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"Amman-2020-020" Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Amman
Position Title:
Economic Assistant- All Interested Candidates / All Sources
Open Period:
03/29/2020 - 04/12/2020


Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1505 9
JOD JD17,011
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Amman, JO
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - FP is FP-05 (steps 1 through 4). Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.

•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources.

Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
•    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.


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 (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Not Required


The employee is an Economic Analyst in the Economic Section. S/he is the primary adviser to the Economic Counselor, the Deputy Economic Counselor, and Economic Officers on policy, programs, and procedural aspects of the mission’s reporting and engagement on key sectors, including the energy, banking, insurance, real estate, stock exchange, real estate, financial sector, cyber security, and information and communications technology.  S/he collects information, analyzes economic data, monitors developments in select Jordanian industries via traditional and social media, drafts cables, memos and reports, tracks and analyzes legislation, develops and maintains high-level strategic contacts, organizes U.S. government official visits and programs, and counsels the Front Office and other agency colleagues on economic issues.  The incumbent is one of two Economic Analysts in the section, in addition to the Senior Economic Specialist.  The position has no supervisory responsibilities, but entails complete and independent process management of select initiatives. 

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: At least three years of related experience, within the private sector, non-governmental organizations, or a government agency focused on economic issues is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of an extensive body of business and economic terminology, principles, procedures, and operations. Must possess a firm grasp of Jordanian laws, customs, regulations, and government workings and possess strong working level contacts at various in the Jordanian government, the private sector, and international and non-governmental organizations is required.

Education Requirements:

A minimum B.A. degree in economics, marketing, finance, business administration, political science, public policy, history, or international studies is required.

Please make sure you enter all your work experience and education through the ERA Application. Attached Curriculum files will not be considered.  Supporting documents (i.e. education certificate) must be included in the application for eligibility purposes.

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LANGUAGE: Level 4 English and Arabic Speaking/Writing/Reading is required. English Proficiency will be tested. 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES Optional: Must be able to quickly grasp technical economic subjects, emerging issues, and their implications for Jordanian and U.S. strategic interests. Needs to manage complex projects and organize high level events while liaising with offices inside and outside the Embassy.  Must operate independently or with minimal direction from supervisor. Must have the ability to understand, interpret, and communicate complex economic issues to non-technical audiences. Must be organized and capable of meeting deadlines.  Strong interpersonal skills required.  Must possess a working level of the Microsoft Office suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  The incumbent must know how to use social media sites popular in Jordan, including Facebook and Twitter.

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.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Amman, Jordan will receive a in addition to their basic salary the following:

  • Local Social Security if Jordanian citizen

  • US Social Security if US citizen

  • Provident fund

  • Severance pay

  • Medical and life insurance

  • 13th and 14th months Bonuses

  • Annual Leave

  • Special Immigrant Visa to the US. (Not an entitlement)

  • Training opportunities.

  • Premium pay to include overtime, night differential, Friday differential.

  • Within-Grade Increase          

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.


  1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


  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.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance. 

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site

  • Please make sure you enter all your work experience and education through the ERA Application. Attached Curriculum files will not be considered.

  • For positions that require English Level, applications MUST be submitted in English.

Required Documents:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

  • Residency and/or Work Permit

  • Passport copy

  • Degree 

  • Certificate or License

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

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps:

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 Amman/ Jordan.