Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Consulate General Frankfurt
Position Title:
Architect - Open to: All Interested Applicants (FAC)
Open Period:
10/24/2019 - 11/21/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1110 10
EUR €58,934
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Frankfurt, GM
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section
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Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - FS is 05 Step 5 (US$ 51,721). 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 of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

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


Basic Function of the Position – Serves as the Facilities office Architect, responsible for providing professional Architectural services in the planning, design, construction, cost estimating, inspection and the implementation of assigned projects for all Consulate properties in Frankfurt. The incumbent will be directly responsible to the Engineer (FAC) Operations. H/She will capable of working independently.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Must have three years of progressive experience in design and construction management and at least one year of project management experience is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have thorough knowledge of current generation of Autocad software. Must have a thorough knowledge of architectural and construction engineering theories and practices; thorough understanding of relevant local building codes and standards as well as familiarity of US standards and codes. He/she must have a good general knowledge of how to supervise others and to inspect for quality and adequacy of the work. S/he must be thoroughly familiar with all the German trade practices, codes and regulations applying to the trades.


Education Requirements:

Completion of Secondary School (Mittlere Reife) and completion of an accredited masters degree in Architecture is required.



LANGUAGE: English Level IV (fluent), German Level IV (fluent) are required. Must be able to translate technical specifications.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Advanced knowledge of Autocad, MS Project, MS Office suite, and general computer skills, including the use of large plotters is required. He/she must be physically able to carry out the full range of duties without supervision. Must be able to draw freehand sketches if necessary to explain ideas and details. 

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

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Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Germany 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:

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

  • Residency and/or Work Permit

  • Passport copy

  • Architecture Degree (Masters)

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

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

  • Letter(s) of recommendation

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 Germany.