Job Title: Law Enforcement Programming Assistant
U. S. Mission, Uganda
Number: 026/2012 Date: 05/10/2012
OPEN TO: U.S. Citizen EFMs only – All Agencies
POSITION: Law Enforcement Programming Assistant; FP-07
OPENING DATE: May 10, 2012
CLOSING DATE: May 23, 2012
WORK HOURS: Full time (40 hours) or Part time (32 hours); please indicate preference on application
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Must be able to obtain a SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE. U.S. CITIZEN ELIGIBLE FAMILY MEMBERS, AS DEFINED BELOW OF U.S. GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES ASSIGNED TO THE MISSION UNDER THE CHIEF OF MISSION AUTHORITY ARE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
The incumbent will provide specific operational, procedural, and administrative recommendations designed to help maximize the impact of all training and equipment donations provided in law enforcement programs in Uganda, with the goal of furthering institutional development and capacity building within the Ugandan security forces and the personnel of neighboring countries attending training programs in Uganda. The incumbent will identify additional technical assistance, training, and equipment donations that will complement and build on existing and future INL training initiatives within Uganda. While the majority of the incumbent’s time will be focused on INL programming, he/she will provide support as needed to other USG agencies conducting judicial, corrections and security sector programming in Uganda.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on the website.
NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. Education Required: Completion of two years of post secondary education/university studies is required.
2. Work Experience: At least three years of work experience in program management, training, administration or operations in an office or educational setting is required.
3. Language Requirement: Level IV (fluent) English ability is required.
4. Knowledge: Clerical, secretarial, office management and administrative practices are required.
5. Skills and Abilities: Strong organizational skills are required to manage a number of competing tasks. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact and work equally well with a wide range of U.S. and/or foreign national personnel at all levels of an organization. Must be a self-starter, able to identify priorities and meet deadlines with limited supervision. Must be able to represent the U.S. effectively as required.
After an initial application screening, applicants will be invited for oral interviews. The selected candidate must pass pre-employment security investigations before beginning work. The initial appointment period is one year, subject to renewal.
Normally, candidates for employment are hired at the first step of the designated pay grade. In some instances, candidates may be hired at a higher step when exceptional qualifications or previous governmental service and pay level so warrant. The Human Resources Officer will make the decision with the concurrence of the employing section.
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA
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 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 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.
HOW TO APPLY
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 applicant’s 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 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. 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, and 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 Legal Permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; If yes, provide number)
I. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification Number
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, and Location)
O. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
Q. Licenses, Skills, Training, Membership, and Recognition
R. Language Skills
S. Work Experience
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:
Human Resources Office
Plot 1577 Nsambya Road
P. O. Box 7007, Kampala
Or by e-mail:
Deadline: 23rd May 2012