Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Manila
Position Title:
Open Period:
12/26/2018 - 01/11/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1210 5
PHP ₱361,540 - PHP ₱361,540
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Manila, RP
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


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

For USEFM - FS is FP7. Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

Duration of Appointment: Indefinite – subject to successful completion of probationary period.

Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


The U.S. Mission in Manila is seeking eligible and qualified applicant for the position of Machinist in U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) located in Tarlac. The work schedule for this position is:

  • Full Time (40 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:
Travel Required:
Not Required


Requires a good knowledge of standard machine shop practices and procedures. Does finish work on various types of metal and plastic materials, and fabricates complex and specialized mechanical parts used in 250,000 watts transmitters and auxiliary equipment. Responsible for the maintenance and repair of all mechanical shop equipment including tool maker/grinder, lathes, milling, band saw, drill press, TIG welding, Oxy-acetylene gas welding and metal forming equipment. Aide the Transmitter Mechanical Supervisor in the planning of major mechanical modifications of the transmitting equipment including ancillary equipment. Assist in training and supervision of least three Contract personnel in the proper use of Mechanical equipment and precision hand tools.


Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years’ work experience in machine shop operation using all types of tools and methods related to this work is required.


Education Requirements:

EDUCATION: Completion of secondary education supplemented by technical school training is required.



LANGUAGE: Level 3 (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Writing English and Tagalog is required. English Language Proficiency may be tested.


Ability to interpret mechanical drawings is required. Must also have all operating and manual skills and abilities required of a machinist. This may be tested.      


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


Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Manila 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. (This will be required when an applicant is selected for the vacancy.)

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.

All applications must now be submitted through ERA to be considered. 

Please wait for at least 3 weeks after the closing date of the vacancy to know if you have been shortlisted for next level.

Please note that the account lock is TEMPORARY. After 30 minutes, ERA will allow you to try again. You can also reset your own password using your Security Questions.  If you have forgotten your security questions, the only option is to create another account using another email address.

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) - For Eligible Family Members (EFMs)

• Residency and/or Work Permit, Dual citizenship certificate/Alien Certificate of Registration/Immigrant Certificate of Residence or Reacquisition of Filipino Citizenship for U.S. citizen, with dual citizenship, or Third-Country National (TCN). 

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 Manila.