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U.S. MISSION GERMANY
Vacancy Number: Berlin-2018-141
Date: November 7, 2018
|Position Title||Human Resources Assistant (American Services Unit/ASU)|
|Location||U.S. Embassy Berlin, MGT/Human Resources Office|
|Open To||All Interested Applicants|
|Salary||Locally Employed/Local Compensation Plan (LE/LCP)
€ 52,467 per year starting salary
Position Series and Grade: FSN-0305-09
|Foreign Service/US Government Pay Plan (FS/USG PP)
US$ 45,319 per year starting salary (Base Salary Scale)
Position Series and Grade: FP-0305-05, step 1 or highest previous rate within grade
Note: this position may be Overseas Comparability Pay (OCP) eligible
Final grade/step to be determined by Washington
Candidate may be hired on a developmental level, i.e. one or more pay grades below the full performance level in order to receive training and to acquire knowledge of U.S. Government-specific regulations and operating procedures
|Work Schedule||Full-time: 40 hours|
|Application Period||November 7, 2018 – To November 25, 2018|
|Security Clearance Qualification Requirement||Must be able to obtain and hold a non-sensitive security certification. Selected applicants will be required to pass medical and security certifications as they apply to the position.|
|Duration of Appointment||This is an Indefinite (non-temporary) Appointment subject to successful completion of the probationary period.|
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS MUST HAVE AND SUBMIT THE REQUIRED WORK AND RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
The U.S. Embassy Berlin is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Human Resources Assistant (ASU) in the American services Unit of the Human Resources Office. Filling of position is subject to availability of funds.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
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Supervisory Position: Yes
Incumbent reports directly to the Senior Human Resources Officer (S/HRO) for Mission Germany and is the Locally Employed Staff (LE Staff) supervisor for the American Services Unit (ASU) in the HR section in Berlin. Provides expert advice and guidance to the Management Minister-counselor, the Management Officer and S/HRO, as well as to other senior officers at the Embassy, and to constituent post staff at all levels on a variety of personnel matters relevant to U.S. Direct Hires and their families. Responsible for Mission-wide USDH position control, and the formal approval processes for positions, and maintenance of American position data and records. Coordinates closely with the Management Officers and HR staff at the Consulates in Frankfurt and Munich.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EVALUATIONS
Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in determination that the applicant is not qualified.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Human Resources, Business Administration/Management, Public Service/Administration, Organizational Development or Liberal Studies is required.
EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years’ experience in human resource is required. One year of supervisory experience is required.
LANGUAGE: English and German Level IV (Fluency) – reading, writing, speaking is required.
- Excellent knowledge of general human resources’ administration and management techniques.
- Must have high-level organizational, managerial, and time-management skills to deal with multiple projects and deadlines effectively and efficiently.
The Human Resources Office will conduct standard language assessment tests as part of the selection process. Testing is conducted equitably and is administered in the same way to all applicants for the particular recruitment.
- 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
- AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
- AEFM / USEFM
- Foreign Service (FS) on Leave Without Pay (LWOP) and Civil Service (CS) with re-employment rights**
*IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, equivalent documentation, or certification. A “certification” is any written documentation 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 must be on letterhead of the appropriate ,military branch of 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. 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 and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.
- Additional Selection Criteria:
- The U.S. Mission will consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
- Locally Employed Staff (LE Staff) of the U.S. Mission Germany having served less than 12 months in their current position are not eligible to apply.
- Current Locally Employed Staff (LE Staff) with an overall summary rating of ‘Needs Improvement’ or ‘Unsatisfactory’ on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
- Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first ninety (90) calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
- How To Apply: Applicants for this position must submit their application and pertinent supporting documentation by the closing date as shown on the vacancy announcement: https://de.usembassy.gov/jobs/application-process/
Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered. Failure to do so will result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
- Form DS-174, Universal Application for Employment (UAE), available on the internet: DS-174.
- Cover Letter
- Licenses and certifications (e.g. Nurse license, etc.)
Applicants are encouraged to submit additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. reference letters, transcripts, copies of degrees earned, etc.) with the application.
Application language is English, i.e. application for employment, CV or resume should be in English. Certificates, awards or degrees in English or German do not need to be translated.
Note that the U.S. Mission does not refund travel expenses incurred by the interviewee.
For a complete list of terms such as US citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM), Eligible Family Member (EFM), Member of Household (MOH), and their definitions, go to the “definitions list” on the website https://de.usembassy.gov/jobs/definitions/.
The U.S. Mission in Germany 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 affiliations. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.