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    • Open Jobs
      1. Telephone Technician – All Interested Candidates
      2. Bodyguard Shift Leader – All Interested Candidates
    • Method of Application

    Telephone Technician – All Interested Candidates

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification Secondary School (SSCE)
    • Experience 2 years
    • Location Lagos
    • Job Field Engineering / Technical&nbsp

    Announcement Number: Lagos-2021-074
    Location: Lagos
    Hiring Agency: Consulate General Lagos
    Series/Grade: LE – 0615 6
    Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week
    Promotion Potential: LE-6

    Overview

    • Hiring Path: Open to the public
    • Who May Apply / Clarification From the Agency:
      • For USEFM – FS is 08.  Actual FS 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.

    Summary

    • 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 (6 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

    Duties

    • Basic Function of the Position – The incumbent is responsible for the operations, installation and maintenance of post telephone, PBX systems and other telecommunication equipment.
    • Assist Switchboard Operators in time of staff gap.
    • S/he also performs liaison duties with local telephone company technicians.
    • The incumbent will perform other duties assigned by his/her direct supervisor, the Telecommunication Supervisor.

    Qualifications and Evaluations

    Requirements
    Experience:  

    • Two (2) years previous experience working on Nortel/Avaya PBX System 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. Must know IP Addressing. Knowledgeable with telecommunication test equipment: voltmeter, cable analyzer is required.

    Education Requirements:

    • Completion of Secondary School or received high school diploma is required.
    • Trade Test / City and Guide Certificates in electronics or computer or telecommunications is required.

    Evaluations:

    • This may be tested. Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed.

    Language:  

    • Level III (Good working knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English in required.

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Ability to use a personal computer and be proficient with Microsoft Office applications, Cisco IOS, Phone Master, IP Office Manager, Unified Communication Manager. 
    • Must have fundamental voice/data signaling skills. Must be able to work as a team member, and work in difficult, sometimes dirty and cramped conditions.  Must be able to lift 25kg and must possess a valid Nigeria driver’s license.

    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.

    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 Lagos, 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.

    Marketing Statement:

    • We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

    Salary
    USD $34,021 (N4,834,097) Annually.

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    Bodyguard Shift Leader – All Interested Candidates

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification Secondary School (SSCE)
    • Experience 4 years
    • Location Lagos
    • Job Field Security / Intelligence&nbsp

    Announcement Number: Lagos-2021-075
    Location: Lagos
    Hiring Agency: Consulate General Lagos
    Series/Grade: LE – 0701 6
    Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week
    Promotion Potential: LE-6

    Overview

    • Hiring Path: Open to the public
    • Who May Apply / Clarification From the Agency:
      • For USEFM – FS is 08.  Actual FS 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.

    Summary

    • 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 (9 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances / certifications or their candidacy may end.
    • Supervisory Position: No
    • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
    • Travel Required: 50% or less. Incumbent is require to travel to various locations in Nigeria to provide protection support.

    Duties

    • The incumbent serves as the Bodyguard (BG) Shift Leader (SL) and/or Agent In Charge (AIC) for the Protective Security Unit in the execution of protective security operations for the U.S. Ambassador / Chief of Mission (COM), and other designated or visiting U.S. government officials as directed.
    • Under the supervision of the Bodyguard Supervisor and managed by the Regional Security Officer (RSO) to Consulate Lagos in order to protect him/her from harm and embarrassment.

    Qualifications and Evaluations

    Requirements
    Experience:  

    • Minimum of four (4) years of experience as a commercial bodyguard, civilian or in the Nigeria police or military is required.

    Job Knowledge:  

    • Thorough knowledge of defense measures to be used in the event of a terrorist attack, such as that learned in the military or law enforcement training is required.
    • Knowledge in medical, fire, hostile attack, defensive and emergence driving procedures is required. Must be familiar with Nigeria police services, military, security and other government offices to ensure effective liaison and to facilitate effective protective operations including advance and motorcade operations.

    Education Requirements:

    • Completion of high / secondary school is required.

    Evaluations:

    • This may be tested. Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed.

    Language:  

    • Good working knowledge reading/writing/speaking is required.

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Ability to take initiative and show resourcefulness in accomplishing tasks is required.
    • Ability to deal effectively with people of other cultures to obtain cooperation and reach common goals is required.
    • Ability in leadership and interpersonal relations is required.
    • Skills in safely operating an armored vehicle is required.
    • Ability to work on a computer is required.
    • Ability to work variable shifts, 24 hour on call-schedule is required.
    • Ability to travel outside capital city on an as need basis is required.
    • Ability to administer emergency first aid and be qualified in AES/CPR is required.
    • Ability to be, exercise fast reflexes and active thinking, implement excellent observational skills, adaptation, take decisive actions, and stay calm in dangerous situations is required.
    • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing is required.
    • Ability to operate on a team, as well as skill in the use of a firearm is required.
    • Ability to maintain physical fitness and endure frequent travel, long working hours in a stressful working environment while maintaining the above standards is required.
    • Must have a valid Nigeria driver’s license.

    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.

    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 Lagos, 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.

    Marketing Statement:

    • We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

    Salary
    USD $34,021 (N4,834,097) Annually.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

     

    Important Information

    • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance. 
    • To apply for this position click the “Apply To This Vacancy” button at the top of the page. Click on the “Submit Application” button to complete your application process.
    • For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

    Required Documents:

    • Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

      • Residency and/or Work Permit
      • Secondary School Certificate
      • Certificate or License
      • 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 Lagos, Nigeria.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.



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