Shipment Supervisor (Customs & Shipping Supervisor – Substitution) at U.S. Consulate General

Job Description

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

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: Shipment Supervisor – All Interested Candidates (Customs & Shipping Supervisor – Substitution)

Announcement Number: Lagos-2022-048S
Location: Lagos
Hiring Agency: Consulate General Lagos
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+1
Series/Grade: LE – 0905 8
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-8

Overview

  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: 
    • For USEFM – FP is 06. 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 number of 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: Yes
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
  • Travel Required: Not Required

Duties

  • Under the supervision of the General Services Officer (GSO), the incumbent is the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) for Mission shipping contracts with the full responsibility of ensuring contract terms and conditions are strictly executed by six Mission accredited shipping contractors as duly applied. 
  • Supervises the post Lagos shipping section, handles all incoming/outgoing shipments of freight and cargo. Position directly supervises five (5) Shipping Clerks.

Qualifications and Evaluations

  • Experience:  Minimum of five (5) years professional work experience in the Shipping and Transportation field is required.
  • Job Knowledge:  Good knowledge of host country regulations and procedures that govern shipping. Good knowledge of post Shipping Contract Terms and Conditions. 
  • Education Requirements: Secondary School Certificate / High School Diploma 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:

  • Strong supervisory management skill and customer service oriented.
  • Must be able to use Excel spreadsheet, Word processing and Microsoft Outlook applications.
  • Must have excellent time management skills.

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:

  • For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.

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”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, 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.

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