Motor Vehicle Service Technician at the U.S. Mission to Nigeria

Title: Motor Vehicle Service Technician – All Interested Candidates (Auto Painter) | Announcement Number: Lagos-2021-015 | The U.S. Mission to Nigeria (Embassy) | Location: Lagos
Series / Grade: LE – 1020 5
Hiring Agency: Consulate General Lagos
Work Schedule: Full-time – 48 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-5
Telework Eligible: No

The U.S. Mission to Nigeria comprises of the Embassy in Abuja, FCT, and the Consulate General in Lagos. U.S. Consulate General Lagos is the Mission’s representative to the Nigerian people in the southern region.

Overview

  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:  For USEFM – FP is 09.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C. All Interested Applicants / All Sources
  • Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
  • Appointment Type: Permanent
  • Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
  • Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
  • Summary: The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (48 hours per week)
  • Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (6 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
  • Supervisory Position: No
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
  • Travel Required: Not Required

Duties

  • Under the direct supervision of the Auto Body/Fender Foreman, and general supervision of the Auto Mechanic Foreman, the incumbent performs repairs of light, heavy, and armored/non-armored gasoline and diesel powered motor vehicles and forklifts.
  • Performs automotive body repairs as well as painting, welding, and sheet metal work. Examines shop repair orders and follows instruction on repairs.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Requirements:

  • Experience: Three years of experience in an Auto Paint Shop is required.
  • Job Knowledge: Must have good working knowledge of standard procedures and regulations, as well as good knowledge of various quality types of paints and their application is required.

Education Requirements:

  • Completion of secondary school is required. Vocational training in Automotive Body Repair and Painting is required.
  • Evaluations: This may be tested. Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed.
  • Language:  Good working knowledge Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required.

Skills And Abilities:

  • Must have a valid Nigerian drivers’ license to operate cars, trucks, buses, and other vehicles as needed.  Must be able to carry out vehicle repair work with minimum supervision. Must be able to read, understand, and use technical manuals to repair vehicles, with the ability to lift 30lbs weight manually.  Weights above 30 lbs should be operated with aid of machine.

Qualifications:

  • All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info
Benefits:
Agency Benefits:

  • Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Abuja, Nigeria may receive a compensation package that may 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.

Hiring Preference Order:

  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  • AEFM / USEFM
  • 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.
  • For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.

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.

Salary
NGN4,382,748 or USD $30,414 Yearly.

Application Closing Date
25th February, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Important Notice

  • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Secret clearance. 
  • To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents
Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • Degree with transcript
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps:

  • Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
  • 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 Abuja, Nigeria.
  • For More Info: HR Section 09-461-4000 [email protected]