Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Vienna
Position Title:
Technical Monitor Assistant - Open to All Interested Applicants
Open Period:
01/17/2020 - 02/07/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0650 8
EUR €42,437
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Irregular work hours may occur
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Vienna, AT
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


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

For applicants who are USEFMs, the final grade/step for these positions will be determined by Washington DC. The proposed grade is FP-6, at the base salary 49,108 USD
Security Clearance Required:
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 Tri-Missions Vienna are seeking eligible and qualified applicants for position of Technical Monitor Assistant with the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM -

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


Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
25% or less

Occasional field trips in the region of Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


The incumbent of this position is the Assistant to the Senior Regional Technical Monitor Office (TMO) Supervisor. In this function he/she evaluates and improves USAGM shortwave and mediumwave transmissions. The incumbent listens to USAGM and other broadcasters' transmissions on shortwave and mediumwave to evaluate technical reception quality. This is performed by live monitoring and evaluating audio clips recorded by Remote Monitoring Systems (RMS) deployed throughout the area of responsibility. Obtains schedules from USAGM’s central database to independently select target area broadcasts as the basis for live and RMS monitoring effort. Also performs data processing and analysis duties and surveys as well as equipment installation and maintenance. These duties may require field trips. 

In absence of the TMO supervisor, the incumbent assumes responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the office, performing a variety of administrative duties associated with these responsibilities. May provide guidance and/or oversight to contract monitors and other TMO's staff within the assigned region of Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Qualifications and Evaluations



A minimum of two years of experience directly related to the knowledge, skills and abilities listed below is required, i.e. as amateur radio operator, active shortwave listening experience or radio operator in military or civilian organizations.


  • Knowledge of radio propagation is required

  • Must be familiar with international shortwave broadcasting.

  • Familiarity with Apple computers and mobile devices is required.

Education Requirements:

Secondary school. Completion of high school or equivalent education is required.



Level 4 (Fluency) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English. This may be tested
Level 3 (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing of German. This may be tested

Successful candidate must also be able to recognize languages of the world and to accurately identify spoken station identifications in those languages.


  • Must be able to identify and determine kind and source of interference/degradation to desired signals

  • Must be able to determine and discuss/communicate reception issues with other offices/headquarters

  • Ability to diagnose computer/network issues at remote installations and guide caretakers/hosts to resolve the problems 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:

For Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), locally-resident EFMs, working at the Tri-Missions Vienna, compensation also consists of the prorated 13th and 14th month payment in addition to the Euro salary above. The compensation package will include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources 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:

To apply for this position click the “Apply to this Vacancy” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site (

For languages, please list only your German AND English skills.

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.

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Residency and/or Work Permit (not required for Austrian Citizens)

  • If applicable: Language skills certificates (scores of German and English)

  • For EFMs: only if applicable: DD-214 - Member Copy, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation

  • Other documentation supporting your qualification (if appicable).

Next Steps:

Thank you for your understanding that only applicants who are invited to take a language, skills, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted (via e-mail).

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 Tri-Missions Vienna.