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U.S. Embassy Nairobi Hiring Warehouse Worker

Duties

Basic Function of the Position 

Responsible for basic manual duties including proper loading, unloading, packing and care of property transported to and from Embassy, residences and locations outside Nairobi including Mombasa and Kisumu. Supervision is provided by FSN-5 Foreman.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
Prepares furniture and equipment for transfer by covering items with protective wrappings and carefully loading and securing items in Embassy vehicles for transport. Upon delivery, co-ordinates with receiving parties for checks required and proper placement. Unloads vehicles utilizing proper handling equipment to avoid damage to the non-expendable or expendable items… (30% of Time)

Unloads expendable and non-expendable items and equipment being received at the warehouse for storage and utilizes material handling equipment (MHE) to position in the proper storage locations based on the storage plan, stacking requirements and floor load capacity. Inspects items for damage and cleanliness and provides protective covering for long term storage. Moves and reposition items between warehouse storage areas as required and stored in the correction locations. Assists the accountable property unit (APU) and expendable team in the annual inventory exercise… (30% of Time)

Upon receipt of requisitions for furniture, supplies and equipment, locates items in the warehouse storage area and transfers them to the loading area utilizing material handling equipment such as forklifts, hand trucks and pallet jacks. Inspects the items for damage and cleanliness to ensure they are in proper condition for issuance… (25% of Time)

Keeps storage areas warehouse space and stored items clean by dusting, sweeping, washing and disposal of trash to the respective bins. Informs the warehouse supervisor of potential fire and safety hazards, pest infestation, water intrusion or other conditions that may cause employees injury or damage to stored materials. Performs minor cleaning of the official tents and party supplies as well as other related duties assigned by the warehouse supervisor…
(15% of Time)

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Note: This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by incumbent. Incumbent will be required to perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:

One year of warehouse experience is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  

Must know location of supplies, equipment, furniture and property items stored in the warehouse by sight, oral description, national tock numbers, or non-expendable property (NEPA) number. Must learn location of offices and residences in addition to basic General Services office procedures.Education Requirements:

  • Completion of elementary school is required

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:  

Level III English (Good working Knowledge, reading/speaking/writing) (This may be tested), and Level III Kiswahili (Good working Knowledge, speaking/reading/writing) is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

• Must be able to perform moderate physical labor over long periods and heavy physical labor for short durations.
• Must be able to operate Materials Handling Equipment (MHE)

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.Qualifications:

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

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Nairobi, Kenya may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

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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.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

  1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  2. AEFM / USEFM
  3. 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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THE FOLLOWING APPLY TO EFMs, USEFMs, and AEFMs ONLY:

  1. Current employees who used a hiring preference to gain employment who are within their first 90 calendar days of employment are not eligible to apply.
  2. Candidates with a hiring preference who have already accepted a conditional offer of employment may NOT be extended a second conditional offer of employment unless and until they withdraw their candidacy for the first position in writing.
  3. The following may also be considered when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, etc.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification. 

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:

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

Next Steps:

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 Nairobi, Kenya.

Apply Now

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