Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Consulate General Chennai
Position Title:
Open Period:
08/27/2021 - 09/12/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1510 9
INR ₹1,116,717
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Monday - Friday
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Chennai, IN
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - Grade will be FP-05.  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 (40 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (8-12 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


The incumbent as a professional analyst has primary responsibility in planning, organizing and implementation of Commercial Services program in several complex industry/commodity sectors in India.   S/he is required to keep current on general trends and conditions in other industrial sectors as a back-up resource to other staff.  S/he is responsible for promoting U.S. commercial objectives and facilitating the marketing of U.S. products and services in the State of Karnataka.  The incumbent analyzes market trends and provides market information and trade promotion assistance to U.S. firms and provides key industry and planning advice to Commercial Officers and other staff.  S/he maintains close contact with a wide range of mid-level private and public sector officials in the assigned industry/commodity sectors, gathers information, finds opportunities to counsel and advocate for U.S. businesses, and assists U.S. firms by developing and organizing marketing strategies.  S/he assists local companies in finding U.S. export products and services.  S/he reviews local and trade press information and selects, translates, and/or summarizes relevant articles.  S/he analyzes and develops resources from the trade press and other information sources. The incumbent writes various market reports and is responsible for four or more specialized trade promotion assistance programs (i.e. Gold Key Service, Single Company Promotions, Road Shows, International Company Profile (ICP), International Partner Search (IPS), Initial Market Checks (IMC) and Market Research Reports in assigned sectors.  The incumbent provides counseling services, helps create strategies, and carries out section advocacy for U.S. clients that have trade complaints or trade disputes with Indian parties within the assigned industries. S/he plans, coordinates and participates in relevant market and export promotion events and trade missions, promotes and recruits international buyer delegations from India, as well as provides support for official U.S. visitors, and maintains the two CS India’s websites as the post webmaster and serves as the IT systems manager and administrator for FCS Bangalore.  S/he also promotes investment promotion under SelectUSA in assigned industry sectors.  For assigned industries, maintains contact lists and contributes to the Commercial Services Salesforce database.

Qualifications and Evaluations


Please make sure experience and job knowledge are elaborated in your application. 

EXPERIENCE: At least three years of progressively responsible experience in business, government, sales, market development, trade  promotion, business management, event and seminar planning, or international trade is required.    

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have sound knowledge of Indian markets in general and in the economic and commercial conditions of the State of Karnataka to include business practices, marketing channels, applicable laws and regulations, and policies related to the assigned industry/commodity sectors. 

Education Requirements:

Mandatory: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in arts, business management, economics, marketing, finance, international trade or similar field is required.


This may be tested

LANGUAGE:  Fluency in Reading/Writing/Speaking in English and Good Working Knowledge in Speaking - Kannada (Please choose your language and language levels in the application)

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 Bengaluru Commercial Services Section attached to the U.S. Consulate General, Chennai 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:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree 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

  • Degree (not transcript)

  • 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 Bengaluru Commercial Services Section connected to U.S. Consulate General, Chennai.