Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Chisinau-2018-035 RA-3
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Chisinau
Position Title:
Computer Programmer
Open Period:
09/24/2018 - 10/24/2018 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1810 9
USD $20,756 - USD $20,756
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Chisinau, MD
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
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 receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


The incumbent serves as U.S. Embassy Chisinau’s Intranet and Internet Webmaster, Share Point developer and Electronic Document Administrator under the supervision of the Information Systems Officer and the Locally Employed Staff (LE Staff) Computer Management Specialist.  Develops U.S. Embassy Chisinau’s websites with new technology, adding new features and functionality as authorized software becomes available.  The incumbent is directly involved in planning and implementation of the Internet and Intranet technology base with particular emphasis on architecture, tools, and platforms, of the Internet/Intranet environment.  Provides support for the Electronic Document system, utilizes expertise in designing, developing and producing electronic forms that meet established legal requirements and will be accessible from the Intranet.  The incumbent is a member of the Information Systems Center (ISC) team and assists in managing Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN) and Metropolitan Area networks (MAN).  Performs unscheduled tasks as directed by the LE Staff Computer Management Specialist, ISO, or IMO while maintaining a high level of customer service.     

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: At least three years in a technical position with emphasis on LAN/WAN/MAN operations, management, and utilization of computer systems, web development, and/or application design and implementation are required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of computer equipment and software installed at Post.  Hardware knowledge of scanners, digital cameras, copiers, and a range of printers is required.

Education Requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, information technology, information security, information management, telecommunications management, cybernetics or engineering is required.


LANGUAGE: Level IV (fluency)) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. Level III (good working knowledge) speaking/reading/writing Romanian is required. Level III (good working knowledge) speaking/reading/writing Russian is required.  (This may be tested.)


  1. To be fully successful applicant must have a background in the use of FrontPage, HomeSite, Macromedia DreamWeaver MX, Visual Studio, Java Script, Python, SQL Server, Visual Basic, Active Server Pages (ASP), Active X, HTML, Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Fireworks, Macromedia Flash MX, Microsoft Image Composer.   

  2. Working knowledge of applicable networking systems and methods, telecommunications, operating system software, standard office application software, diagnosis techniques, intermediate to advanced fact-finding techniques, systems analysis and design techniques.

  3. Must be able to produce quality graphics and pictures for Intranet and Internet Web sites. This requires a high level of creativity.

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 Chisinau,Moldova 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.

Please note that the salary specified in the vacancy announcement is the annual gross salary.

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 Local Security Certification. 

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

  • Degree (not transcript)

  • 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.

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