Announcement Number: HANOI-2020-46
Hiring Agency: Embassy Hanoi
Position Title: Secretary - All Interested Applicants
Open Period: 09/10/2020 - 09/24/2020 (Format MM/DD/YYYY)
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+7
Series/Grade: LE - 0120 8
Salary: USD $15,396
Work Schedule: Full-time - Mon through Fri 40 hours/week
Promotion Potential: LE-8
Duty Location(s): Hanoi, VM
Telework Eligible: No
For More Info: HR Section
 84-24-3850-5000 ext. 5126


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 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.
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


Under the direct supervision of the Regional Director and the Deputy Regional Director, incumbent of this position will performs a variety of administrative support duties serving as the operational, logistical, and senior administrative assistant functions at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Southeast Asia Regional Office, located in the U.S. Mission Hanoi.  The incumbent will provide the full range of “Front Office” secretarial services, administrative and clerical functions at the highest level; also, maintain all calendar related functions for the Director and Deputy, review all correspondence/documents, receive all incoming telephone calls and meets visitors courteously, provide secretarial/administrative support for high level visitors, and demonstrates patience, tact and diplomacy in all situations.  In addition to administrative requirements (such as travel, correspondence, time and attendance, record keeping, etc.), s/he will provide direct support to the regional director, the highest-ranking agency official in the country and in the Southeast Asia region.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EXPERIENCE:  At least five years’ experience as office manager, executive secretary, or program assistant is required. JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have:
    • Mastery of English/Vietnamese grammar, spelling, punctuation, paragraphs and sentence structure (syntax).
    • Demonstrated proficiency in typing various correspondence formats (i.e. memorandum, letters, reports, faxes, etc.) as well as standardized documents and forms.
    • Thorough knowledge gained from prior work experience in how to provide dependable secretarial/administrative support and assistance to the executive management level.
    • Thorough knowledge of business principles, concepts, and methodology involved in administering document and data management systems and other aspects of an office environment.
Education Requirements:
A Bachelor's degree in Business, Management or English is required.  
LANGUAGE:  Fluent in Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. (This will be tested.) Fluent in Speaking/Reading/Writing Vietnamese is required. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have/be able to:
    • Strong computer skills, including proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Digest large amounts of information and organize it into a useful format.
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills, including setting priorities and multitasking.
    • Take initiative and exercise sound independent judgment within areas of responsibility.
    • Strong interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills.
    • Write succinctly, clearly, free of errors and be able to compose correspondence from brief instructions.
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.
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

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 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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