Job Openings at the Embassy

Welcome to the recruitment page of the U.S. Embassy in Seoul

 

Please review the application procedures under “How to Apply” and submit your application package to the address below:

[How to Apply]

Applications must be submitted by the closing date via fax, e-mail or mail, as indicated in the vacancy announcements.

Please note that only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

U.S. Mission Seoul

 

Vacancy Announcement Number:  2018-13

 

OPEN TO:  U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies

 

The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.  The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement. 

 

POSITION:  Security Escort

 

OPENING DATE:  March 14, 2018

 

CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled

 

WORK HOURS:  Full-time; 40 hours/week

 

SALARY:  Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR):  FP-AA*, US$25,871 p.a. (base schedule)

*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

 

The U.S. Mission in Seoul, Korea is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Security Escort in the Facility Management Office.

 

NOTE:  Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered.  Thank you for your understanding.

 

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITIONThe incumbent works under the Facility Management Office (FAC), with the Regional Security Office (RSO), Marine Security Guards (MSG), and Embassy staff in and near controlled access areas (CAA) to maintain surveillance of non-cleared personnel and to ensure that all housekeeping work by the janitorial workforce and all construction and maintenance projects performed by outside contractors or in house  FAC personnel are executed in accordance with strict U.S. government security protocols and guidelines. The incumbent supervises the movement of all non-cleared personnel and their equipment, tools, and materials to ensure the integrity of secure government facilities and national security information.  The incumbent reports to and performs other related duties as assigned by the Deputy Facility Manager (D/FM). Performs other duties as necessary.

 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:  Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

 

  1. EDUCATION:  High school diploma is required.
  2. EXPERIENCE:  One year of general work experience in an office environment, management position, or security-related environment is required.
  3. LANGUAGE:  Level III (Good Working Knowledge) speaking/reading/writing English is required.
  4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Basic keyboard skills and computer literacy are required. Must be observant, flexible, and service-oriented.  Must be able to perform pro-longed periods of standing/walking and somewhat physically demanding activities, to include climbing, working in cramped spaces, and at times working outdoors and/or in inclement weather.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:  The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office (SeoulRecruiter@state.gov).

 

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  When qualified, 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, 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.

 

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

 

  1. Management may consider any of the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
  2. 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.
  3. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold the following: Secret Security Clearance
  4. EFMs officially assigned to post may apply even before they arrive at post, but only individuals who are expected to arrive at post within 180 days of the closing date of the vacancy announcement will be considered.

HOW TO APPLY:  Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above);
  2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)

WHERE TO APPLY:

Human Resources Office

American Embassy

188 Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu

Seoul 03141, Korea

Fax: 82-2-397-4107

E-mail: SeoulRecruiter@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 (DEFINITIONS)

 

Eligible family member (EFM):   An individual who meets all of the following criteria is considered to be an EFM for employment purposes (country of citizenship is not a factor):

 

(1)  Is the spouse or domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of a sponsoring employee (as defined in this section); or child of a sponsoring employee under 21 and unmarried, or (regardless of age) unmarried and incapable of self-support; or a parent (including step-parent or legally adoptive parent) or sibling who has been declared as 51% or more dependent on the sponsoring employee;

(2)  Is listed on one of the following:

(a)  The travel orders of a sponsoring employee who is assigned (not TDY) to a U.S. mission abroad under Chief of Mission authority, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or

(b)  An approved Form OF-126, Foreign Service Residence and Dependency Report (or other agency equivalent), of a sponsoring employee who is assigned (not TDY) to a U.S. mission abroad under Chief of Mission authority, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan, and is residing at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment.

 

U.S. citizen eligible family member (USEFM):  An individual who meets all of the following criteria is considered to be a USEFM for employment purposes:

 

(1)  U.S. citizen;

(2)  The spouse or domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee (i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member); or a child of the sponsoring employee who is under 21 and unmarried, or (regardless of age) unmarried and incapable of self-support;

(3)  Is listed on one of the following:

(a)  Travel orders of a sponsoring employee who is assigned (not TDY) to a U.S. mission abroad under Chief of Mission authority, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or

(b)  Approved Form OF-126, Foreign Service Residence and Dependency Report (or other agency equivalent), of a sponsoring employee who is assigned (not TDY) to a U.S. mission abroad under Chief of Mission authority, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan, and is residing at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad.

(4)  The following categories of employees are also considered to be USEFMs for employment purposes if they meet the definition above:  (a) Foreign Service Generalists or Specialists on approved LWOP ; (b) Civil Service employees with re-employment rights to their agency/bureau; or (c)  Foreign Service or Civil Service.

 

Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM):  An individual who meets all of the following criteria is considered to be an AEFM for employment purposes:

(1)  Is a U.S. citizen;

(2)  Is the spouse or domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of a sponsoring employee (as defined in this section);

(3)  Is listed on one of the following:

(a)  Travel orders of a sponsoring employee who is assigned (not TDY) to a U.S. mission abroad under Chief of Mission authority, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), or

(b)  An approved Form OF-126, Foreign Service Residence and Dependency Report (or other agency equivalent), of a sponsoring employee who is assigned (not TDY) to a U.S. mission abroad under Chief of Mission authority, or at an office of the AIT, and is residing at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad;

(4)  Does not receive a U.S. Government retirement annuity or pension from a career in the U.S. Foreign Service or Civil Service.

(5)  Is not a Foreign Service Generalist or Specialist in Leave Without Pay (LWOP) status;

(6)  Is not a Civil Service employee with re-employment rights to their agency or bureau.

 

Member of Household (MOH):  An individual who accompanies or joins a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct hire employee under Chief of Mission authority, either Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member, who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad at a U.S. mission, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan.  A MOH is an individual who meets the following criteria:

 

(1)  Not an EFM and therefore not on the travel orders or approved through form OF-126 Foreign Service Residence and Dependency Report of the sponsoring employee; and

(2)  Officially declared by the sponsoring U.S. Government employee to the Chief of Mission (COM) as part of his or her household and approved by the COM; and

(3)  Is a parent, grandparent, grandchild, unmarried partner, adult child, foreign born child in the process of being adopted, father, mother, brother, sister, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half-brother, or half-sister; who falls outside the Department’s current definition of Eligible Family Member 14 FAM 511.3.  A MOH may or may not be a U.S. citizen.  MOHs are by definition cohabitants. Therefore, if the MOH is not a U.S. citizen, employees who declare MOHs to the COM must ensure compliance with the provisions of 12 FAM 275 Reporting Cohabitation with and/or Intent to Marry a Foreign National.

 

Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR):  An individual who meets the following criteria:

(1)  An EFM, USEFM or AEFM of a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed abroad, or as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or

(2)  Has diplomatic privileges and immunities; and

(3)  Is eligible for compensation under the FS or GS salary schedule; and

(4)  Has a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN); and

(5)  Is not a citizen of the host country; and

(6)  Does not ordinarily reside in the host country; and

(7)  Is not subject to host country employment and tax laws.

 

Ordinarily Resident (OR):  An individual who meets the following criteria:

(1)  A citizen of the host country; or

(2)  A non-citizen of the host country (including a U.S. citizen or a third-country national) who is locally resident and has legal and/or permanent resident status within the host country and/or who is a holder of a non-diplomatic visa/work and/or residency permit; and/or

(3)  Is subject to host country employment and tax laws.

 

 

U.S. Mission                                   Seoul

Announcement Number:              Seoul-2018-017

Position Title:                                Administrative Clerk: Security Escort

Opening Period:                           2018. 04.09 – Open Until Filled

Series/Grade:                                FS-0105 AA (Actual FS salary will be determined by Washington D.C.)

Salary:                                            USD 25,871 – USD 29,118
(Salary is based on 40 hours per week)

For More Info:                                Mailing Address:  Human Resources Office
American Embassy, 188 Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 03141, Korea
E-mail Address:  SeoulRecruiter@state.gov

Who May Apply:                          U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies

Security Clearance Required:   Secret

Duration Appointment:              Definite Not to exceed 5 years

Marketing Statement:                We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Summary:  The U.S. Mission in Seoul is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Administrative Clerk (Security Escort).

The work schedule for this position is:  Part Time (20 hours per week)

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

Supervisory Position:  No

Duties:  The incumbent works under the Facility Management Office (FAC), with the Regional Security Office (RSO), Marine Security Guards (MSG), and Embassy staff in and near controlled access areas (CAA) to maintain surveillance of non-cleared personnel and to ensure that all housekeeping work by the janitorial workforce and all construction and maintenance projects performed by outside contractors or in house  FAC personnel are executed in accordance with strict U.S. government security protocols and guidelines. The incumbent supervises the movement of all non-cleared personnel and their equipment, tools, and materials to ensure the integrity of secure government facilities and national security information.  The incumbent reports to and performs other related duties as assigned by the Deputy Facility Manager (D/FM).

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EDUCATION:  Must have high school diploma

EXPERIENCE:  One year of general work experience in an office environment, management position, or security-related environment is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:  Level III (working knowledge) of English language speaking, reading and writing is required. (This may 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 and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.

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

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/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/VA-Definitions-and-Additional-Employment-Considerations.pdf

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Secret clearance.  Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174)

To apply for this position, applicants should electronically (or otherwise) submit the documents listed below

Required Documents:  Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • DS-174
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)

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 of 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 Seoul.

U.S. Mission                                   Seoul

Announcement Number:              Seoul-2018-030

Position Title:                                Secretary: Roving Secretary

Opening Period:                            2018. 06.29 – Open Until Filled

Series/Grade:                                 FS 0120 8

Salary:                                            USD 32,378 – USD 47,548

Actual FS salary will be determined by Washington D.C.

For More Info:                               Mailing Address:  Human Resources Office, American Embassy, 188 Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03141, Korea
E-mail Address:  SeoulRecruiter@state.gov

Who May Apply:                           U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies

Security Clearance Required:     Top Secret

Duration Appointment:               Definite Not to exceed 1 year

Marketing Statement:                 We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Summary:  The U.S. Mission in Seoul is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Secretary (Roving Secretary).

The work schedule for this position is:  Intermittent (Irregular)

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

Supervisory Position:  No

Duties:  Serves as roving secretary and provides secretarial assistance to the Executive, Political, Economic, Regional Security and Management Offices of the Embassy in order to minimize staffing gaps in those offices and/or to provide extra help during particularly busy times.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EDUCATION:  U.S. high school diploma or local country equivalency

EXPERIENCE:  One year general clerical and personal computer experience (MS Word, Outlook) is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:  Level IV (fluent) of English in speaking and reading is required. (This may 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 and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.

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

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/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/VA-Definitions-and-Additional-Employment-Considerations.pdf

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Top Secret clearance.  Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174).

To apply for this position, applicants should electronically (or otherwise) submit the documents listed below

Required Documents:  Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • DS-174
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)

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 of 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 Seoul.

U.S. Mission                                   Seoul

Announcement Number:              Seoul-2018-032

Position Title:                                Mail Room Clerk: Mail Clerk

Opening Period:                            2018. 07.11 – 2018. 07.24 (KST)

Series/Grade:                                 FS 0130 9

Salary:                                            USD 28,945 – USD 42,507

Actual FS salary will be determined by Washington D.C.

For More Info:                               Mailing Address:  Human Resources Office, American Embassy, 188 Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03141, Korea
E-mail Address:  SeoulRecruiter@state.gov

Who May Apply:                           U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies

Security Clearance Required:     Non-Sensitive

Duration Appointment:               Definite Not to exceed 5 years

Marketing Statement:                  We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Summary:  The U.S. Mission in Seoul is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Mail Clerk.

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 of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:  No

Duties:  The Mail Clerk is responsible for safely and securely processing all incoming and outgoing mail for the U.S. Embassy community.  The incumbent must also process the receipt and dispatch of DPO mail, local mail, express courier mail, as well as unclassified diplomatic pouch material for the mission.  In addition, the incumbent must be able to work at the two mailroom locations (Chancery/Annex) and be able to work outside of normal duty hours when needed.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EDUCATION:  Completion of high school is required.

EXPERIENCE:  One year of general clerical/customer service experience is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:  Level III (Good Working Knowledge) speaking/reading/writing of English is required. (This may 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 and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.

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

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/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/VA-Definitions-and-Additional-Employment-Considerations.pdf

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Top Secret clearance.  Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174).

To apply for this position, applicants should electronically (or otherwise) submit the documents listed below

Required Documents:  Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • DS-174
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)

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 of 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 Seoul.

U.S. Mission                                   Seoul

Announcement Number:              Seoul-2018-031

Position Title:                                Cultural Affairs Assistant

Opening Period:                            2018. 07.11 – 2018. 07.24 (KST)

Series/Grade:                                 LE 6005 08

For USEFM – FS is 06.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

Salary:                                             KRW 51,925,072 – KRW 72,695,095

For More Info:                                 Mailing Address:  Human Resources Office, American Embassy, 188 Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03141, Korea
E-mail Address:  SeoulRecruiter@state.gov

Who May Apply:                            All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:     Local Security Certification

Duration Appointment:               Definite Not to Exceed April 5, 2019

 

Marketing Statement:  We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Summary:  The U.S. Mission in Seoul 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 of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:  No

Duties:  Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Cultural Affairs Senior Specialist (CASS) in the Cultural Unit (CU), assists in the planning, implementation, and follow-up reporting of all cultural affairs programming with specific emphasis on American Studies, U.S. history, English language and literature, and Education in support of Embassy Seoul’s Mission objectives.  Establishes and maintains personal contacts and close working relationships with experts in fields of responsibility within academia, public and private sector research institutes, NGOs and ROK government ministries and agencies.  Keeps abreast of developments in Korea in these fields of responsibility.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EDUCATION:  Undergraduate school degree in Education, English language and literature, Political Science, International Studies, International Relations, Sociology, American Studies or related fields of studies.

EXPERIENCE:  At least three years of experience at an academic association, government organization, non-profit organization, university, or publishing/English testing companies in English language/education and American Studies; as a university administrator; programmer/administrator at international organization or non-profit organization; or a combination of similarly-related experience.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:  Level IV (Fluent) spoken and written English and Korean are required (This may 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 and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.

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

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/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/VA-Definitions-and-Additional-Employment-Considerations.pdf

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a local security certification.  Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174).

To apply for this position, applicants should electronically (or otherwise) submit the documents listed below

Required Documents:  Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • DS-174
  • Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable) 

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 of 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 Seoul.

U.S. Mission                                   Seoul

Announcement Number:              Seoul-2018-033

Position Title:                                Global Employment Advisor: Global Employment & Activities Advisor

Opening Period:                            2018. 07.16 – 2018. 07.27 (KST)

Series/Grade:                                 FS 1550 6

Salary:                                            USD 40,514 – USD 59,496

Actual FS salary will be determined by Washington D.C.

For More Info:                               Mailing Address:  Human Resources Office, American Embassy, 188 Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03141, Korea
E-mail Address:  SeoulRecruiter@state.gov

Who May Apply:                           U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies

Security Clearance Required:     Non-Sensitive

Duration Appointment:               Definite Not to exceed 5 years

Marketing Statement:                 We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Summary:  The U.S. Mission in Seoul is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Global Employment Advisor.

The work schedule for this position is:  Part Time (20 hours per week)

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

Supervisory Position:  No

Duties:  The incumbent serves as the primary point of contact at post for eligible family member (EFM) employment and is responsible for assisting EFMs to identify and successfully apply for employment opportunities within the Mission and on the local economy by continuously developing and building a network of contacts and counseling clients to assist in the job search process.  Incumbent of this position is an integral part of the CLO office and reports directly to the Community Liaison Office Coordinator.  Performs other duties as needed.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EDUCATION:  At least two years of college/university study is required.

EXPERIENCE:  Minimum 2 years of experience in human resources management, career counseling, or related social services is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:  Level IV (fluent) English is required. (This may 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 and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.

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

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/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/VA-Definitions-and-Additional-Employment-Considerations.pdf

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a non-sensitive security clearance.  Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174).

To apply for this position, applicants should electronically (or otherwise) submit the documents listed below.

Required Documents:  Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • DS-174
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)

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 of 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 Seoul.

U.S. Mission                                   Seoul

Announcement Number:              Seoul-2018-034

Position Title:                                Chauffeur

Opening Period:                            2018. 07.20 – 2018. 08.02 (KST)

Series/Grade:                                 LE 1015 03

For USEFM – FS is BB.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

Salary:                                             KRW 39,618,631 – KRW 59,427,968

For More Info:                                Mailing Address:  Human Resources Office, American Embassy, 188 Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03141, Korea
E-mail Address:  SeoulRecruiter@state.gov

Who May Apply:                           All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:     Local Security Certification

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 before you apply.

Summary:  The U.S. Mission in Seoul is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Chauffeur.

The work schedule for this position is:  Full Time (48 hours per week)

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

Supervisory Position:  No

Duties:  The incumbent operates government-owned passenger and non-passenger motor vehicles in transporting Embassy Personnel, documents, materials and equipment.  Completes trip tickets and keeps daily records.  Also performs minor maintenance and safety checks of vehicles.  Performs other duties as necessary.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EDUCATION:  Completion of high school is required.

EXPERIENCE:  Two years of chauffeur experience in Seoul area is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must have a local first class driver’s license.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:  Level II (Limited Knowledge) English and level III (Good Working Knowledge) Korean are required. (This may 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 and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.

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

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/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/VA-Definitions-and-Additional-Employment-Considerations.pdf

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Secret clearance.  Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174).

To apply for this position, applicants should electronically (or otherwise) submit the documents listed below

Required Documents:  Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • DS-174
  • Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)
  • Copy of Korean driver’s license (first class)

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 of 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 Seoul.