Job at American Embassy kabul as Administrative Assistant

/ Full Time

Job postings Number of Jobs: 1

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
Permanent
Marketing Statement:
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees (Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employment) before you apply.
Summary:
The U.S. Mission in Kabul is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for position of Administrative Assistant with the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) based in Kabul, Afghanistan.

The work schedule for this position is:

Full-time 40 hours/week

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Not Required

Duties

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION:

The position requires the FSN to operate as an administrative assistant who will support SIGAR personnel assigned to the SIGAR offices in Afghanistan. The position requires the FSN to deal with daily operational matters as they may impact upon the SIGAR’s mission in Afghanistan. Given the limited language skills of term and TDY personnel, the FSN may be required to provide critical and constant guidance to SIGAR personnel during interactions with host nation persons.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Applicants must address required qualifications criteria listed below with specific information and documentation supporting each item. For example, official transcripts evidencing educational requirements must be attached to the original application submission. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified. We are not required to contact applicants who have submitted incomplete application packages.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
EXPERIENCE: 3 years’ prior administrative assistance with U.S. or Afghan governments.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Familiarity with administrative processes. Knowledge of the country of Afghanistan and surrounding regions. Must have extensive typing skills (40 wpm), be able to operate a motor vehicle safely and be in excellent physical condition and health due to the sometimes arduous nature of the position. Must be familiar with the other various indigenous languages spoken in Afghanistan.

Education Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field in management is required.
Evaluations:
LANGUAGE: Level IV English, Level IV Dari and Pashtu is required

This may be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to maintain extensive contacts with members of the U.S. and Afghan Government. The individual must be able to conduct liaison/operations, provide analysis, and provide guidance to the U.S. and Afghan personnel. Computer skills must include Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. FSN must possess a valid driver’s license.

Qualifications:
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications and complete a mandatory probationary period for LE Staff.

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.

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), locally-resident EFMs and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Kabul may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
Other Information:
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:

(1) AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*

(2) AEFM / USEFM

(3) FS on LWOP and CS in LWOP **

* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process. Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.

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

What is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc? (https://www.icass.gov/hr-oe/)

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

1. The Mission may consider any of the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

2. Current OR employees having served less than one (1) year in their current position are not eligible to apply. In addition, current OR employees, regardless of agency or section, who have received job-specific training away from Post at U.S. Government expense may not be considered for any other position within the Mission for six months from the completion date of the training. Current employees of the Mission who have not successfully completed their initial probationary periods are not eligible to apply. Current employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory or MBC score of 100 points or less, on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

3. Current employees of the Mission 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. This does not apply for employees on a PSA (Temp), or those are hired on a When Actually Employed (WAE) or intermittent work schedule.

4. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

How to Apply

How to Apply:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a local security clearance.

To apply for this position applicants Click on APPLY

Required Documents:
Bachelor Degree/Transcript
Next Steps:
Applicants who are invited to take a language, skills, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Kabul.

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