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-2022-030

Hiring Agency: Embassy Nouakchott

Position Title: Mail Room Clerk-US Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) (DPO/DPM Supervisor)

Open Period: 06/27/2022 – 07/11/2022 Format MM/DD/YYYY

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT

Series/Grade: FP  8- 0130

Salary: USD $34,770 – USD $34,770

Work Schedule: Full-time –

Promotion Potential: FP-8

Duty Location(s): 1

In Nouakchott, MR

Telework Eligible: No

For More Info: HR Section

Human Resources office

NouakchottHR@state.gov

Hiring Path: Internal to an agency (searchable on USAJOBS)

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies

Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation

Appointment Type: Term appt, NTE 4 yrs

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

Supervisory Position: Yes

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Travel Required: Not Required

Basic Function of Position: The Incumbent is responsible for the management and supervision of the Diplomatic Post Office/Diplomatic Pouch and Mail (DPO/DPM) portfolio and the complete day-to-day operations in the Information Resource Management (IRM), Information Program Center (IPC) at the United States Embassy in Nouakchott, in accordance to United States Postal Service (USPS) and Department of State (DoS) regulations.  Maintains custody of USPS and DoS accountable equipment. Incumbent reports directly to the Information Program Officer (IMO) and gives work guidance to the Mail Room Supervisor and is the direct supervisor in case of the absence of the IMS, who supervises the Mailroom supervisor.

Ensures that all incoming Diplomatic Pouch and Mail (DPM) and Diplomatic Post Office (DPO) material, including bags, newspapers and other incoming correspondence are efficiently processed and correctly distributed to the proper agency office at Post.  Makes certain that all outbound pouches are prepared appropriately per Department of State (DoS) regulations and guidelines.  Verifies that all incoming pouch material or letters that arrive certified, registered and insured are properly logged.  Will guarantee the delivery of Diplomatic notes and other correspondence to various Ministries throughout the city and also the pickup of diplomatic documents for Mission personnel.  Will delegate messenger duties to staff, for delivery within the Mission and to other organizations on an as needed basis.  Confirms that all DPO/DPM clerks are performing their corresponding weekly rotational duties and that each staff member properly collaborates with his co-workers. Works closely with the Mail Room Supervisor in daily DPO/DPM operations. Provide arrival\departure brief to new or departing customers making sure the customer understands the difference between personal or official mail addresses.

Requirements:

Experience: One year of administrative working experience in mailroom, mail operation or customer service with at least six months supervisory experience.

Education Requirements: Completion of secondary school.

Evaluations:

Language: Level III (Good Working Knowledge) in English Speaking and Reading. 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:

For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.

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: 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-2022-030 Mail room Clerk (DPO/DPM Supervisor) complete the online application.
  • Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (eg. cover letter, secondary school degree, copy of orders/Assignment notification, SF50, DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

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:

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.

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 for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Nouakchott, Mauritania.

Announcement Number: Nouakchott-2022-029

Hiring Agency: Embassy Nouakchott

Position Title: Guard Force Commander- All Interested Applicants/ All sources

06/27/2022 – 07/17/2022

Format MM/DD/YYYY Vacancy Time Zone: GMT

Series/Grade: LE – 8- 0710

Salary: MRU UM825,199 – MRU UM825,199

Work Schedule: Full-time –

Promotion Potential: LE-8

Duty Location(s):

1 Vacancy in

Nouakchott, MR

Telework Eligible: No

For More Info: HR Section

 45252660

 NouakchottHR@state.gov

 Hiring Path:  Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: For USEFM – FS is FP-6. Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C. All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation

Appointment Type: Permanent

Appointment Type Details: Indefinite

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

 Basic Function of the Position: Directs, supervises, and manages the day-to-day operations of a 300+ member Personal Services Agreement (PSA) Local Guard Force (LGF), which has been assigned to safeguard U.S. government personnel, residences, facilities, and property. The incumbent is a designated first responder and is therefore subject to recall 24 hours a day. Incumbent oversights professional development opportunities of and for all designated subordinate employees. He/she ensures that all local guard force members are in compliance with U.S government, Department of State, U.S Embassy Nouakchott and Regional Security Office guidance, instruction, regulation, policy and requirements. Incumbent leads Local Guard Force personnel in all Embassy emergency response drills and coordinate with Marine Security Guards as directed.

Requirements:

Experience: Minimum three (3) years of military, police, security, or private experience in guard related issues and two years of this experience in a supervisory capacity.

Education Requirements: University degree.

 Evaluations:

Language: Level III (Good working knowledge) speaking/reading/writing of English is required; level III (Good working knowledge) speaking of Hassaniya is required and level IV (Fluency) speaking/reading/writing of French 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”), 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-2022-029 Guard Force Commander complete the online application.
  • Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (eg. University degree, driver license, work permit, copy of orders/Assignment notification, DD-214, SF50 if applicable)

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 security clearance.

Required Documents:

Residency and/or Work Permit (If applicable)

University Degree (not transcript)

driver 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 Nouakchott, Mauritania

Announcement Number: Nouakchott-2022-026

Hiring Agency: Embassy Nouakchott

Position Title: RSO Office Management Assistant- US Eligible Family Members (EFMs) – All Agencies RA2

Open Period: 06/14/2022 – 08/12/2022

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT

Series/Grade: FP – 8-0105

Salary: USD $34, 770- USD $34,770

Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week

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: For USEFM – FSN-06 is FP-08.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
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: 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

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 (Fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking 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”), 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-2022-003 RSO Office Management Assistant complete the online application.
  • Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (eg. cover letter, high school degree, work certificate, copy of orders/Assignment notification, SF50, DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable if applicable)

 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: 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 (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-2022-021

Hiring Agency: Embassy Nouakchott

Position Title: Consular Associate-U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies

Open Period: 04/25/2022 – 09/30/2022 Format MM/DD/YYYY

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT

Series/Grade: FP – 1430 6

Salary: Not Specified

Work Schedule: Full-time –

Promotion Potential: FP-6

Duty Location(s): 1 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/Confidential Clearance

Appointment Type: Temporary

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 ( 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 the direct supervision of the Consular Chief, the Consular Associate is assigned a wide range of responsibilities in the American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit, Nonimmigrant Visa (NIV) Unit, and Fraud Prevention Unit (FPU).  The jobholder provides consular services to U.S. citizens, conducts non-adjudicatory visa processing, and assists in investigation and validation studies.  Incumbent also handles correspondence with the public, attorneys, U.S. and host governments, Congress, and other parties.  Must be able to secure and maintain a Secret level security clearance.

American Citizens Services                                                                                                           

  • Schedules appointments and coordinates case intake.
  • Explains procedural and documentary requirements to U.S. citizens who request consular services.
  • Provides support for a wide range of services including voting outreach, financial and medical assistance, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad and Consular Reports of Death Abroad, routine prison visits, citizenship and immigration services, assistance in welfare/whereabouts, prisoner, destitution, repatriation, and injury cases, Veterans Affairs benefits, etc. Upon designation by Passport Services, serves as Passport Acceptance Agent: Receives passport applications, reviews documents for completeness, and is authorized to administer oaths and affirmations for passport applications.
  • Upon designation by Overseas Citizen Services, serves as Notary Public: Provides notarial and authentication services.

Nonimmigrant Visas                                                                                          

  • Performs biometric data collection, verification, and enrollment.
  • Pre-screens visa applications, including data input and verification; and maintains quality control.
  • Conducts visa ineligibility searches and drafts background check requests where appropriate.
  • Flags cases of possible fraud or malfeasance for additional scrutiny.
  • Drafts Security Advisory Opinions (SAO) and manages the flow of cases through the SAO process.
  • Monitors the expedite and group request queues within the appointment system (for both IV and NIV), approving/denying requests that meet criteria set out by management and schedules according to post policy and SOPs. Brings to manager attention any unusual or potentially high-profile requests.
  • Monitors the visa wait times and appointment inventory in the appointment system. Loads the monthly post-based appointment schedule as directed by management and ensures that a skeleton schedule has been opened up at least six months out.
  • Assists in liaising with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other agencies.

Fraud Prevention                                                                                                                          

  • Detects and reports possible fraud uncovered during visa and passport processing.
  • Gathers information for fraud assessments and performs validation studies and other analysis of visa use and applicant patterns.
  • Tracks cases to ensure timely and complete processing.
  • Performs fraud prevention site visits.
  • Facilitates DNA testing procedures, including scheduling appointments and serving as the cleared U.S. citizen witness during testing.

Requirements: Experience:

Minimum of three years of office administrative experience is required with at least one year of consular experience.

Or

Two years of office administration (FP-07 (Training Level)).

Or

One year of office administration (FP-08 (Training Level)).

Education Requirements: Completion of High School is required.

Evaluations:

Language: Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing 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.

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:

For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.

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.

COVID-19 Requirements for Eligible Family Members
As required by Executive Order 14043, Eligible Family Members who will be employed on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Temporary Appointment (TEMP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a medical or religious accommodation.

Eligible Family Members who will be employed on a Personal Services Agreement and compensated under the USG pay plan will be required to attest to their vaccination status using the Vaccine Attestation Form. If you are not fully vaccinated or decline to provide this information, you will be required to demonstrate proof of a negative COVID-19 test completed within 72 hours of entry to a Mission facility and comply with enhanced COVID-19 mitigation protocols. If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information regarding these requirements.

COVID-19 Requirements for Local Candidates
Candidates who will be employed on either a Personal Services Agreement or a direct hire appointment and compensated under the Mission’s Local Compensation Plan will be required to follow all Mission COVID-19 policies applicable to Locally Employed Staff. If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information regarding these requirements.

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-2022-021 Consular Associate complete the online application.
  • Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above ( eg. High school degree, Copy of orders/Assignment notification, DD 214, SF 50)

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:

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.

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 for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Nouakchott, Mauritania.

 

Announcement Number: Nouakchott-2022-020

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: 04/18/2022 – 09/30/2022 Format MM/DD/YYYY

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT

Series/Grade: FP – 0105 5

Salary: Not Specified

Work Schedule: Full-time –

Promotion Potential: FP-9

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/Confidential Clearance

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 hrs 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.

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.
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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.

Requirements:

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

Job Knowledge: Knowledge of USG regulations related to procurement, contracting, travel and shipping. General knowledge of budget, accounting and procurement practices is required.

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

COVID-19 Requirements for Eligible Family Members
As required by Executive Order 14043, Eligible Family Members who will be employed on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Temporary Appointment (TEMP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a medical or religious accommodation.

Eligible Family Members who will be employed on a Personal Services Agreement and compensated under the USG pay plan will be required to attest to their vaccination status using the Vaccine Attestation Form. If you are not fully vaccinated or decline to provide this information, you will be required to demonstrate proof of a negative COVID-19 test completed within 72 hours of entry to a Mission facility and comply with enhanced COVID-19 mitigation protocols. If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information regarding these requirements.

COVID-19 Requirements for Local Candidates
Candidates who will be employed on either a Personal Services Agreement or a direct hire appointment and compensated under the Mission’s Local Compensation Plan will be required to follow all Mission COVID-19 policies applicable to Locally Employed Staff. If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information regarding these requirements.

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-2022-020 General Services Assistant complete the online application.

Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (eg. Two-year university degree, copy of orders/Assignment notification, DD-214, SF50 if applicable)

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. https://mr.usembassy.gov/

Required Documents:

Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

two years university Degree (not transcript)

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

SF-50 (if applicable)

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:

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 for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Nouakchott, Mauritania.

 

Announcement Number: Nouakchott-2022-019

Hiring Agency: Embassy Nouakchott

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

Open Period: 04/18/2022 – 09/30/2022

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT

Series/Grade: FP – 0120 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
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/Confidential Clearance

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.

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.

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.

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.

COVID-19 Requirements for Eligible Family Members
As required by Executive Order 14043, Eligible Family Members who will be employed on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Temporary Appointment (TEMP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a medical or religious accommodation.

Eligible Family Members who will be employed on a Personal Services Agreement and compensated under the USG pay plan will be required to attest to their vaccination status using the Vaccine Attestation Form. If you are not fully vaccinated or decline to provide this information, you will be required to demonstrate proof of a negative COVID-19 test completed within 72 hours of entry to a Mission facility and comply with enhanced COVID-19 mitigation protocols. If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information regarding these requirements.

COVID-19 Requirements for Local Candidates
Candidates who will be employed on either a Personal Services Agreement or a direct hire appointment and compensated under the Mission’s Local Compensation Plan will be required to follow all Mission COVID-19 policies applicable to Locally Employed Staff. If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information regarding these requirements.

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-2022-019 GSO Admin Assistant complete the online application.
  •  Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (eg. High school diploma, copy of orders/Assignment notification, DD-214, SF50 if applicable)

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

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:

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 for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Nouakchott, Mauritania.