Job: Computer Operator (Blackberry) in Paris AmEmb


POSITION: PC-5034 – Computer Operator (BlackBerry®), FSN-07, FP-07*

This position will be available in June 2012

OPENING DATE: February 29, 2012

CLOSING DATE: March 14, 2012

WORK HOURS: Full-time: 40 hours/week for Not Ordinarily Resident

Full-time: 35 hours/week for Ordinarily Resident:

SALARY: Not Ordinarily Resident: $34,324.00 gross p.a. (starting salary)**

Ordinarily Resident: €33,947.00 gross p.a. (starting salary)

* Actual grade and salary will be based on the qualifications of the applicant.

** Overseas Comparability Pay will apply if an FMA appointment.

The U.S. Embassy in Paris seeks a Computer Operator (BlackBerry®) to work in the Tri-Mission Information Systems Center.


The incumbent is the single point of contact for all BlackBerry smartphone-related issues for all Mission users. The incumbent will requisition all BlackBerry smartphone hardware, manage and keep an accurate inventory of all BlackBerry smartphones and associated data, issue devices to users, activate and de-activate employees’ e-mail accounts, troubleshoot problems with the activation process, and order and activate BlackBerry smartphone licenses. This position will also train new users in the use of all BlackBerry smartphone equipment.

A copy of the full position description is available from the Human Resources Office.


Note: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Items 1-5 are all required.

1. Education:

Completion of secondary school is required.

2. Prior Work Experience:

Minimum of four years experience dealing with telephony, networks, or computer systems.

3. Language proficiency: (These may be tested)

English (W-R-S), Level-4 – Fluency is required.

French (W-R-S), Level-4 – Fluency is required.

4. Knowledge: (This may be tested)

General knowledge with Microsoft Server OS administration.

5. Skills and abilities:

Excellent interpersonal skills and customer-oriented approach.

Strong organizational skills.

Strong oral presentation skills.

Ability to use spreadsheets and databases.

Ability to adapt to new technology and learn new technical skills.

Selection Process:

When equally qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (AEFMs) and U.S. Veterans will be given preference. Qualified USEFM applicants who are also U.S. Veterans will receive the highest preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate address the required qualifications above in the application.

Additional Selection Criteria (see definitions):

1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.

2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.

3. Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold an FMA appointment are ineligible to apply within the first 90 days of their employment.

4. Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their appointment, unless currently hired into a position with a “When Actually Employed” (WAE) work schedule.

To Apply:

Interested applicants for this position must submit the following or the application package will not be considered.

1. Applicants who claim EFM or MOH status must include in the cover letter accompanying their application that they are claiming EFM/MOH status, their present nationality, and name and employing section/agency of their sponsoring family member.

2. Application for U.S. Federal Employment: DS-174 (available from the Embassy web site employment page), or

3. A current resume or curriculum vitae in English that provides the same information as an DS-174; plus

4. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans Preference must provide a copy of their

DD-214 form with their application;

5. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

Submit application only by Email to:

Point of contact:

TEL: 01-43-12-25-74

FAX: 01-43-12-24-36


1. Eligible Family Member (EFM): An individual related to a U.S. Government employee in one of the following ways:

- Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610);

- Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable of self-support. The term shall include, in addition to natural offspring, stepchildren and adopted children and those under legal guardianship of the employee or the spouse when such children are expected to be under such legal guardianship until they reach 21 years of age and when dependent upon and normally residing with the guardian;

- Parent (including stepparents and legally adoptive parents) of the employee or of the spouse, when such parent is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support;

- Sister or brother (including stepsisters and stepbrothers, or adoptive sisters or brothers) of the employee, or of the spouse, when such sibling is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support, unmarried, and under 21 years of age, or regardless of age, incapable of self-support.