Job Opportunities : Customs Expeditor / Shipment Assistant - All Interested Candidates / All Sources

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LocalisationLocalisation :yaounde-region-centre-cameroun Date de publication sur minajobs EmploisDate de publication :05/02/2018   Catégorie : Temps complet Salaire : A negocier
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Open To: All Interested Candidates / All Sources

The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.
The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement.

Position: Customs Expeditor / Shipment Assistant
Opening Date: February 02, 2018
Closing Date: February 19, 2018
Work Hours: Full time, 40 hours/week
Salary: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-07
            Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-07*
            Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

Length Of Employment: This is a 2-year term limited contract position.

All ordinarily resident (or) applicants (see Appendix A for definition) must have the required work and/or residency permits to be eligible for consideration.

The U.S. Mission in Yaounde, Cameroon is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position Customs Expeditor/Shipment Assistant in the Office of Security Cooperation. This position is located in Yaounde, Cameroon.
NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered.

Basic Function of the Position
Under the direct supervision of the Operations Chief, the incumbent is responsible for the import, export, customs clearance and exonerations of USG official property and American employees personal and official vehicles, for the Office of Security Cooperation.

Qualifications Required
Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  1. Education: Completion of High School (GCE ‘A’ level or Baccalauréat) required.
  2. Experience: Minimum three (3) years of progressively responsible work experience in the shipping, transportation, or customs field. Two (2) years of experience must be with an international organization.
  3. Language: Level IV (Fluency) Speaking/Reading/Writing English, and level III (Good Working Knowledge) speaking/reading/writing French are required. (This will be tested.)
  4. Skills and abilities: The incumbent must have a typing ability of 20 wpm; be diplomatic and tactful, yet effective in dealing with Cameroonian customs and government officials and personnel of shipping companies; must have excellent interpersonal skills; and must be able to work independently and be proactive. He/She must possess a valid category B driving license and have a clean driving record. (Skills and abilities will be tested)
  5. Job Knowledge: The jobholder must have good working knowledge of Cameroonian customs and registration procedures, air and sea freight procedures, and procedures for verification of invoices; must be computer literate (MS Word and Excel); must have a thorough understanding of Cameroonian customs regulations, finance laws, procedures, and protocol with the local government, including the Ministry of External Relations; and must be able to navigate through SYDONIA system.

For Further Information: The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained on our website at and/or by contacting the Human Resources Office at (0237) 222-201-500 Ext. 4006.

Hiring Preference Selection Process: When qualified, 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*
(3) FS on LWOP**

* Important: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process. Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP.

Additional Selection Criteria:

  1. Management may consider any of the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
  2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
  3. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
  4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a Locally Employed Staff security clearance.


How to Apply: Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above);
  2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)

Where to apply:

Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 817, Tel.: 222-201-500, Ext 4006, U.S. Embassy Yaounde, Cameroon
 E-mail Address:
 Indicate the position title in the subject line of your email

Equal Employment Opportunity: 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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

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Human Resources Office P.O. Box 817, Tel.: 222-201-500, Ext 4006, U.S. Embassy Yaounde, Cameroon  E-mail Address:  Indicate the position title in the subject line of your email

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