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Thank you for your interest in employment with the Embassy!  We hope that you will find the information provided below both informative and helpful in your search for employment here.

  • Applicants are required to use the Universal Application for Employment (UAE) form as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174) (PDF 147KB) or a current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information required by the UAE.
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be taken into consideration. The Human Resources will only contact those applicants who demonstrate on their application form that they meet or exceed all the position requirements (education, experience, language, knowledge and skills – please address each of the qualification requirements in the vacancy announcement) and have included all the required documentation.

Submit Completed Application to:

Human Resources Office
U.S. Embassy Singapore
27 Napier Road
Singapore 258508
Email: USEmbSingaporeHR@state.gov

* Include the vacancy announcement number and title of the Job Vacancy in the Subject Line

  • The Human Resources Office only accepts applications for OPEN job vacancies.  If you are applying for more than one vacancy, please submit separate applications for each job.
  • Regret letters will only be sent to short-listed candidates and AEFMs.

Any feedback, questions and/or comments should be sent to USEmbSingaporeHR@state.gov.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 2019-03 (Full Performance Grade)

Open To:                    U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies

Position:                     Security Escort (WAE), FSN-4/FP-AA* (Full Performance Grade)

Opening Date:            February 19, 2019

Closing Date:             2400 hours, March 4, 2019 (SINGAPORE LOCAL TIME)

Work Hours:               When-Actually-Employed (WAE); this is not a full time position, incumbent does not have an established standard workweek but will work on an “as needed” basis only.

Salary:                         *Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-4 S$20,540 or S$9.85 hourly rate.

*Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-AA* US$25,871 p.a. or US$12.39 hourly rate.

*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

In accordance with U. S. federal regulations, the salary of a U.S. Citizen employee will be subject to Social Security, Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) and all IRS requirements.

Employment Length: Work assignments length will vary based on Section/Office needs.

NOTE:  ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The U.S. Mission in Singapore is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Security Escort (WAE) in the Facility Maintenance (FM) office.

NOTE:  Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered.  Thank you for your understanding.

Basic Function of Position:

This position is responsible for escorting all non-cleared personnel performing work in secure areas of the mission or other locations as directed by the supervisor to ensure that secure areas remain uncompromised.  Duties include securing the worksite upon completion of work and ensuring that materials entering a Controlled Access Area (CAA) have been inspected by designated personnel prior to entering.  The incumbent prepares Incident Reports of all work-related problems or security incidents for the appropriate sections, and may be called upon in support of VIP visits performing various escorting and security oversight duties.  Work schedule will vary based on mission needs and assignments and will be coordinated by the Facility Management office. The incumbent must be a U.S. citizen, eligible for a Secret security clearance.

Qualifications Required:

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  1. Successful completion of local secondary school or graduating high school education is required.
  2. Minimum 6 months of general work experience is required.
  3. Level III (Good working knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required.
  4. Must be able to organize daily tasks and schedule work.  Must be observant, flexible and service oriented.
  5. Must be in good physical health and able to stand, walk, reach, lift packages/objects, climb a ladder if needed and stand for extended period of time. Must be able to work in cramped spaces, work under inclement and hot weather and be willing to work after normal office hours and/or holidays or weekends as needed.
  6. Basic keyboard skills and MS Office computer literacy required.

Here is a complete position description (PD) listing all of the duties and responsibilities. If you are unable to view the PD document, please email HROSingapore@state.gov and a copy will be sent to you.

Hiring Preference Selection Process:

When qualified, 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**

* 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.

Additional Selection Criteria:

  1. Management may consider any of the following when determining successful candidacy:  nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
  2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.  Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
  3. Current NOR employees 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, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
  4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a Secret clearance.
  5. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

How To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.  

  1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE), DS-174 as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member; or
  2. A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1-24 of the UAE (DS-174) with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet; or
  3. A current résumé or curriculum vitae that must provide the following information found on the UAE (DS-174);

    a. Position Title
    b. Position Grade
    c. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
    d. Dates Available for Work
    e. First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used
    f. Date and Place of Birth
    g. Current Address, Day, Evening, Cell phone numbers and email address
    h. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; if yes, provide number)
    i. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Country Identification Number
    j. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
    k. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide
    l. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver’s License Class/Type
    m. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. Government (include their Name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
    n. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
    o. Education
    p. License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition
    q. Language Skills
    r. Work Experience
    s. References

Where To Apply:

Human Resources Office

American Embassy

27 Napier Road

Singapore 258508

Fax: 6476-9193

Email: USEmbSingaporeHR@state.gov

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.

Appendix (DEFINITIONS)

Eligible Family Member (EFM):  An EFM for employment purposes is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

  • U.S. Citizen or not a U.S. Citizen; and
  • Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610); or
  • Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable of self-support; or
  • Parent (including stepparents and legally adoptive parents) of employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner, when such parent is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support; or
  • Sister or brother (including stepsisters and stepbrothers, or adoptive sisters or brothers) of the employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner when such sibling is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support, unmarried, and under 21 years of age, or regardless of age, incapable of self-support; and
  • Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
  • Is under chief of mission authority.

U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM): A USEFM for employment purposes is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

  • U.S. Citizen;
  • The spouse or domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee (i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member); or a child of the sponsoring employee who is under 21 and unmarried, or (regardless of age) unmarried and incapable of self-support;
  • Is listed on one of the following:

(a)  Travel orders of a sponsoring employee who is assigned (not TDY) to a U.S. mission abroad under Chief of Mission authority, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or

(b)  Approved Form OF-126, Foreign Service Residence and Dependency Report (or other agency equivalent), of a sponsoring employee who is assigned (not TDY) to a U.S. mission abroad under Chief of Mission authority, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan, and is residing at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad.

  • The following categories of employees are also considered to be USEFMs for employment purposes if they meet the definition above:

(a) Foreign Service Generalists or Specialists on approved LWOP;

(b) Civil Service employees with re-employment rights to their agency/bureau; or

(c)  Foreign Service or Civil Service annuitants.

Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM):  An AEFM for employment purposes is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

  • U.S. Citizen; and
  • Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610); or
  • Child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
  • Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT); and
  • Is under chief of mission authority; and
  • Is residing at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
  • Does NOT currently receive a U.S. Government retirement annuity or pension from a career in the U.S. Foreign Service or Civil Service.

Member of Household (MOH):  An individual who accompanies or joins a sponsoring employee, i.e., sponsor is a direct hire employee under Chief of Mission authority, either Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad at a U.S. mission, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan.  A MOH is an individual who meets the following criteria:

  1. Not an EFM and therefore not on the travel orders or approved through form OF-126 Foreign Service Residence and Dependency Report of the sponsoring employee; and
  2. Officially declared by the sponsoring U.S. Government employee to the Chief of Mission (COM) as part of his or her household and approved by the COM; and
  3. Is a parent, grandparent, grandchild, unmarried partner, adult child, foreign born child in the process of being adopted, father, mother, brother, sister, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half-brother, or half-sister who falls outside the Department’s current definition of Eligible Family Member 14 FAM 511.3.  A MOH may or may not be a U.S. Citizen.

Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:

  • An EFM, USEFM or AEFM of a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed abroad, or as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or
  • Has diplomatic privileges and immunities; and
  • Is eligible for compensation under the FS or GS salary schedule; and
  • Has a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN); and
  • Is not a citizen of the host country; and
  • Does not ordinarily reside in the host country; and
  • Is not subject to host country employment and tax laws.

Ordinarily Resident (OR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:

  • A citizen of the host country; or
  • A non-citizen of the host country (including a U.S. citizen or a third-country national) who is locally resident and has legal and/or permanent resident status within the host country and/or who is a holder of a non-diplomatic visa/work and/or residency permit; and/or
  • Is subject to host country employment and tax laws.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 2019-02T (TRAINING Grade)

Applicants applying for Vacancy Announcement (VA) numbers 2019-02 or 2019-02T will be considered for both VAs. Therefore, applicants need only apply for one of these two Vacancy Announcements to be considered.

Open To:                    All Interested Candidates / All Sources

Position:                     Voucher Examiner (Accounts Assistant), FSN-5/FP-9* (Training Grade)

Opening Date:            February 15, 2019

Closing Date:             2400 hours, February 28, 2019 (SINGAPORE LOCAL TIME)

Work Hours:              Full-time; 40 hours per week

Salary:                       Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-5 S$23,247 p.a.

*Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-9* US$34,390 p.a.

*Final grade/step will be determined by Washington.

In accordance with U. S. federal regulations, the salary of a U.S. Citizen employee will be subject to Social Security, Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) and all IRS requirements.

NOTE:  ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The U.S. Mission in Singapore is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Voucher Examiner (Accounts Assistant) in the Financial Management Office (FMO).

NOTE:  Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered.  Thank you for your understanding.

Basic Function of Position:

This position is responsible for the preparation and submission of all assigned voucher types, and the initiation of appropriate payment actions through computerized systems for the day-to-day processing of complex and routine vouchers.  The incumbent will monitor and track historical spending and perform constant reviews of anticipated payments in order to avoid premature or late disbursements.  In addition, this position maintains utilities records, serves as Alternate Cashier when required and performs administrative duties including preparing monthly Goods and Services Tax (GST) submissions and filing of cashier and non-cashier vouchers.

Qualifications Required:

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  1. Successful completion of local secondary school or graduating high school education is required.
  2. Minimum 1 year of progressively responsible experience in vouchering, accounting or administrative work is required.
  3. Level III (Good working knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required.
  4. Must have the ability to comprehend and apply detailed regulations and procedures pertaining to work.  Must be able to explain clearly and convincingly the rationale of decisions made for payment or non-payment of voucher claims.
  5. Competence in MS Office software programs (Outlook, Excel, Word) is required.

Here is a complete position description (PD) listing all of the duties and responsibilities. If you are unable to view the PD document, please email HROSingapore@state.gov and a copy will be sent to you.

Hiring Preference Selection Process:

When qualified, 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**

* 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.

Additional Selection Criteria:

  1. Management may consider any of the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
  2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.  Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
  3. Current NOR employees 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, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
  4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a non-sensitive clearance or local security certification.
  5. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

How To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.  

  1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE), DS-174 as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member; or
  1. A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1-24 of the UAE (DS-174) with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet; or
  1. A current résumé or curriculum vitae that must provide the following information found on the UAE (DS-174);
  2. Position Title
  3. Position Grade
  4. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
  5. Dates Available for Work
  6. First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used
  7. Date and Place of Birth
  8. Current Address, Day, Evening, Cell phone numbers and email address
  9. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; if yes, provide number)
  10. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Country Identification Number
  11. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
  12. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide
  13. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver’s License Class/Type
  14. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. Government (include their Name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
  15. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
  16. Education
  17. License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition
  18. Language Skills
  19. Work Experience
  20. References

Where To Apply:

Human Resources Office

American Embassy

27 Napier Road

Singapore 258508

Fax: 6476-9193

Email: USEmbSingaporeHR@state.gov

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.

Appendix (DEFINITIONS)

Eligible Family Member (EFM):  An EFM for employment purposes is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

  • U.S. Citizen or not a U.S. Citizen; and
  • Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610); or
  • Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable of self-support; or
  • Parent (including stepparents and legally adoptive parents) of employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner, when such parent is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support; or
  • Sister or brother (including stepsisters and stepbrothers, or adoptive sisters or brothers) of the employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner when such sibling is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support, unmarried, and under 21 years of age, or regardless of age, incapable of self-support; and
  • Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
  • Is under chief of mission authority.

U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM): A USEFM for employment purposes is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

  • U.S. Citizen;
  • The spouse or domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee (i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member); or a child of the sponsoring employee who is under 21 and unmarried, or (regardless of age) unmarried and incapable of self-support;
  • Is listed on one of the following:

(a)  Travel orders of a sponsoring employee who is assigned (not TDY) to a U.S. mission abroad under Chief of Mission authority, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or

(b)  Approved Form OF-126, Foreign Service Residence and Dependency Report (or other agency equivalent), of a sponsoring employee who is assigned (not TDY) to a U.S. mission abroad under Chief of Mission authority, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan, and is residing at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad.

  • The following categories of employees are also considered to be USEFMs for employment purposes if they meet the definition above:

(a) Foreign Service Generalists or Specialists on approved LWOP;

(b) Civil Service employees with re-employment rights to their agency/bureau; or

(c)  Foreign Service or Civil Service annuitants.

Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM):  An AEFM for employment purposes is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

  • U.S. Citizen; and
  • Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610); or
  • Child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
  • Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT); and
  • Is under chief of mission authority; and
  • Is residing at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
  • Does NOT currently receive a U.S. Government retirement annuity or pension from a career in the U.S. Foreign Service or Civil Service.

Member of Household (MOH):  An individual who accompanies or joins a sponsoring employee, i.e., sponsor is a direct hire employee under Chief of Mission authority, either Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad at a U.S. mission, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan.  A MOH is an individual who meets the following criteria:

  1. Not an EFM and therefore not on the travel orders or approved through form OF-126 Foreign Service Residence and Dependency Report of the sponsoring employee; and
  2. Officially declared by the sponsoring U.S. Government employee to the Chief of Mission (COM) as part of his or her household and approved by the COM; and
  3. Is a parent, grandparent, grandchild, unmarried partner, adult child, foreign born child in the process of being adopted, father, mother, brother, sister, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half-brother, or half-sister who falls outside the Department’s current definition of Eligible Family Member 14 FAM 511.3.  A MOH may or may not be a U.S. Citizen.

Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:

  • An EFM, USEFM or AEFM of a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed abroad, or as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or
  • Has diplomatic privileges and immunities; and
  • Is eligible for compensation under the FS or GS salary schedule; and
  • Has a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN); and
  • Is not a citizen of the host country; and
  • Does not ordinarily reside in the host country; and
  • Is not subject to host country employment and tax laws.

Ordinarily Resident (OR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:

  • A citizen of the host country; or
  • A non-citizen of the host country (including a U.S. citizen or a third-country national) who is locally resident and has legal and/or permanent resident status within the host country and/or who is a holder of a non-diplomatic visa/work and/or residency permit; and/or
  • Is subject to host country employment and tax laws.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 2019-01 (Full Performance Grade) 

Applicants applying for Vacancy Announcement (VA) numbers 2019-01 or 2019-01T will be considered for both VAs. Therefore, applicants need only apply for one of these two Vacancy Announcements to be considered.

Open To:                U.S. Citizens Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies

Position:                  Senior IT Specialist (Information Management Specialist), FP-4* (Full Performance Grade)

Opening Date:         February 14, 2019

Closing Date:          2400 hours, February 27, 2019 (SINGAPORE LOCAL TIME)

Work Hours:           Full-time; 40 hours per week

Salary:                    *Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-4* US$66,449 p.a.

*Final grade/step will be determined by Washington.

In accordance with U.S. federal regulations, the salary of a U.S. Citizen employee will be subject to Social Security, Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) and all IRS requirements.

The U.S. Mission in Singapore is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Senior IT Specialist (Information Management Specialist) in the Information Management Office (IMO).

Basic Function of Position:

This position reports to the Information Management Officer and serves as a Regional Project Manager and Regional Information Systems Security Officer at Embassy Singapore, and is responsible for all OpenNet, ClassNet, and internet traffic through the NexGEN hub that supports 24 posts and over 10,000 users.  The incumbent, either personally or through other government employees or contractors, plans, organizes, coordinates, and implements the automated data processing and telecommunications programs of the Department of State including the design of new systems and the implementation of Department and/or government-wide ADP systems. As required, the incumbent serves as the acting Information Systems Officer.

The work requires performing or leading others in the performance of the full range of regional-level system design, implementation and enhancement tasks from long range planning and budgeting, regional ADP standards and policy development, and user need studies of proposed new systems, through trouble shooting, upgrading, and user support of networks and operational systems.  The incumbent must be able to lift up to 50 pounds with or without a non-motorized lifting device.

The incumbent must be a U.S. citizen, eligible for a Top Secret security clearance.

Qualifications Required:

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  1. A Bachelor’s or Graduate degree from an accredited college or university in an IT-related field of study is required.  Common IT-related fields of study include Computer Science, Information Technology Management, Telecommunications Management, Information Systems, Information Security, Data Processing, Electrical Engineering, and Library Science,

AND a minimum 7 years of IT-related work experience is required.

Credited IT experience includes: work directly relevant to information management work such as implementation, management, and/or support of information technologies including information security, problem and resolution tracking, telecommunications, computer networking, trouble-shooting, off-the-shelf software, radio and telephone systems, social media, and other technologies leveraged to satisfy business needs in a customer-oriented environment.

Note: Experience using standard office automation tools such as word processing or spreadsheet software as a tool in the performance of one’s duties, where the primary responsibilities of the position do not meet the preceding definition, does not qualify.

OR

A minimum two years of full-time post secondary study (or the equivalent hours spread across a part-time study period) at college or university or other equivalent post secondary education is required, AND a minimum 9 years of IT-related work experience is required.

Credited IT experience includes: work directly relevant to information management work such as implementation, management, and/or support of information technologies including information security, problem and resolution tracking, telecommunications, computer networking, trouble-shooting, off-the-shelf software, radio and telephone systems, social media, and other technologies leveraged to satisfy business needs in a customer-oriented environment.

Note: Experience using standard office automation tools such as word processing or spreadsheet software as a tool in the performance of one’s duties, where the primary responsibilities of the position do not meet the preceding definition, does not qualify.

  1. Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required.
  2. Mastery of and skill in applying advanced IT principles, concepts, methods, standards, and practices sufficient to develop and interpret policies, procedures, and strategies governing the planning and delivery of services throughout the region; provide expert technical advice, guidance, and recommendations to management and other technical specialists on critical IT issues; and make decisions or recommendations that significantly influence important IT policies or programs.

Here is a complete position description (PD) listing all of the duties and responsibilities. If you are unable to view the PD document, please email HROSingapore@state.gov and a copy will be sent to you.

Hiring Preference Selection Process:

When qualified, 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**

* 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.

Additional Selection Criteria:

  1. Management may consider any of the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
  2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.  Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
  3. Current NOR employees 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, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
  4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a Top Secret security clearance.
  5. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

How To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.  

  1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE), DS-174 as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member; or
  1. A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1-24 of the UAE (DS-174) with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet; or
  1. A current résumé or curriculum vitae that must provide the following information found on the UAE (DS-174);
  2. Position Title
  3. Position Grade
  4. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
  5. Dates Available for Work
  6. First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used
  7. Date and Place of Birth
  8. Current Address, Day, Evening, Cell phone numbers and email address
  9. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; if yes, provide number)
  10. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Country Identification Number
  11. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
  12. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide
  13. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver’s License Class/Type
  14. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. Government (include their Name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
  15. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
  16. Education
  17. License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition
  18. Language Skills
  19. Work Experience
  20. References

Where To Apply:

Human Resources Office

American Embassy

27 Napier Road

Singapore 258508

Fax: 6476-9193

Email: USEmbSingaporeHR@state.gov

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.

Appendix (DEFINITIONS)

Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM):  An individual who meets all of the following criteria is considered to be an AEFM for employment purposes:

  1. Is a U.S. citizen;
  2. Is the spouse or domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of a sponsoring employee (as defined in this section);
  3. Is listed on one of the following:
  4. Travel orders of a sponsoring employee who is assigned (not TDY) to a U.S. mission abroad under Chief of Mission authority, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), or
  5. An approved Form OF-126, Foreign Service Residence and Dependency Report (or other agency equivalent), of a sponsoring employee who is assigned (not TDY) to a U.S. mission abroad under Chief of Mission authority, or at an office of the AIT, and is residing at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad;
  6. Does not receive a U.S. Government retirement annuity or pension from a career in the U.S. Foreign Service or Civil Service.
  7. Is not a Foreign Service Generalist or Specialist in Leave Without Pay (LWOP) status;
  8. Is not a Civil Service employee with re-employment rights to their agency or bureau.

Eligible Family Member (EFM): An individual who meets all of the following criteria is considered to be an EFM for employment purposes (country of citizenship is not a factor):

  1. Is the spouse or domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of a sponsoring employee (as defined in this section); or child of a sponsoring employee under 21 and unmarried, or (regardless of age) unmarried and incapable of self-support; or a parent (including step-parent or legally adoptive parent) or sibling who has been declared as 51% or more dependent on the sponsoring employee;
  2. Is listed on one of the following:
  3. The travel orders of a sponsoring employee who is assigned (not TDY) to a U.S. mission abroad under Chief of Mission authority, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or
  4. An approved Form OF-126, Foreign Service Residence and Dependency Report (or other agency equivalent), of a sponsoring employee who is assigned (not TDY) to a U.S. mission abroad under Chief of Mission authority, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan, and is residing at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment.

U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM): An individual who meets all of the following criteria is considered to be a USEFM for employment purposes:

  1. U.S. citizen;
  2. The spouse or domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee (i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member); or a child of the sponsoring employee who is under 21 and unmarried, or (regardless of age) unmarried and incapable of self-support;
  3. Is listed on one of the following:
  4. Travel orders of a sponsoring employee who is assigned (not TDY) to a U.S. mission abroad under Chief of Mission authority, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or
  5. Approved Form OF-126, Foreign Service Residence and Dependency Report (or other agency equivalent), of a sponsoring employee who is assigned (not TDY) to a U.S. mission abroad under Chief of Mission authority, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan, and is residing at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad.
  6. The following categories of employees are also considered to be USEFMs for employment purposes if they meet the definition above:
  7. Foreign Service Generalists or Specialists on approved LWOP ;
  8. Civil Service employees with re-employment rights to their agency/bureau; or
  9. Foreign Service or Civil Service annuitants.

The State Department offers the Foreign Service Officer Test at Pearson Professional Centers in 23 locations including Singapore.  The complete list of dates and locations and how to sign up is available on the Pearson VUE website at http://pearsonvue.com/fsot.  Questions about testing at overseas Pearson Professional Centers may be directed to fsotquestions@state.gov. Detailed information about the Foreign Service selection process can be found at http://careers.state.gov.