Job Vacancy at the US Embassy Yaounde

Open to: All Interested Candidates
Position: Mason FSN-04; FP-AA
Opening date: April 1, 2013
Closing date: April 15, 2013
Work hours: Full time; 40 hours /week

Note: All “NOT ordinarily resident” applicants must have the required work and/or residency permits to be eligible for consideration.
The U. S. Embassy in Yaoundé is seeking an individual for the position of Mason.

Basic Function of Position

Under the supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor, incumbent performs all kinds of masonry job including the tiling of walls and floors. Duties include: application of ceramic and rubber floor and wall tiles; pouring concrete; construction of masonry partitions; plastering; making concrete slabs; iron bending; repairing of roof leaks; and providing assistance to other crafts as needed.
Qualifications Required:
Note: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

1. Education: Completion of Elementary school and 4 years years masonry study/training (equivalent of CAP) in a technical or vocational school or any recognized institution are required.
2. Experience: At least 2 years of journeyman masonry work experience in an international organization or a large local institution are required.
3. Language: Level II (Basic Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Listening/Writing English and Level II (Basic Knowledge) Speaking/Reading French are required and will be tested.
4. Job Knowledge/Skills and Abilities: Applicant must be able to read simple sketches and blue prints. He/She must have full journeyman knowledge of established practices and procedures of the masonry trade. Ability to use all the tools of the trade is essential.


When fully qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.


1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
3. Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
4. Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
5. Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
6. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a Locally Employed Staff security clearance.


Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:
1. Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) available online or at the Embassy; or
2. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see Appendix B); or
3. A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1 -24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet; plus
4. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional U.S. Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
5. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
6. Additional information on how to apply for a position is available at:


Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 817,
U.S. Embassy Yaoundé
Via email at: [email protected] (Please, indicate the title of the position on the “Subject:” line) Electronic applications are strongly encouraged.
Telephone: 2220-1500, Ext 4006
FAX: 2220-1500, Ext 4532


The U.S. Mission in Cameroon 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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.
The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.