Job & Business Opportunities
Open to: All Interested Candidates
Position: Carpenter, FSN-04; FP-AA
Opening date: July 27, 2012
Closing date: August 10, 2012
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 Carpenter.
Basic Function of Position:
Incumbent performs all carpentry work (repair and fabrication) for residences and office buildings. Duties include: building and repairing formica covered kitchen cabinets, tables and shelves; fabricating valences, working tables, storage shelves, doors, and windows; framing and screening of windows and patios, picture frames and small items; fabricating roofing structures and solid security doors; installing roofing sheets and security locks or combination; doing routine maintenance of all equipment in the carpentry shop; doing general painting and carpeting of floors and producing wooden forms for concrete structures. Incumbent also provides assistance to other crafts as needed and assists in the supervision of local contractors on special assignment.
Note: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. Education: Completion of Elementary school plus four years carpentry study/training in a technical/vocational school or any recognized institution is required.
2. Experience: At least two years of journeyman carpenter work experience in a large institution or international organization is required..
3. Language: Level II (Basic Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing English and French is required and will be tested.
4. Knowledge: Must be able to read and understand instruction manuals for tools, equipment, drawing and sketches. Job knowledge will be tested.
5. Skills/Abilities: Must be able to use all tools in the trade such as power saws, drills, files, wood lathes, routers and do skilled finish work. Must have basic skills for other crafts such as masonry, welding, painting, etc. Skills and abilities will be tested.
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.
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
Via email at: email@example.com (Please, indicate the title of the position on the “Subject:” line)
POINT OF CONTACT:
Telephone: 2220-1500, Ext 4006
FAX: 2220-1500, Ext 4532
CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: August 10, 2012
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.