HRO Notes: January 19th 2017

Send your applications via e-mail to DakarRecruitment@state.gov

ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: DKR-2016-007
POSITION: WAE Management Assistant, FP-07
OPEN TO: Current Employees of the Mission – All Agencies and/or U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs),Eligible Family Members (EFMs), or Members of Household (MOH) – All Agencies
REQUIREMENT: Secret clearance will be required
OPENING DATE: October 13, 2016
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
WORK HOURS: WAE (When Actually Employed); Intermittent Work Schedule
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: DKR-2016-078  *position starts Summer 2017*
POSITION: Community Liaison Assistant, FP-07
OPEN TO: U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members- All Agencies
REQUIREMENT: Top Secret clearance will be required
OPENING DATE: October 13, 2016
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
WORK HOURS: Part-time; 20-24 hours/week
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: DKR-2016-077  *position starts Summer 2017*
POSITION: Community Liaison Coordinator, FP-06
OPEN TO: U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members- All Agencies
REQUIREMENT: Top Secret clearance will be required
OPENING DATE: October 13, 2016
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 34 hours/week
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: DKR-2017-014
POSITION: USAID Public Administration Assistant, FP-06
OPEN TO: U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies
REQUIREMENT: Non-sensitive clearance will be required
OPENING DATE: October 27, 2016
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week
   
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: DKR-2017-019 *position starts Summer 2017*
POSITION: Registered Nurse, FP-05
OPEN TO: U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies
REQUIREMENT: Non-sensitive clearance will be required
OPENING DATE: January 12, 2017
CLOSING DATE: February 09, 2017
WORK HOURS: Part-time; 24 hours/week
 
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: DKR-2017-020  *position starts Summer 2017*
POSITION: Regional Refugee Associate, FP-05
OPEN TO: U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies
REQUIREMENT: Non-sensitive clearance will be required
OPENING DATE: January 12, 2017
CLOSING DATE: February 9, 2017
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week
 
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: DKR-2017-014  *position starts Summer 2017*
POSITION: ESC Logistician, FP-07
OPEN TO: U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies
REQUIREMENT: Top Secret  clearance will be required
OPENING DATE: January 19, 2017
CLOSING DATE: February 16, 2017
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week

Employment: ESC Logistician (DKR-2017-021)

U.S. Mission Dakar

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:  DKR-2017-021

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

POSITION:                ESC Logistician

REQUIREMENT:    Top Secret security clearance will be required

OPENING DATE:    01/19/2017

CLOSING DATE:     02/16/2017

WORK HOURS:      Full-time; 40 hours/week

SALARY:                   Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FSN 7 / FP-*7

*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

 

***This position does not start until June 2017***

 

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION. 

The U.S. Mission in Dakar, Senegal is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of ESC Logistician.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

The ESC is responsible for technical security systems at USG facilities in Dakar and seven constituent posts.  The ESC also provides direct support to four Engineering Services Offices (ESOs) within West Africa.  The successful applicant will report directly to the Officer in Charge (OIC) of the ESC and must be available for occasional travel to posts throughout West Africa.

A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available in the Human Resources Office.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  1. EDUCATION: Completion of high school or equivalent academic qualification.
  2. EXPERIENCE: Experience managing inventories and tracking budget expenditures is required.
  3. LANGUAGE: Level IV (fluent) of English is required in speaking, reading and writing. (This will be tested.)
  4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of basic small business skills is required. Good organizational skills and the ability to work independently. Proficient with MS Office applications, such as Outlook, Excel, and Microsoft Word, and be comfortable with using web-based applications.  Possesses physical strength to handle boxes weighing up to 50 lbs. (This will be tested)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:  The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office at DakarRecruitment@state.gov.

SELECTION PROCESS:  When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

  • USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
  • USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
  • FS on LWOP

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.  
  1. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
  1. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
  1. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a Top Secret security clearance.
  1. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

HOW TO APPLY:  Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:  

  1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above); and                    
  2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)

IMPORTANT:  Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.  If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process.  Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP). 

WHERE TO APPLY:

Human Resources Office   

E-mail Address:                    DakarRecruitment@state.gov

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  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.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.  The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation.  Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

Appendix A – DEFINITIONS

Eligible Family Member (EFM):  An EFM for employment purposes is defined an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

  • U.S. Citizen or not a U.S. Citizen; and
  • Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610); or
  • Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable of self-support.  The term “child” shall include, in addition to natural offspring, stepchild, adopted child, and a child under legal guardianship of employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner when such child is expected to be under legal guardianship until 21 years of age and when dependent upon and normally residing with the guardian; or
  • Parent (including stepparents and legally adoptive parents) of employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner, when such parent is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support; or
  • Sister or brother (including stepsisters and stepbrothers, or adoptive sisters or brothers) of the employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner when such sibling is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support, unmarried, and under 21 years of age, or regardless of age, incapable of self-support; and
  • Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
  • Is under chief of mission authority.

U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM):  A USEFM is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

  • S. Citizen; and
  • Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee; or
  • Child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
  • Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and resides at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad, or as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and is under chief of mission authority; or
  • resides at an Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA) location authorized under 3 FAM 3232.2; or
  • Currently receives a U.S. Government retirement annuity or pension from a career in the U.S. Foreign Service or Civil Service. 

Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM):  An AEFM is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

  • S. Citizen; and
  • Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee; or
  • Child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
  • Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT); and
  • Is under chief of mission authority; and
  • Is residing at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
  • Does NOT currently receive a U.S. Government retirement annuity or pension from a career in the U.S. Foreign Service or Civil Service.

Member of Household (MOH):  A MOH is an individual who meets all of the following criteria.

  • A MOH is someone who accompanies or joins a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
  • A MOH must be officially declared to the COM by the sponsoring employee as part of his/her household; and
  • A MOH is under COM authority;
  • A MOH may include a parent, unmarried partner, other relative, or adult child;
  • A MOH may or may not be a U.S. Citizen;
  • A MOH is not an EFM;
  • A MOH is not listed on the travel orders or approved Form F-126 of a sponsoring employee.

Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:

  • An EFM, USEFM or AEFM of a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed abroad, or as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or
  • Has diplomatic privileges and immunities; and
  • Is eligible for compensation under the FS or GS salary schedule; and
  • Has a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN); and
  • Is not a citizen of the host country; and
  • Does not ordinarily reside in the host country; and
  • Is not subject to host country employment and tax laws.

Ordinarily Resident (OR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:

  • A citizen of the host country; or
  • A non-citizen of the host country (including a U.S. citizen or a third-country national) who is locally resident and has legal and/or permanent resident status within the host country and/or who is a holder of a non-diplomatic visa/work and/or residency permit; and/or
  • Is subject to host country employment and tax laws.

Employment: Regional Refugee Associate (Full-time) DKR-2017-20

U.S. Mission Dakar

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:  DKR-2017-20

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

POSITION:                 Regional Refugee Associate

REQUIREMENT:       Non-Sensitive Public Trust clearance will be required

OPENING DATE:      1/12/2017

CLOSING DATE:      2/09/2017

WORK HOURS:      Full-time; 40 hours/week

SALARY:                   Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FSN-9 / FP-5

*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

***This position does not start until July 2017.***

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION. 

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

Provide supports to  the Regional Refugee Coordinator, including; cable writing and other reporting, monitoring and evaluating of USG-funded projects, program management, editing, researching, and clerical tasks as required.  Performs in an acting capacity during absence of Refugee Coordinator.  The incumbent will provide representation in high level meetings with government authorities, international organizations, and NGOs, and represents office at international fora.  Also responsible for developing and monitoring the administrative budget for PRM.  Requires field travel, including to refugee camps.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  1. EDUCATION: Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Science, or Business degree required.
  2. EXPERIENCE: Three years in program monitoring and evaluation in the humanitarian or development field.
  3. LANGUAGE: Level 4 in English, both written and spoken and level 2 in French, both reading and spoken. (This will be tested.)
  4. JOB KNOWLEDGE: The incumbent must have knowledge of humanitarian relief and development approaches, and program monitoring and evaluation in those fields. (This will be tested.)
  5. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The incumbent must possess computer skills with Word, Outlook, Excel, and Power Point, have the ability to travel to refugee camps and other associated sites, willingness to travel and lodge under uncomfortable conditions, and be able to adequately and correctly write routine correspondence and cables at a professional level. (This will be tested.)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:  The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office at DakarRecruitment@state.gov.

SELECTION PROCESS:  When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

  • USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
  • USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
  • FS on LWOP 

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.  
  1. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
  1. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
  1. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a Non-Sensitive Public Trust clearance security clearance.
  1. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

HOW TO APPLY:  Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:  

  1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above); and                    
  2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)

IMPORTANT:  Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.  If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process.  Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP). 

WHERE TO APPLY:

Human Resources Office   

E-mail Address:                    DakarRecruitment@state.gov

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  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.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.  The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation.  Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

Appendix A – DEFINITIONS

Eligible Family Member (EFM):  An EFM for employment purposes is defined an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

  • U.S. Citizen or not a U.S. Citizen; and
  • Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610); or
  • Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable of self-support.  The term “child” shall include, in addition to natural offspring, stepchild, adopted child, and a child under legal guardianship of employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner when such child is expected to be under legal guardianship until 21 years of age and when dependent upon and normally residing with the guardian; or
  • Parent (including stepparents and legally adoptive parents) of employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner, when such parent is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support; or
  • Sister or brother (including stepsisters and stepbrothers, or adoptive sisters or brothers) of the employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner when such sibling is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support, unmarried, and under 21 years of age, or regardless of age, incapable of self-support; and
  • Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
  • Is under chief of mission authority.

U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM):  A USEFM is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

  • S. Citizen; and
  • Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee; or
  • Child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
  • Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and resides at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad, or as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and is under chief of mission authority; or
  • resides at an Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA) location authorized under 3 FAM 3232.2; or
  • Currently receives a U.S. Government retirement annuity or pension from a career in the U.S. Foreign Service or Civil Service.

Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM):  An AEFM is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

  • S. Citizen; and
  • Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee; or
  • Child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
  • Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT); and
  • Is under chief of mission authority; and
  • Is residing at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
  • Does NOT currently receive a U.S. Government retirement annuity or pension from a career in the U.S. Foreign Service or Civil Service.

Member of Household (MOH):  A MOH is an individual who meets all of the following criteria.

  • A MOH is someone who accompanies or joins a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
  • A MOH must be officially declared to the COM by the sponsoring employee as part of his/her household; and
  • A MOH is under COM authority;
  • A MOH may include a parent, unmarried partner, other relative, or adult child;
  • A MOH may or may not be a U.S. Citizen;
  • A MOH is not an EFM;
  • A MOH is not listed on the travel orders or approved Form F-126 of a sponsoring employee.

Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:

  • An EFM, USEFM or AEFM of a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed abroad, or as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or
  • Has diplomatic privileges and immunities; and
  • Is eligible for compensation under the FS or GS salary schedule; and
  • Has a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN); and
  • Is not a citizen of the host country; and
  • Does not ordinarily reside in the host country; and
  • Is not subject to host country employment and tax laws.

Ordinarily Resident (OR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:

  • A citizen of the host country; or
  • A non-citizen of the host country (including a U.S. citizen or a third-country national) who is locally resident and has legal and/or permanent resident status within the host country and/or who is a holder of a non-diplomatic visa/work and/or residency permit; and/or
  • Is subject to host country employment and tax laws.

 

Employment: Registered Nurse (Part-time) DKR-2017-019

U.S. Mission Dakar

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:  DKR-2017-019 

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

POSITION:                 Registered Nurse

REQUIREMENT:       Non-Sensitive Public Trust security clearance will be required

OPENING DATE:      01/12/2017

CLOSING DATE:      02/09/2017

WORK HOURS:      Part-time; 24 hours/week

SALARY:                   Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FSN 9 / FP-*5

*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

 

***This position does not start until September 2017***

 

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION. 

 

The U.S. Mission in Dakar, Senegal is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Registered Nurse

 

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

 

On a part-time basis, functions as the Post’s primary health care provider. The incumbent will serve as the U.S. registered Professional Nurse. The position is located in the Embassy Health Unit (HU) and is under the direct supervision of the Regional Medical Officer (RMO). The position will provide a full range of professional nursing services to American and Locally Employed Staff.

 

A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available in the Human Resources Office.

 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

 

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

 

  1. EDUCATION: Nursing school graduate with a current and unrestricted registered nurse license from the U.S., Puerto Rico, or Western European equivalent is required.
  2. EXPERIENCE: At least two years of occupational health experience.
  3. LANGUAGE: Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading English is required. (This will be tested.)
  4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The ability to administer an adult and pediatric immunization program according to current CDC standards. The position requires strong interpersonal skills and a client-oriented disposition. Knowledge of current health promotion recommendations in the U.S. population is required. Must be able to perform basic word processing on the computer.  (This will be tested)

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:  The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office at DakarRecruitment@state.gov.

 

SELECTION PROCESS:  When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.

 

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

  • USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
  • USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
  • FS on LWOP

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.  
  1. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
  1. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
  1. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a Non-Sensitive Public Trust security clearance.
  1. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

HOW TO APPLY:  Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:  

  1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above); and                    
  2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)

IMPORTANT:  Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.  If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process.  Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP). 

WHERE TO APPLY:

Human Resources Office   

E-mail Address:                    DakarRecruitment@state.gov

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  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.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.  The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation.  Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

Appendix A – DEFINITIONS

Eligible Family Member (EFM):  An EFM for employment purposes is defined an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

  • U.S. Citizen or not a U.S. Citizen; and
  • Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610); or
  • Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable of self-support.  The term “child” shall include, in addition to natural offspring, stepchild, adopted child, and a child under legal guardianship of employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner when such child is expected to be under legal guardianship until 21 years of age and when dependent upon and normally residing with the guardian; or
  • Parent (including stepparents and legally adoptive parents) of employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner, when such parent is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support; or
  • Sister or brother (including stepsisters and stepbrothers, or adoptive sisters or brothers) of the employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner when such sibling is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support, unmarried, and under 21 years of age, or regardless of age, incapable of self-support; and
  • Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
  • Is under chief of mission authority.

U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM):  A USEFM is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

  • S. Citizen; and
  • Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee; or
  • Child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
  • Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and resides at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad, or as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and is under chief of mission authority; or
  • resides at an Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA) location authorized under 3 FAM 3232.2; or
  • Currently receives a U.S. Government retirement annuity or pension from a career in the U.S. Foreign Service or Civil Service

Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM):  An AEFM is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

  • S. Citizen; and
  • Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee; or
  • Child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
  • Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT); and
  • Is under chief of mission authority; and
  • Is residing at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
  • Does NOT currently receive a U.S. Government retirement annuity or pension from a career in the U.S. Foreign Service or Civil Service.

Member of Household (MOH):  A MOH is an individual who meets all of the following criteria.

  • A MOH is someone who accompanies or joins a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
  • A MOH must be officially declared to the COM by the sponsoring employee as part of his/her household; and
  • A MOH is under COM authority;
  • A MOH may include a parent, unmarried partner, other relative, or adult child;
  • A MOH may or may not be a U.S. Citizen;
  • A MOH is not an EFM;
  • A MOH is not listed on the travel orders or approved Form F-126 of a sponsoring employee.

Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:

  • An EFM, USEFM or AEFM of a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed abroad, or as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or
  • Has diplomatic privileges and immunities; and
  • Is eligible for compensation under the FS or GS salary schedule; and
  • Has a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN); and
  • Is not a citizen of the host country; and
  • Does not ordinarily reside in the host country; and
  • Is not subject to host country employment and tax laws.

Ordinarily Resident (OR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:

  • A citizen of the host country; or
  • A non-citizen of the host country (including a U.S. citizen or a third-country national) who is locally resident and has legal and/or permanent resident status within the host country and/or who is a holder of a non-diplomatic visa/work and/or residency permit; and/or
  • Is subject to host country employment and tax laws.

HRO Notes: January 11th 2012

Send your applications via e-mail to DakarRecruitment@state.gov

ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: DKR-2016-007
POSITION: WAE Management Assistant, FP-07
OPEN TO: Current Employees of the Mission – All Agencies and/or U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs),Eligible Family Members (EFMs), or Members of Household (MOH) – All Agencies
REQUIREMENT: Secret clearance will be required
OPENING DATE: October 13, 2016
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
 WORK HOURS: WAE (When Actually Employed); Intermittent Work Schedule
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: DKR-2016-078  *position starts Summer 2017*
POSITION: Community Liaison Assistant, FP-07
OPEN TO: U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members- All Agencies
REQUIREMENT: Top Secret clearance will be required
OPENING DATE: October 13, 2016
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
WORK HOURS: Part-time; 20-24 hours/week
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: DKR-2016-077  *position starts Summer 2017*
POSITION: Community Liaison Coordinator, FP-06
OPEN TO: U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members- All Agencies
REQUIREMENT: Top Secret clearance will be required
OPENING DATE: October 13, 2016
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 34 hours/week
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: DKR-2017-014
POSITION: USAID Public Administration Assistant, FP-06
OPEN TO: U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies
REQUIREMENT: Non-sensitive clearance will be required
OPENING DATE: October 27, 2016
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week
   
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: DKR-2017-019
POSITION: Registered Nurse, FP-05
OPEN TO: U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies
REQUIREMENT: Non-sensitive clearance will be required
OPENING DATE: January 12, 2017
CLOSING DATE: February 09, 2017
WORK HOURS: Part-time; 24 hours/week
 
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: DKR-2017-020
POSITION: Regional Refugee Associate, FP-05
OPEN TO: U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies
REQUIREMENT: Non-sensitive clearance will be required
OPENING DATE: January 12, 2017
CLOSING DATE: February 9, 2017
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week

HRO Notes: December 21st 2016

Send your applications via e-mail to DakarRecruitment@state.gov

ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: DKR-2016-007
POSITION: WAE Management Assistant, FP-07
OPEN TO: Current Employees of the Mission – All Agencies and/or U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs),Eligible Family Members (EFMs), or Members of Household (MOH) – All Agencies
REQUIREMENT: Secret clearance will be required
OPENING DATE: October 13, 2016
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
WORK HOURS: WAE (When Actually Employed); Intermittent Work Schedule
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: DKR-2016-078  *position starts Summer 2017*
POSITION: Community Liaison Assistant, FP-07
OPEN TO: U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members- All Agencies
REQUIREMENT: Top Secret clearance will be required
OPENING DATE: October 13, 2016
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
WORK HOURS: Part-time; 20-24 hours/week
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: DKR-2016-077  *position starts Summer 2017*
POSITION: Community Liaison Coordinator, FP-06
OPEN TO: U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members- All Agencies
REQUIREMENT: Top Secret clearance will be required
OPENING DATE: October 13, 2016
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 34 hours/week
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: DKR-2017-014
POSITION: USAID Public Administration Assistant, FP-06
OPEN TO: U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies
REQUIREMENT: Non-sensitive clearance will be required
OPENING DATE: October 27, 2016
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week

Employment: Program Specialist (Employment) FLO Office GS-301-09

 

 

1. The following is an announcement of a vacancy in the Family Liaison Office (HR/FLO).  Please publish widely throughout your mission and provide a copy to family members who are returning to Washington, DC and are interested in employment.  The application deadline for this position is 11:59 p.m. EST, December 29, 2016.  

2. Title: Program Specialist (Employment) GS-301-09, full time, two-year limited appointment, with potential to be extended up to a maximum of five years, Excepted Service, Schedule A.  This appointment is not in the Competitive Service.  The selected candidate will receive a two-year Non-Career term appointment with benefits (FERS, TSP, FEGLI and FEHB).

3. Summary: The position is located in the Family Liaison Office (FLO), Bureau of Human Resources, Department of State.  The incumbent of this position is responsible for supporting a wide variety of family member employment programs and initiatives related to inside- and outside-the-mission employment overseas, professional development opportunities, and returning to Washington.  The incumbent reports to the Employment Program Coordinator.  This position is located in Washington, D.C. and may require some travel.

4. The Family Liaison Office was established in 1978 to improve the quality of life of Foreign Service employees and their family members.  The FLO assists both employees and family members in the areas of family member employment, educational counseling, crisis support, unaccompanied tours, and expeditious naturalization.  FLO provides support to evacuees from overseas missions, is the functional office for the worldwide Community Liaison Office program, and organizes Washington and overseas training conferences annually.  FLO produces numerous publications and electronic media and its staff participate in numerous presentations in FSI courses, to other agency personnel, and to post communities overseas.  Further information about FLO is available on the following Intranet web site: (https://intranet.hr.state.sbu/offices/flo/Pages/default.aspx) or via internet at: (www.state.gov/flo).

5. The Family Liaison Office serves employees and family members not only from the Department of State, but also fields questions and makes referrals for many agencies with personnel abroad including the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Foreign Commercial Service, the Justice Department, and Peace Corps, among others.

6. Key Requirements:

A.       U.S. Citizenship.

B.    Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.

7. Major Duties:

A.    Provides client services, including information, resources, referrals, and guidance in the subject area covered by the portfolio. B.     Serves as liaison with offices, bureaus, and organizations, both internal and external, that partner with the portfolio in providing client services. C.     Communicates with colleagues, other offices and bureaus, to gather and analyze information about agency processes and programs. D.    Writes reports, letters, and other documents with recommendations for management programs, policies, and activities. E.     Performs program support work, such as planning, research, analysis, correspondence control, communication, and liaison. F.      Carries out special projects, facilitating open exchange of ideas and collaboration among colleagues.  G.    Developing and collecting statistics to help FLO develop an advocacy agenda.

8.  Qualifications (ranking factors).  The successful candidate must have:

A.    A minimum of three years of experience living in a Foreign Service community abroad as an Eligible Family Member (EFM) or Member of Household (MOH).

B.     Demonstrated ability to research, interpret, and apply complex government regulations.

C.     Demonstrated ability to write clearly and concisely on technical and non-technical matters.

D.    Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks under time constraints, such as a high volume of customer inquiries and fast-moving program requirements, balancing competing priorities.

E.     Demonstrated ability to collaborate with others in a team environment, using strong internal and external customer service skills.

F.      Demonstrated intermediate level experience with Microsoft Office Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook and demonstrated ability to conduct online research.

Availability is a key factor.

9. How to Apply:

Interested individuals may submit one of the following: an Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174), or a Federal resume (see important instructions for submitting a resume at the end of this announcement).  Note: there is no vacancy announcement number; please reference the position title: Program Specialist (Employment) GS-301-09.

In addition, each candidate must submit a supplemental statement that addresses each of the qualifications (ranking factors) in paragraph 8 and explains in detail how the applicant’s experience (paid or unpaid), education or special training relates to those qualifications.  Please include your name and the title and grade of the position for which you are applying. Applications that are incomplete or mailed in government postage-paid envelopes will not be considered.

Please note that because all Family Liaison Office positions are in the Excepted Service, neither past nor current Federal nor executive order eligibility is required.  However, if applicants have government employment status or eligibilities, it is helpful to document this in the application to assist in determining the level of skills and abilities of each candidate.

SUMMARY OF REQUIRED APPLICATION ELEMENTS:  In summary, you must include ALL of the following.  If ANY item is missing or incomplete, your application cannot be considered:

A.    A DS-174, a Federal resume, or any other format that contains ALL of the required elements listed in paragraph 13 of this announcement; NOTE: these forms or formats can be found on the internet.  The DS-174 should not be submitted via eForms.  Please submit the DS-174 as an email attachment;

B.     “Supplemental Statement” addressing EACH of the Qualifications and Ranking Factors IN DETAIL.  The supplemental statement should list each qualifications/ranking factors in section 8 above and a brief summary of how the applicant meets that particular qualification. A cover letter should not be substituted for the supplemental statement;

C.     For Federal employees (including former employees and those in FSFRC Reserve Status or INWS):

1.              Most recent Performance Appraisal Report or EER (even if several years old), or if one does not exist, a form DS-1812 or equivalent form from another agency;

2.              Most recent SF-50 (even if several years old); and

3.              All non-competitive eligible candidates should submit proof of eligibility.

D.    For those applicants without Federal employment experience, performance appraisals are optional; and

E.     Veterans must demonstrate proof of eligibility by submitting their DD-214 (member copy 4) along with their SF-15 and VA Letter (if applicable).

10. Send applications to HRSS/SEU by fax at (843) 202-3807 or by email to HRSEU@state.gov.  Please indicate in the email subject line “Program Specialist (Employment) GS-301-09” to ensure applications are routed correctly and please include the applicant’s name in the title of any email attachments.  Applications may also be sent to HR/SS/SC, 1999 Dyess Avenue, Building E, Charleston, SC 29405.  The application must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST, December 29, 2016.  If there are any questions regarding this announcement, please contact Gabrielle Hampson, Division Chief, M/DGHR/FLO, at (202) 647-1076 or HampsonGA@state.gov.  Applicants may want to email, cable, or fax (202) 647-1670 their intention to apply to Ms. Hampson.

11. Evaluation Method:  The determination of basic eligibility is based upon review of the federal application or resume and supplemental statement.  It is imperative that the information provided be in sufficient detail to permit accurate evaluation of eligibility and background as they relate to the qualification requirements listed in the announcement.  Competition for vacancies in the Family Liaison Office is very keen.

12. Privacy Act Information:  The Office of Personnel Management and other Federal agencies rate applicants for Federal jobs under the authority of sections 1104, 1302, 3301, 3304, 3320, 3361, 3393, and 3394 of title 5 of the United States Code.  The information requested is needed to evaluate your qualifications.  Other laws require inquiring about citizenship, military service, etc.

13. Information for those who wish to submit a resume: Please note that although neither the format nor a particular application form is specified, there is certain information that applicants must provide in order to determine if the legal requirements for Federal employment have been met and to evaluate one’s qualifications.  If a resume format is used, it must contain the following information for the applicant to be considered for the position:

PERSONAL AND EDUCATION INFORMATION:

A.    Full name, mailing address (with zip code), and day and evening phone numbers, including area code;

B.     Social Security Number;

C.     Country of citizenship (most Federal jobs require U.S. citizenship);

D.    Veteran’s preference (proof of eligibility is required);

E.     Highest Federal civilian grade held, including series, beginning, and ending dates;

F.      Name, city, and state of last high school attended and date of diploma or GED; and

G.    Name and state of colleges and universities attended; major fields of study, type and year of any degrees received (if no degree, show total number of credits earned, and indicate whether they are in quarter or semester hours).

WORK EXPERIENCE AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants must provide information on their work experience, both paid and non-paid, that is related to the position for which they are applying, including:

A.    Job Title (series and grade if Federal employment);

B.     Duties and accomplishments;

C.     Employer’s name and address;

D.    Supervisor’s name and telephone number (indicate if we may contact your current supervisor);

E.     Starting and ending dates of employment (month/year);

F.      Hours worked per week;

G.    Salary;

H.    Any other qualifications, including: job-related training (title and date of course), skills (e.g. languages, typing speed, and computer software/hardware), current licenses, or honors, awards, and special accomplishments (e.g. honor societies, publications); and

I.       Date available.

14. For additional guidance on the preparation and submission of an application for a U.S. government position, applicants may contact the Department of State Career Development Resources Center (CDRC).  This service is available at no cost to employees and family members of U.S. government employees serving overseas under chief of mission authority.  The intranet website is

(http://intranet.hr.state.sbu/Workforce/Development/CDRC/).

The CDRC can be contacted via telephone at (202) 663-3042 or via email at CDRC@state.gov.  The CDRC is located at SA- 1, Room L321, Columbia Plaza, 2401 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20520.