United Arab Emirates

Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Abu Dhabi-2019-016
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Abu Dhabi
Position Title:
Supervisory IV Assistant
Open Period:
04/22/2019 - 04/30/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1415 9
AED د.إ183,624
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Work week is Sunday-Thursday.
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Abu Dhabi, AE
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - FS is 05.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

•  Current Employees of the Mission - All Agencies and/or U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members
  (USEFMs),  Eligible Family Members (EFMs), or Declared Members of Household (MOHs) - All
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:


Note: All applicants must currently hold or be able to acquire a UAE residency visa to fill the position. For non-UAE national, the Mission assists in obtaining the required residency visa to lawfully work in the UAE. Ref. to Eligibility Question #2 and Vacancy Question #1: If a non-UAE national has a valid UAE residency visa, they should answer Yes to Eligibility Q#2 and Vacancy Q#1, and attach a copy of residency visa.

Basic Function of the Position:

Serves as the Supervisory Visa Assistant, supervising four Visa Assistants in the Immigrant Visa (IV) Unit.  Assigns daily work, short term and long term projects to all Visa Assistants.  As Supervisor responsible for approving and scheduling all leave and completing annual staff evaluations. In conjunction with IV Chief coordinates team staff development and cross training.Performs a variety of IV functions and is responsible for processing a full range of visa applications in an applicant pool made up of over a dozen nationalities including Iranians. Determines applicant readiness for interview and expedited processing, presence of fraud indicators, and prints and quality controls issued visas. Evaluates and responds to routine and complex inquiries - written, oral and telephonic – in an autonomous manner and drafts security advisory opinion requests. Uses high level subject matter knowledge to complete duties and respond to inquiries.  Serves one or more back-up duties as requested by the Consul General.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE:  Minimum of three years’ experience of consular work and other related consular work or three years of work experience related to complex legal or regulatory material.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:   Due to the substantial experience requirement for position at this level, the incumbent must have a good knowledge of US Immigration policies, strategies, rules, regulations that apply in the Consular area. Must have a good knowledge of specific US immigration policies and procedures is required.

  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and general computer concepts and skills required.


Education Requirements:

  • Completion of two years of post-secondary education at college or university level is required.



This may be tested.

LANGUAGE:  Level IV (fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking English is required.  Level IV (fluent), Reading/Writing/Speaking Arabic or Hindi, or Farsi or Urdu 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 (insert post and/or country name) 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 [enter clearance level here] 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:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

  • Residency and/or Work Permit

  • Passport copy

  • Degree (not transcript)

  • Degree with transcript

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

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

  • Letter(s) of recommendation

  • List of references

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 Abu Dhabi.