The U.S. Mission in Lagos, Nigeria is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of FAC Gardener Supervisor.
The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 hours per week)
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position: Yes
Duties: The incumbent is directly supervised by the Facilities Section (FAC) Maintenance Inspector. Responsible for the maintenance of the grounds of the Consulate Office Building (COB), 13 Location, Consul General’s Residence (CGR), all U.S. Government Owned apartments and Government Owned or rented facilities. S/he supervises and trains 14 gardeners in the establishment and maintenance of plants and shrubs; maintains discipline and effectiveness among his subordinates; establishes a budget and works within it; and develops contacts with local nurseries and horticultural supply vendors to ensure quality of merchandise and competitive prices.
Qualifications and Evaluations
Education: Completion of Secondary School education is required.
EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years’ experience is required, which includes two (2) years’ experience in landscaping/gardening services, and two (2) years of supervisory experience.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must be familiar with the theories and practices of landscaping and gardening services. Must have knowledge of all local plants, trees, shrubs and their local plant diseases and treatment. Must know how to safely handle and apply fertilizers and pesticides; and how to use landscaping tools and equipment. Knowledge of the local labor, as well as familiarization with local culture, local flora, and local gardening centers and methods is required.
LANGUAGE: English Level III (Good working knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be capable of training or instructing subordinates and supervise work independently. Must be able to perform heavy physical work, have patience and ability to supervise and clearly communicate with supervisors and subordinates. Ability to safely use all gardening tools, equipment and supplies. Must be able to read, understand, adhere to and ensure compliance with product and equipment instructions, follow established standard work procedures, safety, health policies and procedures. Must have basic typing skills and must possess a valid Nigerian driver’s license.
Qualifications: All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
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.
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:
- 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”), 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: https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va
How to Apply: All candidates must be able to obtain and hold an FSN security clearance. Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is available on website Application for US Federal Employment (DS-174)
To apply for this position, applicants should electronically submit the documents listed below.
Please limit all electronic (e-mail) submissions to one entry/e-mail not larger than 5MB.
For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.
Required Documents: Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application: DS-174
Application letter addressing the Qualifications and Evaluation for the position Degree (not transcript)
Certificate or License (Primary School Certificate, WAEC, valid Driver’s License etc.)
DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)
What to Expect Next: 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.