Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Cairo
Position Title:
Mail Room Clerk (USEFMs ONLY)
Open Period:
09/16/2021 - 09/30/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
FP - 0130 9
USD $30,414 - USD $30,414
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Full Time 40 Hours/week.
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Cairo, EG
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Security Clearance Required:
Secret/Confidential Clearance
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Limited Non-Career appointment not to exceed five years.
Marketing Statement:

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


The U.S. Mission in Cairo, Egypt is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for position of Mail Room Clerk.

Final grade/step will be determined by Washington.

The work schedule for this position is: Full-Time 40 Hours/week.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

The incumbent is required to travel to the airport as needed.


The incumbent performs a variety of tasks associated with postal operations in the Cairo Embassy Diplomatic Post Office (DPO) to include pickup, delivery, process, physically screen, and distribute both personal and official mail/packages. Additional duties include the associated clerical and administrative transactions necessary to receive and dispatch mail. The incumbent also assists in receiving, processing, escorting, and dispatching classified pouch mail, and maybe called upon as a security escort to uncleared personnel within the Controlled Access Areas (CAA) in the Embassy.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Minimum of two years in a customer service-oriented position or with mailroom general postal experience is required


Computer knowledge, ILMS, Microsoft office package and reporting procedures.

Individuals must be able to lift and carry 70 lbs.

Education Requirements:

Completion of secondary school required.



Language Proficiency:  Level III (good working knowledge) in writing/reading/speaking is required. 

Applicant must identify English language proficiency level in the application to be eligible for the job. This may be tested.


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


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.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link:


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 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 the employees on a PSA (Temp), or those are hired on a When Actually Employed (WAE) or intermittent work schedule.

3. All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Secret clearance.

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:

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

• SF-50 (if applicable)

• Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or Equivalent)


Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language, 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 Cairo, Egypt.