Employment at US EMBASSY IN BOTSWANA – 11/25/2016


The U.S. Mission in Botswana is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Voucher Examiner based in Gaborone OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates / All Sources CLOSING DATE: November 25, 2016

Description
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Under the direction of the Supervisory Voucher Examiner, the Voucher Examiner examines regular to complex vouchers for all Agencies at Post on an annual basis; responsible for the preparation of reconciliations of Vendor Account statement as well as regular Voucher Examiner responsibilities such as voucher payments and Vendor communication and submission of proof of payments;  ensures the processing of the vouchers is in accordance with Federal Appropriation Law, Department of State and Serviced Agency Regulations, Post Policy and African Bureau Directives;  serves as Alternate VAT Voucher Examiner, Alternate Travel Voucher Examiner, Alternate Cashier and Alternate Accounts Receivable Voucher Examiner in their absence.

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.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

(1)     AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
(2)     AEFM / USEFM
(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.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

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 the following: local security certification

5.       Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

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.)

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.

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