Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Kabul
Position Title:
Administrative Clerk
Open Period:
04/26/2021 - 05/09/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0105 5
Not Specified
Work Schedule:
Full-time - From Sunday through Thursday
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
2 Vacancy in

Kabul, AF
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Competitive service
• 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 U.S. Mission in Kabul is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for position of Administrative Clerk with Regional Security Office.

The work schedule for this position is:

  • Full Time (40 hours per week)


Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Not Required


Under the supervision of the Supervisory Administrative Assistant, the incumbent provides administrative support to the Regional Security Office, Investigations Division. This includes analysis and maintenance of over 2500 LES investigation files, both in case files and electronic copies. Organizing investigation/vetting for Local Nationals (LNs) and TCNs from US Embassy Kabul, US Consulates, and other COM facilities throughout the country. Responsible for timely management of recertification for all LES, coordinate with RSO/SSC Badge office to renew yellow badges for LES & TCNs when required.

Provides customer service for other agencies throughout the Embassy, USAID, and local contractors about anything related to vetting, procedures for badge issuance for LNs and TCNs & security recertification; provides supplies and logistics orders for the RSO Investigations Office; serve as backup time-keeper for the RSO/Investigations office.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Two years of experience as a Clerk or Administrative Assistant is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must be familiar with office administration. Need to have experience in working with Microsoft Office application and database management. Familiarity with U.S. Department of State and USAID rules and regulations is also desirable.

Education Requirements:

Completion of High School is required. 



LANGUAGE: Level III (Good working knowledge) speaking/reading in English, Dari & Level I (limited) Pashto is required.

This may be tested.


Computer literate to include Microsoft Office 2010 and use of access database, database utilities and good working   knowledge to work with Microsoft Office Excel. Working knowledge of other office applications in support of the high volume working environment. Needs to have the ability to manage several tasks at the same time such as handling multiple phone calls and inputting data at the same time. Should have some working knowledge of SharePoint.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.


Applicants must address required qualifications criteria listed below with specific information and documentation supporting each item. For example, official transcripts evidencing educational requirements must be attached to the original application submission. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified. We are not required to contact applicants who have submitted incomplete application packages.

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), locally-resident EFMs and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Kabul may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

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 local security clearance. 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. To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site (US Embassy Kabul Website).

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:


High School Diploma/Transcript


Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Tazkira

  • High School Diploma

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 Kabul, Afghanistan