Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Bucharest
Position Title:
Escort (Trades Helper) - All interested Applicants
Open Period:
02/26/2020 - 03/12/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1210 2
RON lei1.731
Work Schedule:
Full-time - .
Promotion Potential:
Promotion Potential Explanation:
Net monthly Minimum salary: RON 1731 after deducting social contributions and taxes. Your appointment salary will be determined by the experience related to the functions of the position.
Duty Location(s):
2 Vacancy in

Bucharest, RO
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Excepted service
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
• All Interested Applicants / All Sources

For applicants who are USEFMs, the final grade/step for these positions will be determined by Washington DC.  The proposed grade is FP-CC.
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
• Permanent position
Marketing Statement:
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees ( before you apply.

The U.S. Mission in Bucharest, Romania is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for position of Escort (Trades Helper).

The work schedule for this position is: 

• Full Time (40 hours per week)

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



Under the direct supervision of the Property Supervisor, incumbent is principally responsible for performing all duties of escort, by monitoring and escorting uncleared contractors in all areas of  US Government facilities at the Embassy, the Chief-of-Mission Residence (CMR), Deputy Chief of Mission Residence (DCMR), and residences of US employees. Secondarily, incumbent acts as a warehouse laborer when not actively involved in escorting duties.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: One year experience working in general administrative functions is required.


Basic knowledge of security regulations related to escorting uncleared personnel in non-cleared access areas, required.

Basic knowledge of the organizational structure of an Embassy is required.  

Education Requirements:

• Elementary School (10 years of education), required.



LANGUAGE: Limited knowledge (level 2) English and Fluent (level 4) Romanian, required.


  • Must possess a driver license, category B, and must be able to obtain a yearly medical clearance from the Embassy Health Unit for receiving the authorization to drive a USG vehicle.

  • Basic skills in MS Outlook and MS Word, required.

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds (approx. 23 kilos).


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications and complete a mandatory probationary period for LE Staff.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

Benefits and Other Info

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), locally-resident EFMs and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Bucharest, Romania 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.
Agency Benefits:

The Embassy offers bonuses and other benefits:

  • Supplemental Medical Reimbursement Plan to local employees who are employed on a full-time or part-time basis under non-temporary appointments will be reimbursed the covered medical expenses (for employee and eligible dependents, up to an annual amount of RON 2500 per patient per fiscal year);

  • Christmas Bonus: Employees who have been on the payroll the entire year receive one monthly salary as a Christmas Bonus, or a prorated bonus, if hired during the year;

  • Holidays: In addition to annual leave, employees receive both Romanian and American holidays observed by the embassy during the year, which are approximately 20 days per year. Employees who work on Romanian or American holidays also receive extra compensation (Holiday Pay).

  • Awards for superior performance and innovation.

  • Meritorious Based Compensation, annual salary increase based on performance.

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 in LWOP **

* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process. Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS in LWOP status with re-employment or reinstatement rights back to their agency or bureau.

What is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc? (


1. The Mission may consider any of the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

2. Current employees of the Mission who have not successfully completed their initial probationary periods are not eligible to apply. Current employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory or MBC score of 100 points or less, on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

3. Current employees of the Mission hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment. This does not apply for employees on a PSA (Temp), or those are hired on a When Actually Employed (WAE) or intermittent work schedule.

4. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

How to Apply

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

To apply for this position applicants must electronically submit the documents listed below to be considered for employment. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible and qualified.

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

In order to be considered for the position you must provide the following required documentation listed below with your application  Failure to provide the required documents will disqualify you for consideration:

  • Driver License, B ctg.

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

Next Steps:
Applicants who are invited to take a language, skills, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

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