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One Financial Management Assistant, FSN-9; FP-5

ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 008/12– HR

OPEN TO: All Interested candidates

POSITION: One Voucher Examiner/Accountant, FSN-7; FP-7

OPENING DATE: March 7, 2012

CLOSING DATE: March 21, 2012

WORK HOURS: Full-Time, 40 hours per week

LENGTH OF HIRE: Agreement renewable on annual basis

NOTE:  ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The American Embassy in Antananarivo is seeking an individual to be assigned in the position of Voucher Examiner/Accountant in the Budget and Finance section.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION:

Incumbent will examine a full range of vouchers, including the most difficult and complex invoices and/or claims for payment of goods and services. S/he will communicate with contractors, host government officials, vendors and employees both orally and in writing to provide guidance and to request additional information regarding proposed payments.

A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available in the U.S. Embassy Human Resources Office.  Contact ext 2332.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

  1. High School Diploma and at least two-year University Studies in Accounting, Finance, Economics or related field are required.
  2. Two to three years of experience in the field of Voucher Examination is required.
  3. Language skills:
  • Level III (Good working knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required.
  • Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/ Reading /Writing French is required.
  • Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/ Reading /Writing Malagasy is required.
  1. Must have a good working knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, Windows, Internet and other computer tools.
  2. Must be well-organized and have good customer services skills while working in a multiple tasking environment.
Selection Process

When equally qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (AEFMs) and U.S. Veterans will be given preference.  Therefore, it is essential that the candidate address the required qualifications above in the application.

Additional Selection Criteria

  1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy. 
  2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
  3. Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a FMA appointment are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
  4. Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

To Apply

Interested applicants for this position must submit the following or the application will not be considered:

  1. Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174).  Forms available from Embassy reception or e-forms; or
  2. A current resume or curriculum vitae, that provides the same information found on DS-174 (See Appendix below); or
  3. A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1-24 of the DS-174 along with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet;
  4. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.
  5. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above
  6. For Malagasy: A copy of the National Identity Card is required;

For Non-Nationals: Copy of the Residency/Work permits that allow the applicant to work in the country is required.

Submit Application

American Embassy Human Resources Office

P.O. Box 620 or at the Embassy Reception
Antananarivo 101

Point of Contact

Contact: Human Resources Office
Telephone: 261 20 23 480 00 Ext 2265/2332
FAX:  261 20 23 48035
Email: AntananarivoEmbHRO@state.gov

CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION:  March 21,  2012

The US Mission in Antananarivo 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.

Appendix A

DEFINITIONS

1.  Eligible Family Member (EFM):  An individual related to a U.S. Government employee in one of the following ways:

  • Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610);
  • Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable of self-support.  The term shall include, in addition to natural offspring, stepchildren and adopted children and those under legal guardianship of the employee or the spouse when such children are expected to be under such legal guardianship until they reach 21 years of age and when dependent upon and normally residing with the guardian;
  • Parent (including stepparents and legally adoptive parents) of the employee or of the spouse, when such parent is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support;
  • Sister or brother (including stepsisters and stepbrothers, or adoptive sisters or brothers) of the employee, or of the spouse, when such sibling is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support, unmarried, and under 21 years of age, or regardless of age, incapable of self-support.

2.  U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM):  For purposes of receiving a preference in hiring for a qualified position, an EFM who meets the following criteria:

  • U.S. Citizen; and,
  • EFM (see above) at least 18 years old; and,
  • Listed on the travel orders of a direct-hire Foreign, Civil, or uniformed service member assigned to or stationed abroad with a USG agency that is under COM authority, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and either:
    1. Resides at the sponsoring employee's or uniformed service member's post of assignment abroad or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or
    2. Resides at an Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA) location authorized under 3 FAM 3232.2.

3.  Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM):  EFM (see above) eligible for a Family Member Appointment for purposes of Mission employment: 

  • Is a U.S. citizen; and
  • Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) or a child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
  • Is listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126, Foreign Service Residence and Dependency Report, of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad at a U.S. mission, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), and who is under chief of mission authority; and
  • Is residing at the sponsoring employee's post of assignment abroad or, as appropriate, office of the American Institute in Taiwan.
  • Does not receive a Foreign Service or Civil Service annuity

4.  Member of Household (MOH):  An individual who accompanies a  direct-hire Foreign, Civil, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed at a U.S. Foreign Service post or establishment abroad, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan.  An MOH is:

  • Not an EFM; and,
  • Not on the travel orders of the sponsoring employee; and,
  • Has been officially declared by the sponsoring USG employee to the COM as part of his/her household.

A MOH is under COM authority and may include a parent, unmarried partner, other relative or adult child who falls outside the Department’s current legal and statutory definition of family member.  A MOH does not have to be a U.S. Citizen.

4. Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) – An individual who:

  • Is not a citizen of the host country; and,
  • Does not ordinarily reside (OR, see below) in the host country; and,
  • Is not subject to host country employment and tax laws; and,
  • Has a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN). 

NOR employees are compensated under a GS or FS salary schedule, not under the LCP.

5. Ordinarily Resident (OR) – A Foreign National or U.S. citizen who:

  • Is locally resident; and,
  • Has legal, permanent resident status within the host country; and,
  • Is subject to host country employment and tax laws. 

EFMs without U.S. Social Security Numbers are also OR.  All OR employees, including U.S. citizens, are compensated in accordance with the Local Compensation Plan (LCP).

Appendix B

If an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide the following information equal to what is found on the UAE.

Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.

            A. Position Title
            B. Position Grade
            C. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
            D. Dates Available for Work
            E. First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used
            F. Current Address, Day, Evening, and Cell phone numbers
            G. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes 
                 or No; if yes, provide number)
            H. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification Number
            I.  Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
            J. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide (Yes or No; if yes,
                provide explanation)
            K. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle,                 
                Driver’s License Class / Type 
            L. Days available to work
            M. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. 
                Government (include their Name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
            N. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
            O. Education
            P. License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition
            Q. Language Skills
            R. Work Experience