Announcement Number: Bamako 2018 – 29
Position Title: Legal Assistant
Opening Period: June 19, 2018 – June 29, 2018
Series/Grade: FSN – 09; FP – 05
Salary: 12,829,442 F CFA – US$ 53,844. 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 Legal Assistant
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: The Legal Assistant will serve as an aide to the Department of Justice (DOJ) Resident Legal Advisor (RLA). The Legal Assistant will serve the RLA in researching issues of law and procedure, and in planning and coordinating training programs, visits, and conferences. Other responsibilities include establishing and maintaining contacts with host government officials, reviewing and interpreting draft legislation, and generating activity reports. Additionally, the Legal Assistant will provide administrative support to the RLA and to DOJ Criminal Division programs at post.
Qualifications and Evaluations
Education: University Degree in Law from a Malian University is required.
Experience: Three years’ experience practicing law in Mali with the Malian government, an NGO or a law firm is required. United States Department of State Bamako, Mali
Job knowledge: An advanced knowledge and understanding of Malian criminal justice processes and familiarity with Malian courts, law enforcement practice and legislative bodies.
Language: Level IV (Fluent) French required. Level III (Good working knowledge) English and Bambara required. English will be tested.
Skills and abilities: Strong communication skills, service-oriented attitude, excellent interpersonal skills. Strong writing skills in both French and English. Strong word processing skills and ability to create documents and presentations using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Driver’s license is 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.
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 United States Department of State Bamako, Mali
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.