ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 13-008
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates
POSITION: Political Assistant, FSN-9*; FP-5 (steps 1 through 4)*
OPENING DATE: October 23, 2013
CLOSING DATE: November 06, 2013
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week
SALARY: *AEFM/EFM/MOH/NOR: (Position Grade: FP-5 (steps 1 through 4) to be confirmed by Washington) *Ordinarily Resident: Position Grade - FSN-9
NOTE: ALL NON-MOLDOVAN RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS ALLOWING EMPLOYMENT IN MOLDOVA TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau, Moldova is seeking an individual for the position of Political Assistant in the Political and Economic Section.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Serves as Political Specialist, obtaining, compiling and analyzing political information from published and unpublished sources. Prepares factual and analytical reports and cables on the whole spectrum of Moldovan political developments, including Transnistrian political and economic interests, particularly as they affect and reflect left-bank political conditions and relationships, and reveal possibilities for conflict resolution. Develops and maintains extensive and diverse contacts at a relatively high level in the Moldovan Government and private sector. Serves as principal Russian-language interpreter for the Front Office and visiting officials, dealing with a broad range of complex technical and conceptually difficult issues.
NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. University Degree in Political Science, International Relations, History, International Law, Public Policy, Public Administration, Social Science or Foreign Languages.
2. Minimum three years experience in newspaper reporting on political matters, university teaching, applicable government, or work with an applicable non-governmental or international organization.
3. Level 4 (Fluent) in English, Romanian and Russian is required. Strong English-Russian/Romanian and Russian/Romanian-English interpretation skills are essential. This will be tested. (Please indicate in the Application form/resume the level of knowledge of all three languages).
4. Incumbent must have a thorough knowledge of the host country's political, economic, and social structure, institutions, political parties, historical development, and key political figures and the ability to analyze and explain these events. Must have a sound grasp of U.S. foreign policy objectives vis-à-vis the host country.
5. Incumbent must have the ability to develop and maintain an extensive range of high-level contacts. Must have the ability to inter-relate political developments to economic and social forces and factors at work in the host country. Must have the ability to plan, organize, and execute complex research projects and to prepare precise and accurate factual and analytical reports.
When fully qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA
1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
3. Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
4. Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) appointment are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
5. Currently employed Not-Ordinarily Residents (NOR) hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
6. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold an unclassified security clearance.
Interested applicants for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:
1. Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174); or
2. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see Appendix B below); or
3. A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1-24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet; plus
4. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
5. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office
Str. Mateevici 103
Chisinau, Moldova, MD-2009
Telephone: (022) 85-17-03; (022) 85-17-24
FAX: (022) 23-30-44
Email: ChisinauHR@state.gov – For application submission only. Please indicate the position title in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: November 06, 2013
An Equal Opportunity Employer
The US Mission in Chisinau, Moldova 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.
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