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Procurement Agent

Procurement Agent

Job Announcement No. 10-017
        Dated May 10, 2010

 

OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates

POSITION:   Procurement Agent FSN-09/FP-05*
     
OPENING DATE: May 10, 2010

CLOSING DATE: May 24, 2010

WORK HOURS:   40 Hours/week

SALARY:           * Ordinarily Resident: CFA 7,838,523 per annum (Starting Base
                  Salary, Position Grade: FSN-09)

*Not-Ordinarily Resident: Position Grade: FP-05 (will be
confirmed by Washington)


NOTE: ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena is seeking one (1) individual for the position of Procurement Agent (FSN-09/FP-05).
 
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

Coordinate the Procurement process, prepare and manage the administration of all contracts, blanket purchase agreements and major contracts and supervise two (2) purchasing agents and one (1) procurement clerk.

A copy of the complete description listing all duties and responsibilities is available in the Human Resources Office. Contact extension 4118.

NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Education:
Completion of Secondary education is required.

Experience:
Five years progressive experience in U.S. Government acquisition with potential supervisory and coordination of resources is required.

Language:
Level III English ability (good working knowledge) and level IV French (fluent) are required and will be tested.

Knowledge:
Board knowledge of FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) and DOSAR (Department of State Acquisitions Regulations) including simplified acquisition, commercial items acquisition, U.S. Government contracting procedures and contract administration regulations is required. Knowledge of local market and business practices is required.

Skills and abilities:
Computer used skills, including word processing, e-mail and database skills are required. Chadian driver’s license is required.

SELECTION PROCESS
When equally qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (AEFMs) and U.S. Veterans will be given preference.  Therefore, it is essential that the candidate 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.  Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a FMA appointment are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.

4. 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.


TO APPLY
Interested applicants for this position must submit the following or the application will not be considered:

1. Application for U.S. Federal Employment (SF-171 or OF-612); or

2. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information as an OF-612; plus

3.  Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.

4. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.


SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office
Tel: 2251 7009
Fax: 2251 5654

POINT OF CONTACT
US Embassy N’Djamena, Chad
Attention: Rimtebaye Mayakoub
Telephone: 2251-7009 Extension 4118
FAX:  00235-2251-5654
DEFINITIONS
1. AEFM:  A type of EFM that is eligible for direct hire employment on either a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or Temporary Appointment (TEMP) provided s/he meets all of the following criteria:

--US citizen;

--Spouse or child who is at least age 18;

--Listed on the travel orders of a Foreign or Civil Service or uniformed service member permanently assigned to or stationed at a US Foreign Service post or establishment abroad with a USG agency that is under COM authority;

--Is resident at the sponsoring employee’s or uniform service member’s post of assignment abroad, approved safehaven abroad, or alternate safehaven abroad; and

--Does not receive a USG annuity or pension based on a career in the US Civil, Foreign, or uniform services.

2. EFM: Family Members at least age 18 listed on the travel orders of a Foreign of Civil Service or uniformed service member permanently assigned to or stationed to a US Foreign Service post or establishment abroad with a USG agency that is under COM authority who do not meet the definition of AEFM above.

3. Member of Household:  A MOH is a person who: 1) Has accompanied, but is not/not on the travel orders of a U.S. citizen Foreign or Civil Service employee or uniform service member permanently assigned to or stationed at a U.S. Foreign service post or establishment abroad; 2) Has been declared by the sponsoring employee to the Chief of Mission as part of his/her household; and 3) Resides at post with the sponsoring employee.

4. Ordinarily Resident (OR):  A citizen of the host country or a citizen of another country who has shifted the main residency focus to the host country and has the required work and/or residency permits for employment in country.

5. Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR):  Typically NORs are US Citizen EFMs and EFMs of FS, GS, and uniformed service members who are eligible for employment under an American USG pay plan, on the travel orders and under Chief of Mission authority, or other personnel having diplomatic privileges and immunities.

CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION:  May 24, 2010

The US Mission in Chad 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.

Cleared by GSO Karl Adam
Approved by HR Officer William Nix