Full-time U.S. Embassy: Non-Immigrant Visa Supervisor Vacancy
The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified candidate for the position below:
The Job :Non-Immigrant Visa Supervisor
Job Status: Full Time Job,Graduate/Exp
Who May Apply: FS-5/1 is USD 45,319/LE is NGN 8,168,957 – Actual FS salary
determined by Washington D.C.
All Interested / All Sources
Security Clearance Required: FSN Security Clearance
Duration Appointment: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of
Overseas Employees before you apply.
The U.S. Mission in Abuja, Nigeria is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Non-Immigrant Visa (NIV) Supervisor.
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 of time of receipt
of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position: Yes
The incumbent is the unit supervisor responsible for providing substantive expertise, supervision, guidance, and training to a team of five Locally Employed Staff (LE Staff) that process all categories of non-immigrant visa (NIV) applications.
This position oversees the processing of more than 85,000 NIV applications per year and the printing of more than 40,000 United States Mission Nigeria
visas. S/he serves as point of contact with host government contacts, foreign embassy contacts and Mission staff on NIV matters. Additionally, s/he is responsible for monitoring the consistency and quality of the unit’s day-to-day work and ensuring that it complies with consular section quality standards for Mission Nigeria.
Qualifications and Evaluations
Education: University degree in the following: Art, Business Administration, Computer
Science, Education, Engineering, Foreign Language, History, International Relations,
International Affairs, Literature, Liberal Arts, Political Science, Psychology, Social Science,
Sociology or Law is required.
EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of relevant work experience in consular operations or
immigration services, or demonstrated equivalent experience in dealing with U.S. immigration
and visa laws and procedures is required.
Expert knowledge of immigration laws and specific knowledge of
processing visa applications; thorough knowledge of Immigration and Nationality Act and
subsequent amendments and ability to navigate the various online resources available to consular
staff including (but not limited to) NIV Dashboard, Ask VO, VOx Populi, Technology Alert List,
and CA knowledgebase is required.
LANGUAGE: Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required. Fluency in
speaking at least one of the major Nigeria Languages (Yoruba, Hausa, Ibo) is required. Language
proficiency may be tested.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to motivate staff effectively, provide guidance and
feedback to subordinates, draft and clear correspondence, analyze facts and present effective
argument and recommendations is required. Proficiency in MS Word and Outlook, and excellent
customer care/interpersonal skills is required.
Qualifications: All applicants under consideration will be required to pass security
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
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:
(1) AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
(2) AEFM / USEFM
(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 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 reemployment
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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