Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Cairo
Position Title:
Housing Coordinator -USEFMs Only
Open Period:
02/25/2021 - 03/10/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
FP - 0820 7
USD $38,056
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 40 Hours/ Week
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Cairo, EG
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Competitive service
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - FP-7  is $38,056 .Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
•    U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) - All Agencies

Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Limited Non-Career appointment not to exceed five years.
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 Housing Coordinator.

Final grade/step will be determined by Washington.

The work schedule for this position is full time 40 hours per week.

This position will not be available until July 2021.


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


The incumbent coordinates the preparation of residencies for new tenants. This includes coordinating between incoming employees, agencies, General Services Office (GSO), Facilities (FAC), Information Management (IRM), and the Regional Security Office (RSO). The incumbent ensures that residential units are clean, furnished, and in good condition so that employees can move in with minimal delay. The incumbent also inspects units when they are vacated. The incumbent answers, or refers to appropriate offices, housing questions from employees and their families via telephone, email, or other Housing Office communications. The incumbent may also assist with general administrative work of the office such as preparing lease vouchers, reports, and maintaining and updating folders. 

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE:  Minimum two (2) years' experience in an administrative and/or customer service capacity.


Education Requirements:

Completion of secondary school is required. 



This may be tested:

Language Proficiency: Fluency in English. Some Arabic basic knowledge but nor required.

Skills and abilities : Must have proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and SharePoint. Comfort with mobile devices including iPads and iPhones.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:

For EFM, 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.


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

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold Public Trust security 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 

Applicants must complete the application with all job duties and experiences as it relates to the vacant position. Failure to provide a complete, thorough and detailed application will result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified. Only the information completed on the application will be used to determine eligibility and qualifications of applicants.

Required Documents:

- Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equiv.)

- 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. 

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Cairo.