Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Port au Prince
Position Title:
Public Health Senior Laboratory Specialist (Open to All Interested Candidates / All Sources)
Open Period:
01/12/2021 - 01/25/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0515 12
HTG G4,828,121
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Port-Au-Prince, HA
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

•    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 (6 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


 The incumbent, under the supervision of the Laboratory Branch Chief for CDC-Haiti, will provide leadership and technical assistance, as a senior laboratory specialist to support clinical care services, surveillance and operational research investigation with all laboratory issues and ensure that all USG funded laboratory activities are carried out in accordance with USG program strategic objectives and internationally recognized best practices. This will include assessing and providing technical assistance to over 150 USG sponsored laboratory facilities supporting HIV/AIDS treatment, care, prevention and surveillance. The incumbent will assist with strengthening national tiered laboratory network and act as a primary liaison to support activities among partners and stakeholders such as the Haiti Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) on laboratory standards and quality assurance. The incumbent supervises one lab specialist and one lab assistant and provide mentoring and training to lab technicians in the Haiti lab network.


Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of five-year experience in a clinical, public health or research laboratory setting is required.


Education Requirements:

Masters level degree or host country equivalent in Applied Biology (Microbiology), Virology, Medical Laboratory Technology or related science (medicine, biology, or chemistry) is required.  



Level IV (fluency - speaking/reading/writing) in English is required. “This may be tested” 

Level IV (fluency - speaking/reading/writing) in French is required.

Level IV (fluency - speaking/reading/writing) in Creole is required

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. Mission in Port-au-Prince 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:

 Master's  Degree 

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. Mission in  Port-au-Prince.