Job: Consular Associate

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Title Consular Associate
Categories Administrative
End Date Sunday, September 24, 2017
Location Liberia
Description
Vacancy Announcement
U.S. Embassy
Monrovia, Liberia
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 14-01
OPEN TO:                   U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All agencies
POSITION:                 Consular Associate, FP-07*
OPENING DATE:       January 13, 2014
CLOSING DATE:       January 27, 2014
WORK HOURS:         Full-time; 40 hours/week
SALARY:                   *Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-07 (to be confirmed by Washington)
NOTE: ALL NON-LIBERIAN APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS ALLOWING WORK IN COUNTRY BEFORE BEING ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.
The U.S. Embassy is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Consular Associate within the Consular Section.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION:
The incumbent provides a full range of assistance in the Consular Section for nonimmigrant and immigrant visa processing and for U.S. citizens seeking routine and emergency services.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. A high school diploma is required.
  2. No prior consular work experience in the last five years is required. One year of prior general office experience is required.
  3. Level IV English is required.
  4. Successful prior completion of the 31-day Consular Course PC530 within the last five years is required.
  5. Incumbent must possess good computer skills. Must be flexible and able to adapt to a series of changing work assignments and priorities. Good public communication skills and time management skills are required.
  6. Must be able to possess interim or full secret clearance. A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available in the Human Resources Office, (231) 776-777211)

SELECTION PROCESS:
When fully qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
  1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
  2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
TO APPLY:
Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:
  1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174); or
  2. 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
  3. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see section 3A below for more information); plus
  4. 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.
  5. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
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. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application:
A. Position Title
B. Position Grade
C. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
D. Dates Available for Work
E. First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used

F. Date and Place of Birth
G. Current Address, Day, Evening, and Cell phone numbers
H. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; if yes, provide         number)
I. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification Number
J. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
K. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide
L. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver’s License Class/Type
M. Days available to work
N. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. Government (include their Name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
O. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
P. Education
Q. License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition
R. Language Skills
S. Work Experience
T. References
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:
Human Resources Office
Attention: Consular Associate
American Embassy
P. O. Box 98
1000 Monrovia 10 Liberia
Or Email toMonrovia-Recruitment-DL@state.gov
Drop in application box at the Service Gate on Gibson Street at the New Embassy Compound. The Universal Application Form (DS-174) can be picked up at the Gibson Street Gate or the Human Resources Office (for employees only) or accessed on line.
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