U.S. Embassy Recruitment For Travel Clerk – HOW TO APPLY

U.S. Embassy Recruitment For Travel Clerk – HOW TO APPLY. The US Embassy is now recruiting to fill the position of Travel Clerk. Interested persons should check below for application procedures and requirements.

The U.S. Mission to Nigeria comprises of the Embassy in Abuja, FCT, and the Consulate General in Lagos. U.S. Consulate General Lagos is the Mission’s representative to the Nigerian people in the southern region.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Travel Clerk – Employees of Mission-All/or USEFMs, EFMs or MOHs) (Airport Expeditor)

Announcement Number: Abuja-2023-019
Location: Abuja
Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja
Series/Grade: LE – 0910 6
Work Schedule: Full-time – 48 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-6

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  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
    • For USEFM – FP is 08.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
    • Current Employees of the Mission – This includes U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs); Eligible Family Members (EFMs); Declared Members of Household (MOHs), dependents of U.S. Personal Services Contract (USPSC) who are assigned under COM – All Agencies
  • Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
  • Appointment Type: Permanent
  • Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of the probationary period


  • The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (48 hours per week)
  • Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (6 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
  • Supervisory Position: No
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
  • Travel Required: Not Required

Basic Function

  • The Airport Expeditor performs general expeditor services of all U.S Agencies personnel represented at post including their dependents, U.S. Grantees, TDY and VIP visitors.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Education Requirements:

  • Completion of two (2) years of university studies is required.


  • A minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible office or clerical experience is required.

Job Knowledge:  

  • Knowledge of Nigerian immigration rules and customs regulations is required. Familiarity with airlines’ check-in procedures is required.
  • Expert knowledge of the job details and accurate knowledge of USG security requirements is required.
  • Knowledge of current U.S. Mission to Nigeria security procedures to/from the airports is required.


  • This may be tested. Please specify the level of your proficiency in the language listed.


  • Good working knowledge of speaking/reading/writing in the English Language is required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer skills and familiarity with Windows, Microsoft word processing and spreadsheet programs is required.
  • Must be tactful yet effective, in dealing with American personnel.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with customers and co-workers.
  • Must have good driving skills with valid Nigeria driver’s license for a minimum of five (5) years.
  • Must be able to lift not more than 50lb.
  • Must have strong drafting skills to draft correspondence to Embassies, airlines and hotels. Must be able to use the Embassy radio network.
  • Must be able to interact professionally with aggressive individuals sometimes.
  • Must have level 1 typing ability (less than 5 words per minute).

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.

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 Abuja, Nigeria 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:

  • For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.
  • 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*
  • 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”), a Letter from Veterans’ Affairs that indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, 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 the 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.

Marketing Statement:

NGN 6,370,126 (USD $36,195) / Annum

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline 

23rd February 2023.

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Application Instruction

  • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.
  • To apply for this position click the “APPLY TO THIS VACANCY” button at the top of the page. Click on the “Submit Application” button to complete your application process.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents

  • To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and/or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:

  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • University Degree OR University Transcript
  • Driver’s License

Eligible Family Member Applicants:

  • Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable).
  • SF-50 (if applicable).

Important Information and Notice

  • 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 Abuja, Nigeria

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