U.S. Embassy Job in Abuja for a Gardener

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

Job Title: Gardener, FSN- 02/FP-CC
Ref.: A52012
Abuja – Facilities Management Section (FAC)
Work Hours: Full-time; 40 hours/week
Basic Function of the Position

  • The incumbent performs gardening work at the Chief of Mission Residence (CMR and other Embassy locations when required.
  • S/he is responsible for weeding, planting, pruning and watering
    as well as the general maintenance and appearance of grounds and gardens
    at the CMR.
  • Additionally, h/she oversee Deputy Chief of Mission residence
    once a week to help maintain its grounds by making recommendations to
    the Gardening Contractor’s Contracting Officer Representative.

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.

  • Completion of Primary School Education is required.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of gardening maintenance experience is required.
  • Level II (Limited knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required.
  • Ability to use a wide range of gardening equipment and powered hand tools is required.
  • Must have basic computer skills.

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

Hiring Preference Order:

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

  • Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
  • 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 (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
  • 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.

OR  – Ordinarily Resident – N2,385,434 p.a (Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-02
In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.
NOR – AEFM, EFM/MOH – US$20,623 (Starting Salary) p.a. Position Grade: FP-CC

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.
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Submit Application to: HRNigeria@state.gov

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)


  • 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. Thank you for your

Application Deadline  19th October, 2016.

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