Visa clerk at US Embassy

Announcement Number:  Yaounde-2022-016

Hiring Agency:  Embassy Yaounde
Position Title:  Visa Clerk – All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Open Period: 06/13/2022 – 06/27/2022Format MM/DD/YYYY Vacancy Time
Zone: GMT+1Series/Grade: LE – 1415 6Salary:XAF FCFA8,028,817Work Schedule: Full-time -Promotion Potential:LE-6

Duty Location(s): 1 Vacancy inYaounde, Telework Eligible: No For More Info: HR Section

Hiring Path:• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: For USEFM – FP is 08. Actual FP salary determined by Washington DC• All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation Appointment Type Permanent Appointment Type Details: • 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. Summary:

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 upon receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end. Supervisory Position: Yes Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
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DutiesIncumbent has primary responsibility for the processing of Diversity Immigrant Visas. Incumbent also works with immigrant visa cases, including asylums and refugees. Receives, assembles, and manages files, as well as contact applicants, and maintains the DV appointment calendar; conducts initial screening of applicants, ensuring the file is complete before adjudicating; closely monitors DV regulations and changes in procedure, and prepares all official correspondence related to Diversity Visa processing.

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Qualifications and Assessments
Requirements:EXPERIENCE:  At least two years of clerical or administrative experience is required.

Educational Requirements:

  • Completion of High School required.


LANGUAGE:  Fluent in Speaking/Reading/Writing of English and Good working knowledge Speaking/Reading/Writing of French are required. This may be tested.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The US 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 .

Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:All applicants under consideration will be required to pass US Embassy specific medical and security certifications.
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Benefits and Other Info Benefits: Agency Benefits:Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the US Mission in (insert post and/or country name) 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 to 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 US Veteran


FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights

 IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible US 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 (ie, what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following  link .
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How to Apply
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a US Embassy issued Security clearance.To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the  Mission internet site . Required Documents:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and/or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide 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 (if applicable)
  • Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)
  • CNI OR Passport copy (as applicable)
  • High School Diploma or Certificate
  • Work certificate
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)
NextSteps:ONLY  Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

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