Egypt

ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 2018-06

ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 2018-06

OPEN TO:All Interested Applicants / All Sources
POSITION:Computer Network / Database Administrator

OPENING DATE:January 11, 2018
CLOSING DATE:January 25, 2018
WORK HOURS:Full-time 40 hours/week
SALARY:Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-8 163-119
Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP- 6*
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.


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

Basic Functions of Position:

This position located in Cairo is one of five System LAN Administrators. He/She performs general duties of a Client/Server (Systems) Administrator and specific tasks relating to system telecommunication, network engineering. Active Directory accounts management, system backup, contact management and ICASS counts. Collateral duties include monitoring and maintenance of telecommunications lines, software installation and configuration and performing hardware maintenance and troubleshooting. He/She works closely and collaborates with a number of offices and agencies providing IT systems and network support in line with standardized regulations and prevailing security posture in the Mission. He/She provides IT customer support and application training to mission system users, such as Office 2010 / Windows 7. The management of Mission Egypt systems requires expert knowledge of software, hardware, network and LAN management, and often workingin dependently to achieve system operational effectiveness. He/She sets his/her priorities based on projects and requirements in Cairo and from Washington, under the direct guidance of the Senior Computer Management Specialist and the Operations Supervisor.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
NOTE: All applicants must address the selection criteria detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each criterion.
Education
Bachelor Degree in Computer Science. MSCE certification for Server Infrastructure 2003 or 2008 is required.
Work Experience
Three years experience showing a progressively more responsibility of network and LAN administration in a technically complex IT environment is required.
LanguageLevel IV written and oral English and Arabic proficiency is required.
Knowledge
He/She must have knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of LAN, hardware, configurations, switching devices and system software.
Abilities and Skills
He/she must have the ability to obtain accurate information from users and third parties as well as ensure that the mission is fairly represented in dealings with service providers and other agencies.
He/she will be able to utilize an array of tools and personal experience in IT to diagnose and resolve hardware, software and communications issues as they appear. He/she must be able to fully comprehend mission policies, objectives, and office functions.

Selection Process

It is essential that all candidates address the required qualifications above in the application. When equally qualified, candidates will be given preference in the following order: Appointment Eligible Family Members, U.S. veterans claiming preference, and all others


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 pass the background investigation, to obtain locally security clearance or public trust 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.

TO APPLY

All interested candidates must follow the NEW application procedures and carefully read the guidelines outlined in the “How to Apply” section available on https://USEmbassyCairo.org/erecruitment/HowToApply.aspx

Unless otherwise specified, the application language is English.
To apply, please:
- Go to https://USEmbassyCairo.org/erecruitment/ and select the vacancy announcement you are interested in or enter this vacancy announcement number.
- Fill out the electronic Application Form and submit it as indicated in the “How to Apply” section.
NOTE: Un-completed Application Forms will not be considered and examined.

Please note that supporting documents showing evidence of the information given in the Application Form will be requested to all short-listed candidates at a later stage. More specifically:
  • All non-Egyptian short-listed citizens will be contacted upon receipt of their Application Form to provide evidence of their authorization to work in Egypt (i.e. copy of their Egyptian National ID card);
  • All short-listed U.S. Veterans claiming preference will be contacted upon receipt of their Application Form to provide a copy of their Form DD-214 (i.e. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty);

Failure to submit the above indicated documents will result in the applicant being excluded from the selection process.

Closing date for this position is January 25, 2018
An Equal Opportunity Employer


The US Mission in Egypt 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.

NOTE: Only applications submitted to the Office of Human Resources by the closing date of this job notice will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted. To all applicants we extend our appreciation for considering the U.S. Government in Egypt as a potential employer.

DEFINITIONS

Eligible Family Member (EFM): An EFM for employment purposes is an individual 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; 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 for employment purposes 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 for employment purposes 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): An individual who accompanies or joins a sponsoring employee, i.e., sponsor is a direct hire employee under Chief of Mission authority, either Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad at a U.S. mission, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan. A MOH is an individual who meets the following criteria:


(1) Not an EFM and therefore not on the travel orders or approved through form OF-126 Foreign Service Residence and Dependency Report of the sponsoring employee; and

(2) Officially declared by the sponsoring U.S. Government employee to the Chief of Mission (COM) as part of his or her household and approved by the COM; and

(3) Is a parent, grandparent, grandchild, unmarried partner, adult child, foreign born child in the process of being adopted, father, mother, brother, sister, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half-brother, or half-sister who falls outside the Department’s current definition of Eligible Family Member 14 FAM 511.3. A MOH may or may not be a U.S. Citizen.


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.