Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Tunis
Position Title:
Registered Nurse (EFM)
Open Period:
09/13/2021 - 09/27/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
FP - 0510 5
USD $47,619 - USD $69,930
Work Schedule:
Part-time - 20 hrs /week
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Tunis, TS
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM , actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:
Low Risk/Non-Sensitive
Appointment Type
Term appt, NTE 4 yrs
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 (20 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time after receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

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


The position will provide the full range of professional nursing services to American and Locally Employed Staff. It will support the activities of the Medical Unit and Medical Provider in providing clinical services to the patient population eligible to receive care at the Medical Unit. Responsible for the Health Orientation of New Arrivals, coordinate referral appointments to outside consultants for lab work, specialized tests required by Washington, other consultations necessary for treating or evaluating acutely ill patients or those with chronic disease, coordinate Medical evaluation and local hospitalization of Foreign Service Personnel. maintain an Immunization Clinic for Routine and Travel Immunizations, maintain an occupational health clinic, Health Promotion Program, maintain Reserve Medical Unit Kit (RMUK) at the Alternative Medical Unit Site,  provide laboratory services in accordance with State Department Procedures, Maintain pharmacy.



Qualifications and Evaluations



Must have at least two years of hospital or outpatient nursing experience; preferred that at least one year be with a U.S. Federal agency or U.S. Embassy primary health care facility.  Previous experience with IV therapy, immunizations, intramuscular, intradermal, subcutaneous medication required.  Venipuncture skills required.


Must have current science and technology understanding.  Must have strong interpersonal skills.  Must be familiar with American standards of nursing care.  Must be able to work independently at times with only telephone connection to MP.  Must be able to administer adult and pediatric immunization program according to current CDC standards.   A good working knowledge or experience of current health promotion recommendations in the U.S. population is required.  Experience in management and procurement of expendable medical supplies and equipment for ambulatory care clinic is required.  Must be able to perform basic word processing on the computer.

Education Requirements:

Must be a graduate of a Professional nursing school with a current and unrestricted Registered Nurse license from the U.S., Puerto Rico, or Western European equivalent



Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing in English is required

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Advanced nursing procedure skills as evidenced by education and experience.  Ability to administer oxygen therapy and use nebulizer, ability to comfortably perform venipuncture and administer medications via all routes of administration; ability to start and monitor IV fluid therapy.  The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust security clearance

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 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:

  • Passport

  • Sponsor's Travel Orders 

  • Degree (not transcript)

  • Certificate or License

Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited  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 Tunis Tunisia.