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Library Technician at the US Embassy Yaoundé

Akwajobs   (Yaoundé, Cameroun)

Posted : 30 May, 2017
Category : International Relations   Location : Yaoundé, Cameroun
Job type : Full Time

OPEN TO:  All Interested Candidates / All Sources

The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.
The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement.

POSITION:                 Library Technician
OPENING DATE:        May 30, 2017
CLOSING DATE:        June 13, 2017
WORK HOURS:         Full time, 40 hours/week
SALARY:                   Ordinarily Resident (OR):  FSN-07
                                  Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR):  FP- 07*
                                 *Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.


The U.S. Mission in Yaounde, Cameroon is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Library Technician.  This position is located in Yaounde, Cameroon.


Under the direct supervision of the Information Resources Center (IRC) Director, the incumbent manages the IRC circulation desk, provides IRC patron assistance, research, outreach, and collection development of limited scope; researches IRC electronic and traditional resources to respond to the full range of inquiries for information from the host country audience, Public Affairs staff, and other agencies in the Embassy; assists senior IRC staff in the Outreach and Collections functions; and assists the IRC Director in overseeing the activities of American Corners.


Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified. 

  1. EDUCATION: A Bachelor’s degree in Library/Information Sciences or American studies is required.
  2. EXPERIENCE: At least two years of progressively responsible experience in traditional library reference services and in the use of emerging information technologies and electronic media resources is required, in an international organization or a large local institution.
  3. LANGUAGE: Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing English and Level III (Good Working Knowledge) speaking/reading/writing French are required. (This will be tested.)
  4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Incumbent must have interpersonal, cross cultural skills and excellent service orientation to target audience; abilities to carry out reference searches and respond rapidly to requests; work effectively with American and locally employed staffs; plan, organize, and carry out assigned responsibilities using electronic based technologies, including the Internet, commercial on-line data bases, and print resources. (This will be tested.)
  5. JOB KNOWLEDGE: Incumbent must have knowledge of electronic retrieval and delivery tools, in particular the Internet and standard information science practices and procedures; basic understanding of contemporary U.S. affairs as well as knowledge of U.S. governmental and political processes.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:  The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained on our website at https://cm.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/  and/or by contacting the Human Resources Office at Ext. 4006.

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  When qualified, 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**

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility.  If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process.  Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP.


  1. Management may consider any of the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
  2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
  3. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
  4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a Locally Employed Staff security clearance.

HOW TO APPLY:  Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above);
  2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)


Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 817, Tel.: 222-201-500, Ext 4006, U.S. Embassy Yaounde, Cameroon

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 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.  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.