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U.S. Embassy Recruitment for Janitor, 17th October, 2018 – 18 Slots


The U.S. Mission in Lagos, Nigeria, is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of the position below:

Job Title: Janitor

Ref Id: A52814-A52824
Location: Lagos
Announcement Number: Lagos-2018-067
Series/Grade: 1305 /LE-02/ FP-CC
Duration Appointment: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 hours per week)
Supervisory Position: No
Slot: 18 Openings


  • The incumbent performs janitorial duties on all USG leased/owned properties.
  • S/he is responsible for cleaning the unclassified spaces and receives expendable janitorial supplies from GSO Storeroom.
  • S/he is responsible for floor cleaning and treatment, restroom cleaning, cleaning, wall cleaning, window cleaning and deep cleaning of all Consulate General (Consulate)
  • Compound spaces. Incumbent reports directly to the Janitor Supervisor.

Requirements, Qualifications and Evaluations

  • Completion of Primary school education is required.


  • Two (2) years of experience in commercial/office buildings cleaning is required.

Job Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the safe handling of industry standard cleaning chemicals, as well as current cleaning methods and materials is required.
  • Must be able to read, understand and properly use janitorial cleaning supplies instructions, materials, and equipment.


  • Language: English Level II (Limited knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing is required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be a team player, work independently and have good customer service skills. Must follow procedures for the use of chemical cleaners and power equipment in order to prevent damage to floors and fixture.


  • 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.
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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:

  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  • FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **


  • 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:
    • The military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and
    • 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 reemployment rights back to their agency or bureau.

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.

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

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NGN 2,385,434 / USD 21,121

Deadline: 29th October, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested applicants for this position MUST submit their Applications with the required documentation listed below:
  • Universal Application for US Federal Employment (DS – 174)
  • Application Letter addressing the Qualifications and Evaluations for the position
  • Degree not with transcript
  • Certificate or License
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)

Submit Applications to: HRNigeria@state.gov

Click here to download the Position Descriptions (PDF)

Click here to download Application Form for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174) (PDF 1.78 MB)

Click here to download the Instructions for Completing DS-174 (PDF 2.40 MB)


  • Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
  • Who May Apply: For USEFM – FP-CC is USD21, 121 – Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

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