Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: For USEFM - FP is FP-08. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
Open-to : 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
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 hours per week).
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position: No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
Travel Required: Not Required
Position is located in the Information Program Center (IPC) and does not supervise any employee. Incumbent is responsible for the operation, installation and maintenance of post telephones, PBX systems and other telecommunications equipment. Assists with Field Service Technician - Radio duties and responsibilities. Performs as the key contact for the installation and modification of central office/frame room equipment. Assists with the installation and modification of individual office subsystems at remote locations, to include warehouses, Alternate Command Center/Annex, Marine Security Detachment residence, etc. Installs telephone instruments and other communications equipment, as well as cables and wiring necessary to complete the installation.
Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE: At least two (2) years previous experience working as a telecommunication technician is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must know how telecommunication voice and data signaling enters the building; how wiring is arranged on a punch down block; distribution of wiring throughout the building; ability to test and correct faulty circuits.
Completion of High School and two (2) years of vocational training or equivalent recognized as producing journeyman level skills is required.
Level III (Good Working Knowledge) reading/writing/speaking of English is required. This may be tested.
Level III (Good Working Knowledge) reading/writing/speaking of French is required. This may be tested.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be knowledgeable with IP based telecommunication equipment and test equipment: voltmeter, fox and hound, cable analyzer. Must be able to use a personal computer and be familiar with Microsoft Office applications. Must be able to work as a team member. Must be able to work in difficult, sometimes dirty and cramped conditions.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
Benefits and Other Info
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire 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.
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.
How to Apply
How to Apply:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust-Background Investigation clearance.
To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.
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.