Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Amman
Position Title:
Interpreter/Cross Cultural Trainer- All Interested Applicants/ All Sources
Open Period:
06/29/2021 - 07/20/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0210 8
JOD JD18,706
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Amman, JO
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - FP is 06.  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 48 number of hours per week

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


Serves as the simultaneous/consecutive interpreter for the Military Assistance Program- Jordan (MAP), a cross-cultural specialist, as well as an administrative assistant for the Joint Training Office (JTO).  He/she manages interpreting assignments for the MAP and provides cultural advice and recommendations to MAP.  Reviews and advises on MAP materials for cultural suitability before dissemination.  Translates, edits, and localizes several types of complex analytical texts for/developed by MAP. Interprets and translates for other Embassy officials as needed and upon availability.  Incumbent will  have direct contact with senior Jordanian and international officials in their capacity as the MAP’s Interpreter.  He/she must exercise the highest level of discretion and judgment in the analysis, interpretation, and delivery of information in their professional capacity. Requires flexibility and ability to work after hours and/or under pressure. 

Qualifications and Evaluations



At Least two years of demonstrated English-Arabic consecutive and conference interpreting as well as translation/editing, with at least one year experience in cultural education and training or a relevant technical position (creating and publishing training curricula, supporting cultural education practitioners, employment with an organization specializing in cultural training)is required.


  • A broad knowledge of a multiple range of highly specialized technical contexts (e.g. military, foreign military sales, legal, diplomatic, etc.) to participate in high-level, sensitive, and critical conversations, meeting, conferences, field trips, or other representational events with fluency and precision.  

  • A very good understanding of Jordan’s major military, political, and cultural matters as well as recent developments in American-Arab relations. 

  • Must be familiar with the Jordanian military system and personalities and must be aware of the differences between American and Jordanian military, legal, social, and cultural environments. 

  • Must have an excellent knowledge of translation/interpreting theories and techniques as well as the world cross-cultural map (including models and dimensions).

 Please make sure you enter all your work experience and education through the ERA Application. Attached Curriculum files will not be considered.  Supporting documents (i.e. education certificate) must be included in the application for eligibility purposes

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Translation Studies or Interpreting Studies, Applied Linguistics, or English Literature is required.

Supporting documents (i.e. education certificate) must be included in the application for eligibility purposes.

يجب إرفاق شهادة الدراسة المطلوبة مع طلب التوظيف حتى يتم اخضاع الطلب للتدقيق




Level 5, Credentialed Professional Translator/Interpreter for speaking/reading/writing in both English and Arabic.  "This will be tested".

For positions that require English Level, applications MUST be submitted in English

Skills and Abilities:

Incumbent must possess the technical skills required for a successful management and completion of their duties.  Must be skilled at performing their tasks with the highest degrees of discretion, independence, professionalism, and trust.  Must fully understand and be able to apply translation/interpreting techniques correctly and quickly while interpreting/translating/editing/localizing.  Must master the three main interpreting modes: simultaneous, consecutive, and whispered interpreting.  Must express ideas in Arabic and English instantly, accurately, idiomatically, and completely in the appropriate style and with the original intent of the speaker/writer.  Ability to write a wide range of presentational materials in English and Arabic with nearly the accuracy of a well-educated native speaker. Physical demands: ability to lift up to 25 kilos of official mail as received through DPO.

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:

Benefits:  Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Amman, Jordan will receive a in addition to their basic salary the following:

  • Local Social Security if Jordanian citizen

  • U.S. Social Security if U.S. citizen

  • Provident fund

  • Severance pay

  • Medical and life insurance

  • 13th and 14th months Bonuses

  • Annual Leave

  • Special Immigrant Visa to the U.S. (Not an entitlement)

  • Training opportunities.

  • Premium pay to include overtime, night differential, Friday differential.

  • Eligible to be member of American Embassy Community Service Association

  • Within-Grade Increase           


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 medical and security 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)

  • Passport copy

  • University Degree with transcript

  • Driver’s License

  • Certificate or License

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

  • SF- 50 (if applicable) 

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 Amman/Jordan .