Cultural Affairs Assistant (Fulbright Program Assistant – U.S. Program)

Announcement Number: HANOI-2021-35

Hiring Agency: Embassy Hanoi

Position Title: Cultural Affairs Assistant (Fulbright Program Assistant - U.S. Program) - All Interested Applicants

Open Period: 09/15/2021 - 09/29/2021 (Format MM/DD/YYYY)

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+7

Series/Grade: LE - 6005 8

Salary: USD $16,364

Work Schedule: Full-time - Mon through Fri 40 hours/week

Promotion Potential: LE-8

Duty Location(s): 1 in Hanoi, VM

Telework Eligible: No

For More Info:

 HR Section 84-24-3850-5000 ext. 5126 HanoiHR@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path: • Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: For USEFM - FS is FP-6.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

Open to: All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required: Public Trust - Background Investigation

Appointment Type: Permanent

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.

Summary: The work schedule for this position is:

  • Full Time 40 hours per week

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within 90 days of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: No

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Travel Required: Not Required

Duties

Incumbent of this position will be under the supervision of the Fulbright Program Director, S/he will provide day-to-day management of the U.S. Embassy-sponsored Fulbright Programs, primarily U.S. Student & Senior Scholar programs, U.S. Senior Specialist program, and Regional U.S. Scholar program.  The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

- U.S. Grantee Programs.

- Occasional Lecturing Plans.

- Publications and Materials for grantees.

- Conferences, Orientations, Seminars and workshops.

- Alumni activities.

- And other duties to be determined by Fulbright Program Director and U.S. Embassy Hanoi.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in a multinational educational or cultural work environment is required, with education, communication, marketing and public outreach duties as significant parts of the job.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Must have certain knowledge of U.S. and Vietnamese higher education, direction and processes; understanding of Post’s exchange programs, policies, and practices.

Education Requirements:

University degree in education, American Studies, international relations, communications, marketing or local equivalent is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE: 

Fluency in Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. (This will be tested.)

Fluency in Speaking/Reading/Writing Vietnamese is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

Must have:

    • Ability to plan, organize, and implement Post’s Fulbright exchange programs.
    • Ability to establish and maintain individual contacts with key officials.
    • Ability to draft reports, program materials in both English and Vietnamese.
    • Ability to work effectively with other PAS staff members to maximize programming effectiveness.
    • Excellent computer skills.

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.

Qualifications:

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:

Agency Benefits:

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

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

    1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*

    1. AEFM / USEFM

    1. 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:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local security or Public trust clearance.

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply, visit the Mission internet site at https://vn.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulate/embassy-consulate-jobs/

Note: The Embassy Human Resources Office is unable to acknowledge the receipt of your documents due to the high volume of applications received. If you do not receive a notification email from ERA within four weeks of the vacancy announcement’s closing day, it is likely that you did not qualify for the position or did not submit a complete package.

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application

    • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent if you are AEFM / USEFM)

    • Vietnamese ID

    • Residency and/or Work Permit (If you are not Vietnamese Citizen)

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

    • SF-50 (if applicable)

    • University Degree

    • Other Document

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. Embassy in Hanoi.

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