Vacant Job Positions at The U.S. Embassy in Abuja

The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified candidate for the position below in the General Services Office (GSO) Nigeria:

Job Title: Auto Mechanic – FSN-05/FP-9*
Ref.: A53020 to A53023
Location:
Abuja – General Services Office (GSO)
Work Hours: Full-time; 48 hours/week
Slot: 4
Basic Function of the Position

  • The incumbent serves as journeyman mechanic performing major and minor overhaul repairs to light, heavy armored gasoline and diesel powered motor vehicles.
  • This position examines vehicles to determine problems, carries out needed repairs, and performs safety checks and periodic maintenance.
  • S/he is responsible for knowing and adhering to shop safety procedures.

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 Secondary School education is required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of general automotive mechanic experience and one year of journeyman experience in automotive mechanic is required.
  • Level III (Good working knowledge) Speaking/Writing/Reading in English is required. Language proficiency will be tested.
  • Must have full journeyman knowledge on how to perform major and minor overhauls and repair work to engines, transmission brake systems, spring, shock absorbers, steering mechanisms, electrical, fuel and hydraulic systems, wheels assemblies and other vehicle components on one or more of the following: General Motors, Ford, Chryslers, Mercedes and Toyota.
  • Ability to handle all tools including electronic diagnostic and automotive special tools required for the trade including ability to take instructions and adhere to safety regulations is required.
  • Must have a valid Nigeria driver’s license with limited typing skills.

Salary
OR – Ordinarily Resident (OR) – N3,736,693 p.a. (Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-05
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$32,931 p.a EFM/MOH – US$28,262 (Full-Time Starting Salary) p.a.
Position Grade: FP-09*

Job Title: Chauffeur FSN-03/FP-BB
Ref.: A53008 to A53019
Location:
Abuja – General Services Office (GSO)
Work Hours: Full-time; 48 hours/week
Slot: 12
Basic Function of the Position

  • The incumbent serves as a Motor Pool Chauffeur.
  • S/he will drive U.S. Government vehicles to transport embassy employees, visitors and other official passengers or cargo to various locations within Nigeria.
  • Additionally, s/he will keep assigned vehicles clean and perform all driving duties and minor mechanical maintenance, as may be directed.

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 Secondary School education is required.
  • Minimum of two (2) years professional driving experience is required.
  • Level III (Good working knowledge) Speaking /Reading/Writing in English is required. Language proficiency will be tested.
  • Good geographical knowledge of Abuja, other cities, including traffic laws and regulations and ability to drive carefully and cautiously in heavy and chaotic traffic situations on poorly maintained roads is required.
  • Good knowledge of automotive operations, safety and maintenance practices, and ability to recognize a hazardous or dangerous situation and take appropriate action is required.
  • Must have valid Nigerian driver’s license and be able to drive both manual and automatic vehicles.

Salary
OR – Ordinarily Resident (OR) – N3,213,591 p.a.  (Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-03
In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.
NOR – AEFM/EFM – US$22,502 Starting basic salary p.a. Grade: FP-BB


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: [email protected]

Click here to download the Position Descriptions (PDF)

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. Thank you for your understanding.

For more information, visit https://nigeria.usembassy.gov/hr_office.html

Application Deadline  7th December, 2016.

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