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-2019-022-R

Position Title:                                   Translator

Opening Period:                               2019. 09.05 – 2019. 09.20 (KST)

Series/Grade:                                   LE-0210 8

Salary:                                              KRW 53,950,151 – KRW 75,530,206

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

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

EFM applicants must be at post or arriving within 90/180 days of the announcement closing date for consideration (180 days for the positions open only to USEFMs/ 90 days for the positions open to all candidates.  Official assignment notification of sponsor USDH must be submitted if not at post yet.)

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 Translator.

The work schedule for this position is:  Full Time (40 hours per week, working hours: 0630-1500) 

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: Prepares daily press summary products compiled from significant editorials, features, and news coverage in the Korean daily press and electronic media.  Drafts and supervises transmission of those reports. Acts as translator, specializing on translations from Korean into English, but also assisting the other translators when help is needed translating from English into Korean.  As necessary, acts as interpreter for American officers. Advises the IO and the AIO on issues of U.S. interest in the Korean media.  Helps, as needed, with contact work with Korean media representatives.  Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned and required.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EDUCATION:  Completion of two years of graduate study in interpretation and translation.

EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of three years’ professional experience translating/interpreting from English to Korean and Korean to English is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:  Level 5 (Professional Translator/Interpreter or Equivalent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of Korean is required.  Level 4 (Fluent) 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 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
  • Degree with transcript

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-2019-022-S

Position Title:                                    Translator

Opening Period:                               2019. 09.05 – 2019. 09.20 (KST)

Series/Grade:                                    LE-0210 8

Salary:                                               KRW 53,950,151 – KRW 75,530,206

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

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

EFM applicants must be at post or arriving within 90/180 days of the announcement closing date for consideration (180 days for the positions open only to USEFMs/ 90 days for the positions open to all candidates.  Official assignment notification of sponsor USDH must be submitted if not at post yet.)

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 Translator.

The work schedule for this position is:  Full Time (40 hours per week, working hours: 0630-1500) 

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: Prepares daily press summary products compiled from significant editorials, features, and news coverage in the Korean daily press and electronic media.  Drafts and supervises transmission of those reports. Acts as translator, specializing on translations from Korean into English, but also assisting the other translators when help is needed translating from English into Korean.  As necessary, acts as interpreter for American officers. Advises the IO and the AIO on issues of U.S. interest in the Korean media.  Helps, as needed, with contact work with Korean media representatives.  Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned and required.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s degree in English and Literature, Journalism, Communication, Political Science, History or Interpretation/Translation is required.

EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of five years’ professional experience translating/interpreting from English to Korean and Korean to English is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:  Level 5 (Professional Translator/Interpreter or Equivalent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of Korean is required.  Level 4 (Fluent) 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 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
  • Degree with transcript

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-2019-028

Position Title:                                    Public Engagement Specialist (American Spaces)

Opening Period:                               2019. 09.05 – 2019. 09.20 (KST)

Series/Grade:                                    LE-6510 10

Salary:                                               KRW 66,473,977 – KRW 93,063,563

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

FS is 05.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

EFM applicants must be at post or arriving within 90/180 days of the announcement closing date for consideration (180 days for the positions open only to USEFMs/ 90 days for the positions open to all candidates.  Official assignment notification of sponsor USDH must be submitted if not at post yet.)

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 Public Engagement Specialist (American Spaces).

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: Yes

Duties: Serves as Country Coordinator for American Spaces program in Korea, in particular through designated American Corners (AC).  Incumbent oversees Embassy Korea’s largest public diplomacy program for direct dissemination of U.S. information to Korean audiences.  Supervises all ACK professional and technical staff and develops ACK budget in coordination with Financial Management Analyst.  Develops engagement strategy with American Corner staff to leverage AC footprint with key audiences.  Develops and maintains contact with target audiences at the highest levels in Korean politics, government, media, economics, culture, and education, and with key institutions in the U.S.-Korea bilateral relationship.  Promotes awareness of U.S. policies and information by creating a variety of traditional and innovative outreach programs, including email and Web-based information services, in conjunction with broader Embassy social media strategies.  Serves as a senior advisor to American officers on the effective use of public diplomacy resources to support Integrated Country Strategic (ICS) Goals and Objectives.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EDUCATION:  University degree in Library, Information Science, Communications, Journalism, Political Science, International Affairs, American Studies, English, History, or local equivalent degree is required.

EXPERIENCE:  At least four years of progressively responsible experience delivering information resources, public education, public affairs, or public relations in a multilingual, multicultural, or multinational public service institution (such as a museum, think tank, American studies or cultural center, or library) is required, with communications, marketing or public relations duties as a significant part of the job, plus one additional year of supervisory experience is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:  Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of Korean is required.  Level 4 (Fluent) 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 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)
  • Degree with transcript

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-2019-029

Position Title:                                   State Program Assistant: Global Employment Advisor

Opening Period:                               2019. 09.05 – 2019. 09.20 (KST)

Series/Grade:                                   FS-1550 6

Salary:                                               USD 41,081 – USD 60,329

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

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

EFM applicants must be at post or arriving within 90/180 days of the announcement closing date for consideration (180 days for the positions open only to USEFMs/ 90 days for the positions open to all candidates.  Official assignment notification of sponsor USDH must be submitted if not at post yet.)

Security Clearance Required:     Public Trust

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 State Program Assistant.

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.

Qualifications and Evaluations

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

Requirements: 

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

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:  Level IV (fluent) spoken and written 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.

Benefits: For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

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)
  • 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.

Job Opening for Domestic Helper Position in Seoul

 

A high-ranking diplomat posted in Seoul, Korea is looking for a full-time, live-in Housekeeper to work at his official residence as below:

Responsibilities:

  • House cleaning
  • Laundry, ironing and small mending
  • Assisting in the Kitchen as needed in dish washing and minimum food preparations and serving at the table
  • Answering telephone calls
  • Receiving guests to the residence
  • Other duties as assigned by the employer.

Requirements:

Two years of experience cleaning, cooking, serving, and/or receiving guests for an American family.  Basic English language skills are required.

Salary determination will be based on skills and qualifications of selected candidate.  If the individual selected is not a current resident of Korea, the initial cost of travel to Korea from the current country of residence will be provided by the employer.  After each year of service, one round trip between Seoul and the employee’s homeland will be paid.  One room at the residence, uniforms and shoes will also be provided.

Interested applicants should submit a resume in English specifically addressing the above requirements by COB Tuesday, October 15, 2019 with contact number to:

Human Resources Office, U.S. Embassy in Seoul.
E-mail: SeoulRecruiter@state.gov
Fax: 82-2-397-4107