Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Kathmandu
Position Title:
Mail Clerk - All Interested Applicants
Open Period:
07/16/2021 - 07/30/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0130 5
NPR ₨728,648
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Full Time (40 hours per week)
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Kathmandu, NP
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


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

For applicants who are USEFMs, the final grade/step for this position will be determined by Washington DC. The proposed grade is FP-9
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 Kathmandu is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Mail Clerk.  

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 of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

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


The incumbent serves as Mail Clerk with responsibility for Unclassified Pouch, Local Mail, FedEx and Diplomatic Post Office (DPO) operations that serve the Mission. The incumbent receives and dispatches all pouch and DPO mail. The incumbent works with the Regional Security Office (RSO) to ensure that all security screening procedures are followed. The incumbent manages the electronic work order queue for customers' requests. The incumbent provides back-up telephone and reception support as needed. 

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: A minimum of two years of general clerical experience is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Good knowledge of local traffic laws and layout of the city of Kathmandu is required.

Education Requirements:

Successful Completion of Secondary School is required.


These may be tested (Language, Skills and Abilities).

LANGUAGE:  Good Working Knowledge Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. Good Working Knowledge Speaking/Reading/Writing Nepali language is required.  

Please specify in your application your level of proficiency in ALL languages listed above.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to operate a motor vehicle is required. Valid Class B local driver's license is required. Basic proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite is required. Ability to lift 70 lbs regularly and up to 100 lbs occasionally is required.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

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.

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:

Benefits will be explained to the selected candidate during job offer.

Other Information:

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

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or

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 security clearance.

Applications must be completed and submitted through Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA).

Applicants must address each required qualification with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so will result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

To apply, please click the “APPLY TO THIS VACANCY” button, create or log-in to your ERA account and begin the application process.

For information on ERA and detailed instructions on how to apply, please visit the ERA information page in our internet site below:

ERA information page-Internet site: 

Paper or e-mailed applications are not accepted.

Required Documents:

Select all that apply:

• Proof of Citizenship

• Valid Driver's License

• Transcript

• Other Documents (e.g. Experience Certificates)

• List of references

• Training Certificates

• 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, skills, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Kathmandu.