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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)  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: 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: 2019-16 (FULL PERFORMANCE GRADE)

Open To:                    All Interested Candidates / All Sources

Position:                     Nurse Practitioner, FSN-10/FP-4* (Full Performance Grade)

Opening Date:            April 12, 2019

Closing Date:             2400 hours, April 25, 2019 (SINGAPORE LOCAL TIME)

Work Hours:              Full-time; 40 hours per week

Salary:                       Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-10 S$65,240 p.a.
*Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-4* US$55,929 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.

Start Date:                 Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

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 Nurse Practitioner in the Regional Medical Office (RMO).

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:

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) in this position 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 NP 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 Medical Practitioner/Regional Medical Officer (MP/RMO).

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. Must have completed a recognized and accredited Master’s level Nurse Practitioner program.  Must possess and maintain a valid Nurse Practitioner license from the host nation, country of origin, or the U.S.  Must be able to obtain an Advanced Practice Nurse certificate issued by Singapore Nursing Board (SNB).
  2. A minimum of two (2) years of clinical experience as a Nurse Practitioner in a primary or urgent care setting with at least 50% of their time spent in clinical care situations is required.
  3. Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English 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);
    • Position Title
    • Position Grade
    • Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
    • Dates Available for Work
    • First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used
    • Date and Place of Birth
    • Current Address, Day, Evening, Cell phone numbers and email address
    • U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; if yes, provide number)
    • U.S. Social Security Number and/or Country Identification Number
    • Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
    • Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide
    • If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver’s License Class/Type
    • List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. Government (include their Name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
    • U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
    • Education
    • License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition
    • Language Skills
    • Work Experience
    • References

Where To Apply:

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.

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.