Netherlands

Vacancy Details

About

Announcement Number:
AMSTERDAM-2019-27 RA 4
Hiring Agency:
Consulate General Amsterdam
Position Title:
Passport & Citizenship Assistant - All Interested Applicants
Open Period:
08/29/2019 - 09/11/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT+1
Series/Grade:
LE - 1410 7
Salary:
EUR €45,073
Work Schedule:
Full-time - .
Promotion Potential:
LE-7
Duty Location(s):
2 Vacancy in

Amsterdam, NL
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
Lisa Rouissi
070 310 2235
HROTheHague@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Applicants / All Sources
For USEFM - FS is 7.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
Initial contract of one year, includes a one-month probationary period, with view to extension.
Marketing Statement:

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

Summary:

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 upon receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No

Duties

Basic Function of Position:  You are one of the three Passport/Special Consular Services (SCS) Assistants who assist Americans with applications for passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA), Consular Reports of Death Abroad, notaries, Social Security applications, prison visits, deportations, International Parental Child Abduction (IPCA) cases, and aid crime victims or destitute/sick U.S. citizens abroad.  This position also serves as sub-cashier.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

Experience:  Minimum of two years’ experience dealing with government regulations or legal work while having extensive public contact is required.

Job Knowledge:  A high level of applicable U.S., Dutch and EU laws (including citizenship, immigration, and deportation laws).  Some knowledge of the Dutch immigration process is also required.

Education Requirements:

Completion of secondary school is required.

Evaluations:

Language:  Speaking/Reading/Writing Level 4 (fluent) English and level 3 (good working knowledge) Dutch is required.  (This may be tested.) 

Skills and Abilities:  Ability to deal with applications in a calm, courteous, effective manner while applying complicated laws and regulations.  Proficiency with MS Office and data entry skills.  Ability to learn and use specific, customized computer applications.

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.

Qualifications:

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass security certification, medical certification (if applicable) and may be required to obtain a Certificate of Conduct for Natural Persons (VOG) from the Ministry of Safety and Justice of the Netherlands.

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:
Agency Benefits:

Salary: €37,498 annual base salary. An additional 20.2% will be added to the listed Locally Employed (LE) Staff salary for allowances and premiums.  You will receive a vacation bonus at 8.2 percent of base pay, a bonus for duty-free days at 3.67 percent of base pay and a year-end bonus at 8.33 percent of base pay.  For this FSN-7 position this equates to a total remuneration of €45,073 per annum based on a 40-hour work week. 

Locally Employed Staff working at the U.S. Mission in the Netherlands will receive a compensation package that includes pension, health, and other benefits.

There are approximately 16 (American and Dutch) holidays a year, in addition to earned annual leave (‘vakantiedagen’).

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.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance and Certificate of Conduct for Natural Persons (VOG) from the Ministry of Safety and Justice of the Netherlands.

To apply for this position applicants must electronically submit the documents listed to be considered for employment. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible and qualified. When describing work, list specific duties/responsibilities and accomplishments. Include supervisory responsibilities and the number of employees supervised.  Go into as much detail as possible for work experience that directly relates to the advertised position. 

For more information on how to apply visit the Mission the Netherlands internet site.

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:
- Passport copy
- Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)
- CV (curriculum vitae, desirable) 

The following options allow you to upload additional information:
Other Documents, Other Document 2, Other Document 3


AEFM/USEFM applicants are requested to upload the following documents:
- Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equiv.)
- DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation
- SF-50 

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 the Netherlands.