Colombia

Vacancy Details

About

Announcement Number:
Bogota-2020-052
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Bogota
Position Title:
Registered Nurse - Open to: All Interested candidates
Open Period:
07/17/2020 - 07/31/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT-5
Series/Grade:
LE - 0510 9
Salary:
COP $71.100.238
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential:
LE-9
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Bogota, CO
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Section
.
AskHRBogota@state.gov

Overview

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

For USEFM - FP is 5 ($47,148 USD). Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.


Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Permanent
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.

Summary:

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:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Not Required

Duties

The incumbent serves as the post’s nurse with responsibilities that include the medical care of Mission employees and eligible family members under MED approved clinical guidelines, as well as maintenance and inventory of all medical equipment and supplies, implementation of a robust vaccination program, administration of group and individual health education programs, and medical emergency contingency planning for the Mission.  The incumbent will work in the Medical Unit under the direct supervision of the Regional Medical Officer (RMO) or Medical Provider (MP).


For detailed information, please complete Position Description by following this link: Registered Nurse

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:  



  • A minimum of two (2) years of post-qualification work as a professional nurse is required. 


JOB KNOWLEDGE:



  • The incumbent possesses critical-thinking skills and comprehends MED’s policies and procedures regarding medical evacuations, hospitalizations and insurance reimbursement methodology. (This may be tested)

  • Must maintain current knowledge of local and regional medical services that can provide care for all acuity levels, including vetted specialists and hospitals and is a resource for arranging the best method to transport critically ill patients and maintains a working relationship with transport facilities. (This may be tested)

Education Requirements:

Degree (RN Level) in Nursing or Diploma/Certificate equivalent from an accredited School of Nursing.  Must possess and maintain a valid nursing license or a current unrestricted Registered Nursing license from the host nation, country of origin, or the U.S.

Evaluations:

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:



  • The position requires strong interpersonal skills and a client-oriented disposition capable of dealing with a complexity interactive challenges in difficult and emotional situations. 


LANGUAGE:



  • English level III (Good working knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.

  • Spanish level II (Limited knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.


For recruitment purposes, the U.S. Mission Colombia will only accept language tests administered by AVANTI Language School SAS or the Foreign Service Institute (FSI).


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING LANGUAGE TESTING PROCEDURES PLEASE REFER TO THE FOLLOWING LINK: LANGUAGE TESTING PROCEDURES


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.

Qualifications:

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

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:
Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Bogota, Colombia 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.


HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:



  1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*

  2. AEFM / USEFM

  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.


NOTE: Candidates must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply
for this position.


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 Non-Sensitive clearance. 


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

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.


Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:


For all applicants:



  • Diploma and / or transcripts (See education requirements)

  • Proficiency Language Scores (See language testing procedures in the section: "Evaluations - languages") (Only language test scores from FSI or AVANTI will be accepted)

  • Residency and/or Work Permit

  • Nurse valid license and current certification(s)


For applicants invoking hiring preference: In addition to the documents mentioned above.



  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

  • 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 skill 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 following this link: Position Description 


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