Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Bucharest
Position Title:
Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant (Open to U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members only)
Open Period:
03/06/2020 - 03/22/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
FP - 0510 4
Not Specified
Work Schedule:
Intermittent - When Actually Employed (WAE)
Promotion Potential:
Promotion Potential Explanation:
Grade FP-04 Your appointment salary will be determined by the experience related to the functions of the position.
Duty Location(s):
Bucharest, RO
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 these positions will be determined by Washington DC. The proposed grade is FP-5.
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 work schedule for this position is:

  • Intermittent (Irregular)

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 Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant (NP/PA) in this position is responsible for providing a full range of primary care, preventative, occupational health and emergency medical services for the U.S. Embassy's official community. Services will be provided through direct patient evaluation, examination and treatment. The NP/PA is responsible for determining when hospitalization/medical evacuation is required and arranging all appropriate aspects of patient care. They are expected to participate in the regular call schedule as well as provide after-hours medical consultations, referrals, and provide medical supervision of the Medical Unit staff in the absence of the MP/RMO.

Qualifications and Evaluations



A minimum of two (2) years of clinical experience as a Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant in a primary or urgent care setting with at least 50% of their time spent in clinical care situations is required.


Incumbent must be a skilled and experienced clinician with excellent working knowledge of all aspects of clinical medicine. Must recognize and understand the challenges of delivering health care to a large and diverse population including family members. Incumbent must quickly gain on the job knowledge of the local health care system and mechanisms of successful interactions with the system.

Education Requirements:

Must have completed a recognized and accredited Master's level Nurse Practitioner program and must hold and maintain valid licensure and current certification(s) in the respective curriculum within the host country of citizenship or the U.S.



Level IV English required. This will be tested.


The incumbent must possess the ability to objectively analyze patient problems, utilize competent decision-making skills, and apply sound judgement in assessing possible solutions. Must possess a high degree of integrity, decisiveness and fairness in order to equitably apply regulations and policies of the medical program. Must be sensitive to the needs and perspective of others and be approachable. Maturity, stability, objectivity, resourcefulness, adaptability, and sound professional judgement are essential.

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

Agency Benefits:

EFMs should discuss the benefits package 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:

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

Required Documents:

In order to be considered for the position you must provide the following required documentation listed below with your application  Failure to provide the required documents will disqualify you for consideration:

• Degree (Nurse Practitioner) or Diploma/Certificate equivalent from an accredited School of Nursing.

• Resume (CV)

• SF-50 to document prior USG service (if applicable)

• DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)


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.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Bucharest, Romania.