Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Consulate General Chennai
Position Title:
Open Period:
03/09/2021 - 04/11/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1805 9
INR ₹1,116,717
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Monday - Friday
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Chennai, IN
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - FP grade is FP-05.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.

•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
•    Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
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 (40 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (8-12 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

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


The incumbent functions as the Local Area Network (LAN) Management Specialist for the Unclassified Information Systems Center (ISC) in the U.S. Consulate General Chennai, India. This position is supervisory, senior of a four-person ISC and reports to the Information Programs Officer (IPO). The incumbent provides the highest level of customer service for the Information Management Technical Support Services cost center of International Cooperative Administrative Support Services (ICASS). The incumbent is responsible for the oversight and operations of the Local Area Network (LAN) software applications management and analysis, LAN users’ management support and training, LAN systems operation, maintenance and support, and with LAN Infrastructure. The total value of the unclassified computer and communications equipment in Chennai ISC is in excess of $1.5 million.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE:  Five years recent experience as a Systems Manager of which two years must include supervisory experience.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Deep knowledge of communications infrastructure and network wiring, as well as technical skills in computer hardware maintenance is required. Advanced knowledge and administrative skills with Windows Server Administration, in a Domain Environment, Windows Active Directory, Exchange Server Administration, Windows Desktop. Advanced level knowledge and skills for MS Access, SQL, and MS Office suite applications is required together with extensive experience of general office administration, Mastery of System Management Server, and Cisco Networking Routers and Switches. CompTIA A+, Security+ and Network+, MS Windows Server, Sharepoint, Desktop, Active Directory, MS Exchange Server Administration and industry certifications are desired. Web page creation and maintenance is also desired.


Education Requirements:

Mandatory: Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Information Management, Engineering, Science or equivalent. Cisco or Microsoft Certification – Systems Engineer, Database Manager or Software Developer.



Post may choose to add the phrase “This may be tested” after a language, skill, and/or ability.  Review the VA template for specific information.

LANGUAGE: Fluent in English and Tamil (Speaking, Reading, and Writing) - Please specify your proficiency level.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES Optional: Supervisory and managerial skills are required. Excellent LAN, Domain and Network Infrastructure Management and Administration skills to independently manage the LAN and WAN are required. Excellent technical troubleshooting skills of infrastructure and network as well as operating systems and applications are required. Excellent Interpersonal skills are required to enable interaction at all levels with LE staff and Americans, as well as local and regional personnel. Must be able to project and prioritize projects with a job horizon of six months in advance.

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:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Consulate General, Chennai 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 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:

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.

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent, if applicable)

  • Residency and/or Work Permit: Eligibility to work in India (Applicable to all nationals including host country nationals): Please attach a copy of any one of the document that confirms your legal eligibility to work in India (for example: Work Permit, Residency Permit, Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Person of Indian Origin (PIO), PAN Card, Voter’s ID, Passport copy, Aadhaar Card/Country identification or equivalent)

  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

  • Education proof of Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Information Management, Engineering, Science or equivalent - Mandatory

  • Cisco or Microsoft Certification – Systems Engineer, Database Manager or Software Developer - Mandatory

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. Consulate General, Chennai.