Mail Room Clerk

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Embassy of The United States of America

Job Overview

Hiring Path: Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

  • For USEFM – FP is 09. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
  • All Interested Applicants/All Sources

Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation

Appointment Type: Permanent

Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of the probationary period

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


The U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa/Ethiopia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Mailroom Clerk.

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 (4 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


Under the direct supervision of the DPO Mail Supervisor, the incumbent serves as a Diplomatic Post Office (DPO) and Diplomatic Pouch and Mail (DPM) mail clerk with driver and pouch/item tracking duties. The incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Mission’s unclassified DPO and DPM services, handling of International and local mail for the Mission and its on-compound distribution needs. The incumbent will also periodically assist with Classified Diplomatic Pouch operations, sometimes after working hours, in a liaison capacity with local airport and customs officials.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE:- Minimum of one year of administrative work experience is required.

Education Requirements:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

EDUCATION:- Completion of high/secondary school is required.

Note: Please upload all copies of your Education under “Secondary (high) school certificate”


LANGUAGE: Level 3 (Good working knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing Amharic is required. (This may be tested)

Skills and Abilities: Perform DPM and DPO operations such as receiving incoming mail and processing outgoing mail. Maintain a valid 3rd class driver’s license and airport tarmac license. Possess excellent customer service skills. Be able to physically lift and move heavy pouches and drive large transport vehicles with automatic or manual transmission. Minimum 5 (five) years of owning a driver’s license. (These 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.

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 Addis Ababa/Ethiopia 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. 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:


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


(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.


How to apply

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested completion of high school completion and/or transcripts as verification of educational requirements by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide the 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) (if applicable)
  • Residency and/or Work permit (if applicable)
  • Passport copy (if applicable)
  • Secondary school completion or High school certificate copy or transcript (required)
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF – 50 (if applicable)
  • Work Experience copies (required)
  • Driving license (required)

Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email or phone. 


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