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The U.S. Mission to Nigeria comprises of the Embassy in Abuja, FCT, and the Consulate General in Lagos. U.S. Consulate General Lagos is the Mission’s representative to the Nigerian people in the southern region.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Housing Clerk – All Interested Candidates
Announcement Number: Lagos-2022-123
Location: Lagos
Hiring Agency: Consulate General Lagos
Series / Grade: LE – 0820 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 – FP is 08. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
    • All Interested Candidates
  • 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)
  • 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:

  • The incumbent maintains the Real Property Application (RPA) at post, including working closely with OBO when necessary.
  • Incumbent maintains and updates post housing files.
  • Assists in property survey and drafting of routine correspondences, preparing draft leases and cables for approvals.
  • Assists the Real Property Assistants to conduct visual inspection prior to departure of employees to assess state of furniture, cleanliness of apartment and make ready concerns and in searching for new properties for the housing pool.
  • Ensures that household furnishings and fixtures are in good working order and notes if repair or replacement is needed.   

Qualifications and Evaluations
Education Requirements:

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  • Two (2) years of University Studies is required.

Experience: 

  • Minimum of two (2) years in real estate/property management and administrative management is required.

Job Knowledge: 

  • Knowledge of Nigerian real estate laws and property values is required. Knowledge of Nigerian government agencies responsible for documentation and issues relating to real property is required.
  • Must have good knowledge of business correspondence, applicable instructions and standard office procedures, 

Evaluations:

  • Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed.

Language:  

  •  Fluent in speaking / reading / writing of English is required.

Skills and Abilities: 

  • The ability to use a personal computer with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and other related Microsoft Suite is required. 
  • A valid drivers license is required with a driving experience of at least five years.  

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.

Other Information:

  • 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 re-employment rights **

* Important

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  • 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:

Salary
NGN 5,308,438 (USD 34,770 / Annum

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.

Application Closing Date
1st November, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Application Instruction

  • 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

To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:

  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • University Degree OR University Transcripts 
  • Valid Drivers License

Eligible Family Member Applicants:

  • Copy of Sponsor’s 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.

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