Management Notice
U.S. MISSION DAR ES SALAAM
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 17/254
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates/ All sources

POSITION: Human Resources Assistant
OPENING DATE: December 11, 2017
CLOSING DATE: December 18, 2017
WORK HOURS: Full-time: 40 hours/week
SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN- 7; (Step 1- TZS 21,739,689 through Step 14-TZS 33,696,517 per annum)

Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP- 7*
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

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.

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST
HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR
CONSIDERATION.

The US Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the
position of Human Resources Assistant in the Human Resources Section.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Incumbent performs Human Resources duties required for the administration of the US
Direct Hire (USDH) Human Resources and Eligible Family Member (EFM) programs.
Partners with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on accreditation and work permit issues,
manages incoming employees and family members, and processes paperwork. Maintains
co-responsibility for employee development and the mission training program to include
precise tracking of training needs, attendance, and other related documentation. Assists
the Community Liaison Officer (CLO) with USDH orientation program. Reports to the
Human Resources Specialist.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
USDH Personnel Administration: 70%


Responsible for the administration of the USDH programs at post. (20% of 70%
total)
• Provides guidance and counseling on HR related travel (Interprets and
answers inquiries on) - emergency visitation travel (EVT) options, travel of
children of separated families, educational travel, rest and recuperation,
home leave, travel for obstetrical care. Coordinates with the Health Unit to
process requests for medical/elder care EVT and obstetrical medevac
authorizations.

• Evaluations - prepares USDH EER schedules. Works with HRO to draft and
distribute memos to employees, raters, and review panels, providing
guidance on proper preparation and timing of EERs. Follows up on due
dates for regular cycle and off-cycle EERs. Provides guidance on latest EER
regulations and procedures.

• Administers the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance, Health Benefit,
and Thrift Savings Plan programs for State DH American employees.
Conducts open seasons for USDH American employees in the appropriate
timeframe. Provides post-transfer and open season guidance regarding
health and life insurance. Provides information and counseling to
employees on other benefits such as leave and TSP to clarify eligibility
requirements and application procedures. Processes applications/changes.
• Prepares Travel Messages (TMs) upon arrival, departure, and home leave.
Responsible for the check-in and check-out processing of all USDH
employees. Assists employees with the completion of all necessary
personnel forms. Responsible for all HR Cables related USDHs, EFMs and
Department Summer Interns.
• Provides guidance and counseling to employees and supervisors on special
leave requests - leave without pay, annual leave restoration, VLTP, Family
Medical Leave Act, home leave, etc. Processes such requests.

• Provides information on and processes workers' compensation claims.
• Assists employees, HRO and Management section head with personnel
curtailments, extensions, accreditation and diplomatic titles requests and
prepares cables and requests as necessary.
• Under HRO guidance: Provides information on inquiries related to ethics,
financial disclosure, grievances, transfer, employee relations (marriage to
foreign nationals) etc. Reports annual ethics training to Washington.
Processes packages on employee relations (relationship with foreign
nationals)
• Acts as a liaison between post and Washington State Department
offices/CGFS on inquiries related to benefits, evaluations, allowances,
travel, and appointments. Before initiating the inquiry researches
regulations, procedures and practices.
• Provides guidance regarding NSDD 38 processing.

• Pay issues - Cross trains with Financial Management Office to provide backup
assistance when primary POC is out, i.e. advice and assistance on basic
pay, overtime, leave entitlements, allowances questions and problems.
Interprets pay and leave rules and regulations to analyze payroll information
in order to identify pay and leave errors. Acts as a liaison with FSC
Charleston and Washington offices in the resolution of pay settling errors.
Prepares and submits requests for Charge pay. (Provide assistance to
employees in resolving payroll related problems.) Reviews for correctness
and submits various pay related forms to CFSC such as W-4 forms, direct
deposit forms, SF-1190 allowance initiation/termination forms. Oversees the
preparation of stop and start messages for post hardship differential and
COLA to CFSC.
• Works with Financial Management Office to provide guidance and
counseling to employees on allowance questions (post hardship differential,
post allowance, separate maintenance allowance, danger pay, temporary
quarters subsistence allowance, foreign transfer allowance; home service
transfer). Assists employee and HRO in requests for allowances: VSMA etc.
Leads all EFM hiring at Post, i.e. FMA/Temp/PSA Plus (American pay style)
program at post (40% of 70% total)
• Acts as a liaison between post and State Department FMA coordinators and
HR/OE

• Requests establishment, grade approval of FMA/Temporary-Hire positions
• Processes personnel documentation for selected applicants for
FMA/Temporary Hire/PSA Plus American pay style positions, including
documentation for security clearance and authority to hire. Assists
applicants with the completion of all necessary personnel forms.
• Processes requests for appointment authorization from Washington offices,
including requests for highest previous rate, superior qualifications rate,
advanced in-hire rate, prior federal rate based on applicants' qualifications
and vacant position requirements.
• Processes actual hiring. On the date of hiring assists employee with the
completion of all necessary personnel forms and provides orientation with
regard to salary and benefits.

• Prepares and submits all personnel actions (appointment, conversion,
promotion, change in work schedule, resignation, extension, LWOP) for
FMA/TH/PSA Plus American pay style employees ensuring that they
conform to regulations and are processed in a timely manner.
• FMA/TH/PSA Plus American pay style Evaluation Reports: requests work
requirements and evaluation reports, follows up due dates, sends EERs to
the Department for inclusion in employee's official personnel folder.
• Provides guidance to employees in FMA/TH/PSA Plus American pay style
positions on regulations, policies, and procedures regarding pay, benefits,
evaluation, separation entitlements etc.
• Develop, review and proposes changes to EFM Guidebook, Summer Hire
Program, and MOH SOP.
• Responsible for the safekeeping and completeness of records of official
personnel folders for all direct hire and family member employees.
• Oversees cable and American personnel information distribution
Processes Accreditation request for all incoming USDHs (10% of 70% total)
• Request proper MFA, M of Defense and M of Immigration credentials for
Mission Community.

Training: 20%
Responsible for training and employee development records for all LE Staff.
Publishes training announcements from FSI or other Posts accordingly.

• Direct employees to outside or other department training and courses, help
develop in-house curriculum, schedule classes, and manage procurement of
learning materials.
• Creates and sustains a LE Staff orientation program to ensure a smooth
transition for new staff joining the mission.

• Solicits section's training needs at the beginning of the fiscal year and
forwards spreadsheet to Budget and Finance Office for budget planning.
Inform sections of funding availability and seek their prioritized list of training
depending on funding available. Walks through the process with the
employee by helping with pre-departure arrangements and ensures that all
relevant forms are complete.
• Ensures completion of the "Repayment Agreement" form prior to the
commencement of training and maintains the training spreadsheet.
• Conducts surveys for identifying potential training institutions locally for
possible training opportunities that would be available locally.
• Liaise with FSI or other AF Posts to check on possibilities of bringing training
to Post and coordinate accordingly.
• Coordinate Post's participation in the FSI LE Staff adjunct faculty program
and the Senior LE Staff TDY corps in Africa.
Other Duties: 10%

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
All 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.
a. Education:
 Completion of Secondary School and at least a two-year Diploma in Human Resources
 Management is required.
b. Experience:
 A minimum of two years of administrative working experience is required.
c. Language:
 Level IV (fluent) in English and Kiswahili (fluent in speaking, writing and reading) is
 required. (This will be tested)
d. Skills and Abilities:
 Computer knowledge in various software is required.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The complete position description listing all of
the duties and responsibilities can be obtained on our website and/or by contacting
the Human Resources Office DarRecruitment@state.gov.

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:
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 will consider 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 Employment (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.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please ensure documents are in Microsoft Word, JPEG, TIFF and/or
Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
SkyDrive or Cloud files other than in above specified above will NOT be accepted and your
application will be determined invalid.

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. resume, transcripts, degrees, etc.)
3. Copy of Secondary School Cert and Diploma.
4. For Tanzanian Nationals: Copy of Passport, or National ID, or Voters ID
5. For Other Nationals: please attach current Resident/Work Permit and copy of valid
Passport.

WHERE TO APPLY: Effective immediately only online applications will be accepted via
DarRecruitment@state.gov
Applicants MUST follow instructions in the notice on the website.
When sending an online application, please indicate the position title in the subject
line.
Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.

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(below compulsory retirement 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.

Appendix A - DEFINITIONS
Eligible Family Member (EFM): An EFM for employment purposes is defined anindividual
who meets all of the following criteria:

• U.S. Citizen or not a U.S. Citizen; and
• Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610); or
• Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is
incapable of self-support. The term “child” shall include, in addition to natural
offspring, stepchild, adopted child, and a child under legal guardianship of
employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner when such child is expected to be
under legal guardianship until 21 years of age and when dependent upon and
normally residing with the guardian; or
• Parent (including stepparents and legally adoptive parents) of employee, spouse, or
same-sex domestic partner, when such parent is at least 51 percent dependent on
the employee for support; or
• Sister or brother (including stepsisters and stepbrothers, or adoptive sisters or
brothers) of the employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner when such sibling
is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support, unmarried, and under
21 years of age, or regardless of age, incapable of self-support; and
• Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee,
i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is
permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the
American Institute in Taiwan; and
• Is under chief of mission authority.
U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM): A USEFM is an individual who meets
all of the following criteria:
• U.S. Citizen; and
• Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring
employee; or
• Child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
• Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee,
i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is
permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the
American Institute in Taiwan; and resides at the sponsoring employee’s post of
assignment abroad, or as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in
Taiwan; and is under chief of mission authority; or
• Resides at an Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA) location
authorized under 3 FAM 3232.2; or
• Currently receives a U.S. Government retirement annuity or pension from a career
in the U.S. Foreign Service or Civil Service.
Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM): An AEFM is an individual who meets
all of the following criteria:
• U.S. Citizen; and
• Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring
employee; or
• Child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
• Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee,
i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is
permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the
American Institute in Taiwan (AIT); and
• Is under chief of mission authority; and
• Is residing at the sponsoring employee's post of assignment abroad or, as
appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
• Does NOT currently receive a U.S. Government retirement annuity or pension from
a career in the U.S. Foreign Service or Civil Service.
Member of Household (MOH): A MOH is an individual who meets all of the following
criteria.

• A MOH is someone who accompanies or joins a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil
Service, or uniformed service member permanently assigned to or stationed abroad
or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
• A MOH must be officially declared to the COM by the sponsoring employee as part
of his/her household; and
• A MOH is under COM authority;
• A MOH may include a parent, unmarried partner, other relative, or adult child;
• A MOH may or may not be a U.S. Citizen;
• A MOH is not an EFM;
• A MOH is not listed on the travel orders or approved Form F-126 of a sponsoring
employee.

Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:
• An EFM, USEFM or AEFM of a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or
uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed abroad, or as
appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or
• Has diplomatic privileges and immunities; and
• Is eligible for compensation under the FS or GS salary schedule; and
• Has a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN); and
• Is not a citizen of the host country; and
• Does not ordinarily reside in the host country; and
• Is not subject to host country employment and tax laws.
Ordinarily Resident (OR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:
• A citizen of the host country; or

• A non-citizen of the host country (including a U.S. citizen or a third-country national)
who is locally resident and has legal and/or permanent resident status within the
host country and/or who is a holder of a non-diplomatic visa/work and/or residency
permit; and/or
• Is subject to host country employment and tax laws.

Source the Guardian December 11, 2017





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