U.S. Mission Dili, Timor-Leste
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 2016-21
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates / All Source
POSITION: Economic/Commercial Assistant
OPENING DATE: August 12, 2016
CLOSING DATE: Until Filled
WORK HOURS: Full-time, 40 hours/week
SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-9 $14,294 per annum (Starting salary)
Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-5 (Step 1 thru 4) $44,250 per annum (Position Grade to be confirmed by Washington)
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
The U.S. Mission in Dili, Timor-Leste is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Economic/Commercial Assistant.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Economic/Commercial Assistant. Incumbent is sole FSN responsible for economic and commercial issues, providing guidance and analysis on economic, trade, and commercial developments in Timor-Leste, and serves as secondary backup Consular Assistant.
Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
- EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in economics, business, or public administration is required.
- EXPERIENCE: A minimum of two years’ work experience, at least some of which would be in positions requiring familiarity with Timorese business environment, whether in private or public sector is required. The incumbent will have worked in positions which have involved some international experience and will be familiar with multicultural work environments.
- LANGUAGE: Excellent working command of spoken and written English and Tetum required (Level 4). Some knowledge of Portuguese and/or Bahasa Indonesia recommended.
(This will be tested.)
- SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Wide-ranging analytical ability is desirable with emphasis on the economic arena. Working knowledge of commonly used software and good keyboard skills are required.
- JOB KNOWLEDGE: Good knowledge of the structure and operations of the economic institutions of the Timor-Leste government and local business environment. Basic knowledge of office procedures.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained on our website at http://timor-leste.usembassy.gov and/or by contacting the Human Resources Office, Amalia Magno email Magnoag@state.gov
SELECTION PROCESS: When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
- USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
- USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
- FS on LWOP
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
- Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
- Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
- Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
- The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a domestic security clearance.
HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:
- Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above); and
- Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)
IMPORTANT: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).
WHERE TO APPLY:
Human Resources Office Amalia Magno
E-mail Address: Magnoag@state.gov
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.
Appendix A – DEFINITIONS