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-2021-002

Hiring Agency: Embassy Nouakchott

Position Title: General Services Assistant- U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies RA1 (General Services Specialist (Quality Assurance))

Open Period: 01/27/2021 – 09/30/2021

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
NouakchottHR@state.gov

 Hiring Path: • Open to the public

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

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

Travel Required: Not Required

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.

  1. 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.

Evaluations:

Language: Level IV English (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing is 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 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-2021-002 General Services Assistant and complete the online application.
  • Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (eg. cover letter, degree certificate, SF50 & Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification or equivalent 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

Degree (not transcript)

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-2021-001

Hiring Agency: Embassy Nouakchott

Position Title: GSO Admin Assistant- Open to- U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies RA1 (GSO Housing Coordinator)

Open Period: 01/15/2021 – 09/30/2021

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT

Series/Grade: FP – 8-0120

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
NouakchottHR@state.gov

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: 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)

Supervisory Position: No

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Travel Required: Not Required

Basic Function of the Position: Incumbent provides a full range of office management support with minimal guidance from supervisor and works on as needed basis. The area of work depends on Mission needs and may include all offices within the Embassy. He/she 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. Incumbent performs routine clerical tasks including typing; filing; preparing cables, memoranda, and other documents/correspondence; answering telephones; faxing/copying/scanning documents; and greeting customers/visitors and prepares/submits time and attendance documents when needed. Administrative support for GSO and GSO assistant to include Microsoft Office/ Outlook, Word and Excel.

Qualifications and Evaluations 

Education: High School diploma.

Requirements:

Experience: At least two years in an office environment.

Evaluations:

Language: Level IV (Fluency) Reading/Speaking/Writing   English required. – Must have excellent command of written and spoken English. 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.

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 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-2021-001GSO Admin Assistantand complete the online application.
  • Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (eg. cover letter, degree certificate, SF50 & Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification or equivalent 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

Degree (not transcript)

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.