Dispatcher at the US Embassy

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US Embassy – The U.S. Mission to Nigeria comprises of the Embassy in Abuja, FCT, and the Consulate General in Lagos. U.S. Consulate General Lagos is the Mission’s representative to the Nigerian people in the southern region.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Dispatcher

Announcement Number: Abuja-2021-048
Location: Abuja
Series / Grade: LE – 1010 5
Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja
Work Schedule: Full-time – 48 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-5

Overview

  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: For USEFM – FP is 09. Actual FP 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 subject to successful completion of probationary period

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 (48 hours per week)
  • Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (6 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Duties

  • Basic Function of the Position – Incumbent works in Motor Pool unit of the General Services Office (GSO).
  • S/he schedules all transportation for post personnel and official visitors.
  • Schedules work shifts, shuttles, emergency transportation and other trips to meet all transportation needs and ensure efficient operations.
  • Able to instruct drivers and inspect for driver and vehicle appearances.  Communicates clearly by phone, radio, in emails and in person.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Requirements:

  • Experience: Minimum of two (2) years of motor vehicle dispatcher or fleet management experience is required.
  • Job Knowledge: Good knowledge of Nigerian traffic laws and regulations is required, as well as a thorough knowledge of Nigerian streets, traffic patterns, and commonly-visited locations.

Education Requirements:

  • Completion of Secondary School or High School Diploma is required.

Evaluations:

  • This may be tested. Please specify in your application your level of proficiency in the language listed.
  • Language:  Level III (Good working knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English
  • Skills And Abilities: A valid Nigerian driver’s license is required. Strong leadership, technical,and administrative skills. Basic keyboard skills and skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook applications are required.

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 Abuja, Nigeria 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:

  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  • AEFM / USEFM
  • 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.

Salary
NGN4,382,748 / USD $30,414 / Year

Application Closing Date
26th April, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Important Information

  • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.
  • To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

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:

  • Residency and / or Work Permit
  • Secondary School Certificate
  • Driver’s License
  • For EFMs, in addition to the above;
  • Copy of Orders / Assignment Notification (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 Abuja, Nigeria.

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