Job Vacancy: Peace Corps Jamaica

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SUBMIT APPLICATION TO

The Human Resources Office

U.S. Embassy

142 Old Hope Road

Kingston 6

POINT OF CONTACT

Email: hrokingston@state.govFAX: 

(876) 702-6347 

OPEN TO:                            To All Interested Candidates

 

POSITION:                           Cashier, FSN-7, FP 7        (Full Performance Level)Cashier, FSN-6, FP 8        (Developmental Level)

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OPENING DATE:               December 22, 2011 

CLOSING DATE:                 January 5, 2012 

WORK HOURS:                 Full-time; 40 hours/week 

SALARY:                               J$1,956,645 p.a. (Starting salary)(Position Grade: FSN-7)

J$1,594,935 p.a. (Starting salary)

(Position Grade: FSN-6)

 

The U.S. Embassy in Jamaica is seeking a

Cashier to work on a full-time basis with

US Peace Corps/Jamaica.

 

*Position requires completion of mandatory post entry training.  In order to develop the

required knowledge and expertise, successful applicant may be hired one grade level below

the full performance level.

 

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
 

The incumbent manages the cash and check disbursement operations of the organization, providing cash and check disbursement, bank wire transfers as well as other essential non-cash services to approximately 75 Peace Corps Volunteers, 25 full time Personal Services Contractors and 10 short-term Personal Services Contractors and the over 400 external vendors/contractors of Peace Corps Jamaica. 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

 

NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

 

1.                  A bachelor’s degree, in accounting is required.2.                  One to two years experience as a cashier in a financial or banking institution or other related financial or banking experience is required. 

3.                  Must be able to speak and write English fluently.

4.                  Must have strong banking (cashiering) background.  Thorough working knowledge of Peace Corps regulations, policies and procedures is required for the full performance level.

5.                  Must have the ability to interpret complex regulations, excellent recordkeeping, follow up and organizational skills, and the ability to work with large amounts of cash expeditiously and accurately.  Must have working knowledge of MS Excel and Word.

6.                  Must possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively in a multicultural environment.

        

TO APPLY

 

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

3. A current resume or curriculum vitae with all the information listed below

(failure to do so will result in an incomplete application) plus

4.  Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.

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

Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.

                A. Position Title

                B. Position Grade

                C. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)

                D. Dates Available for Work

                E. First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used

                F. Date and Place of Birth

                G. Current Address, Day, Evening, and Cell phone numbers

                H. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes 

                 or No; if yes, provide number)

                I.  U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification Number

                J. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)

                K. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide

                L. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle,  state your               

                Driver’s License Class / Type 

                M. Days available to work

                N. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. 

                Government (include their Name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)

                O. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference

                P. Education

                Q. License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition

                R. Language Skills

                S. Work Experience

                T. References

CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION:  January 5, 2012

The US Mission in Jamaica 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.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

Fisherman Think ABOUT FISH!

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It has been along time since this publication has had anything to say on anything. Indeed there are those who after reading this may wish we had maintained our recent form of late of just being plain silent. However, whilst we will not respond to recent provocation by members of the local governing party by deliberately outing their own candidates (of which we can confirm three), we will not keep silent any further.

The recent pronouncement by the Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller, that her party is willing to engage in a process of review of the island’s outmoded Buggery Law may have gone too far for the consumption of many. However, those who subscribe to this approach are either homophobes themselves or nothing but cowards and craven in their approach to this issue. Unfortunately, we the editors of this publication fall into the latter category. Happily, this is what separates the lady from everyone else engaged in this discourse! She is bold courageous and clearly has more testicular fortitude than most and as such a true leader.

To be clear the People’s National Party has NOT said that as a policy it is committed to repealing Sections 76 & 79 of the Offences Against the Person’s Act. What it has said is that it is open to discussion, the conclusion of which will be a vote in Parliament where the party’s Whip will not be brought out to ensure any voting conformity among orange clad Parliamentarians. That this proposal has brought out the First Jamaica Regiment of homophobes is altogether unsurprising.

What is however, surprising is the attitude of some of the members of the community to question the sincerity of the move as if it really matters and somehow negates the fact that a positive move has occurred. Let us recall that slavery was not abolished because of the then new found morals of the British Empire, but a realization that paying persons for labour was infinitely cheaper than housing, feeding, clothing and whipping them. Thus whether Portia Simpson Miller is merely playing for gay votes or something else sinister, is irrelevant! The real question is what is the next step come the 30th of December, 2011?

We feel at Pink that this decision may cost her the election, but then we have already declared our cowardice and as such; hope that we are wrong and that Jamaicans have matured to look beyond Peeping Tom policies and vote on the serious issues affecting the country. The fact of the matter that must not be missed on the electorate is that this current administration has presided over one of the fastest accumulations in the debt stock in the over 400 year history of this country. Preliminary albeit not final analysis indicates that both Foreign Direct Investment and Local investment in the economy is lower than they were during the heights of the FINSAC debacle. This is by no means an endorsement of the PNP, as they have yet to clearly articulate by what means are they going to Cross IT, but it does highlight the real issues going forward.

In the final analysis we would like to say to the leadership of the Jamaica Labour Party: Businessman think about profit, lawyer think about cases, but FISHERMAN THINK ABOUT FISH.

 

Selah

FILMS TO WATCH FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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Name:              This is what love in action looks like

Genre:              Documentary

Category:       Gay Interest

Year:                 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storyline:

In the summer of 2005 a 16yo Memphis, teen wrote on his MySpace blog about his parents sending him to a “Fundamentalist Christian” program that strives to turn gay teens straight. This documentary follows the inspirational story of the teen’s local community standing up for their friend with daily protests at the facility in what would become an international news story. The documentary features several former clients of the organization who tell their personal stories about the time they spent within the programs walls.

 

 Name:              You’ll Get Over It (A cause d’un garcon)

Genre:              Drama/Coming Out

Category:       Gay Interest

Year:                  2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storyline:

When Vincent finds himself a victim of outing in his high school, he must accept to live with the drastic changes it provokes, and redefine his relationships with his friends and family.

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Name:                  Bloomington

Genre:                  Drama

Category:            Lesbian Interest

Year:                      2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storyline:

A Coming-of-age drama film about a former child actress attending college in search of independence and ends up being romantically involved with a female professor.  Their relationship thrives until an opportunity to return to acting forces her to make life-altering decisions.

Download Link:       http://thepiratebay.ee/torrent/6365888/Bloomington_(2010)_DVDRip_DXVA_AC3_-_THC

 

Name:                  Children of God

Genre:                  Romance/Drama

Category:            Gay Interest

Year:                      2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storyline:

Children of God is a 2010 Bahamian romantic drama. It tells the story of two young Bahamian men who fall in love with each other and portrays the homophobia of the Bahamian society. The film also deals with themes of bisexuality. It is one of the first feature narratives from the Caribbean to address homosexuality.

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Name:                  Come Undone

Genre:                  Drama/Romance

Category:            Gay Interest

Year:                      2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storyline:

Eighteen-year-old Mathieu is vacationing at the beach with his family when he meets local teen Cédric. After an extremely erotic kiss, the boys begin a passionate romance, complete with skinny-dipping at night, nude dancing on the beach and intense lovemaking in the dunes. Yet as Mathieu grapples with his sexuality and copes with his sick mother, absent father and annoying kid sister his bond with Cédric grows stronger until it bursts.

Download Link:       http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4359374/Presque_Rien_(Sebastien_Lifshitz__2000)

 

Name:                  Finding me: Truth

Genre:                  Drama/Comedy

Category:            Gay Interest

Year:                      2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storyline:

This film Centres on the sweet, bright-eyed and emotionally vulnerable Faybien (Ray Martell Moore). Comfortable with his gayness but saddled with self-esteem issues, Faybien’s love life is put into an emotional spin when his ex, Lonnie, returns with an interest in reigniting their relationship. You’d think that he’d get a sympathetic ear from his friends, but they already have their own issues. Reggie’s in love with bisexual, non-committal Greg; high-strung queen bee Amera is certain her boyfriend is cheating on her; and the always-meddling muscle queen Jay is busy confronting his rough trade boyfriend’s girlfriend. A memorable cast of African-American actors contribute to make Truth a fast, touching and furious emotional ride!

 

Name:                  From Beginning to End

Genre:                  Drama/Romance

Category:            Gay Interest

Year:                      2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storyline:

Two brothers develop a very close relationship as they are growing up in an idyllic and happy family. When they are young adults their relationship becomes very intimate, romantic, and sexual.

Download Link:       http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/5757390/From.Beginning.to.End.Brazilian.DVDRip.AC3-5.1.HORiZON-ArtSubs

 

Name:                  Le fil

Genre:                  Drama/Coming Out

Category:            Gay Interest

Year:                      2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storyline:

Malik has a lot on his plate when he returns home to Tunisia after living in France. He’s processing his father’s death, he can’t come out to his mother, and his childhood anxieties have resurfaced. But all of Malik’s problems seem to fade away when he falls for Bilal, the dreamy houseboy at his mother’s bourgeois estate.

Download Link:       http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6649486/Le_fil_(2009)DVDRip_Nl_subs_Nlt-Release(Divx)

 

Name:                  Puccini for beginners

Genre:                  Comedy/Drama

Category:            Lesbian Interest

Year:                      2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storyline:

Allegra, an opera-loving writer in New York, eschews commitment, so her girlfriend, Samantha, leaves her. Allegra misses Sam, and resents the accusation that she’s afraid to say “I love you,” but she’s soon involved with two people – Grace and Philip – who, unbeknownst to her, have just broken up with each other. Allegra juggles the two affairs, telling neither about the other; each likes her more and more as her old fears start making her itchy. Things come to a head at an engagement party where Allegra is pinch-hitting as a catering assistant.

 Download link:       http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4211188/Puccini_For_Beginners_(2006)

 

Name:                  Seeing heaven

Genre:                  Drama

Category:            Gay Interest

Year:                      2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storyline:

A beautiful young escort, Paul, suffers from trip-like dreams he doesn’t understand. These visions are shared by his clients, both scaring and exciting them. Paul is searching for his twin brother, whom he hasn’t seen since childhood, and hooks up with enigmatic film director John Baxter. Desired by everyone but lost to himself, Paul is persuaded to make one adult film, which will help him discover himself, and in the process find his twin. But the journey he goes on is a dark one, involving dangerous clients, an unscrupulous rival producer, and unsafe sex. In discovering his true past, Paul is in danger of destroying himself.

Download Link:       http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6326416/Seeing_Heaven_2010_DVDRip_XviD-VoMiT

 

Name:                  The four-faced liar

Genre:                  Comedy/Drama/Romance

Category:            Lesbian Interest

Year:                      2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storyline:

A story of love and lies of four twenty-something looking to find themselves in New York City. A pair of best friends and a seemingly perfect couple meet at a local Irish pub tucked in the winding streets of the West Village. Through their chance meeting, the four bonded and over time all of their relationships with one another morph into love, betrayal and heartbreak.

Download Link:       http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/5957312/The.Four.Faced.Liar.2010.DVDRip.XviD-VoMiT

 

Name:                  The Gymnast

Genre:                  Drama/Romance/Coming Out

Category:            Lesbian Interest

Year:                      2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storyline:

The talented Jane Hawkins was an impressive gymnast at the top of her game until a devastating injury ended her career. Now she pours the passion, strength and discipline that once fuelled her into maintaining both a tedious job as a massage therapist and a loveless marriage. A chance meeting leads sets Jane on a new path: performing a CirqueDu Soleil style aerial act with a mysterious and beautiful dancer named Serena. They’re both illuminated by the presence of each other, but there are distractions. Jane is distressed by her lack of children while Serena is a closeted lesbian who tackles stereotypes with being an adopted Korean daughter of Jewish parents. As the stunning pair prepares to audition their act for a Las Vegas show, the gravitational pull between the two women becomes increasingly unavoidable. A visually compelling film that challenges notions of both ability and identity, THE GYMNAST is foremost a story about hope and taking the necessary risks to fully become yourself.

Download Link:       http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4650267/The_Gymnast.2006.DVDRip.Xvid-TBMs

 

Name:                  Buffering

Genre:                  Comedy

Category:            Gay Interest

Year:                      2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storyline:

Seb and Aaron have overspent and built up debts on their credit card. Aaron decides to take matters into his own hands and secretly films their sex life to broadcast online. The money pours in until he gets caught! Realising that the scheme could sort their financial problems, Seb agrees to allow things to continue until they are “back in the black”. When their friend Jem arrives and suggests a third party might help them make even more cash, things start to get a little tricky….

Download Link:       http://www.gay-torrents.net/torrentdetails.php?torrentid=141323

 

Name:                  The love patient

Genre:                  Romantic Comedy

Category:            Gay Interest

Year:                      2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storyline:

A heartbroken ad exec pretends to have cancer to trick his ex-boyfriend into falling in love with him again. When the brash Paul realizes his ex-boyfriend, the sensitive souled Brad, is dating one-time Bow flex model Ted, he comes to terms that he has lost him for good. Grasping for straws, Paul concocts an outrageous scheme to win back his sympathy – he stages his own cancer diagnosis. Things seem to be going in Paul’s favour until his mother moves into his house, clears out the furniture and puts in a home-care hospital facility. Additionally, she has the rest of the family move in, most notably Paul’s rich bitch sister who senses his scheme from the very start. Buckle your seat belt for a wild ride of love, lust, revenge and sibling rivalry in this raucous romantic comedy that asks the ultimate question – Why do we wait until someone is sick or dying to come to their side?

Download Link:       http://www.gay-torrents.net/torrentdetails.php?torrentid=142329

 

Name:                  Judas kiss

Genre:                  Drama/Sci-Fi

Category:            Gay Interest

Year:                      2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storyline:

Failed film maker Zachary Wells is convinced by his best friend and hotshot director Topher into replacing him as a judge in their film school’s annual festival. Zach’s one-night stand with a student backfires when that student walks into an interview the next morning calling himself Danny Reyes, the name Zach went by when he attended the school. And Danny’s film, “Judas Kiss,” is a finalist in the competition Zach is judging.

Download Link:       http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6823116/Judas.Kiss.2011.DVDRip.XviD-ESPiSE

 

Name:                  Make the yuletide gay

Genre                   Comedy/Coming Out

Category:            Gay Interest

Year:                      2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storyline:

Olaf “Gunn” Gunnunderson, an out-and-proud gay college student, crawls back into the closet to survive the holidays with his family. He keeps his cool as his quirky Midwestern-hearted parents try to set him up with his high school sweetheart, Abby. But when his boyfriend, Nathan, shows up at their doorstep unannounced, Gunn must put on a charade to keep the relationship a secret. With pressure mounting from all sides, will Gunn come out before the truth does?

Download Link:       http://www.ahashare.com/torrents-details.php?id=36182

 

Name:                  Kaboom

Genre:                  Comedy/Mystery

Category:            Gay Interest

Year:                      2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storyline:

Smith’s everyday life in the dorm – hanging out with his arty, sarcastic best friend Stella, hooking up with a beautiful free spirit named London, lusting for his gorgeous but dim surfer roommate Thor – all gets turned upside-down after one fateful, terrifying night.

Download Link:       http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6207181/Kaboom__2010__[DVDRip.XviD-miguel]_[ENG]