Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Kabul
Position Title:
Procurement Agent (TCN)
Open Period:
01/07/2021 - 01/25/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0810 7
Not Specified
Work Schedule:
Full-time - From Sunday through Thursday
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 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 the position of TCN Procurement Agent.

The work schedule for this position is:

  • Full Time (40 hours per week)

  • Salary and Benefits: $25,171 per annum (Plus 35% of basic salary for Afghanistan Service Differential and 25% of basic salary for Unique Conditions of Work Allowance) Paid in US Dollars.

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


Basic Function of Position

The incumbent is responsible for handling procurement requests submitted by Subscribed ICASS customers; reviews requests, solicits quotations from either local or offshore vendors depending on the urgency and specific items being requested. Reviews quotes received; evaluates the quotations, prepares the price analysis sheet and submits to supervisor for review and approval. Procures goods and services from the local market or offshore under the simplified acquisition method (SAP) procedures. Determines the type of procurement method to be used (BPA, Purchase Order or Purchase Card). Employee must be familiar with the standards set forth in Mission vetting guidelines, DOSAR, FAR, and A/OPE instructions under the immedidate supervision of the Procurement Supervisor. Performs research of the local market for the best value to the U.S. Government.


Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Three years of progressively responsible experience in procurement and related fields is required, at least two of which must have been at the UN, an NGO or Western Embassy.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Familiarity and knowledge of local sources of supply. Knowledge of DOS procurement regulations and procedures is required. Must become familiar with and understand local pricing practices, how credit cards work and have good working knowledge of internet search engines.

Education Requirements:

Completion of High School is required.


LANGUAGE: English Level 3 (Good working knowledge) is required.

 "this may be tested"


SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Employee must be able to use Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, the internet, Google, etc. The employee must be able to type 20-30 wpm on a computer and be able to read and understand cataloguing and on-line ordering instructions. The ability to read, understand and follow complicated DOS and Federal procurement regulations, instructions and procedures 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. 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), 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 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:

  • Passport

  • 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