Sri Lanka


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Colombo
Position Title:
Management Rover- All/or USEFMs EFMs or MOHs - All Agencies
Open Period:
10/30/2018 - 12/11/2018 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
FS - 0105 8
USD $38,468 - USD $56,492
Work Schedule:
Multiple - Immediate appointment
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
3 Vacancy in

Colombo, CE
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Competitive service
• Open to the public
Security Clearance Required:
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
For 5 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 Colombo, Sri Lanka is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Management Rover in Management Section.

The work schedule for these positions: may be full time, part time, or “when actually employed” (WAE). Work schedule will be determined based on mission needs and applicant availability. 



Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Require to visit embassy housing when necessary.


Basic Function of Position: As assigned by the management officer, serve as backup to office managers and secretaries in various sections of the embassy. Escort maintenance and repair crews in Controlled Access Areas (CAAs), Limited Access Areas (LAAs), and embassy housing. Complete special projects such as surveys, data analysis, research regulations, drafting policies and notices, planning events, organizing project teams. Support VIP visit logistics. Must be a U. S. Citizen, eligible for a Secret security clearance.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Office manager

  2. Security Escort

  3. Special projects


Qualifications and Evaluations


Experience: One year of general work experience required.

Skills and Abilities:

  1. Computer literacy, including use of MS Office applications and basic typing.

  2. Duties include prolonged periods of standing/walking and somewhat physically demanding activities to include climbing, working in cramped spaces and at times working in inclement weather.

  3. Should be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.

Education Requirements:

Completion of secondary school is required. [Candidate must attach relevant educational certificate].



Level III (Fluency) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. This may be tested.



All applicants under consideration will be U. S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) of Current Employees of the Mission (All Agencies) and should meet minimum educational and working experience.


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 PREFERNCE 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**

* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process. Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.

** 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. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

  2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

  3. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.


How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security clearance.

All interested applicants are required to apply for this position electronically. For more information on how to apply, visit the Mission internet site (


Required Documents:

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.

  • Proof of Citizenship (Passport)

  • School Certificate

  • SF-50 (If Applicable)

  • DD-214 (for Veteran's Preference)

  • Other Document

  • Other Document 2

  • Other Document 3


Next Steps:

If the position filled earlier than December 11, 2018 (closing date) of the vacancy, this advertisement would be closed on that day. The recruitment team will notify you by an e-mail, of the status of your application.

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

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 Colombo, Sri Lanka.