Security Escort (Open until filled )
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER 16-10
Open to : Current Employees of the Mission,
US Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs),
Eligible Family Members (EFMs),
and Members of Household (MOH) – All Agencies
Position: Security Escort; FP-9*
Opening Date: August 19, 2010
Closing Date: Open until filled
Work Hours: When Actually Employed (WAE)
Salary: *Not-Ordinarily Resident: FP-9
(Position Grade: FP-9* to be confirmed by Washington)
All ordinarily resident (or) applicants must have the required work and/or residency permits to be eligible for consideration.
The U.S. Embassy in Abidjan is seeking a US citizen for the position of Security Escort on a WAE (When Actually Employed) work schedule in the Facilities Maintenance Section (FMS).
Basic Function of Position
Under the supervision of the Facilities Manager, incumbent provides security escort services in Controlled Access Area (CAA) and Mission-sensitive (but non-CAA) Areas.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available at http://abidjan.usembassy.gov/pds.html.
Important Notice: Since August 1, 2010, the OF-612 (Optional Application for Federal Employment) is no longer accepted for responding to job applications at the US Embassy Abidjan. It has been replaced by the DS-174 form (Universal Application for Employment-UAE- as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member). To view the new form (English and French versions) as well as the instructions for filling it out, please click on the following link: http://abidjan.usembassy.gov/how_to_apply2.html
NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
- Secondary School education is required.
- At least one year general office work experience is required.
- English level III (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading and French level I (Rudimentary Knowledge) are required.
- Must be computer literate and must possess good organizational skills.
- Must be skilled in the use of hand screening tools or equipment.
- Ability to operate auto card cipher locks and secure combinations is also required.
When fully qualified, U.S Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and US Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.
Additional Selection Criteria
- Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
- Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
- Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
- Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
- Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:
- Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174); or
- A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1 -24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet; or
- A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see section 3A below for more information); plus
- Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
- Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
3A If an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide the following information equal to what is found on the UAE.
Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
Dates Available for Work
First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used
Date and Place of Birth
Current Address, Day, Evening, and Cell phone numbers
U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent
U.S. Resident (Yes or No; if yes, provide number)
U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification Number
Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide
If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver’s License Class / Type
Days available to work
List any relatives or members of your household that
work for the U.S. Government (include their Name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition
Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.
Submit Applicatiom To:
- Eligible Family Member (EFM): An individual related to a US Government employee in one of the following ways:
- Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610);
- Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable of self-support. The term shall include, in addition to natural offspring, stepchildren and adopted children and those under legal guardianship of the employee or the spouse when such children are expected to be under such legal guardianship until they reach 21 years of age and when dependent upon and normally residing with the guardian;
- Parent (including stepparents and legally adoptive parents) of the employee or of the spouse, when such parent is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support;
- Sister or brother (including stepsisters and stepbrothers, or adoptive sisters or brothers) of the employee, or of the spouse, 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.
- US Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM): For purposes of receiving a preference in hiring for a qualified position, an EFM who meets the following criteria:
- US Citizen; and,
- EFM (see above) at least 18 years old; and,
- Listed on the travel orders of a direct-hire Foreign, Civil, or uniformed service member assigned to or stationed abroad with a USG agency that is under COM authority, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and either:
- Resides at the sponsoring employee's or uniformed service member's post of assignment abroad or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or
- Resides at an Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA) location authorized under 3 FAM 3232.2.
- Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM): EFM (see above) eligible for a Family Member Appointment for purposes of Mission employment:
- Is a U.S. citizen; and
- - Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) or a child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
- - Is listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126, Foreign Service Residence and Dependency Report, 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 at a U.S. mission, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), and who is under chief of mission authority; and
- - Is residing at the sponsoring employee's post of assignment abroad or, as appropriate, office of the American Institute in Taiwan.
- - Does not receive a Foreign Service or Civil Service annuity
- Member of Household (MOH): An individual who accompanies a direct-hire Foreign, Civil, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed at a U.S. Foreign Service post or establishment abroad, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan. An MOH is:
- Not an EFM; and,
- Not on the travel orders of the sponsoring employee; and,
- Has been officially declared by the sponsoring USG employee to the COM as part of his/her household. A MOH is under COM authority and may include a parent, unmarried partner, other relative or adult child who falls outside the Department’s current legal and statutory definition of family member. A MOH does not have to be a US Citizen.
- Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) – An individual who:
- Is not a citizen of the host country; and,
- Does not ordinarily reside (OR, see below) in the host country; and,
- Is not subject to host country employment and tax laws; and,
- Has a US Social Security Number (SSN). NOR employees are compensated under a GS or FS salary schedule, not under the LCP.
- Ordinarily Resident (OR) – A Foreign National or US citizen who:
- Is locally resident; and,
- Has legal, permanent resident status within the host country; and,
- Is subject to host country employment and tax laws. EFMs without US Social Security Numbers are also OR. All OR employees, including US citizens, are compensated in accordance with the Local Compensation Plan (LCP). Open until filled.
The Human Resources Office
Attention: Recruitment Section
American Embassy, Abidjan
01 B.P. 1712 Abidjan 01
Fax: (225) 22-49-41-02 or via email to: AbidjanHR@state.gov
Point of Contact
The Human Resources Office
Fax: (225) 22-49-41-02
Closing Date For this Position: Open until filled
The US Mission in Abidjan 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.