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U.S. Mission                                Majuro, Marshall Islands

Announcement Number:             Majuro-2022-008

Position Title:                               Cultural Affairs Assistant

Opening Period:                           July 14 to August 02, 2022

Series/Grade:                               LE6005/08

Salary:                                          (USD) 23,260 – 30,230

FS is FP-06. Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

For More Info: Human Resources Office:  Ma. Victoria dela Cruz. Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 1379, Majuro, MH 96960E-mail Address:  MajuroHR@state.gov

Who May Apply:

  • All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:     Local Security Certification or Public Trust

Duration Appointment:   Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period

Marketing Statement:  We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees (https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/eight-qualities-of-overseas-employees) before you apply.

Summary: The U.S. Mission in Majuro, Marshall Islands is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Cultural Affairs Assistant.

The work schedule for this position is:

  • Full Time (40 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:  No.

Duties:

The Cultural Affairs Assistant reports to the Economic/Public Diplomacy (ECON/PD) Officer.  Incumbent develops public affairs programs (culture) based on Country Plan themes.  Incumbent is the primary point of contact for all grants related to cultural programming.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Education:   Two years of college or university study is required.

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE: Two years of progressively responsible experience in communications as a protocol specialist, writer, researcher, or a combination of similar experiences.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:

Level IV (Fluent) in reading/speaking/writing English and Marshallese are required.  English will be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ability to develop and maintain extensive high-level contacts with government and education officials.  Ability to adapt, write, edit, produce, and place informational materials.  Ability to draft written materials including speeches and cables in English.  Ability to learn to use the range of USG products and services in a timely and effective manner.

Qualifications:  All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

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.

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**

* 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 Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months.  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.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link:  https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance.  Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is available on U.S. Embassy in the Republic of Marshall Islands website.  Application forms are also available at the U.S. Embassy Majuro in Long Island, Monday -Thursday, 8 a.m.– 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

To apply for this position, applicants should mail or email the required documents listed below.

Required Documents:

To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:
• Residency and/or Work Permit
• Diploma
• Transcript of Records
• Language Scores (if available)
• Driver’s License
• Certificate or License

Eligible Family Member Applicants:
• Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
• Passport copy
• DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
• SF-50 (if applicable)

 

COVID-19 Requirements for Eligible Family Members:

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information.

For Eligible Family Members who will be employed on a Personal Services Agreement and compensated under the USG pay plan, if selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional inforn1ation regarding COVID-19 safety protocols and requirements.

COVID-19 Requirements for Local Candidates:

Candidates who will be employed on either a Personal Services Agreement or a direct hire appointment and compensated under the Mission’s Local Compensation Plan will be required to follow all Mission COVID-19 policies applicable to Locally Employed Staff. If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information regarding these requirements.

What to Expect Next:  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 the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources office.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Majuro, Marshall Islands.

DS-174

U.S. Mission                               Majuro, Marshall Islands

Announcement Number:       Majuro-2022-009

Position Title:                          Security Guard

Opening Period:                     July 15-27, 2022

Series/Grade:                          LE 0710/3

Salary:                                     (USD) 10,733

FS is BB.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C

For More Info: Human Resources Office:  Ma. Victoria dela Cruz

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 1379, Majuro, MH 96960

E-mail Address:  MajuroHR@state.gov

Who May Apply:

  • All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:     Local Security Certification or Public Trust

Duration Appointment:   Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period

Marketing Statement:  We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees: https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/eight-qualities-of-overseas-employees  before you apply.

Summary: The U.S. Mission in Majuro, Marshall Islands is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Security Guard.

The work schedule for this position is:

  • Full Time (number of hours per week – e.g. 40 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:  No.

Duties:  Being part of the Local Guard Force (LGF) under Regional Security Office (RSO), the Guard provides security for Embassy personnel and facilities by conducting access control and visitor screening.  By employing physical, technical, and procedural security systems, incumbent prevents unauthorized access, maintains order, and deters criminal and terrorist attacks against employees and all U.S. assets.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Education:   Secondary school is required

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:  No prior working experience is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of the emergency response procedures and notification process, familiarity with security equipment and processes, awareness of cultural norms and customs required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:  Marshallese language Level 3 (Good Working knowledge) is required. English language Level 2 (Rudimentary knowledge) is required. English language proficiency will be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ability to understand the security control panel and to operate emergency alarms and the public address system.  Ability to use security equipment such as radio communication equipment, fire extinguisher, and personal protective equipment (e.g., batons, pepper spray, handcuffs, etc.).  Ability to use Automated External Defibrillator.  Daily duties may involve extended periods of walking and/or standing in a wide variety of weather conditions. Ability to work flexible shift schedules, to include nights, days, weekends, and/or holidays.

Qualifications:  All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

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.

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**

* 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 Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months.  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.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link:  https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance.  Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is available on U.S. Embassy in the Republic of Marshall Islands website.  Application forms are also available at the U.S. Embassy Majuro in Long Island, Monday -Thursday, 8 a.m.– 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

To apply for this position, applicants should mail or email the required documents listed below.

Required Documents:

To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:
• Residency and/or Work Permit
• Diploma
• Transcript of Records
• Language Scores (if available)
• Driver’s License
• Certificate or License

Eligible Family Member Applicants:
• Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
• Passport copy
• DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
• SF-50 (if applicable)

 COVID-19 Requirements for Eligible Family Members:

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information.

For Eligible Family Members who will be employed on a Personal Services Agreement and compensated under the USG pay plan, if selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional inforn1ation regarding COVID-19 safety protocols and requirements.

COVID-19 Requirements for Local Candidates:

Candidates who will be employed on either a Personal Services Agreement or a direct hire appointment and compensated under the Mission’s Local Compensation Plan will be required to follow all Mission COVID-19 policies applicable to Locally Employed Staff. If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information regarding these requirements.

What to Expect Next:  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 the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources office.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Majuro, Marshall Islands.

DS-174

U.S. Mission                               Majuro, Marshall Islands

Announcement Number:         Majuro-2022-005-S

Position Title:                          Senior Guard

Opening Period:                      July 15-27, 2022

Series/Grade:                           LE 0710/4

Salary:                                      (USD) 11,793

FS is BB.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C

For More Info:                       Human Resources Office:  Ma. Victoria dela Cruz

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 1379, Majuro, MH 96960

E-mail Address:  MajuroHR@state.gov

 

Who May Apply:

  • All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:     Local Security Certification or Public Trust

Duration Appointment:   Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period

Marketing Statement:  We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees: https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/eight-qualities-of-overseas-employees  before you apply.

Summary: The U.S. Mission in Majuro, Marshall Islands is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Senior Guard.

The work schedule for this position is:

  • Full Time (number of hours per week – e.g. 40 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:  No. Provides limited work guidance up to 10 guards.

Duties:  Provides security for Embassy personnel and facilities by conducting access control and visitor screening duties as a member of a local guard program. Detects, deters, responds, and reports potential criminal and terrorists’ acts directed against U.S. Government personnel and facilities. Senior Local guards provide limited work guidance on access control and security equipment operations for up to 10 guards.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Education:   Completion of primary school education, elementary diploma, or the local equivalent.

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:  Eight (8) years’ experience in the military or as a police officer, or security guard required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of the emergency response procedures and notification process, familiarity with the state-of-the-art security equipment and processes, awareness of cultural norms and customs required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:  Marshallese language Level 3 (Good Working knowledge) is required. English language Level 1 (Rudimentary knowledge) is required. English language proficiency will be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ability to understand the security control panel and to operate emergency alarms and the public address system.  Ability to use state-of-the-art security and radio communication equipment. Ability to use Automated External Defibrillator. Ability to use fire extinguisher. Ability to used personal protective equipment (i.e., batons, pepper spray, handcuffs, and flexi cuffs, etc.).  Ability to walk and/or stand for extended periods in a wide variety of weather conditions. Ability to work flexible shift schedules, to include nights, days, weekends, and/or holidays. Must be able to take action with guidance as necessary depending on the nature of incidents outlined in guard orders. Must be able to communicate with persons from all socioeconomic classes. Must be familiar with dispute mediation tactics to east potentially dangerous security situations. Host County Driving License is required. Computer skill is required. (This will be tested)

Qualifications:  All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

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.

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**

* 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 Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months.  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.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link:  https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance.  Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is available on U.S. Embassy in the Republic of Marshall Islands website.  Application forms are also available at the U.S. Embassy Majuro in Long Island, Monday -Thursday, 8 a.m.– 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

To apply for this position, applicants should mail or email the required documents listed below.

Required Documents:

To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:
• Residency and/or Work Permit
• Diploma
• Transcript of Records
• Language Scores (if available)
• Driver’s License
• Certificate or License

Eligible Family Member Applicants:
• Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
• Passport copy
• DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
• SF-50 (if applicable)

COVID-19 Requirements for Eligible Family Members:

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information.

For Eligible Family Members who will be employed on a Personal Services Agreement and compensated under the USG pay plan, if selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional inforn1ation regarding COVID-19 safety protocols and requirements.

COVID-19 Requirements for Local Candidates:

Candidates who will be employed on either a Personal Services Agreement or a direct hire appointment and compensated under the Mission’s Local Compensation Plan will be required to follow all Mission COVID-19 policies applicable to Locally Employed Staff. If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information regarding these requirements.

What to Expect Next:  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 the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources office.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Majuro, Marshall Islands.

DS-174

U.S. Mission                                      Majuro, Marshall Islands

Announcement Number:             Majuro-2022-006-R

Position Title:                                    Mechanic (Building Trades)

Opening Period:                               July 20 – August 2, 2022

Series/Grade:                                   LE 1210/5

Salary:                                                  (USD) 12,958

FS is 09.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

For More Info:                                   Human Resources Office:  Ma. Victoria dela Cruz

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 1379, Majuro, MH 96960

E-mail Address:  MajuroHR@state.gov

 

Who May Apply:

  • All Interested Applicants / All Sources

 

Security Clearance Required:     Local Security Certification or Public Trust

Duration Appointment:   Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period

Marketing Statement:  We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees: https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/eight-qualities-of-overseas-employees  before you apply.

Summary: The U.S. Mission in Majuro, Marshall Islands is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Mechanic (Building Trades).

The work schedule for this position is:

  • Full Time (number of hours per week – e.g. 40 hours per week)

 

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:  No

Duties:  Under general supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor, performs full journeyman level installation, repair and maintenance of refrigeration & air conditioning and electrical equipment/systems.  Also serves as Maintenance Mechanic for Motor Pool (GSO), performing basic on-site maintenance on vehicles.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Education:   Completion of secondary education is required.  Completion of vocational training from an accredited institute recognized as producing journeyman level technicians with a concentration in refrigeration, air-conditioning and/or electrical principles/applications is required.

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:  Two years professional work experience in repair and maintenance of refrigeration & air-conditioning and/or electrical equipment /systems is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: A good working knowledge of established practices and procedures in air-conditioning, electrical trade areas and automotive mechanics is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:  Level 3 (Good Working Knowledge) in reading/speaking/writing in English is required.  Language proficiency will be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ability to use all tools for the repair and maintenance of air conditioning and electrical equipment/systems is required.  Must be able to troubleshoot and determine the causes of automotive malfunction and be able to use diagnostic tools and software to troubleshoot vehicle problems.

Must have basic computer skills to use proprietary software and prepare simple reports.  Must hold a valid driver’s license and operate general purpose vehicles.

 

Qualifications:  All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

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.

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**

* 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 Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months.  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.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link:  https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance.  Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is available on U.S. Embassy in the Republic of Marshall Islands website.  Application forms are also available at the U.S. Embassy Majuro in Long Island, Monday -Thursday, 8 a.m.– 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

To apply for this position, applicants should mail or email the required documents listed below.

Required Documents:

To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:
• Residency and/or Work Permit
• Diploma
• Transcript of Records
• Language Scores (if available)
• Driver’s License
• Certificate or License

Eligible Family Member Applicants:
• Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
• Passport copy
• DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
• SF-50 (if applicable)

COVID-19 Requirements for Eligible Family Members:

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information.

For Eligible Family Members who will be employed on a Personal Services Agreement and compensated under the USG pay plan, if selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional inforn1ation regarding COVID-19 safety protocols and requirements.

COVID-19 Requirements for Local Candidates:

Candidates who will be employed on either a Personal Services Agreement or a direct hire appointment and compensated under the Mission’s Local Compensation Plan will be required to follow all Mission COVID-19 policies applicable to Locally Employed Staff. If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information regarding these requirements.

What to Expect Next:  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 the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources office.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Majuro, Marshall Islands.

DS-174

U.S. Mission                                      Majuro, Marshall Islands

Announcement Number:             Majuro-2022-010

Position Title:                                Political/Economic Advisor

Opening Period:                            July 29 to August 12, 2022

Series/Grade:                                  LE 1605/09

Salary:                                              (USD) 27,810 – 36,150 per annum

For More Info:                                   Human Resources Office:  Ma. Victoria dela Cruz

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 1379, Majuro, MH 96960

E-mail Address:  MajuroHR@state.gov

Who May Apply:

  • All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:     Local Security Certification or Public Trust

Duration Appointment:   Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period

Marketing Statement:  We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees (https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/eight-qualities-of-overseas-employees) before you apply.

Summary: The U.S. Mission in Majuro, Marshall Islands is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Political/Economic Advisor.

The work schedule for this position is:

  • Full Time (40 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:  No.

Duties:

The incumbent is the sole Political/Economic (POL/ECON) LE Staff member at Embassy Majuro. The incumbent analyzes and researches political/economic developments throughout the Marshall Islands and is directly responsible for compiling and providing POL/ ECON reports as well as oral briefings, either in English or Marshallese, on various subject matters including but not limited to local and regional politics, human rights, law enforcement, labor matters, economic conditions, and investment climate, among other complex issues.  Incumbent is frequently asked to provide interpretation for Embassy personnel and official visitors, and works closely with other sections, including Management, Public Affairs, and the Ambassador on a range of operational and logistical issues, including support services for high level visitors. The incumbent is responsible for developing and maintaining a robust contact network for the section.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Education:   University degree in Economics, Politics, International Relations, or Business Administration is required.

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of 3 years substantive work experience in economic, political field and/or professional level work in government, diplomatic or academic organizations required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of RMI’s political, economic, social dynamics and history as well as its institutions, regional politics, bilateral issues, and key government and non-government figures.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:

Level IV (Fluent) in writing/speaking/reading English and Marshallese required.  This will be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Typing Level II (30-59wpm).  Ability to work with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, and internet. Ability to develop and cultivate relevant contacts, gather information and write with speed and accuracy.  Must be able to operate under pressure, often on tight deadlines, and occasionally at public or high-profile events. Ability to plan and organize complicated projects such as events and visitor’s schedules.

Qualifications:  All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

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.

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**

* 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 Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months.  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.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link:  https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance.  Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is available on U.S. Embassy in the Republic of Marshall Islands website.  Application forms are also available at the U.S. Embassy Majuro in Long Island, Monday -Thursday, 8 a.m.– 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

To apply for this position, applicants should mail or email the required documents listed below.

Required Documents:

To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:
• Residency and/or Work Permit
• Diploma
• Transcript of Records
• Language Scores (if available)
• Driver’s License
• Certificate or License

Eligible Family Member Applicants:
• Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
• Passport copy
• DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
• SF-50 (if applicable)

COVID-19 Requirements for Eligible Family Members:

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information.

For Eligible Family Members who will be employed on a Personal Services Agreement and compensated under the USG pay plan, if selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional inforn1ation regarding COVID-19 safety protocols and requirements.

COVID-19 Requirements for Local Candidates:

Candidates who will be employed on either a Personal Services Agreement or a direct hire appointment and compensated under the Mission’s Local Compensation Plan will be required to follow all Mission COVID-19 policies applicable to Locally Employed Staff. If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information regarding these requirements.

What to Expect Next:  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 the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources office.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Majuro, Marshall Islands.

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