Announcement Number: Bamako 2018 – 015 – R
Position Title: Assistant Post Occupational Safety and Health Officer (A/POSHO)
Opening Period: Open Until Filled
Series/Grade: FSN – 08; FP – 06
Salary: 9,480,125 F CFA – US$ 48,135. Actual salary determined by Washington D.C.
For More Info: E-mail Address: Bamakojob@state.gov
Who May Apply?
All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required: Local Security Certification
Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employeesbefore you apply. Summary: The U.S. Mission in Bamako is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Post Occupational Safety and Health Officer (A/POSHO) The work schedule for this position is full Time (number of hours per week – e.g. 40 hours per week) Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position: No
Duties: Incumbent serves as the Safety Program Coordinator/Compliance Officer with responsibility for assisting the Post Occupational Safety and Health Officer (POSHO) in carrying out the day to day functions of the Safety Health and Environmental Management (SHEM) and Fire Protection Division (FIR) programs at post as required by 15FAM. Conducts numerous safety surveys, prepares reports and conducts follow up inspections to ensure compliance. Assist the Facility Manager in providing training to all facility maintenance staff on areas of safety and safe practices. Acts as the Post Fire warden. Reports to the Senior Facility Manager.
Qualifications and Evaluations
Education: Completion of secondary school is required.
Experience: Minimum 5 years’ experience in the maintenance field performing/coordinating repairs for large facilities, or in the field of occupational safety, health and environmental management is required (this includes experience as an industrial hygienist).
Job knowledge: Must be able to read and interpret Safety Health and Environmental Management (SHEM), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and OBO/FIR manuals, FAM citations and other written materials. Must be able to read and interpret building and floor plans for large facilities.
Language: Level 4 (fluent) speaking/reading/writing English is required and Level 3 (good working knowledge) speaking/reading/writing French is required.
Skills and abilities: Required to actively plan at least three months ahead (quarterly) and take initiative to research problems and find innovative solutions where there is limited funding. Ability to use computer office specialized office software Integrated Management System (ILMS), Word, Excel and Power Point. Must be able to maintain filing system related to safety and fire inspections; must be able to draft correspondence suitable for Embassy reading. A valid driver’s license is required, and basic numerical skills and basic typing skills are required.
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,
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 reemployment rights back to their agency or bureau. United States Department of State Bamako, Mali
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/definitionsfor-va
How to Apply: All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification. Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment DS-174, which is available on the American Embassy website.
To apply for this position, applicants should electronically submit the documents listed below.
All applications must be sent to Bamakojob@state.gov with the position title listed in the subject line of the email.
Required Documents: Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:
- DS – 174
- Degree with transcript
- Letter(s) of recommendation( if any)
- List of references
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.
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 Bamako.