Computer Management Assistant Job Vacancy at the US Embassy South Africa

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Durban
  • (ZAR) R383,857 Per Year USD / Year
  • Salary: (ZAR) R383,857 Per Year

Website US Embassy South Africa

U.S. Embassy & Consulates in South Africa

Computer Management Assistant Job Vacancy at the US Embassy South Africa


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Consulate General Durban
Position Title:
Computer Management Assistant – All Interested Candidates / All Sources
Open Period:
11/07/2022 – 11/21/2022 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE – 1805 8
ZAR R383,857
Work Schedule:
Full-time – 40 hour work week
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section
Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Applicants / All SourcesFor USEFM – FP is 06.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
•    Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
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 number of hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (12 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Not Required


Under the supervision of the Computer Management Specialist, the Computer Management Assistant has daily responsibility for the maintenance, management, and administration of the computer and mobile device operation – addressing system security vulnerabilities and troubleshooting hardware systems issues and software issues, including all corporate applications, local databases, and spreadsheets. The incumbent also act as the primary property clerk for unclassified Information Resource Management Assets and is the web master for the Consulate General SharePoint site.

Computer Management Assistant Job Vacancy at the US Embassy South Africa

Qualifications and Evaluations


Minimum of three (3) years working experience in IT fields (such as Help Desk Support, Hardware, Software or Network support, web design, cybersecurity, programming, software and hardware installation, configuration, and maintenance) is required.

Education Requirements:
    • Two years university or equivalent in computer science, network management or information technology.
    • A minimum of three IT certifications such as: A+ Network+, Microsoft IT certifications, or other IT industry standard certifications are required.
    • A driver’s license with a minimum of three years driving experience.

Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing of English is required.

Skills and Abilities:  Must have excellent technical and troubleshooting skills in order to diagnose and resolve hardware or software problems. S/he must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work with other IT staff to accomplish daily tasks. Must have basic knowledge and abilities for standard office computer programs such as MS Office, email, etc. Necessary manual dexterity to install and remove small computer parts within confined spaces. Must be able to pickup and move equipment weighing up to 25 kgs.

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 South Africa 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.


    1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
    1. AEFM / USEFM
    1. 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.

Computer Management Assistant Job Vacancy at the US Embassy South Africa

How to Apply

How to Apply:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust 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:
In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

    • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
    • Residency and/or Work Permit
    • Passport copy
    • Certificates (not transcript)
    • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
    • SF-50 (if applicable)
    • Driver’s License
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 South Africa.

The Deadline for Submitting Applications is 21 November 2022.
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