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Computer Management Assistant at the U.S. Embassy

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The U.S. Consulate General in Lagos State is recruiting to fill the position of Computer Management Assistant.

The U.S. Mission to Nigeria comprises of the Embassy in Abuja, FCT, and the Consulate General in Lagos. U.S. Consulate General Lagos is the Mission’s representative to the Nigerian people in the southern region.

Job Title: Computer Management Assistant

Announcement Number: Lagos-2020-035
Location: Lagos
Hiring Agency: Consulate General Lagos
Series/Grade: LE – 1805 8
Promotion Potential: LE-8
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week
Appointment Type: Permanent
Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to the successful completion of probationary period.


  • The incumbent works as a System Network Administrator responsible for administration, management and analysis of the U.S Mission’s complex network infrastructure of Intranet OPENNET (LAN) and Dedicated Internet Network / OPENNET PLUS (WAN) connectivity;
  • The incumbent is responsible for the implementation of complex network configurations, network architecture/topology, network access controls/security optimization of network resources modification and maintenance of client-server database management systems.

Qualifications and Evaluations

  • Experience: Minimum of two years experience in computer operations, programming, network operations, maintenance and repair; or a combination thereof is required.
  • Job Knowledge:  Knowledge of principles of computers, network operations, and programming, as well as familiarity with the administration of Local Area Networks are required.

Education Requirements:

  • University Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Information Systems Management is required.
  • Must be able to attain CompTIA certifications after one year of employment: A+, Network+ and Security+


  • This may be tested. Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed.
  • Language: Fluency in (Speaking/Reading/Writing) English Language.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to administer and maintain Server 2008, 2012, Exchange 2016, Windows 7 and Windows 10, LANs, WANs, and Network infrastructure based on Department of States (DS) Guidelines, formal instructions to new users and ability to interface with personnel at all level is required.
  • The ability to troubleshoot and diagnose technical problems is required.
  • Must be able to prepare documents, communicate needs and problems to management when required.

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 medical and security certifications.

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Start date:

  • Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (6 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

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 Lagos, Nigeria 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.

Hiring Preference Order:

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

Marketing Statement:

NGN 8,569,748 / USD $42,149 annually.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

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 the requested information or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

Residency and / or Work Permit

  • Degree (not transcript)
  • NYSC Certificate
  • Certificate or License

For EFMs, in addition to the above:

  • 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)

Next Steps:

  • Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.


  • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.
  • To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.
  • 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

Application Deadline 14th August, 2020.

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