Telecommunications Technician at the U.S. Consulate General


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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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Telecommunications Technician – All Interested Candidates

Announcement Number: Lagos-2021-117
Location:  Lagos
Series/Grade: LE – 0605 6
Promotion Potential: LE-6
Hiring Agency: Consulate General Lagos
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week

Overview

  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
    • For USEFM – FP is 08.  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.

Summary

  • 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 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
Basic Function for the Position:

  • Under the direct supervision of the Telecommunications Supervisor, incumbent is responsible for the programming, installation, operation, and maintenance of post radios, base stations, repeaters, comparators, duplexers telecommunications towers / mast, video splitters, amplifiers, combiners  and controllers, video multicast and broadcast equipment, satellite TV decoders and all other radio frequency related equipment at the consulate, offsite locations and residences.
  • S/he is the Primary customer support for all radio and TV related issues and assists with programming and installation of post PBX systems, residential internet services, LAN (Local Area Network) cables and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) circuits.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Experience:

  • Two (2) years of directly progressively responsible experience in telecommunications is required.

Job Knowledge:

  • Must have good knowledge of the Nigerian Communication Commissions’ Regulations, Guidelines and policies.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of electronic and radio theories and practices, installation, operations, management, testing and troubleshooting and repair procedures and techniques.
  • Must have experience in Cisco, satellite remote antenna pointing and alignment, fiber optic and copper cable installations and distribution and local area networking.
  • Knowledgeable with telecommunication test equipment, fiber, ethernet and coaxial cable analyzer.

Education Requirements:

  • Two (2) years of University / College studies in Electrical, Electronics or Telecommunications is required.

Evaluations:

  • This may be tested. Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed.

Language:

  • Fluent in speaking / reading / writing of English is required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have excellent numerical skills to carry out measurement of lengths, distances, elevation of azimuth angle, etc.
  • Must be able to work independently to resolve stressful and unforeseen situations.
  • Must be able to utilize and calibrate a wide range of test equipment and use a myriad of hand power tool.
  • Must be able to lift weights (up to 25 kg) and climb heights of up to 120fts with due regard to workplace health and safety standards.
  • Must be able to work in difficult, sometimes dirty and cramped conditions.
  • Must be able to communicate courteously with customers, both direct hire and local staff. Must have valid Nigeria driver’s license.

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.

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 Lagos, 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 .

Marketing Statement:

Salary
NGN4,834,097 (USD32,021) Annually.

Deadline: 1st December, 2021.

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

Important Information

  • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.
  • To apply for this position click the “APPLY TO THIS VACANCY” button at the top of the page. Click on the “Submit Application” button to complete your application process. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents

  • Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:
    • Residency and/or Work Permit
    • Degree with transcript
    • Driver’s license
  • For EFMs, in addition to the above:
    • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
    • 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 Lagos, Nigeria.

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