Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Jakarta 2020-075
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Jakarta
Position Title:
Commercial Specialist
Open Period:
01/29/2021 - 02/12/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1510 12
IDR Rp575.578.667
Work Schedule:
Full-time - • All Interested Applicants / All Sources .
Promotion Potential:
Promotion Potential Explanation:
As the sole country representative for an independent U.S. Government agency, entails a very high degree of independent responsibility for providing advice and making recommendations to senior management officials in Washington, D.C.
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Jakarta, Java, ID
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 USEFM - FP is 3.  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 number of hours per week)

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

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
25% or less

In the job element Business Development/Marketing:
•    Participates in regional conferences, workshops, trade missions to represent USTDA program and services.


Working under FCS's Senior Commercial Officer/USTDA attache, the Senior Business Development Specialist represents the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) to identify and track the progress of infrastructure projects using USTDA grant funding, with the goals of promoting regional economic development and U.S. trade.


Major duties and responsibilities are:

1. Project Evaluation

2. Business Development /Marketing

3. Project Administration to include Grants Administration and Project Monitoring

4. Major Initiatives and Partnership

5. Operational Management


Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in international economics, marketing, finance, trade promotion, or banking required


JOB KNOWLEDGE: In order to successfully carry out job assignments, the position requires a thorough understanding of USTDA's organizational structure, mission, objectives, policies, programs, and grant processes. Also required are specialized knowledge of and experience with host country business practices, government operations, economic development needs, laws, policies, and major infrastructure and industrial activities, including development and financing of such projects.

Education Requirements:


  • A minimum of a Master's degree in Business, Economics, Law, Finance, and/or Foreign Affairs is required.


LANGUAGE: Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia reading/writing/speaking is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The position requires direct interaction with a network of high-level contacts to assist with problem solving. This includes responding to requests for detailed program-related information from foreign government officials, as well as the U.S. private sector. The position requires advanced skills at multiple levels of independent planning for own work activities. The position requires a degree of innovation and creativity, using analytical judgment to propose new approaches and types of assistance that fit with the market and demands. The position requires creative solutions to overcome problems related to completion· of tasks, where resources are unavailable, e.g., identifies and recommends new projects and programs for USTDA throughout the country / region, and organizes overseas visits starting with submission of proposals to USTDA HQ, recruiting and guiding local clients on desired program. Advanced knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation programs is necessary.

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:

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


  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 Public Security clearance. 

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 qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested educational requirement/ transcripts as verification 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.

  • Degree with transcript 

  • Proof of Citizenship 

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 (insert post and/or country name).