Consular Associate; FP-06/07 – US Embassy


OPEN
TO:  Appointment Eligible Family Members (AEFMs) – All Agencies
POSITION:  Consular
Associate; FP-06/07 (depending on experience)
OPENING
DATE: January 13, 2012
CLOSING
DATE: January 26, 2012
WORK
HOURS:  Full time (40 hours)

SECURITY
CLEARANCE:    Must possess interim or full secret security
clearance. 
NOTE:
ONLY APPOINTMENT ELIGIBLE FAMILY MEMBERS AS DEFINED BELOW OF U.S. GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES ASSIGNED TO THE MISSION UNDER THE CHIEF OF MISSION AUTHORITY ARE
ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION. 
 
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
The
incumbent will perform Consular Associate duties in the Consular Section.

A
copy of the complete position description listing all duties and
responsibilities is available on http://kampala.usembassy.gov/job_opportunites.html

REQUIRED
QUALIFICATIONS

NOTE: 
All
applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific
and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. 
Education Required:  A high school diploma.  In addition, applicants
must have EITHER (1)  completed the 31-day Consular Course PC530 within
the last 5 years, or be willing to attend the course while already present in the
United States, OR (2) have 1 year of Consular work experience within the last 5
years, following successful completion of the 31-day Consular Course PC530.
2. 
Work Experience:  For FP-06 level: A minimum of 1 year of consular work
experience within the last 5 years is required.  For FP-07
level:   No prior Consular work experience within the last 5 years is
required.
3.  
Language Requirement: Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing English is
required.
4.  
Knowledge:  General knowledge of consular responsibilities and duties.
5. 
Skills and Abilities:   Typing level III (40wpm).  Excellent
communication and interpersonal skills; ability to deal effectively with a
culturally diverse public and to work diplomatically under pressure; strong
computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and
Outlook), Internet, and ability to master Consular software applications and
possession of interim or full secret clearance is required.

SELECTION
PROCESS
After
an initial application screening, applicants will be invited to a testing
process that may include a written examination and oral interviews.  The
selected candidate must pass pre-employment medical and security investigations
before beginning work.  The initial appointment period is one year,
subject to renewal. 
Normally,
candidates for employment are hired at the first step of the designated pay
grade.  In some instances, candidates may be hired at a higher step when
exceptional qualifications or previous governmental service and pay level so
warrant.  The Human Resources Officer will make the decision with the
concurrence of the employing section.

ADDITIONAL
SELECTION CRITERIA
1. 
Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and visa status
in determining successful candidacy.
2. 
Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
3. 
Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs
Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report
are not eligible to apply.
4.  
Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA)
are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar
days of their appointment.
5.  
Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are
ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days
of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually
Employed (WAE) work schedule.

HOW
TO APPLY
Interested
candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the
application:
1. 
Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family
Member (DS-174); or
2. 
A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1-24 of the UAE along with a listing of
the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet; or
3. 
A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found
on the UAE (see Section 3A below for more information); plus
4.
Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form
DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional U.S.
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.
3A.
If an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide
the following information equal to what is found on the UAE.
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, and 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 Legal 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, 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, and Location)
O. U.S.
Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
P. Education
Q. Licenses,
Skills, Training, Membership, and Recognition
R. Language
Skills
S. Work
Experience
T. References.

SUBMIT
APPLICATION TO:
Human
Resources Office
Plot
1577 Nsambya Road
P.
O. Box 7007, Kampala
Telephone: 
0414-259-791/5
By
Fax:
0414-341-863
Or
by e-mail:

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