VACANCY AT EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA( Cameroon)

Consular Investigations Assistant FSN-7; FP-7

Open to: All Interested Candidates
Position: Consular Investigations Assistant FSN-7; FP-7
Opening date: March 18, 2013
Closing date: April 1, 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 Consular Investigations Assistant.

Basic Function of Position
The Consular Investigations Assistant conducts various inquiries and/or investigations on Non-immigrant visas, Diversity lottery visas, Immigrant and Asylum/Refugee petitions aimed at reducing illegal immigration and false acquisition of citizenship. Incumbent conducts a variety of investigations into all types of visas, marriage fraud, and other consular matters. He/She determines authenticity of documents and investigates relationships that form the basis of visa requests or passport services.

The complete list of duties and responsibilities of the position is available at: http://yaounde.usembassy.gov/pd017-2013.html

Qualifications Required:
Note: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

1. Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Law or any other field related to Law or Investigation is required.

2. Experience: At least two years of progressively responsible experience in investigative work, a law firm or legal department or a claims investigative organization or other closely related field or two years experience working as a Visa Clerk in a Consular office is required.

3. Language: Level IV (Fluency) Speaking/Reading/Writing English and Level III (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing French are required and will be tested.

4. Job Knowledge: Applicant must have good knowledge of the local educational, political, and legal systems as they affect visa qualifications. A good working knowledge of documentary sources of information and familiarity with applicable local laws such as marriage, divorce, adoption, etc. are required.

5. Skills/Abilities: Applicant must be able to exercise tact and good judgment in dealing with the public. He/She must exercise initiative and resourcefulness in obtaining evidence and in distinguishing between clear-cut and questionable cases. Discretion in the treatment of privileged information, computer literacy (Word and Excel), and excellent communication skills are essential.

SELECTION PROCESS:

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.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

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.

TO APPLY:
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: http://yaounde.usembassy.gov/job¬_opportunities.html

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:
Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 817,
U.S. Embassy Yaoundé
Cameroon
Via email at: [email protected] (Please, indicate the title of the position on the “Subject:” line)

Electronic applications are strongly encouraged.

POINT OF CONTACT:
Telephone: 2220-1500, Ext 4006
FAX: 2220-1500, Ext 4532

CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: April 1, 2013

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.

Source: Christopher Ekom [email protected]

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