Boat Pilot at the U.S. Consulate

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.

We are reruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Boat Pilot – All Interested Candidates

Announcement Number: Lagos-2023-097
Location: Lagos
Hiring Agency: Consulate General Lagos
Series/Grade: LE – 1015 4
Work Schedule: Full-time – 48 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-NA

Overview

  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
    • For USEFM – FP is AA ($27,782).  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
    • All Interested Applicants / All Sources
  • Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
  • Appointment Type: Permanent
  • Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period

Summary

  • The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (48 hours per week)
  • 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.
  • Supervisory Position: No
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
  • Travel Required: Not Required

Duties

  • Incumbent serves as a boat pilot for the Motor Pool and reports directly to the Motor Pool Supervisor, operating independently to ensure safe and effective utilization of our boats which carry up to 36 passengers per trip.                            

Qualifications and Evaluations
Education Requirements:

  • Completion of primary school is required.
  • N.B: Please address this factor in your ERA application under Education.

Experience:

  • Three (3) years of professional boat piloting experience on Lagos coast and near offshore waters is required.
  • N.B: Please address this factor in your ERA application under Major Duties and Responsibilities.

Job Knowledge

  • Knowledge of outboard motor operation and maintenance is required. Knowledge of Nigerian and Lagos State boating laws and regulations is required.
  • N.B: Please address this factor in your ERA application under Major Duties and Responsibilities.

Evaluations:

  • This may be tested. Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed.

Language:

  • Good Working Knowledge in English reading/writing/speaking is required.
  • N.B: Please address this factor in your ERA application under Language.

Skills anf Abilities:

  • Must have current boat pilot/quartermaster license.
  • Must have excellent boat handling skills in all local Lagos waterways including the open ocean.
  • Must understand boat and outboard motor maintenance procedures including refueling.
  • Must understand boat instrument reading and inshore and offshore navigation.
  • Must understand boat safety procedures.
  • Must be a strong swimmer and be able swim 50 meters out and back in the open water.
  • Must have the physical and mental ability to assist passengers in distress.
  • Boat pilot must be able to lift/pull 50 pounds out of the water.
  • N.B: Please address this factor in your ERA application under Major Duties and Responsibilities.

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.

Qualifications:

  • All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info
Benefits:

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 Officer:

  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  • AEFM / USEFM
  • 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”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, 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.

Marketing Statement:

Salary
USD 7,689 / Per Year

Application Closing Date
6th October, 2023.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Application Instructions

  • To apply for this position click the â€śAPPLY TO THIS VACANCY” button at the top of the page. Click on the “Submit Application” button to complete your application process.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents
To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:

  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • Primary School Certificate
  • Current Boat Pilot/Quartermaster License

Eligible Family Member Applicants:

  • Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • Passport copy
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)

Important Information / Notice

  • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance. 
  • Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
  • 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.
  • Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Lagos, Nigeria.
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