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Realty Clerk Job at US Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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The U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Realty Assistant. New job opening at US Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

U.S. Mission Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Announcement Number: Addis Ababa-2018-13B(Applicants who have already applied for Vac. No. 13-2018 and 13A-2018, do not need to re-apply for this position)
Position Title: Realty Clerk (Re-advertisement)
Opening Period: October 11, 2018 – October 25, 2018
Series/Grade: LE- 0820, FSN-06
Salary: (USD) 8,412- (USD) 15,144 per year. FP is 08. Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
For More Info: Human Resources Office:  or byPhone: 251-11-130-60-00 Ext: 6383


Who May Apply: All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required: Local Security Certification or a Public Trust Security Clearance will be required if offered the job. No security clearance information is necessary at the time of application
Duration of 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 before apply.(


Summary: The U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Realty Assistant
Work schedule:  Full Time – 40 hours per week
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: Under the direct supervision of the Housing Coordinator, the incumbent provides clerical and administrative support in the management of leased residential and non-residential properties for all agencies in the Embassy including State, CDC, DOD and USAID.


Qualifications and Evaluations

Education: Completion of two years college/university in general studies is required.


Prior Work Experience:  Minimum of three years’ experience in office management or administrative work is required.

Post Entry Training: Good working knowledge of USG leasing regulations and property management.  Must have a good knowledge of local commercial and real estate markets and capabilities of local vendors.  Must understand local commercial and real estate pricing customs and practices. Ability to use Microsoft Office platform.

On the job training in WebPass, eServices and ILMS Ariba is required.  Dept. of State ethics and customer service training.   Procedural training is provided in-house/FSI as it is directly tailored to USG operating systems and regulations.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: A good working knowledge of Department of State and associated agency housing regulations, instructions and procedures as set forth in 15 FAM. Incumbent must be familiar with the Addis Ababa housing market and rental prices. A good understanding of USG housing practice and policies is essential to performing the job.  The ability to coordinate incoming personnel’s needs with existing property or the need to acquire new property.  It is in the best interest of the USG for the incumbent to minimize rental turnovers or the need to move personnel mid-tour, both in terms of financial stress on the Embassy or agency, and a quality of life issue for the occupant to not have to move mid-tour.  FEDBIDOPS when required.  Incumbent must work closely with the GSO warehouse and the Embassy’s financial management section to make sure leases are funded properly.


LANGUAGE:   English Level 3 (good working knowledge, reading/speaking/writing); Amharic Level 4 (fluency, reading/speaking/writing) is required. (English Language will be tested)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Using personal computer applications such as the MicroSoft Office Suite, good working knowledge of searching on the Internet/Intranet, knowledge of various online housing sites; Outlook, typing and calculator.  Excellent negotiation skills.  Ability to use tact and judgment when dealing with colleagues and suppliers.  Display excellent customer service advocacy.  The position requires Class 2 Ethiopian driver’s license(This may be tested)

Qualifications:  All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

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.

If an applicant with a disability needs assistance with the application and/or hiring process, including any applicable tests or interview, please contact:
Phone: +251111306184


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 could 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.


(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.

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