U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa – new vacancy

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  • Addis Ababa
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U.S.Mission in Addis Ababa

Position  – Mail Room Clerk

Qualification: Completion of high/secondary school is required.
Experience: Minimum one year of administrative work experience is required.
Salary:USD $8,208 – USD $8,208
Work Place: Addis Ababa


Under the direct supervision of the DPO Mail Supervisor, incumbent serves as a Diplomatic Post Office (DPO) and Diplomatic Pouch and Mail (DPM) mail clerk with driver and pouch/item tracking duties. Incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Mission’s unclassified DPO and DPM services, handling of International and local mail for the Mission and its on-compound distribution needs.  Incumbent will also periodically assist with Classified Diplomatic Pouch operations, sometimes after working hours, in a liaison capacity with local airport and customs officials.

Skills and Abilities:

Perform DPM and DPO operations such as receiving incoming mail and processing outgoing mail. Possess excellent customer service skills. Be able to physically lift and move heavy pouches and drive large transport vehicles with automatic or manual transmission. Maintain a valid 3rd class driver’s license and airport tarmac license. Minimum 5 years of owning a driver’s license. (These may be tested).

Agency Benefits:
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa/Ethiopia 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.

Other Information:
HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: 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. 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: https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va


(1) AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


(3) FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT: 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.

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site. https://et.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/

Required Documents:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested completion of high school studies and/or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

Residency and/or Work Permit

Passport copy

Completion of high school (Required)

Work Experience (Required)

Certificate or License

Driving License (Required)

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 or phone.

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 Addis Ababa/Ethiopia.

I Can Apply Online?:
Yes, this job online applicable [NB: Check the job deadline/closing date before starting any job application process!]