Announcement Number: Bamako – 2018 – 035
Position Title: Distribution Clerk-Photographer
Opening Period: August 15, 2018 – August 28, 2018
Salary: 8,251,328 F CFA 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 Employees before you apply.
The U.S. Mission in Bamako is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Distribution Clerk-Photographer.
The work schedule for this position is full Time (40 hours per week)
Start Date: 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: The position is a primary Public Diplomacy program and media support person.
Duties include serving as the main photographer for Public Affairs events, distribution of public diplomacy products, maintenance of equipment including cameras, computers, tablets, projectors, printers, etc., and audiovisual event assistance, maintenance of SharePoint, errands for programs and the Public Affairs Section, and general organizational assistance.
Maintenance of program equipment – includes regular maintenance of cameras, computers, tablets, projectors, printers, computers including installation of software, uploading and managing photo libraries, online websites for photos and video production. Acts as assistant to the Public Diplomacy Audio-Visual technician and Press team for the maintenance of all audio-visual equipment including projectors, televisions, and for event support, and social media and website content. 45%
Distribution and organization of media, photos and program materials – provides support for the American Center book supplies and materials, includes delivery books, invitations and any other program products. These duties also require that incumbent act as backup to audiovisual technician for updating the website as needed in the absence of the technician 35%
Assisting program travel – includes expediting arrivals and departures of program visitors and staff, making and reconfirming hotel and flight reservations and accompanying visitors within Mali for program purposes. Incumbent acts a guide to Bamako and Mali for many first time program visitors. 20%.
Note: This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by incumbent. Incumbent will be required to perform other duties as assigned by the agency.
Qualifications and Evaluations Education:
Secondary school diploma is required.
Experience: One year experience as a photographer and audio visual technician experience is required.
Job knowledge: Knowledge of social media and websites in Mali. Knowledge of Bamako and how to get around in the city.
Language: Level III French, level II English and level V Bambara is required. English will be tested.
Skills and abilities: Incumbent must have photography, computer and AV equipment maintenance skills, including software installation. Position also requires excellent interpersonal skills in order to interact with a wide variety of visitors, contacts and staff in event situations that require punctuality and remaining calm under stressful conditions.
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,
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.
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.
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/definitions-for-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:
- Degree with transcript
- Letter(s) of recommendation (if any)
- List of references
- CV in English 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.