GSO Assistant (Property/Receiving) at US Embassy Yaoundé

Posted : 7 January, 2022
Location : Yaoundé, Centre, Cameroun
Category : Administration
Job type : Full Time


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Yaounde
Position Title:
GSO Assistant (Property/Receiving) - U.S. EFMs only/All Sources
Open Period:
12/30/2021 - 01/17/2022Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
FP - 0105 8
USD $34,021
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Yaounde, CM
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
 HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - FS is 08.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
Only one Open-to category should remain:

•    U.S. EFMs Only / All Sources
Security Clearance Required:
Secret/Confidential Clearance
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Definite not to Exceed five (5) years
Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


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:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Occasional Travel to the Embassy Branch Office in Douala may be required




The incumbent assists the S/GSO and A/GSO in day-to-day operations and supervision of GSO functional units 
(Procurement, Warehouse/Supply, Shipping/Customs, Motor Pool, Housing, Travel). Incumbent ensures proper
and timely support is provided to all Mission staff and ICASS subscribers. Coordinates residential commissioning
and make-ready activities.  Other functions and duties may be assigned in conjunction with special events for
short-term durations normally not to exceed ninety days. This is a full-time sensitive ICASS position, which requires
a ‘secret’ security clearance. Other duties as required.    



Qualifications and Evaluations



Two year of general administrative work experience is required   .

Please note that one (1) creditable year of experience is equal to 40/week x 52 weeks, or 2080 hours

Education Requirements:

Secondary School – high-school diploma is required    

Please note that you need to submit U.S. education equivalency certification/transcript if you studied in a foreign university/college.



English (Good working Knowledge) reading, speaking, and writing English skill required. This may be tested.


Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs. This may be tested

Ability to obtain and maintain a "Secret" level Clearance.

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 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 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:

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*

    1. AEFM / USEFM

    1. 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

How to Apply:

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” 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)

    • DD-214 Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

    • SF-50 (if applicable)

    • High School Diploma

    • Other
Next Steps:

Only 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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