Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Consulate Tijuana
Position Title:
Housing Coordinator - Open to All Interested Candidates (Make Ready Coordinator)
Open Period:
12/11/2020 - 02/01/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0820 7
MXN $305,040.54
Work Schedule:
Full-time - .
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Tijuana, MX
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Office


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

For USEFMs - FP-07* *Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
This will be determined after selection.
Marketing Statement:

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


The U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Housing Coordinator for the General Services Office.

The work schedule for this position is:

Full Time (40 hours per week)

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


Coordinate with the General Services Office (GSO), Facilities Maintenance (FAC), the Regional Security Office (RSO), GSO Property, and third-party contractors for the successful preparation of new and vacant housing units for roughly 54 U.S.Government leased and owned residential properties in the Tijuana Housing Pool. During occupant turnover, ensure that made-ready units meet GSO Housing Abroad Program standards. Function as the main point-of-contact for incoming officers and family members for housing-related questions. Assist GSO in maintaining an arrivals and departures housing database, updates SharePoint website, residence photos, descriptions, and floor plans. Oversee contracted cleaning staff the main point of contact for Post’s cleaning and welcome kit setup contract for housing pool residences. Prepare, maintain and assist in conducting annual expendable and non-expendable property inventory related to Welcome Kits.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained on our website at:

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of office experience or maintenance operation is required.

Education Requirements:

Completion of secondary education (High School) is required.



Fluent English is required. 

Limited Spanish is required.

A) To meet the English language requirement for this position, you must submit either:

  • English test results that are less than 2 years old from TOEIC or TOEFL (ITP or IBT).  Level IV scores are: TOEIC 850+ pts, TOEFL ITP 620+ pts, IBT 76+. More information is available at , .  The test's fee is the applicant's responsibility.


  • If no valid English language score is available, applicants who meet all other requirements for the position will be contacted for a Stratcomm language testing at the U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana. This test has no cost for the applicant. Language testing conducted at the U.S. Consulate is only used for positions herein and scores cannot be used by applicants for other employment.


  • Alternatively, you may present one of the following earned in an English Speaking Country: Bachelor's Degree, or Master's Degree, or higher Degree.

 B) To meet the Spanish language requirement for this position, you must submit either:

  • Spanish testing results that are less than 2 years old from Berlitz for Listening and Reading, Speaking and Writing skills. More information is available at test's fee is the applicant's responsibility.


  • Alternatively, you may present one of the following earned in a Spanish Speaking Country: University Transcripts, or Bachelor’s Degree, or Master's Degree, or higher Degree.

All Internal applicants who apply for a new position with the same English/Spanish language requirements as their current job do no need to retest.  Please upload a copy of your current Position Description.  However, if the new position requires a higher English/Spanish level than the currently occupied position, then a new language test certificate is required.


Must have a valid US or a Mexican driver’s license and must be able to drive a passenger vehicle.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications and complete a mandatory probationary period for LE Staff.

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.

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:

The U.S. Mission in Mexico City offers a competitive compensation package to our Locally Employed Staff:

  • Medical and life insurance;

  • Paid U.S. and Mexican holidays (20 per year aprox.);

  • 12 days of vacation per year;

  • Paid sick leave;

  • Affiliation to IMSS, AFORE and INFONAVIT; and

  • Opportunities to travel abroad for training, and more.

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 in LWOP **

* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process. Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.

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

What is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc?


1. The Mission may consider any of the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

2. Current employees of the Mission who have not successfully completed their initial probationary periods are not eligible to apply. Current employees of the Mission who have less than 1 year in their current position are not eligible to apply. Current employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory or MBC score of 100 points or less, on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

3. Current employees of the Mission hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment. This does not apply for employees on a PSA (Temp), or those are hired on a When Actually Employed (WAE) or intermittent work schedule.

4. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a local security certification.

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:

  1. Certification of your last level of Education (e.g., official copies of High School Diploma, University Transcripts, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, etc.)

  2. Language Proficiency Certification(s).(See section -"How will you be evaluated")

  3. Permanent Residency Permit from "Instituto Nacional de Migración" or Proof of Mexican Citizenship.

  4. Valid Driver's License. Please note that this is an incidental driver position, so you must've driven vehicles for at least five (5) years in order to be qualified.

To apply for this position click the “Apply to this Vacancy” button. For more information on how to apply please review the following video:

Required Documents:

  1. High School Diploma

  2. Language Certification

  3. Permanent Residency permit for Mexico (Only for non-Mexican Citizens) or proof of Mexican Citizenship

  4. Driver's License

Next Steps:

Applicants 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. Consulate General in Tijuana.