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"CAIRO-2020-047" Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Cairo
Position Title:
Financial Clerk - All Interested Applicants
Open Period:
09/17/2020 - 10/01/2020


Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0401 6
EGP £127,870
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Full-time 40 hours/week.
Promotion Potential:
Promotion Potential Explanation:
Grade 06
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Cairo, EG
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Applicants / All Sources For USEFM, FS is FP-8 . Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Ten year Personal Services Agreement (PSA) with the option to renew. Subject to successful completion of probationary period (three months).
Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


The U.S. Mission in Cairo/Egypt is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Financial Clerk in the Financial Management Center (FMC).

The work schedule for this position is: Full-time 40 hours/week.

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time following receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Depend on business need.


Serves as primary Financial Management Center (FMC) clerk and document processer for vouchers sent to the Embassy's Post Support Unit (PSU). Responsible for perforating certified vouchers, invoices and documents and for filing and disposing of them as appropriate within the regulatory requirements. Incumbent tracks PSU payment vouchers and responds to all voucher related inquires and document requests. Responsible for quarterly collection of funds for services and purchases made by International Cooperative Administrative Support Services (ICASS) subscribers. Reviews vendor payment status to ensure claims have been paid.  Incumbent also serves as a back-up to one of the Voucher Examiners.

Qualifications and Evaluations



Two years of clerical experience is required.

Job Knowledge:

Familiarity with filing systems.

Education Requirements:

Completion of secondary school is required.



 Level III (Good working knowledge) Speaking/Writing of English is required. (This will be tested.)

 Level IV (fluent) Speaking/Writing of Arabic. 

 Skills and Abilities:

Must be skilled in operating PC, scanner, calculators, MS Excel and MS Outlook.

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 Cairo/Egypt may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other 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.


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 medical and security clearance. 

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

Emails sent to must display the Vacancy Announcement number in the email subject line to receive a response.

Required Documents:

In order to qualify, you MUST submit the requested documents 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.

  • Work Permit for Non-Egyptian citizens

  • Proof of citizenship for Egyptian citizens

  • Secondary School certificate

  • Military certificate (for men only)

  • 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.

          Email inquiries about this Vacancy Announcement (VA) must include the VA number in the email subject line.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Cairo, Egypt.