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Announcement Number:Gaborone-2023-028
Hiring Agency:Embassy Gaborone
Position Title:IT Assistant (All Interested Candidates/All sources)
Open Period:10/27/2023 – 11/10/2023
Vacancy Time Zone:GMT+2
Series/Grade:LE – 1815 8
Salary:BWP P281,087 /Per Year
Work Schedule:Full-time

– • All Interested Applicants / All SourcesPromotion Potential:LE-9

Duty Location(s):1 Vacancy in Gaborone, BC

Telework Eligible:No For More Info: HR Section


Hiring Path:• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:For USEFM – FP is XX.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.

•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required:Public Trust – Background InvestigationAppointment TypePermanentAppointment Type Details:•    Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary periodMarketing 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  hours per week)

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.

Supervisory Position:YesRelocation Expenses Reimbursed:NoTravel Required:Not Required


The incumbent works under the supervision of the Information Technology (IT) Manager to manage Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC Botswana network operating systems (computer systems, telecommunication network, etc.). Assures acquisition and use of latest technologies. Provides technical assistance and oversees all computer hardware, software integrity, systems architecture, security, internet connectivity, and local area network (LAN) systems (installation, configuration, operations, maintenance, and diagnosis). Responds to CDC user IT Help Desk requests.  Coordinates the administration, replacement, and inventory of IT equipment.


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 Agency.

Qualifications and Evaluations



At least 4 years of performing progressively more responsible work of a program, technical or administrative nature where emphasis is placed on analytical, judgment, and expository abilities with respect to the operation, management, and utilization of computer systems is required.



Must possess extensive knowledge of the principles, techniques, and methodologies involving computer system analysis, programming, operations, and related aspects of telecommunications.

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, computer software engineering, information technology, information systems, information systems management required.

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Post may choose to add the phrase “This may be tested” after a language, skill, and/or ability.  Review the VA template for specific information.



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



Maintaining operational capability and readiness of computer systems is required. Ability to relate proposed projects and priorities to the capabilities and limitations to the computer system and components to determine capability to meet support requirements is required. “This 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

Benefits:Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in (insert post and/or country name) 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*
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”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which 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 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.

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** 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.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a [enter clearance level here] 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:

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:

Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, computer software engineering, information technology, information systems, information systems management required.

  •  -Curriculum Vitae

      Eligible Family Member Applicants:

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

-SF-50 (if applicable)

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 Gaborone, Botswana.


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