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1. The U.S. Embassy has an immediate vacancy for a suitably qualified 

Political/Economic Assistant 

The incumbent reports directly to the Political Officer. The incumbent performs political and economic research, summarizes and/or translates substantive documents, drafts substantive reports, analyzes press reports, and summarizes trends and interprets as required.  Drafts correspondence and diplomatic notes for the Ambassador, Deputy Chief of Mission, and Political/Economic officers as required.  Maintains information files and databases, works with the management section to process vouchers, procure supplies and arrange logistics for visits, travels and appointments,  act as primary back up to Political and Economic Assistant.  

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Economics, International Relations, Business Administration is required.
  • At least four years previous relevant experience in political, economic or commercial position. Experience in working in a multicultural environment.
  • English level IV, Tok Pisin level III.
  • In-depth knowledge of political, economic and business environment in the country and strong understanding of U.S. foreign policies.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.  Advanced problem solving, high-level communication skills, the ability to meet deadlines, and undertake multi-faceted projects under pressure.
  • Team player and able to work in a multicultural environment.

Annual Salary: K67, 778 – K88, 868 plus benefits. Please note that housing is not a condition of employment.

To apply, please send reliable telephone and/or/e-mail contact information, a detailed resume, and supporting documentation that clearly demonstrates your ability to meet the minimum requirements for this position to:

Embassy of the United States Of America
P.O. Box 1492. Port Moresby. NCD. PNG.
Attn: Human Resources Assistant 

  Email: PersonnelPortMoresby@state.gov 

Applications must be received by August 29 2014 at 4:30pm.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For those not shortlisted, we thank you for considering the U.S Government as a potential employer.

THE U.S.GOVERNMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

2. The U.S. Embassy has an immediate vacancy for a suitably qualified 

Switchboard Operator

Under the primary direction of the Information Management Officer, provides a wide range of switchboard specific duties and administrative support services to the Embassy, addressing all incoming telephone calls and all inquiries made by the public.  The incumbent will also screen all calls, passing the calls to the appropriate office depending on the caller’s request.  The incumbent will also provide limited end user support on any issues or concerns related to the telephone system and its current programming.  The incumbent will work with the local telephone technician in trouble shooting PNG Telikom related problems and issues directly affecting the Embassy and all other Embassy’s properties.

Minimum Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is required. Additional schooling in business-relates courses is highly desirable.
  • One year of telephone switchboard experience is required. Some business experience with inventory control or accounting highly desirable.
  • Telephone and reception etiquette,  general office program computer skills including specifically MS Excel.
  • English Level III is required.  The ability to communicate effectively at a professional level, both orally and in writing is essential.
  • Must be extremely well organized. Must deal efficiently and effectively with a wide variety of Mission visitors.

Annual Salary: K24, 671 plus benefits. Please note that housing is not a condition of employment.

To apply, please send reliable telephone and/or/e-mail contact information, a detailed resume, and supporting documentation that clearly demonstrates your ability to meet the minimum requirements for this position to:

Embassy of the United States Of America
P.O. Box 1492. Port Moresby. NCD. PNG.
Attn: Human Resources Assistant 

  Email: PersonnelPortMoresby@state.gov 

Applications must be received by July 28, 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For those not shortlisted, we thank you for considering the U.S Government as a potential employer.

THE U.S.GOVERNMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

3. The U.S. Embassy has an immediate vacancy for a suitably qualified 

HVAC Technician 

Responsible for all HV AC maintenance to the chancery and USG properties. This includes all routine, scheduled, preventive and emergency maintenance operations. Is directly supervised by the Maintenance Supervisor. Responds to maintenance requirements identified through the work order system, regular inspections of properties and phone calls.

Minimum Requirements

  • Successful completion of secondary school is required.
  • Completion of technical college with valid trade license in one or more of the following trade related disciplines, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Mechanical, Electrical.
  • 2 years of work experience in the HVAC field with specific focus on building systems.
  • Level IV English (Fluent written and spoken English) required. 
  • Demonstrate general knowledge of OH&S practices, maintenance procedures for HV AC plant and equipment, operating and servicing procedures for all HV AC plant and equipment.
  • Possess good safety practice and well organized, able to work independently on job sites. 

Annual Salary: K31, 993 plus benefits. Please note that housing is not a condition of employment.

To apply, please send reliable telephone and/or/e-mail contact information, a detailed resume, and supporting documentation that clearly demonstrates your ability to meet the minimum requirements for this position to:

Embassy of the United States Of America
 P.O. Box 1492. Port Moresby. NCD. PNG.
 Attn: Human Resources Assistant 

  Email: PersonnelPortMoresby@state.gov 

Applications must be received by August 22, 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For those not shortlisted, we thank you for considering the U.S Government as a potential employer.

THE U.S.GOVERNMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

4. The U.S. Embassy has an immediate vacancy for a suitably qualified

Electrician 

The American Embassy is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic person to fill the position of Electrician. Employed as an electrician technician with journeyman level experience he/she performs electrical installations, maintenance and repair work throughout all buildings and grounds at the Embassy Compound, Government-Owned and Long/Short Term Lease residential properties.  Responds to scheduled, unscheduled and preventative maintenance work orders as generated by the Work Order for Windows (WOW) module.

Minimum Requirements

  • Completion of Grade 12
  • Must  have completed a course of study covering the principles of AC and DC electric power and its application and have validate trades education by passing the Level III Competency Standards Tests for Electrical Trades.
  • Five years experience working as a journeyman electrician with two years working on the installation, maintenance and repair of commercial electrical systems such as those in large hotels, industrial facilities, and major office buildings.
  • Fluent working knowledge of written and spoken English.
  • Pass the Level III Competency Standard Test for Electrical Trades and hold a current Electrical License. 
  • Demonstrable knowledge of maintenance/repair of domestic appliances.
  • Strong people skills, good judgment, and team player
  • Highly motivated, confident, reliable, and able to work under pressure

Annual Salary: K36, 724 plus benefits. Please note that housing is not a condition of employment.

To apply, please send reliable telephone and/or/e-mail contact information, a detailed resume, and supporting documentation that clearly demonstrates your ability to meet the minimum requirements for this position to:

Embassy of the United States Of America
P.O. Box 1492. Port Moresby. NCD. PNG.
Attn: Human Resources Assistant 

  Email: PersonnelPortMoresby@state.gov 

Applications must be received by August 22, 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For those not shortlisted, we thank you for considering the U.S Government as a potential employer.

THE U.S.GOVERNMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

5. The U.S. Embassy has an immediate vacancy for a suitably qualified

Chauffeur 

The U.S. Embassy is seeking a dynamic, motivated individual to join our Motor Pool Team.  The position is responsible for 3 major categories of work including service as a Chauffeur, Expeditor and assisting as Warehouseman. The incumbent must operate all Embassy vehicle types including trucks, van and cars.

Minimum Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school.  
  • Two years driving experience in similar vehicles.
  • Proven working knowledge of written and spoken English language.
  • Must be capable of driving all vehicles types and thorougly familiar with Port Moresby streets and traffic.
  • Must have Class 6 Driving License and must be an excellent driver.

Annual Salary: K24, 671 plus benefits. Please note that housing is not a condition of employment.

To apply, please send reliable telephone and/or/e-mail contact information, a detailed resume, and supporting documentation that clearly demonstrates your ability to meet the minimum requirements for this position to:

Embassy of the United States Of America
P.O. Box 1492. Port Moresby. NCD. PNG.
Attn: Human Resources Assistant 

  Email: PersonnelPortMoresby@state.gov 

Applications must be received by August 22, 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For those not shortlisted, we thank you for considering the U.S Government as a potential employer.

THE U.S.GOVERNMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Important Notice

  • The Bureau of Human Resources and the Office of Directives have created an online version of DS-174: Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member. The new form replaces all older versions of the DS-174, which have expired. Posts are encouraged to update all links to point to the new online version.

    The online version allows applicants to fill out and save the form online using a web browser. Completed forms can be saved with the .FAR extension, the same as that used by e-Forms, and e-mailed to local Human Resources offices. Posts wishing to link to the online form rather than a PDF version should first check with their HR staff to ensure that they can open files with the .FAR extension. Posts unable to use the online version should link to the DS-174 in PDF form.

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