U.S. Embassy recruitment for Graduate Non-Immigrant/Immigrant Visa Assistants.

The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified
candidate for the position below in Facilities Maintenance Section
(FAC):

Job Title: Non-Immigrant/Immigrant Visa Assistant, FSN-08/FP-06
Ref: A31232
Location: Lagos – Consular Section (CONS).
Work Hours: Full-time; 40 hours/week
Basic Function of the Position

  • The incumbent performs the complex task of processing the full
    range of non-immigrant and immigrant visas for Nigerian citizens and
    third-country nationals.
  • S/he refers only unusual, complex or questionable cases to the
    Team Lead, LES Staff supervisor, or Consular Officer. Incumbent will be
    one of the four rotating visa unit team members, who share duties over
    the course of the year.

Position Requirements
Note: All applicants MUST address each required
qualification listed below with specific information supporting each
item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant
is not qualified.

  • A bachelor’s Degree in Art, Business Administration, Computer
    Science, Education, Engineering, Foreign Language, History,
    International Relations, International Affairs, Literature, Liberal
    Arts, Political Science, Psychology, Social Science or Sociology is
    required.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible work
    experience in the application of regulatory material, while dealing with
    the public is required.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of immigration laws, regulations and procedures is required.
  • Ability to draft correspondence with excellent keyboarding and
    data entry skills, and maintain appropriate confidentiality is required.
  • Level IV (fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is
    required. Level IV (fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in Yoruba, Igbo or
    Hausa is required. Language proficiency will be tested.

Hiring Preference Selection Process
When qualified, 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.

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Hiring Preference Order:

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

Importation Information

  • Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S.
    Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of
    the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and,
    if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.
  • This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP.
  • If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility.
  • If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not
    received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy
    announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in
    the application process.

Additional Selection Criteria

  • Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
  • The candidate must be able to obtain and hold the local security certification after selection.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA)
    or a Personal Service Agreement (PAS) are not eligible to apply within
    the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When
    Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

Salary
OR – Ordinarily Resident – N6,115,042.00 p.a (Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN – 08
In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.
NOR – Not Ordinarily Resident – AEFM – US$46,093 EFM/MOH – US$39,558 (Full-Starting Salary) p.a.
Position Grade: FP-06*

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How to Apply
Interested applicants for this position MUST submit the following, or the application will not be considered:

  • Application for US Federal Employment (DS-174); or a current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information as a DS-174; plus,
  • Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.
  • Any other documentation such as degrees or diplomas earned and NYSC Certificates/exemptions or awards.
  • A type-written and signed application letter specifically
    applying for this position, and addressing the minimum
    requirements as advertised. Please reference the job title
    and announcement number on the application letter.
  • Limit all electronic (e-mail) submissions to one entry/e-mail not larger than 5MB.
  • Please submit attachments in PDF and Word formats, not pictures.
  • E-mails received without the appropriate subject line and incomplete applications will not be considered.

Submit Application to: HRNigeria@state.gov

Click here to download the Position Descriptions (PDF)

Click here to download Application Form for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174) (PDF 1.78 MB)

Click here to download the Instructions for Completing DS-174 (PDF 2.40 MB)

Note:

  • Mailed (paper/hard copies) applications will NOT be accepted.
  • All not ordinarily resident applicants must have the required
    work and residency permits to be eligible for
    Consideration. A U.S. Citizen EFM does not have to be
    residing in country to be considered, but the
    sponsoring officer under chief of mission (com) authority
    does have to Be assigned officially to post.
  • Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered.

Application Deadline 21st July, 2016.

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