Shipment Clerk (OBO) at The US Embassy

The U.S. Mission to Nigeria comprises of the Embassy in Abuja, FCT, and the Consulate General in Lagos. U.S. Consulate General Lagos is the Mission’s representative to the Nigerian people in the southern region.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Shipment Clerk (OBO)

Announcement Number: Lagos-2024-014
Location: Lagos
Series/Grade: LE – 0905 6
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 Hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-NA


  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
    • This position is open to: All Interested Applicants / All Sources
    • For USEFM – FP grade is FP-8 ($37,896.00).  Actual FP salary authorized by Washington D.C.
  • Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
  • Appointment Type: Temporary
  • Appointment Type Details: Definite not to Exceed 5 years subject to successful completion of probationary period.


  • Working under the Supervisory Administrative Assistant of the Overseas Building Operations (OBO) project team, the Shipment Clerk obtains customs clearance for incoming and outgoing official shipments in Support of the New Consulate Compound (NCC) in Lagos, Nigeria.
  • The Incumbent also works with the Ministry of Transportation to facilitate vehicle registration and inspection.


  • Incumbent checks daily the status of all known shipments with the Consulate end users and local shipping companies.
  • Arranges for delivery if a shipment needs to be re-sorted or re-packed for delivery to various locations.
  • The incumbent coordinates between contractors and end users. Obtains vehicle registration, licensing and import/export documentation for GOVs.
  • Maintains liaison with the Ministry of Transportation, local customs and airport officials as well as local contractors to facilitate official responsibilities.
  • Operates government owned vehicles (GOVs) to carry out official duties.

Education Requirements

  • Completion of high school is required.
  • Please address this factor in your ERA application under Education.


  • At least two (2) years of experience in customs, shipping or logistics is required.
  • Please address this factor in your ERA application under Major Duties and Responsibilities.


  • You will be evaluated against the qualifications and requirements in this vacancy announcement.
  • You may be asked to complete a pre-employment language or skills test.
  • You must complete the application form and provide the required documents.  Your application must address all the position qualification and requirements including education, experience, language, and any knowledge/skills/abilities listed.  If you fail to submit a complete application, then your application may be disqualified for this position.


  • All selected candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust security clearance.
  • All selected candidates will be subject to a background investigation and, may be subject to a pre-employment medical exam.
  • Selected candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (6 weeks) upon receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Job Knowledge:

  • Good knowledge of USG customs and shipping procedures, OBO guidelines, USG clerical practices and Embassy’s vehicle safety and maintenance procedures.
  • Must have strong knowledge of local cargo, shipping and customs procedures and regulations.
  • Strong knowledge of local laws and regulations governing all types of vehicle use registration, insurance, import/export etc.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) and Internet Research.
  • Good Knowledge of accepted record keeping methods to include developing a filing system, follow-up on projects, meeting deadlines.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Must hold a valid Nigeria driver’s license.
  • Good interpersonal skills to interface efficiently with various contacts including end users, vendors, trucking companies, local officials as well as post contacts.

USD $13,923 /Per Year

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  5th March, 2024.

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