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Announcement Number:
THEHAGUE-2021-014
Hiring Agency:
Embassy The Hague
Position Title:
Resource Coordination Specialist - All Interested Applicants
Open Period:
03/29/2021 - 04/18/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT+1
Series/Grade:
LE - 6530 10
Salary:
EUR €66,015
Work Schedule:
Full-time - .
Promotion Potential:
LE-10
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

The Hague, NL
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
Lisa Rouissi
070 3102235 / 06 39075091
HROTheHague@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Applicants / All Sources.
For USEFM - FP is 05 (step 1-4). Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
Initial contract of one year, includes a one-month probationary period, with view to extension.
Marketing Statement:

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

Summary:

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:
Yes
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Availability: Must be available to travel throughout the Netherlands to support Public Diplomacy (PD) projects and activities. Must be available, with prior notification, to support activities on evenings and weekends.

Duties

The Resource Coordination Specialist is the leading Public Diplomacy (DP) LE Staff responsible for the financial, program, human and property resources that support Public Diplomacy projects and programs countrywide.  Oversees use of multiple and diverse funding streams and ensures their compliance with all relevant U.S. Government regulations and Dutch laws.  Manages grants, contracts, and acquisition and use of PD Section materials and equipment.  Serves as primary liaison for the PD Section with Management Section and offices, and with the regional PD bureau, and coordinates public diplomacy resources for the Consulate General Amsterdam.  The incumbent works under the direct supervision of the Public Affairs Officer (or PAO designee) and supervises one Program Support Assistant.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

Experience: A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in a major organization in budget, accounting, business administration, financial management, organizational management, public administration, project management, or grants management work is required.

Job Knowledge: Detailed knowledge of PD management operations, financial management, human resources, procurement regulations, grants policies & procedures, travel, IT, ICASS cost-sharing policies & procedures & other admin procedures & regulations, is required.  Knowledge of USG appropriation & allotment bookkeeping & accounting procedures is required.  Thorough knowledge of PD & relevant DOS regulations & other guidance on all elements of resource coordination relevant to the PD Section administration & program activities is required.  Detailed knowledge of USG grant regulations, Grants Policy Directives, public-private partnerships & fundraising guidelines, A/OPE guidance is required.

General knowledge of USG & DOS structures is required.  Comprehensive knowledge of PD within DOS, to include the functions of & programs sponsored by R (the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs), R/PPR (the Under Secretary’s Office of Policy, Planning, and Resources), Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Bureau of Global Public Affairs, and the PD components of relevant regional and functional bureaus is required.  Must have an overall understanding of the functions of embassies & consulates & general knowledge of the structure of non-DOS agencies in the Netherlands (USAID, Commerce, Agriculture). 

Knowledge of U.S. foreign policy objectives & American interests in the Netherlands; understanding of regional, ethnic, socio-economic, cultural & linguistic factors & the influence of religious, cultural & educational institutions in shaping perceptions of the U.S. are all required.  

Comprehensive knowledge of Dutch geography, infrastructure, government institutions, common business & banking practices is required.  General understanding of regional, ethnic, socio-economic, cultural & linguistic factors & the influence of religious, cultural & educational institutions as they relate to perceptions of the U.S., knowledge of customer service in the Netherlands is required.  Must have an understanding of communications in the Netherlands and the international information environment as it affects the Netherlands & must be familiar with digital practices & procedures. 

Education Requirements:

A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Financial Management, Organizational Management, Accounting, Public Administration or local equivalent is required

Evaluations:

Language: Speaking/Reading/Writing fluent English and Dutch is required. (This may be tested)

Skills and Abilities, this may be tested: 
Analytic: Must have strong analytic skills and the ability to conceptualize how best to use PD tools to move Dutch attitudes in positive ways.  Must be able to advise senior Mission leaders of opportunities to promote Mission objectives; identify, analyze, predict and assess EV audience attitudes; evaluate the impact of projects and modify approaches for greatest outcomes.  Must be able to perceive the emergence of new influencers and adjust operations and programming accordingly. 

Communication Interpersonal: Must have excellent customer relations, interpersonal cross-cultural communication skills, and be able to identify and engage key figures critical to shaping local public opinion.  Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking, interviewing for evaluation purposes, and writing reports and material for publication.  Must be able to tailor communications to fit formal and informal situations and different ethnic, religious and linguistic cultures.  Must be able to brief on a variety of issues, and interpret between English and the Dutch language for public programs. 

Management: Strong project management skills are required, including the ability to develop and oversee project budgets and to organize, run, and present projects such as workshops, seminars, digital video conferences, panel discussions, lectures and camps.  Must be able to negotiate agreements with partner institutions and manage their fulfillment.

Technical: Good keyboarding and data entry skills and excellent familiarity with electronic discovery tools, in particular the Internet, and standard information retrieval practices and procedures are required.  Thorough, detailed knowledge of various computer software programs, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, graphic design and photo editing software, and PD-specific software, databases, and reporting tools is required.  Detailed knowledge of and ability to use social media and mobile platforms, photo and video sharing sites, podcast creation, and basic photo and video skills are all required.  Must have good numerical skills to be able to develop and manage project and grant budgets; must be able to develop descriptive statistical analysis of target audience composition and measure the impact of EV activities and initiatives.

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.

Qualifications:

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:
Agency Benefits:

Salary: €54,921 annual base salary.  An additional 20.2% will be added to the listed Locally Employed (LE) Staff salary for allowances and premiums.  You will receive a vacation bonus at 8.2 percent of base pay, a bonus for duty-free days at 3.67 percent of base pay and a year-end bonus at 8.33 percent of base pay.  For this FSN-10 position this equates to a total remuneration of €66,015 per annum based on a 40-hour work week.

Locally Employed Staff working at the U.S. Mission in the Netherlands will receive a compensation package that includes pension, health, and other benefits.  There are approximately 16 (American and Dutch) holidays a year, in addition to earned annual leave (‘vakantiedagen’).

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.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
2. AEFM / USEFM
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:

In order to be considered for employment applicants must:

- When describing relevant work experience, list specific duties, responsibilities and accomplishments, add as much detail as possible.
- For supervisory positions include the number of employees supervised.
- Submit all required documents listed below.

Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible and/or qualified.
For more information on how to apply visit the Mission the Netherlands internet site

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance and Certificate of Conduct for Natural Persons (VOG) from the Ministry of Safety and Justice of the Netherlands. 

Required Documents:

Required Documents: In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and/or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

- Passport copy
- Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable, both back and front)
- University Degree 

AEFM/USEFM applicants are requested to upload the following documents:
- Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
- DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
- SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps:

Applicants who are shortlisted for testing and interview will be contacted via email. 
The complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.
Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission to the Netherlands.