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Shipping Assistant Job at US Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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U.S. Mission Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Announcement Number: Addis Ababa-2018-038A(Applicants who have already applied for Vac. No. 038-2018, do not need to re-apply for this position)
Position Title: Shipping Assistant
Opening Period: 11/13/2018-11/26/2018
Series/Grade: LE- 0905, FSN-07
Salary: (USD) 10,721 – (USD) 19,301 per yearFP is 07.  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: Definite- Not to exceed 90 days.
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 applicant for the position of Shipping Assistant for 90 days fixed-term contract.
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 direct supervision of Assistant General Service Officer or Shipment Supervisor, the incumbent prepares import/export documents for customs clearance and delivery of incoming and outgoing shipments of household effects, consumables and POVs for Mission employees, and for official USG supplies, equipment and vehicles.  Delivers documents to customs authorities and to packing/freight forwarding companies.  Facilitates the release of shipments arriving at the airport and port of Djibouti.  Expedites arriving and departing American personnel, TDYers, visitors and VIPs through airport customs and immigration procedures.   Assists diplomatic courier at airport/Support flights. Send Welcome information/advises for the new assigned personals. Fill-in all information’s on ILMS system and send the information correctly.


Qualifications and Evaluations

Education: Completion of Secondary School is required.


Prior Work Experience:  A minimum of two years’ experience in transportation field closely related to providing customs and shipping services, transiting and  expediting to include handling shipping documentation such as import and export documents is required.

  1. Post Entry Training:  Training will be given in US Government policies and procedures relating to all aspects of transportation of goods.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Good knowledge of Ethiopian customs regulations, immigration procedures and import/export procedures.  Knowledge of US Government regulations regarding shipping and routing.


LANGUAGE:  English and Amharic language level 4 (fluent) reading/writing/speaking is required. (English Language will be tested)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Computer skills are required. Must have valid Class 2 driver’s license.  Excellent interpersonal skill organization skills are essential as is a high degree of tact.  (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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