Pakistan

Vacancy Details

About

Announcement Number:
Islamabad-2021-100
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Islamabad
Position Title:
Information Resource Center Assistant (K0046598)
Open Period:
10/20/2021 - 11/02/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT+5
Series/Grade:
LE - 6010 9
Salary:
PKR ₨2,079,309
Work Schedule:
Full-time - .
Promotion Potential:
LE-9
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Islamabad, PK
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Recruitment Team
051-201-4000
Pakjobs@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Applicants / All Sources

For USEFM - FS is FP-5 Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Permanent
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.

Summary:

The work schedule for this position is Full Time (40 hours per week).


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:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Not Required

Duties

Basic Function of Position: Under the general supervision of the local staff Country American Spaces Director, and with guidance from the American Regional Public Engagement Specialist, the incumbent is responsible for programming, operations, and general oversight of up to five American Spaces or “Lincoln Corners” in the Islamabad consular district. S/he guides and supports the Lincoln Corner Coordinators and works to ensure that the corners meet American Spaces standards on programming, management, and physical appearance. Develops innovative programing strategies; supports renovation projects; prepares budget “wishlists;” and develops funding requests, as appropriate. S/he maintains statistics; conducts American Spaces programs; and acts as both a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and Grants Officer Representative (GOR) for contracts and grants, as assigned.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE: Minimum three (3) years of progressive experience delivering information resources, public education, public affairs, or public relations in a multilingual, multicultural, or multinational public service institution (such as a museum, think tank, American studies or cultural center, or library) is required, with communications, marketing or public relations duties as a significant part of the job is required.


JOB KNOWLEDGE: The incumbent should have a good general knowledge of Pakistani government structures and non-governmental, educational, technology, and media organizations. Understanding of the U.S. higher education system and familiarity with U.S. government, culture, society, and values is required. Knowledge of strategic planning and program management and a strong customer service orientation are required.

Education Requirements:

Completion of University Degree (16 years of education) in communications, library science, museum education, international affairs, American Studies or marketing is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE: Level IV (fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English and Urdu is required. English language skills may be tested.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The incumbent must possess strong cross-cultural communication skills and be able to interact and work effectively with Americans and Pakistanis of all levels. Ability to oversee multi-site, multi-function operations and maintain frequent and close contact with target audiences and contacts is required. Should possess project management and customer service skills, as well as a high level of attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and contemporary social media platforms. Ability to independently plan, organize, and prioritize work schedule, as well as multiple simultaneous public events, and carry out assigned responsibilities is required. Ability to work in a busy environment and manage multiple priorities is also required. Must be a team player and exercise good judgment.


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:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Islamabad 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.


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.


https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va


ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:


1. Management may consider any of 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.


4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold the local security certification.


5. 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.


6. Current employees who have voluntarily been reassigned/promoted from one position to another are not eligible to apply for six months from the effective date of the reassignment/promotion.


7. U.S. Mission Pakistan will not bear any travel expenses for testing, interviews, pre-employment clearances (if selected) or relocation for joining.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or 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 (https://pk.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/jobs/current-vacancies/).

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:


• DD-214 - This document is only required from applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran. These applicants 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.

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 or phone.


Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Islamabad, Pakistan.