Visa Clerk (NIV) (Peak Season) M07-17

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Vacancy Number: M 07-17

Date: January 11, 2017


Position Title Visa Clerk (NIV) (Peak Season)
Location American Consulate General, Munich, Consular Section
Open To U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) only
Salary and Grade NOR

Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR)– US $25,261 per year starting salary (Base Salary Scale)

Position Grade: FP-AA, step 1 or highest previous rate within grade

Note: this position may be Overseas Comparability Pay (OCP) eligible

Final grade/step to be confirmed by Washington


Work Hours Full-time, 40 hrs./week
Opening Date January 11, 2017
Closing Date January 24, 2017
Security Requirement Candidate must be able to obtain and hold a non-sensitive security clearance


>> NOTE: These are temporary positions not to exceed September 30, 2017! <<





The American Consulate General in Munich is seeking a Visa Clerk (NIV) (Peak Season) in the Consular section.



(A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available upon request. Send your request to with identification of vacancy number.)


Incumbent performs moderately difficult clerical and related work in connection with the acceptance and processing of most types of nonimmigrant (NIV) visa applications at a post with a heavy demand for such services.




All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific information supporting each item.


EDUCATION: Completion of secondary school (Germany: Realschule, USA: American High School Diploma or GED.)


EXPERIENCE: One year of performance work in a clerical position, working with the public.


LANGUAGE: English Level III (speak/write and read)




  • Good working knowledge of internal operating procedures and basic requirements for the most types of visa categories is required.
  • Level I typing (20wpm) and basic computer skills are required.
  • Incumbent is required to work under continuous pressure with a high degree of accuracy and consistency
  • Tact, sensitivity and a good sense for public relations are is required.The Human Resources Office will conduct standard language assessment tests and may test for other required skills as part of the selection process. Testing is conducted equitably and is administered in the same way to all applicants for the particular recruitment.



  • Selection Process:When fully qualified, U.S. citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given preference in hiring. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.



  1. USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
  2. USEFM or a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
  3. FS on LWOP


  • Additional Selection Criteria:
  1. The U.S. Mission will consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflict of interest, budget, and residency status.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  • To Apply:Interested applicants for this position must submit their application and pertinent supporting documentation by the closing date using the U.S. Mission’s electronic application process:
  1. Applicants submitting their online application must complete the Universal Application for Employment (UAE), DS-174, which can be found on the internet for OpenNet users by clicking here: DS-174 OpenNet; or for external users on the internet by clicking here: DS-174 External.
  2. Additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, reference letters, transcripts, essays, certificates, copies of degrees earned, etc.) should be attached with the application.
  1. Applicants claiming U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g. Member Copy 4 of DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.  If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process.
  2. 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.
  3. Note that the U.S. Mission does not/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), Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR), Ordinarily Resident (OR) and their definitions, see the definitions list on the website




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.


Approved: MGT/HR: EKaleta

Cleared: MGT/CONS: JKoen

Drafted: MGT/HR: SMLewis