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-2019-009-R

Position Title:                                    Mail Room Clerk: Mail Clerk

Opening Period:                               2019. 06.14 – Open Until Filled

Series/Grade:                                   FS- 0130 9

Salary:                                              USD 29,350 – USD 43,101

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

Who May Apply:                              FS is 09.  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.)

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 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

EDUCATION:  Completion of high school is required.

Requirements:

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 Non-Sensitive 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-2019-014-R

Position Title:                                   Administrative Clerk: Courier Escort

Opening Period:                               2019. 06.25 – 2019. 07.01 (KST)

Series/Grade:                                    LE-0105 5

Salary:                                               KRW 38,194,223 – KRW 57,291,345

For More Info:                                   Human Resources Office, Mailing Address: American Embassy, 188 Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03141, Korea

E-mail Address:  SeoulRecruiter@state.gov

Who May Apply:                               For USEFM – FS is 09.  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.)

U.S. Citizens Only / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:        Top Secret

Duration Appointment:                   Definite Not to exceed 2 years

For USEFM – 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 (Courier Escort).

 

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:  To assist diplomatic couriers secure their classified diplomatic pouches when arriving/departing or transiting any location by any conveyance within the Republic of Korea, maintains the inviolability of the classified diplomatic pouches under their control.  Helps expedite SRDCH diplomatic couriers and their classified diplomatic pouches through the terminals, seaport or other transportation locations and/or to/from the Asiana/Korean Air/Thai Air warehouse, Ferry Ship Terminal or other and SRDCH.  Works in courier vault, building pouches, stacking and conducting inventory.  Works non-traditional hours, in harsh weather conditions, sometimes up to 18 hours a day.  Also performs administrative duties as assigned.  Drives to/from airports or US Embassy Seoul or other as requested.  Maintains a current china visa to escort pouches to and from China accompanied by a professional courier.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:  Graduation of high school is required.

Requirements: 

EXPERIENCE:  Minimum 1 year of Customs clearance procedure and/or air freight forwarding work experience is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:  Level IV (fluent) English and Level II (limited knowledge) speaking/reading 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.

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)
  • Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)
  • A copy of valid ROK driver’s license

 

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.