Correspondence Unit Visa Assistant needed at the U.S. Consulate, 15th June, 2019


The U.S. Consulate General in Lagos is searching for to make use of an acceptable and certified candidate for the place beneath:

Job Title:
Correspondence Unit Visa Assistant
Announcement Number: Lagos-2019-034
Location: Lagos
Series/Grade: LE – 1405 7
Appointment Type: Permanent
Promotion Potential: LE-7
Hiring Agency: Consulate General Lagos
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week
Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type Details: Indefinite topic to profitable completion of probationary interval

Basic Function of the Position

  • The incumbent responds precisely and effectively to incoming e mail, cellphone and postal mail correspondence relating to American Citizens Services (ACS), Immigrant Visas (IV), and Non-immigrant Visa (NIV) from each the public and Congressional places of work.
  • S/he experiences instantly tot he Correspondence Team Leader and works carefully with Locally Employed Staff (LE Staff) workforce leaders, Unit chief, and with the entry-level officer aiding the Correspondence Team Lead.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Administration, Psychology, Law/Criminal Justice or Behavioral Studies is required.


  • Experience: Two years of expertise in Consular or different work associated to customer support, correspondence, and/or application of regulatory materials is required.
  • Job Knowledge:  Thorough information of immigration legal guidelines, laws and procedures is required. Must have a normal cultural information of Nigerian naming conventions and household constructions.


  • This could also be examined.


  • Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required. Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in a single native Language (Yoruba, Igbo or Hausa) is required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to draft correspondence and reply independently to inquires is required. Proficiency in consular laptop packages and MS software program packages (Word, Excel Outlook).

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO):

  • The U.S. Mission offers equal alternative and honest and equitable therapy in employment to all people with out regard to race, shade, faith, intercourse, nationwide origin, age, incapacity, political affiliation, marital standing, or sexual orientation.


  • All candidates into account shall be required to go medical and safety certifications.

Benefits and Other Info
Agency Benefits:

  • Locally Employed Staff, together with Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Lagos, Nigeria might obtain a compensation package deal that will embrace well being, separation, and different advantages.
  • For EFMs, advantages must be mentioned with the Human Resources Office.
  • The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional provide letter by the HR Office.

Other Information
Hiring Preference Selection Process:

  • Applicants in the following hiring desire classes are prolonged a hiring desire in the order listed beneath.  Therefore, it's important that these candidates precisely describe their standing on the application. Failure to take action might lead to a willpower that the applicant will not be eligible for a hiring desire.

Hiring Preference Order:

  • AEFM / USEFM who's a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  • FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **


  • Applicants who declare standing as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran should submit a replica of their most up-to-date DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equal documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written doc from the armed forces that certifies the service member is anticipated to be discharged or launched from lively responsibility service in the armed forces below honorable situations inside 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter must be on letterhead of the applicable navy department of the service and comprise (1) the navy service dates together with the anticipated discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation should be submitted to ensure that the desire to be given.
  • This stage of desire applies to all Foreign Service staff on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights again to their company or bureau.
  • For extra info (i.e., what's an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, and so forth.?) and for extra employment issues, please go to the following Link.

Marketing Statement:


  • NGN6,239,644 (USD $36,725)

How to Apply
Interested and certified candidates ought to:
Click here to apply

Required Documents
Please present the required documentation listed beneath together with your application:

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equal)
  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • Degree (not transcript)
  • Certificate or License
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or different supporting documentation (if relevant)
  • SF-50 (if relevant)

Next Steps

  • Applicants who're invited to take a language or abilities check, or who're chosen for an interview shall be contacted by way of e mail.
  • For additional info – the full place description itemizing all of the duties, obligations, required {qualifications}, and so forth. could also be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.

Application Deadline 28th June, 2019.


  • All candidates should be capable of acquire and maintain a Public Trust clearance
  • For More Info: HR Section, Tel: 01-461-4000, e mail: [email protected]

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