Jobs Opportunity at US Embassy


 Jobs Opportunity at US Embassy

Position tilte: Computer System Assistant

Open Period: 11/18/2019 - 12/02/2019


Incumbent is the Computer Systems Assistant. He/She performs duties related to the management, deployment and troubleshooting of the unclassified Automated Data Processing and communication devices for Information Systems Center (ISC). Maintains, tests, and repairs all of the core equipment included in the Unclassified Local Area Network (LAN). The incumbent is the Dedicated Internet Network (DIN) and Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) administrator, who ensure the security and availability of the WLAN infrastructure. Administers, and maintains enterprise mobile devices and computers systems for proper operation and availability; also maintains all physical and virtual servers in addition to analyzing network peripheral equipment for security compliance. Frequently communicates with designated technical division in Washington to resolve pertinent issues observed with the mission's computer LAN.

Qualifications and Evaluations Requirements:


At least three years performing progressively more responsible work with Microsoft LAN/WLAN and WAN Network environment, computer hardware and software maintenance.


The incumbent must be experienced in dealing directly and extensively with other computer specialists, mid-level managers, and end-users to provide analytical services, and in microwave radio principles and group policy. Working knowledge of asset and project management. Expert knowledge of Windows 10, Windows 2012/Windows 2016 servers and strong knowledge of MS Exchange 2013/2016 administration. Advanced knowledge of CAT 6 LAN topology, computer systems analysis, database and Website design and administration. Job knowledge may be tested.

Education Requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or Computer Engineering is required. Evaluations:

LANGUAGE: Level III (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing English and French are required. This will be tested.

Must have strong skills in supporting and managing LAN/WAN and in operating, configuring and troubleshooting various communication devices (switches, routers). Expertise in teaching and using MS Office applications. Good in analyzing, configuring, and testing programs prior to wide deployment to users' desktops. Very strong programming and scripting skills for, PowerShell and Visual studio.
  • Individual must be skilled in using a tactful and diplomatic manner when dealing with all levels of U.S. Government personnel. The ability to work on a team is necessary; must be able to negotiate and interact with other IRM employees and present their concerns/desires to IRM Management.
  • Ability to relate post organization, functions, and mission with computer system’s terms of reference, and be able to convey computer-related concepts to non-technical users.
  • Ability to articulate persuasively the significance of management decisions with computer systems to obtain support for actions that will enhance automation and/or effective management of resources.
  • Must be sufficiently coordinated and skilled to operate a wide range of hand tools and network analysis equipment, to terminate network cables, and to install and remove servers from server racks.
  • 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 Yaounde, Cameroon 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:


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.


  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
  • 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.

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold an Embassy security clearance after selection.

To apply for this position click the “Apply now” 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
  • Transcripts
  • Certificate or License
  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)
  • List of references
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 Yaounde, Cameroon.

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