Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
2021-045-RA 1
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Amman
Position Title:
Environment, Science, Technology and Health (ESTH) Coordinator
Open Period:
10/07/2021 - 10/28/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1505 8
Not Specified
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Amman, JO
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Open-to: All interested candidates/All sources
For USEFM - FP is 06. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
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 work schedule for this position is:

  • Full Time (40 hours per week)

Start date: Candidates must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) from the receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances certifications or their candidacy may end. 

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


The Environment, Science, Technology, and Health (ESTH) Coordinator serves as the Embassy’s substantive expert on bilateral Environment, Science, Technology, and Health (ESTH) issues. Also advances U.S. ESTH policy in Jordan, makes and maintains government and private-sector contacts, coordinates information-sharing and reporting with the USG interagency community, and manages U.S. official ESTH visitors to Jordan. Drafts cables, outreach materials, and briefing documents for the Ambassador. Liaises independently with local government, USG interagency community, and local and international cooperating partners on bilateral ESTH issues. Oversees the Embassy’s regulatory-grade Air Quality Monitor, including routine maintenance and calibration, management of contractors, and procurement of supplies and services. Provides expert advice to the Hub office and Economic Section on bilateral ESTH issues. Independently manages ESTH projects and organizes representational events and meetings in Jordan. Reports to the Regional ESTH Officer.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Minimum of two years of professional experience in policy/government, science/technology, research/analysis, economics, environmental issues, or business is required.

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental science, business administration, economics, or international affairs is required.

Supporting documents (i.e. education certificate) must be included in the application for eligibility purposes.

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LANGUAGE: Fluent English (speaking/reading/writing) is required. This may be tested. 

For positions that require English Level, applications MUST be submitted in English.

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Proof is required.

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:

For Locally Employed Staff, FSN-08. For USEFM, FP is 06.

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Amman, Jordan will receive a in addition to their basic salary the following:

    • Local Social Security if Jordanian citizen 

    • US Social Security if US citizen 

    • Provident fund 

    • Severance pay 

    • Medical and life insurance 

    • 13th and 14th months Bonuses 

    • Annual Leave 

    • Special Immigrant Visa to the US. (Not an entitlement) 

    • Training opportunities 

    • Premium pay to include overtime, night differential, Friday differential 

    • Eligible to be member of American Embassy Community Service Association

    • Within-Grade Increase          

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 pass medical and be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance. 

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site

Important Information - read before you continue with your application. 

  1. We do not accept resumes, curriculum vitas (CVs) or cover letters. 

  2. You must complete the ERA Application Form and provide as much detailed information, as possible. Only the information listed in the ERA application form will be used to determine your eligibility and whether you meet the position requirements (education, work experience and knowledge, skills and abilities, as well as language).

  3. List ALL your education in full and include any majors, if any, which show that you meet the educational requirement specific to the advertised position. Please list all education institutions, not only your latest or highest educational certification. Don't forget to attach a copy of your degree if the position requires a degree.

  4. Under Major Duties and Responsibilities provide as much detail on the duties and responsibilities as they pertain to the advertised position. For positions with multiple duties that only partly meet the experience required, please indicate what percentage of time was spent on the required duties. This will determine whether you are qualified for the position during the screening process. 

  5. List ALL your prior work experience. Do not list only the most recent position. Include all relevant unpaid/volunteer experience.

  6. Language Requirements - If English and/or Arabic language skills are being advertised for a position, please list each language as required, even if English or Arabic is your first language. If you omit listing one of the languages as advertised in the vacancy your application will be disqualified. 

  7. Documents: Please upload all requested and applicable documents that HR has listed for each vacancy. If not specified further within the vacancy announcement, all applications must include required documents such as educational certificates (please refer to the advertised specific education requirements), copy of orders, etc. Failure to upload the required documents will disqualify your application from further consideration.

For current employees of the U.S. Mission or Eligible Family Members (EFMs) the same standard rules for submitting applications as listed above apply. EFMs are required to upload specific documentation (travel orders, SF-50s, DD-214) verifying EFM status and hiring preference. Please do not take providing information for granted and also list your Embassy or Consulate work experience. 

Required Documents:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (For EFMs)

  • Degree with transcript

  • 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 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 Amman, Jordan.