U.S. Department of State
U.S. Mission Tegucigalpa
Announcement No: TGG-2019-25
Position Title: Shipment Clerk
Opening Period: April 30, 2019 – May 15, 2019
Series/Grade: LE 905 – 6, FS 905 – 8
Salary: LE-6 L. 183,126 (annual salary)
FS-8 $ 39,246 (annual salary)
For More Info: Human Resources Office
Mailing Address: Send to American Embassy, Human Resources Office, Room 335, and P.O. Box 3453, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
E-mail Address: Send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Who May Apply: All Interested Applicants / All Sources
For USEFM – FS is 8. Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
Required: Local Security Certification or Public Trust
Appointment: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period.
Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees https://careers.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Eight-Qualities-of-Overseas-Employees.pdf before you apply.
Summary: The U.S. Mission in Tegucigalpa is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Shipment Clerk in the Customs and Shipping Section.
The work schedule for this position is:
• Full Time (40 hours per week)
** Applications must include all required documentation below.
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position: No
Duties: Provides expediter services for personnel arriving to Post, including arriving and departing VIP’s. Monitors contractor performance for packing and unpacking services taking necessary action to ensure compliance with contract specifications. Provides wide range of administrative support activities for the importation and exportation of vehicles, personal effects, and official shipments. This includes entering and tracking information with online data systems (Transportation Lite) and purchasing systems (Ariba), working with moving companies, host country government officials, writing shipping documents, and physically delivering and receiving official documents for vehicle license plates. Performs other duties related to Embassy exportations and importations. Incumbent will drive United States Government vehicle to transport staff and supplies to various locations.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EVALUATIONS
Education: At least two years of university studies is required.
Experience: At least two years of administrative experience is required.
Job Knowledge: Must have general knowledge of administrative procedures and be proficient in the use of word processing and spreadsheet software.
Language: Level III (Good working knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required. Level III (Good working knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing of Spanish is required. (These will be tested)
Skills and Abilities: Must have ability to maintain contacts at the working level as well as good written and oral communication skills. Must be patient and tactful, yet effective, in dealings with Government of Honduras personnel. Good computer skills. Must have a valid driver’s license (This will be tested) and be available to work at unscheduled hours. Must be able to work under pressure. Must be well organized and have the ability to analyze and extract information from databases and spreadsheets and prepare easy-to-read reports for users.
Qualifications: All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications/clearances.
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.
Benefits: Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Tegucigalpa 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.
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.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
(1) AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
(2) AEFM / USEFM
(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 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/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/VA-Definitions-and-Additional-Employment-Considerations.pdf
How to Apply: All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance. Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is available on HR/OE Intranet Site and the Mission internet site.
To apply for this position, applicants should electronically submit all documents listed below:
For more information on how to apply, visit the Mission internet site: https://hn.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/
Required Documents: Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:
• Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent if applicable)
• Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)
• Passport copy (if applicable)
• College transcripts or degree
• Proof of citizenship
• For hiring preference candidates, language scores (if available)
• DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
• SF-50 (if applicable)
****Applicants must include all of the required documentation listed above. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.
What to Expect Next: Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via telephone or email.
For further information: the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by sending an email to email@example.com
Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Tegucigalpa.