Travel Clerk at U.S. Consulate

The U.S. Consulate in Lagos is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified candidate for the position below in the the General Services Office (GSO):Job Title: Travel ClerkBasic Function of the PositionThe incumbent meets with Mission personnel to prepare visa applications, collect passports, and collect visa fees.Prepares correspondence to Foreign Missions to obtain visas.Stay abreast of visa requirements for different countries and maintains contact with Consular staff of embassies from which visa is requested.S/he advises personnel of travel regulations relating to official travel, R&R, educational travel, and home leave.Ensures that arrangements are in compliance with regulations.Prepares and tracks travel orders to ensure they are processed properly and assigned to the proper agency.Ensures requests are properly and promptly charged to ICASS.Additionally, s/he assists Federal Air Marshalls with transportation arrangements to/from airport.Position Requirements:All applicants MUST address each required qualification listed below with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified:Completion of secondary school is required.Minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience as an administrative clerical officer, protocol or airline logistics-related services is required.Level III (Good working knowledge) Speaking/Writing/Reading in English is required. Level III (Good working knowledge) Speaking in Yoruba, Igbo or Hausa is required. Language proficiency will be tested.Good working knowledge of Immigration and Port Health authority’s procedures is required.Must have strong writing skills to draft correspondence to Airlines, Embassies, and hotelsGood computer skills (MS word and spreadsheet) and ability to use radio network, laptop and /or tablet is required.Hiring Preference Selection ProcessWhen 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.Hiring Preference Order:AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. VeteranAEFM / USEFMFS on LWOPImportant InformationApplicants 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. 

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