Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Tunis
Position Title:
Human Resources Assistant
Open Period:
02/28/2020 - 03/13/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0305 7
TND TD32,392 - TND TD32,392
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 40 hours/week
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Tunis, TS
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section
+216 71107000


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM   Actual FS 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 after receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

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


Under the direct supervision of the Human Resources Specialist and the indirect supervision of the Human Resources Officer, the position manages and is in charge of the Local Employed (LE) Staff personnel program. One of seven LE staff in the Human Resources Office, the incumbent’s responsibilities includes preparation of all types of personnel actions and maintenance of files and databases for FSN (Foreign Service National) /PSA (Personal Service Agreement) employees. Responsible for a variety of electronic functions and databases, including the maintenance of the post personnel system.

Qualifications and Evaluations



Three years of experience in human resources, administrative experience or closely related field are required.


Must have a good working knowledge of portions of Foreign Affairs Manual and Handbook pertaining to FSN/PSA/PSC employment. Must have a good working knowledge of office procedures, policies and procedural requirements pertaining to personnel functions performed. Detailed knowledge of the FSN (Foreign Service National ) Local Compensation Plan and of the Post Locally Employed Staff Employees' Handbook. Good knowledge of Tunisian labor laws. General knowledge of HR Office procedures in order to be able to fill in for or assist other section employees.



Education Requirements:

  • Completion of two years of university studies are required.




Level IV (fluent) proficiency required in English and French. Level IV (fluent) proficiency in Arabic.  This may be tested.


Good computer skills: MS Work, Excel, MS Access, and Web PASS application. Strong communication and service oriented interpersonal skills are required. Ability to work independently and to set priorities in order to complete work assignments in a timely manner. Ability to independently research and apply regulations correctly and to give sound advice to American and FSN employees and to know when to refer more complex and sensitive cases to the HR Specialist or HR Officer.

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 Tunis, Tunisia 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 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.

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Residency and/or Work Permit

  • Copy if ID card

  • Degree

  • CV

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 Tunis, Tunisia.