Cultural Affairs Specialist

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Announcement Number: HANOI-2021-10

Hiring Agency: Embassy Hanoi

Position Title: Cultural Affairs Specialist - All Interested Applicants

Open Period: 03/22/2021 - 04/05/2021Format MM/DD/YYYY

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+7

Series/Grade: LE - 6005 10

Salary: USD $24,500

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

Promotion Potential: LE-10

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-5.  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: Yes

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Travel Required: Not Required

Duties

Incumbent of this position will plan, develop, administer, and track a vast range of non-academic exchange programs. S/he will supervise four Cultural Affairs Assistants (CAA) in the planning and implementation of various U.S. government programs, including the cultural programs and speaker programs, various exchange programs and youth engagement initiatives. The incumbent will serve as advisor to the Country Public Affairs Officer (CPAO) and the Cultural Affairs Officer (CAO) on all aspects of and developments in Vietnam’s political, legal, educational, and socio-cultural systems that impact bilateral relations and the environment in which PAS programming takes place. The incumbent will be required to have the highest level of knowledge about and contact with Vietnamese political, academic, cultural and non-governmental institutions, as well as excellent communication and negotiation skills to ensure effectiveness in PAS programming in a sometimes challenging program environment.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:  At least four years of progressively responsible experience in a multilingual, multicultural, multinational, academic or governmental work environment, with communications, project management, or education duties as a significant part of the job.  Experience with audience or market analysis, marketing, and managing social media content is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Must have

A thorough knowledge of Vietnam's economic, political, social and education structures; institutions, political parties, and cultural movements; historical development; and key figures in mass media, the professions and in military, government, cultural and educational circles.

Thorough knowledge of State Department public diplomacy programs related to U.S. society, culture, art, education, and social and political processes.

Education Requirements:

A University degree in political science, education, international relations, communications, American Studies 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 develop and maintain extensive high-level contacts in cultural, governmental and educational circles.

Ability to plan, arrange, and execute one or more major segments of the overall cultural program and to draft program materials and reports.

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*
  2. AEFM / USEFM
  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 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.

For more information, click here

  Location: Hanoi, Vietnam Deadline: 5/4/2021 (dd/mm/yyyy)

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