ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 22
OPEN TO: All interested candidates.
Job Title: IRC Director, LES-11(1); FP-4(2)
OPENING DATE: March 1, 2012
CLOSING DATE: April 5, 2012
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week.
SALARY: (1) Mission Policy is to hire LES employees at step 1 of the grade. The current annual salary for an LES-11, step 1 is L.E 140,248.
(2) Actual FP grade and salary will be determined by the US Department of State.
Notes: All ordinarily resident applicants must have the required work and/or residency permits to be eligible for consideration.
Best qualified displaced/RIFed employees will receive priority consideration if no US Citizens, family members or veterans apply.
The US Embassy in Cairo is seeking an individual for the position of ISC Director in the Information Resources Center (IRC) Office.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Directs and oversees all operations of the Information Resource Center, a public service library and engagement center located in the U.S. Embassy Cairo. The IRC is open to the Egyptian public and is responsible for providing U.S. information and American perspectives through public services, collections and resources, outreach and programming and new technologies, with a countrywide scope. Develops, manages and oversees an extensive and growing network of partnerships with local information and educational institutions throughout Egypt, including libraries and universities. Collaborates with IRC Director at the American Center in Alexandria to engage in countrywide outreach and programming.
Develops and maintains continuing personal contact with the highest level target audience members. Represents the IRC at Embassy meetings, and is the main liaison with American Officers. Prepares the annual IRC Plan to support Embassy public diplomacy goals.
Responsible for direct supervision and evaluation of 4-5 IRC staff and general guidance to an additional 4 IRC staff.
NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. University degree in information science, library science, political science, international affairs, or a field related to American studies is required.
2. Four years of progressively responsible experience in the field of information research or in a field related to American Studies. This includes experience in traditional research and reference services, and in the use of emerging technologies and electronic resources or work in a position dealing with international affairs or American studies.
3. Level IV English (fluent) in both spoken and written English and Arabic.
When equally qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (AEFMs) and
US Veterans will be given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate address the required qualifications above in the application.
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA
1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
3. Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold an FMA appointment are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
4. Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
Interested applicants for this position must submit the following or the application will not be considered:
1. The Universal Application for Employment (UAE) DS-174 (link to instructions and applications: http://egypt.usembassy.gov/hr.html)
2. Candidates must provide in the application (DS-174) names of family members working in the Mission.
3. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application or the preference will not be applied.
4. (Optional): Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office
Attention: Neveen Elias or Lamiaa Hafez
US Embassy, Cairo
8, Kamal El Din Salah Street, Garden City
1. AEFM: A type of EFM that is eligible for direct hire employment on either a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or Temporary Appointment (TEMP) provided s/he meets all of the following criteria:
--Spouse or dependent who is at least age 18;
--Listed on the travel orders of a Foreign or Civil Service or uniformed service member permanently assigned to or stationed at a US Foreign Service post or establishment abroad with a USG agency that is under COM authority;
--Is resident at the sponsoring employee’s or uniform service member’s post of assignment abroad, approved safehaven abroad, or alternate safehaven abroad;
--Does not receive a USG annuity or pension based on a career in the US Civil, Foreign, or uniform services.
2. EFM: Family Members at least age 18 listed on the travel orders of a Foreign of Civil Service or uniformed service member permanently assigned to or stationed to a US Foreign Service post or establishment abroad with a USG agency that is under COM authority who do not meet the definition of AEFM above.
3. Member of Household: A MOH is a person who: 1) Has accompanied, but is not/not on the travel orders of a US Citizen Foreign or Civil Service employee or uniform service member permanently assigned to or stationed at a US Foreign service post or establishment abroad; 2) Has been declared by the sponsoring employee to the Chief of Mission as part of his/her household; and 3) Resides at post with the sponsoring employee.
4. Ordinarily Resident (OR): A citizen of the host country or a citizen of another country who has shifted the main residency focus to the host country and has the required work and/or residency permits for employment in country.
5. Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): Typically NORs are US Citizen EFMs and EFMs of FS, GS, and uniformed service members who are eligible for employment under an American USG pay plan, on the travel orders and under Chief of Mission authority, or other personnel having diplomatic privileges and immunities.
CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: April 5, 2012
The US Mission in Cairo 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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