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U.S. Embassy - Addis Abeba

U.S. Embassy - Addis Abeba


Position: Security Administrative Clerk
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Permanent
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba - Ethiopia
Salary: USD $9,075 /Per Year
Posted date: 4 weeks ago
Deadline: Submition date is over


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 (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.


The Incumbent serves as the Investigative Assistant for the Regional Security Office (RSO) located in the RSO Locally Employed (LE) staff office, incumbent primarily supports the extensive Bi-Mission Background Investigation Program. They serve as the first direct point of contact to the RSO office at Bi-Mission Ethiopia for all foreign nationals; answer general security clearance questions for more than 1,500 staff members (including but not limited to State, Centers for Disease Control, Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, and Homeland Security, USAID, and Peace Corps) Contractors and Domestic employees of the Bi-Mission. Manages most of the administrative work of the local RSO office which includes drafting correspondence letters, and taking fingerprints and pictures for more than 400 U.S. Direct hires and EFMs. The incumbent also works as a travel arranger for the RSO section which includes following up all local and international travel requests. The incumbent also creates and scans files into the investigative database RESOLVE, assigns cases to the RSO investigators for investigation, and manages the local RSO SharePoint site.

Qualifications and Evaluations


  • EXPERIENCE: A minimum of two years of Administrative/office work experience is required.

Note: Please upload all work experience copies of yours under "Other Document 1 or 2"

Education Requirements:

  • Education: Completion of secondary education is required.

Note: Please upload all copies of your Education under "High School Diploma or equivalent"


LANGUAGE: Level 3 (Good Working Language) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. (These may be tested)

                     Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing, may include the ability to translate Amharic is required (These may be tested)

 (You are required to pass the English Placement Test (EPT) that is conducted by the Human Resources Office).

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite and the use of the Internet. Ability to draft and report security facts, concisely, and accurately. Must be able to perform all duties independently, with a minimum of supervision using initiative and resourcefulness. Skill in handling a high volume of security requirements and caseloads, and the ability to work under pressure with changing demands.

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.


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

Benefits and Other Info


Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 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.


  1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  3. 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 the 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 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.

Required Documents:

To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested completion of high school education as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide the requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification or equivalent (or equivalent)
  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • Passport copy
  • Completion of high school education (Required)
  • Work Experience (Required)
  • Certificate or License
  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)