM Security Escort US Eligible Family Members (EFMs)-All Agencies RA1

Open Period: 07/15/2022 – 08/01/2024

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT

Series/Grade: FP – 0105 BB

Salary: USD $ 24,216- USD $24,2165 /Per Year

Work Schedule: Full-time –

Promotion Potential: FP-BB

Duty Location(s): 1 Vacancy in

Nouakchott, MR

Telework Eligible: No

For More Info: HR Section

222-45-25-26-60

NouakchottHR@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:

  • Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

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

Security Clearance Required: Top Secret Clearance

Appointment Type: Term appt, NTE 4 years

Appointment Type Details: Definite not to Exceed 4 years

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

Supervisory Position: Yes

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Travel Required: Not Required

Duties

Escort non-cleared personnel into Controlled Access Area (CAA) or adjacent spaces. Incumbent watches the movement of all non-cleared personnel, inspects their tools and materials to ensure that the integrity of classified information in the Embassy is safe. Position is supervised by the Facility Manager.

Supervise the contractor’s work and report any problem/deficiency to USDH supervisor. May be called upon in support of VIP visits performing various duties to include, but not limited to, escorting VIPs, and security oversight.

Pick up the contractor’s personnel at the main entrance of the chancery, escort them to the job site, remain with them at all times and escort them out.

Must have the ability and maintain Top Secret Security Clearance.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

Experience: One year of general work experience in an office, management or security related environment is required.

Job Knowledge: Must have general administrative/clerical experience and demonstrated good interpersonal skills.

Education Requirements:

Completion of secondary school is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE: Level III Good Working Knowledge (Writing/Speaking/Reading) of English is required. Language skills may be tested.

Skills and Abilities: Basic keyboard skills and computer literacy are required. Must be observant, flexible and service oriented. Must be able to perform duties including prolonged periods of standing/walking and somewhat physically demanding activities to include climbing, working in cramped spaces and at time working in inclement weather.

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:

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: 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-2022-033 and complete the online application.
  • Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (eg. College/university degree, copy of orders/Assignment notification, SF50, DD-214, (if applicable)

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

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)
  • Degree (not transcript)
  • 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.