Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Vienna
Position Title:
Physician Assistant
Open Period:
01/24/2019 - 02/13/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
FS - 0510 4
USD $55,929
Work Schedule:
Part-time - The work schedule for this position will be established as: • Part Time (20 hours per week)
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Vienna, AT
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section
Please send an email


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) - All Agencies

For applicants who are USEFMs, the final step for these positions will be determined by Washington DC.  The proposed grade is FP-4 at basic salary 55,929 USD.
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 will be established as:

• Part Time (20 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 Tri-Mission Vienna is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Physician Assistant in the Medical Unit. 

Basic Function of Position

The Physician Assistant 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 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.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Direct Patient Care Responsibilities (70%)

-Provides primary and preventative health care services across the lifespan to include pediatric care, gynecology and obstetrical care, general internal medicine, travel medicine and immunizations, orthopedic and general surgical evaluations to all patients covered under the Department of State Medical Program.  Provides Occupational Health services to all Mission employees including LES and DHA staff members. Obtains history of medical complaint.  Reviews past medical history, current medications and drug allergies.  Provides physical examination of the patient.  Discusses with the patient/parent medical findings and assessment. Orders appropriate tests from medical unit resources or other specialty facilities in the community.  Reviews medical test results with the patient/parent.  Provides treatment through prescriptions, therapeutic minor surgical procedures, and/or medical appliances such as splints or dressings.  Refers patients to expert medical consultants for specialized medical care in the community, at the regional medevac center, or in the U.S. as deemed necessary.  Refers to hospital facility for inpatient medical care in the local community, at the regional medevac center, or in the U.S.  Provides follow-up care and monitor patient by continued assessment of medical interventions and their recovery progress.  Documents all care and services provided using customary methods of charting and review of reports.  Provides routine and travel vaccinations.  Prescribes electronically.  Offers or refers for mental health support. Responds to child and spousal abuse. Emphasizes prevention of malaria and other tropical and infectious diseases.  Establishes healthy lifestyle programs and support patients in their adjustments to the Foreign Service.  Ensures patient confidentiality.  Serves as a patient advocate.

-Consults with other health care team members.  Maintains professional credentials, licensure and continuing education requirements. Participates in the on-call medical schedule including full coverage for the MP/RMO in their absence from post.

-Provides first aid and emergency care for anyone injured or acutely ill on the Embassy compound during the work day, including visitors and contractors.

  • Diplomatic Responsibilities (10%)

-Identifies and evaluates the capabilities of local hospitals, providers and laboratories for types of services and standards of care.  Recommends ill or injured patients as appropriate for medical referrals and/or medical evacuations.  Collaborates with local health care officials.  Liaises with local and international experts.  Ensures safe blood supplies.  Reviews local pharmacies and pharmaceutical manufacturers.  As part of the medical response team, identifies illnesses and conditions that could threaten the health and well-being of Mission personnel and takes appropriate preventative action.  Collaborates with the Center for Disease Control (CDC).  Advises Ambassador or Chief of Mission (COM) on health issues affecting the Mission.

-Monitors food and water safety.  Comprehends and applies Workmans' Compensation and health insurance plans.  Assists with pre-employment or fitness for duty evaluations and driver's physical examinations of local employees.

  • Emergency Medical Response Duties (10%)

  • Medical Unit Administrative Functions (10%)



Qualifications and Evaluations


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


Education Requirements:

Must have completed a Bachelor level Physician Assistant program and must hold and maintain a valid licensure and current certification(s) in the respective curriculum within the host country, country of citizenship, or the U.S.


LANGUAGE:  English level IV (Fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required. This may be tested.

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:

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Vienna may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

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 obtain and hold a non-sensitive clearance. 

To apply for this position click on "Apply to this Vacancy" at the top of the vacancy announcement.

For more information on how to apply, visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Documentation of required education (transcript, degree, licences, certifications) 

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

  • If you have prior USG experience, please upload a copy of your most recent SF-50 (including info regarding FSFRC membership)

  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation for claiming Veteran's preference (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 Tri-Mission Vienna.