U.S. Embassy in Slovakia: Administrative Assistant for Political and Economic Section

Názov www stránky U.S. Embassy in Slovakia

U.S. Mission:  U.S. Embassy Bratislava
Announcement Number: Bratislava‐2018‐12
Position Title: Administrative Assistant for Political and Economic Section
Opening Period: 12/03/2018 – 12/17/2018
Series/Grade: LE‐07
Salary: LE ‐ 07 EUR 17 449/Annual – starting salary
For More Info: Human Resources Office: Monika Bilikova, Alena Kociskova, E‐mail Address: HRObratislava@state.gov

Who May Apply:

• All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required: Local Security Certification

Duration Appointment: 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 U.S. Mission in Bratislava is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Administrative Assistant in the Political and Economic Section.

The work schedule for this position is:  Full Time (40 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: No


Incumbent provides office management, particularly for all tasks that require Slovak language skills, for five American officers and four Locally Employed Political and Economic Specialists. Manages section biographies and translates incoming and outgoing diplomatic correspondence. Backs up and provides support, as needed, to the Embassy’s Protocol Assistant. Arranges meetings, lunches, dinners, schedules for Political and Economic section visitors. Escorts visitors. Performs other secretarial tasks as needed, like photocopying, delivering newspapers and picking up other mail for the section, replenishing office supplies, or requesting to arrange any equipment repairs. Writes and sends invitations, makes follow‐up calls when necessary. Serves as the primary point of contact for nuclear non‐proliferation and border control and customs programs.

Qualifications and Requirements:

EDUCATION: Completion of two years of University/College studies.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of two years office management experience.
LANGUAGE: English – level IV (fluent), is required.
Slovak – level IV (fluent), is required.

Ability to prioritize tasks. Must have diplomatic tact and discretion in handling various phone calls from high‐level offices and dealing with Political and Economic visitors. Ability to build a contact network and to use the network to determine the right individual and offices to work with on counter‐proliferation and other key U.S. priorities.

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

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.

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.

(1) AEFM / USEFM who is a preference‐eligible U.S. Veteran*
(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: https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions‐for‐va

Where to Apply:

Human Resources Office Monika Bilikova or Alena Kociskova
Mailing Address: P.O. BOX 309, 814 99 Bratislava
E‐mail Address: HRObratislava@state.gov

How to Apply: All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Clearance. Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS‐174) which is available on Embassy web page.

To apply for this position, applicants should electronically (or otherwise) submit the document listed below

Required Documents: Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • DS‐174
  • Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (CV, recommendation letters, transcripts, etc.)

What to Expect Next: 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. Mission in Bratislava.

*Disclaimer: EURACTIV Slovensko nie je zodpovedný za obsah zverejnenej pracovnej ponuky.

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