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-2019-010-R

Position Title:                                Administrative Clerk: Security Escort

Opening Period:                            2019. 04.11 – Open Until Filled

Series/Grade:                                 LE 0105 4

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

Salary:                                            KRW 34,683,550 – KRW 52,025,329

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. Citizens Only / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:     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 (Security 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:  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). Performs other duties as necessary.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EDUCATION:  Must have a 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 (Good Working Knowledge) 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 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)

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-2019-13

Position Title:  Telecommunications Technician

Opening Period:                             2019. 05.13 – 2019. 05.24 (KST)

Series/Grade:                                  LE-0615 7

Salary:                                             KRW 46,453,646 – KRW 69,680,486

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:                            FS is 07.  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.)

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 Telecommunications Technician.

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: Telecommunications Technician installs, maintains, and repairs a wide variety of complex electronic communications equipment, systems, and telecommunication circuitry for the Department of State and all agencies at post (offices, facilities, and residences).  Specifically responsible for maintaining all telephone systems; the Avaya CS1000, IP Office phone systems, and BCM-50 telephone system. First echelon maintenance of radio systems to include installation of base stations, mobile units, and antenna placement.  Provide engineering services for renovation projects and new facilities.  Prepare (set-up, operate, dismantle) public address system(s) for various Embassy functions. Maintain fiber optical network with OLT (Optical Line Terminal) system and Install ATA (Analog Terminal Adapter) VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone with official Internet function at South Post residences.  Must operate independently without technical supervision under normal circumstances.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EDUCATION: At least two years of full-time college or university study in electronics, telecommunications, computer networking, engineering, or Radio Frequency (RF) technology (radio, cellular, wireless.).

EXPERIENCE: Three years of experience in telephone and data circuitry installation and maintenance including electronic and computerized switching devices or three years of experience in radio system installation and maintenance, including high-level radio sites.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE: English – Level III Good Working Knowledge (oral and written) is mandatory.  Must read and write in English proficiently enough to interpret and act on written directions.  Comprehend English language technical and operation manuals.  Korean – Level IV Fluent (oral and written) is mandatory.

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
  • A copy of valid ROK driver’s license
  • A certificate of driver’s license, 운전경력증명서

(Must have held a driver’s license for a minimum of five years.)

  • A medical certificate on color blind test, 색맹 검사 결과

(Must be able to accurately distinguish different colors.)

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

Position Title:                                  Administrative Clerk: Courier Escort

Opening Period:                             2019. 05.21 – 2019. 06.04 (KST)

Series/Grade:                                  FS-0105 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:      Top 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 (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)

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.