Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Cairo
Position Title:
Receiving Clerk (Librarian)
Open Period:
02/22/2021 - 03/08/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 5005 5
EGP £111,240
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Full-time 40 hours/week
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Cairo, EG
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 For USEFM, FS is FP-09 .Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
One year Personal Services Agreement (PSA) with the option to renew, in one year increments up to ten years. Subject to successful completion of probationary period (three months)
Marketing Statement:

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



The U.S. Mission in Cairo/Egypt is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Library Clerk (Receiving) in Library of Congress Cairo Overseas Office.

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:
Occasional Travel

Depends on Business need.


In support of the Accounting and Administration section of the Library of Congress office, incumbent performs under general supervision of the Financial and Administrative Management sectiona variety of clerical duties involved in the receiving of shipments coming from more than twenty countries in the Middle East and North Africa in which vendors acquire and ship materials on behalf of the Library of Congress and 40+ universities who participate in the Middle East Cooperative Acquisitions Program (MECAP).   


Incumbent is responsible for the receiving and distribution of all publications in the Overseas Field Office Replacement System (OFORS).  

Incumbent also serves as an authorized driver of the LOC vehicle as may be required to conduct official business. 

Qualifications and Evaluations


Prior Work Experience:

1-2 years’ previous experience as a supply clerk for a warehouse, bookstore/publisher/distributor.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Incumbent must have a good working knowledge of ordering and receiving procedures. Knowledge of Greater Cairo streets and neighborhoods. A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, familiar with Latin alphabet, able to use microcomputers for basic word processing in Arabic and English is required. Must be able to schedule work to meet deadlines. Must have valid class III driving license. 

Education Requirements:

Completion of Commercial or, general secondary school is required.


Language Ability: 

Level II Speaking/ Writing of English is required. (English test will be held) 

Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Writing of Arabic is required.


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 Cairo/Egypt 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 medical and security 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:

  • Work Permit for Non-Egyptian citizens

  • Secondary School Certificate (not transcript)

  • Military certificate for men only

  • SF-50 (If applicable)

  • Proof of citizenship for Egyptian citizens

  • Failure to provide the requested documents will disqualify you from the position.

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 Cairo, Egypt.