Consular Associate – U.S. EFMs Only/All Agencies, Associé consulaire – EFM des États-Unis uniquement/toutes les agences, Yaoundé, U.S. Embassy Yaoundé

Consular Associate – U.S. EFMs Only/All Agencies, Associé consulaire – EFM des États-Unis uniquement/toutes les agences, Yaoundé, U.S. Embassy Yaoundé

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Announcement Number:


Hiring Agency:

Embassy Yaounde

Position Title:

Consular Associate – U.S. EFMs Only/All Agencies

Open Period:

10/19/2021 – 11/02/2021


Vacancy Time Zone:



FP – 1405 6


USD $42,570 – USD $42,570

Work Schedule:

Full-time – Full-time (40hrs/week)

Promotion Potential:


Duty Location(s):



Yaounde, CM

Telework Eligible:


For More Info:

HR Section



Hiring Path:

  • Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

For USEFM – FP is 06.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.

  • U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies

Security Clearance Required:

Secret/Confidential Clearance

Appointment Type


Appointment Type Details:

Definite not to Exceed 5 years

Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


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:


Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


Travel Required:

Not Required

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Basic Function of the Position:

The Consular Associate (CA) provides general support and “American citizen required” support in the Consular Section. The CA reports directly to the Consular Chief.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Fraud Prevention Unit Support

Manages Post’s DNA collection program and conducts sensitive analysis of DHS travel data for validation studies as required.


Responds to emails received from the public and Congressional offices about visa cases.  Drafts correspondence for signature by the Consular Officer.  Coordinates with Public Affairs Section to ensure consular portion of Embassy website remains current.

Biometric and other visa-related work

Perform biometric fingerprint collection for Non-Immigrant Visa (NIV) and Immigrant Visa (IV) applicants as needed.  Assists IV and NIV teams with all aspects of intake, printing, passback, and other visa-related work as needed.

American Citizen Services (ACS)

Accepts passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad applications.  Handles ACS and special consular services (such as notarials or prison visits) as required.  Maintains Consular Section’s crisis management information and supplies as needed.

Consular Innovation

Acts as Consular Section’s innovation resource to assist with planning exercises and training.  Maintains all-section tracker of individual awards, longevity, and training.  Ensures latest updates to consular regulations are reflected in Post’s website, correspondence, and processes.

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Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: At least one year of consular work experience within the last five years is required (FP-06) OR

No Consular Experience required (FP-07)

Please note that one credited year of working experience is equal to 40 hours/week x 52 weeks or 2080 hours


Successful prior completion of the 31-day Consular Course PC530 is required.

Education Requirements:

Completion of Secondary School or Local Mandatory Schooling and received high school diploma is required.


LANGUAGE:  (fluency) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. This may be tested

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.


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

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Benefits and Other Info


Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in (insert post and/or country name) 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.


AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


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.

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How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a secret level clearance.

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

High School Diploma

Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

Residency permit or diplomatic card

DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

SF-50 (if applicable)

Consular Course (PC530) completion training certificate

Other supporting documents

Next Steps:

Only 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 Yaounde, Cameroon.

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