U.S. Embassy and Consulate in South Africa Procurement Agent Jobs in South Africa

U.S. Embassy and Consulate in South Africa Procurement Agent Jobs in South Africa

Announcement Number: Johannesburg -2022-078

Hiring Agency: Consulate General Johannesburg

Position Title: Procurement Agent - All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Open Period: 09/02/2022 - 09/23/2022

Vacancy Time Zone:GMT+2

Series/Grade: LE - 0810 7

Salary: ZAR R319,150

Work Schedule: Full-time

Promotion Potential: LE-7

Duty Location(s): 1 in Johannesburg, SF

Telework Eligible: No


Hiring Path:

  • Open to the public

    Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

  • All Interested Applicants / All Sources

    For USEFM - FP is 07. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.

    Security Clearance Required: Public Trust - Background Investigation

    Appointment Type: Permanent

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


  • The work schedule for this position is Full Time (40 number of hours per week)

  • Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (12 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

    Supervisory Position: No

    Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No


    The incumbent serves as the procurement agent in a three-person procurement section within the General Services Office providing a full range of contracting and procurement-related services.

  • His/her main focus is on the management of the Procurement Section and the Mission's contracting and procurement planning and acquisition activity.

  • He/she receives procurement requests from requiring offices, verifies accuracy, ensures compliance with federal acquisition regulations by soliciting quotations for commodities, supplies, equipment and solicits proposals from vendors for all services requiring contracting action.



  • Minimum of two years of progressively responsible work experience of purchasing / procurement experience with demonstrated ability to handle cash and credit card transactions is required.

    Job Knowledge

  • Good familiarization with local markets, vendors, suppliers and contractors, and standard market practices.

    Education Requirements

  • Successful completion of secondary school is required.


  • English - Level 4 - Fluent; written/spoken, including the ability to translate.

  • One additional South African official language - Level 4 - Fluent; written/spoken, including the ability to translate.

    Skills and Abilities

  • Familiarity with MS Word. (This will be tested)

  • A valid South African Class 8 driving license for SA residents and ordinarily resident.

  • Must posses a valid driver's license.

    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.


    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.

    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”), 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.

  • This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

    How to Apply

    All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.

    Required Documents

    Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Copy of Sponsor's Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

  • Residency and/or Work Permit

  • Driver’s License

  • Certificate or License

  • 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.

    For more information and job application details, see: U.S. Embassy and Consulate in South Africa Procurement Agent Jobs in South Africa

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