New Vancancy at American Embassy- Administrative Clerk Job (Re-advertised)

Job title: Administrative Clerk/Rover; FP-8

U. S. Mission, Uganda

Number: 103/2010 Date: 10/13/2010

OPEN TO: Appointment Eligible Family Members (AEFM) and U.S. Veterans, All Agencies
POSITION: Administrative Clerk/Rover; FP-8
OPENING DATE: October 13, 2010
CLOSING DATE: October 26, 2010
WORK HOURS: When Actually Employed, Full-time; 40 hours/week
CLEARANCE: Must be eligible to obtain top secret clearance

"The American Embassy is seeking for an individual for the position of Administrative Clerk/Rover to support all Embassy sections."

Incumbent provides full administrative and clerical support to all Embassy sections including filling in for all direct hire/EFM Office Management Specialists during temporary absences/periods of short staffing. Incumbent shall assist in managing special projects including COTELs and POTUS' and escort pouch when required. Incumbent shall work on temporary basis and report directly to the section chief of the section assigning duties

A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on

NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. Education required: Completion of high school is required.
2. Prior Work Experience: Two years of administrative or secretarial experience is required.
3. Language required: Level III (good working knowledge) in English is required.
4. Knowledge required: Knowledge of correspondence procedures and general customer service. Knowledge of office protocol matters, logistics and related office requirements
.5. Skills and Abilities required: Typing level II (20wpm) and basic knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook and Internet; ability to work flexible hours; must be tactful, possess good judgment and be able to communicate with employees at all levels; ability to accurately proofread written material to eliminate errors; well-organized, ability to meet deadlines and to work in a multi-tasking environment and ability to work and coordinate with others


When equally qualified, US 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 visa 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 US Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their appointment.

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.


Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:

1. Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174); or

2. A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1-24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicants work experience attached as a separate sheet; or

3. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see section 3A below for more information); plus

4. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional US 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.

3A. If an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide the following information equal to what is found on the UAE.

Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.

A. Position Title
B. Position Grade
C. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
D. Dates Available for work
E. First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used
F. Date and Place of Birth
G. Current Address, Day, Evening, and Cell phone numbers
H. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; If yes, provide number)
I. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification No.
J. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
K. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide
L. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver's License Class/Type
M. Days available to work
N. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. Government (include their name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
O. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
P. Education
Q. License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition
R. Language Skills
S. Work Experience
T. Reference

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