Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
U.S. Embassy Jerusalem
Position Title:
Computer Programmer
Open Period:
08/22/2019 - 09/05/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1810 9
Not Specified
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 40 hours/week
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Jerusalem, JR
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Competitive service
• Open to the public
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Personal Service Agreement
Marketing Statement:
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees ( before you apply.

The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Computer Programmer, FSN-9 Computer Rate.


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



The Primary responsibilities of the programmer are to develop, maintain upgrade and troubleshoot production environment including SharePoint, local apps and Data bases, including both desktop and web-based applications. The incumbent is also a primary contact for all Department of State enterprise applications. The incumbent must be able to write code including both server side and client side using the latest platforms, frameworks and programming languages. The position reports directly to the senior LES computer management Specialist (CMS), and the Information system officer (ISO).


Qualifications and Evaluations


Experience: Minimum of 3 years progressively responsible experience developing and maintaining web based applications both in client side and server side. Experience with web user interface design and prototyping using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Bootstrap and JQuery and server side programming languages such as .Net, C# and/or VB, including SQL integration.

Languages: Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing English and Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing Hebrew or Arabic are required.(This will be tested).

Skills & Abilities:

Class B driving license is required.







Education Requirements:

Education:Bachelor of Science (BS), in computer science and other information technology area or management degree with emphasis on information systems.




Applicants must meet all position requirements, including experience, education, language, and skills.

You will be assessed based on your application score, language test results, and how your qualifications compare to the requirements of the position.


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

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:

Thirteen Month salary

Vacation Bonus – The amount is NIS 371.00 per day. The number of days paid depends on the length of service.

Retirement Plan – The Embassy contributes 6.9% and the employee contributes 5.5% of basic salary on a biweekly basis.

Education Fund – The Embassy contributes 7.5 % and the employee contributes 2.5% of basic salary on a biweekly basis.

Gift Bonus – The employee will receive NIS 330.00 paid on Passover and Rosh Hashanah.

Annual Leave – Employee is entitled to 13 workdays of annual leave per year, for the first 3 years of service.

Sick Leave - Employee is entitled to 30 workdays of sick leave per year.

Holidays - In addition to observing local holidays as required by law, the Consulate General is also closed for 10 U.S. designated holidays every year.

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 in 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 in LWOP status with re-employment or reinstatement rights back to their agency or bureau.

What is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc? (


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 who have not successfully completed their initial probationary periods are not eligible to apply. Current employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory or MBC score of 100 points or less, on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

3. Current employees of the Mission 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. This does not apply for employees on a PSA (Temp), or those are hired on a When Actually Employed (WAE) or intermittent work schedule.

4. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a local 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 (


Required Documents:

Citizenship, Residency, and/or Work Permit



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. Unsuccessful applicants will not be contacted.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.