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

Announcement Number:                  Seoul-2019-07

Position Title:                                    Economic Assistant

Opening Period:                                2019. 03.11 – 2019. 03.22 (KST)

Series/Grade:                                    LE-1505 9

For USEFM – FS is 05.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

Salary:                                               KRW 60,239,602 – KRW 84,335,433

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 February, 2020

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 Economic 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: This position is responsible for developing strategies and advising on policies related to North Korea’s economic situation and other issues that may include energy, science and technology, health, climate change, environment, air quality, development cooperation, and green growth. The individual also has prime responsibility for providing analysis and policy recommendations concerning North Korean economic developments and sanctions policy. The job holder provides policy analysis and logistical support to U.S. officers and assists other officials in carrying out their duties with respect to the management of these issues.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in economics, business, political science, public policy/public administration, law, or international trade is required.

EXPERIENCE: Three years of professional work experience in researching, analyzing, writing reports, and advising policies and strategies on political/economic issues

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE: Level 4 (Fluent) proficiency in English and Korean including working knowledge of business/economic terminology.     (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

 

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-2019-08

Position Title:                                 Mail Room Clerk

Opening Period:                            2019. 03.13 – 2019. 03.19 (KST)

Series/Grade:                                 LE-0130 5

For USEFM – FS is 09.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

Salary:                                             KRW 19,097,111 – KRW 28,645,672 (based on 20 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:                           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 Mail Room Clerk.

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 Mail Room Clerk is responsible for safely and securely processing all incoming and outgoing mail for the U.S. Embassy community.  S/he 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.  The incumbent is responsible for operating, maintaining, and monitoring the postage machine.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EDUCATION: Graduation of high school is required.

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

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE: Level III (good working knowledge) English is required.  Level III (good working knowledge) Korean is required.

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

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-2019-009

Position Title:                                 Mail Room Clerk: Mail Clerk

Opening Period:                            2019. 03.14 – 2019. 03.27 (KST)

Series/Grade:                                 FS- 0130 09

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

Salary:                                            USD 28,945 – USD 42,507

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 (PTMR)

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 Room 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.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must have a valid Korean driving license

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 Public Trust Moderate Risk 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)
  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification or equivalent (if not at post yet)

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-2019-004-R

Position Title:                                 Information Assistant

Opening Period:                            2019. 03.18 – 2019. 03.29 (KST)

Series/Grade:                                 FS 6105 7

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

Salary:                                            USD 36,218 – USD 53,187

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 (PTMR)

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 Information 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 supervision of the Information Officer (IO) and Assistant Information Officer (AIO), the incumbent shares a wide variety of duties with the IO and AIO and when necessary fills in for the Information Officer and the Assistant Information Officer, with guidance from the IO; produces and edits multiple press products daily, both independently and with support from LES colleagues; edits other documents as needed; drafts speeches, remarks, decision and briefing memoranda, and talking points, as required; provides support for VIP visits, to include serving as press site officer, preparing and editing press packages, transcribing public remarks, taking photographs, and other duties; organizes and files daily press guidance; conducts both internal and external research on time sensitive press matters; monitors domestic and international media for stories relevant to US-Korea relations, advising the IO and AIO as appropriate; supports Public Diplomacy events, including media engagements; monitors traditional and social media for social media ideas, drafts posts; performs other duties as necessary.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, political science, history or East Asia studies is required.

EXPERIENCE:  Minimum one year of office experience in a field related to cross cultural communication, international affairs, academia or media is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:  Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing 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 Public Trust Moderate Risk 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)
  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification or equivalent (if not at post yet)

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-2019-004-S

Position Title:                                 Information Assistant

Opening Period:                            2019. 03.18 – 2019. 03.29 (KST)

Series/Grade:                                 FS 6105 7

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

Salary:                                            USD 36,218 – USD 53,187

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 (PTMR)

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 Information 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 supervision of the Information Officer (IO) and Assistant Information Officer (AIO), the incumbent shares a wide variety of duties with the IO and AIO and when necessary fills in for the Information Officer and the Assistant Information Officer, with guidance from the IO; produces and edits multiple press products daily, both independently and with support from LES colleagues; edits other documents as needed; drafts speeches, remarks, decision and briefing memoranda, and talking points, as required; provides support for VIP visits, to include serving as press site officer, preparing and editing press packages, transcribing public remarks, taking photographs, and other duties; organizes and files daily press guidance; conducts both internal and external research on time sensitive press matters; monitors domestic and international media for stories relevant to US-Korea relations, advising the IO and AIO as appropriate; supports Public Diplomacy events, including media engagements; monitors traditional and social media for social media ideas, drafts posts; performs other duties as necessary.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

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

EXPERIENCE:  Minimum three years of office experience in a field related to cross cultural communication, international affairs, academia or media is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:  Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing 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 Public Trust Moderate Risk 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)
  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification or equivalent (if not at post yet)

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.