Administrative Assistant at The US Embassy

Job Title: Administrative Assistant


Closing Date of the Position: April 6, 2016
Vacancy Announcement Number: 16/060
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week

SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN- 6; (Step 1 – TZS17, 537,711through Step 13 – TZS 26,306,567per annum)
Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP- 8*
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.


ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.


The US Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Administrative Assistant at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION


This position serves under the supervision of the Administrative Team Lead as Receptionist and Safety and Security Coordinator for CDC Tanzania and performs general administrative support duties for the CDC Administrative Team as needed. Incumbent answers phones; greets and registers visitors; maintains security and safety standards for building entrance/exit, monitors movement of staff and guests; coordinates vehicle/motor pool requests for CDC staff, TDY staff and consultants; and performs data entry and typing duties using word processing software.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Receptionist
30%

• Serves as the CDC Front Office receptionist for visitors. Receives visitors and directs them to appropriate offices within CDC.
• Maintains office switchboard and answers 100% of incoming CDC telephone calls. Handles routine inquiries and refers in-coming calls to appropriate CDC staff.
• Maintains accurate and up-to-date phone directory for CDC staff US Embassy.



Motor Pool Coordination
30%
• Coordinates and logs all vehicle requests for CDC staff, TDY staff and consultants with motor pool staff at US Embassy.
• Arranges alternate transport as necessary when US Embassy motor pool is not available or is not in USG best interest.
• Communicates with staff on all vehicle arrangements, and monitoring successful implementation of vehicle requests.
• Enforces USG vehicle use policy at all times.
• Secures appropriate waivers for transport in USG vehicles when necessary.

Safety and Security Coordinator
20%

• Ensures access, safety, and security procedures are followed at all times.
• Monitors security cameras for entering and exiting people/cars.
• Reports security violations and suspicious activity.
• Enforces escort policy for staff and visitors.
• Coordinates scheduling of security and safety drills for CDC office.

General Administrative Support Duties
20%

• Provides secretarial support to administrative team as needed. Drafts and types telegrams, memos, letters and other official CDC correspondence.
• Opens incoming CDC mail; registers, dates and sends the mail to the appropriate administrative office for action.
• Develops and maintains the calendar for reservations of CDC conference rooms. Issues keys to conference rooms and maintains the CDC library.
• Maintains minutes of official CDC-wide administrative meetings as needed.
• Performs back-up duties for other support staff when needed.
• Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

All applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

Education:


• Completion of Secondary school and at least one year of advanced studies in administration, secretarial school, data entry, or related field is required.

Experience


• Minimum of one year of administrative or secretarial experience in the US Government or an international organization is required.

Language


• Level IV (fluent) in English and Kiswahili (speaking, writing and reading) is required. (This will be tested)

Skills and Abilities:


• The incumbent must be attentive and professional, possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. Must be able to work in fast-paced work environment with close attention to logistical details and arrangements. Must be proficient in operating office machines such as copier, shredder and fax and must be proficient with word processing, spreadsheet and other office computer software. Must be able to effectively interact with internal staff and external clients at all levels and individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds is required. (This will be tested)

Job Knowledge:


• The incumbent must have a thorough knowledge of all aspects of administrative and office support processes, including secretarial support for professional staff, procurement, arranging and processing travel support, coordination of motor pool support, and procedures for processing personnel actions. In addition, the job holder must be thoroughly familiar with CDC and US Government administrative policies and procedures and the structure and function of CDC Tanzania. The incumbent must also be familiar with the Government of Tanzania operating environment as well as the Tanzania business environment to effectively perform the duties and responsibilities of the position are required.





SELECTION PROCESS: When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specially address the required applications above in their application.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
1. USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
2. USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
3. FS on LWOP

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
• Management will consider when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
• Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
• Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Employment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.



HOW TO APPLY: applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:

• Universal Application for Employment (UAE)(Form Ds-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human resources, (see “For Further Information” above); and
• Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)
• Copy of Passport, or, National ID, Resident/Work Permit.



IMPORTANT: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).

WHERE TO APPLY:
American Embassy
Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 9123
DAR ES SALAAM

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 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(below compulsory retirement 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.

Appendix A – DEFINITIONS
Eligible Family Member (EFM): An EFM for employment purposes is defined an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

• U.S. Citizen or not a U.S. Citizen; and
• Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610); or
• Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable of self-support. The term “child” shall include, in addition to natural offspring, stepchild, adopted child, and a child under legal guardianship of employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner when such child is expected to be under legal guardianship until 21 years of age and when dependent upon and normally residing with the guardian; or
• Parent (including stepparents and legally adoptive parents) of employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner, when such parent is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support; or
• Sister or brother (including stepsisters and stepbrothers, or adoptive sisters or brothers) of the employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner when such sibling is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support, unmarried, and under 21 years of age, or regardless of age, incapable of self-support; and
• Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
• Is under chief of mission authority.





U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM): A USEFM is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

• U.S. Citizen; and
• Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee; or
• Child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
• Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and resides at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad, or as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and is under chief of mission authority; or
• resides at an Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA) location authorized under 3 FAM 3232.2; or
• Currently receives a U.S. Government retirement annuity or pension from a career in the U.S. Foreign Service or Civil Service.

Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM): An AEFM is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

• U.S. Citizen; and
• Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee; or
• Child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
• Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT); and
• Is under chief of mission authority; and
• Is residing at the sponsoring employee's post of assignment abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
• Does NOT currently receive a U.S. Government retirement annuity or pension from a career in the U.S. Foreign Service or Civil Service.



Member of Household (MOH) : A MOH is an individual who meets all of the following criteria.

• A MOH is someone who accompanies or joins a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
• A MOH must be officially declared to the COM by the sponsoring employee as part of his/her household; and
• A MOH is under COM authority;
• A MOH may include a parent, unmarried partner, other relative, or adult child;
• A MOH may or may not be a U.S. Citizen;
• A MOH is not an EFM;
• A MOH is not listed on the travel orders or approved Form F-126 of a sponsoring employee.



Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:

• An EFM, USEFM or AEFM of a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed abroad, or as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or
• Has diplomatic privileges and immunities; and
• Is eligible for compensation under the FS or GS salary schedule; and
• Has a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN); and
• Is not a citizen of the host country; and
• Does not ordinarily reside in the host country; and
• is not subject to host country employment and tax laws.



Ordinarily Resident (OR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:

• A citizen of the host country; or
• A non-citizen of the host country (including a U.S. citizen or a third-country national) who is locally resident and has legal and/or permanent resident status within the host country and/or who is a holder of a non-diplomatic visa/work and/or residency permit; and/or
• Is subject to host country employment and tax laws.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Source: Daily News 23rd March, 2016

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