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Announcement Number 14-21

OPEN TO:    All Interested Candidates
POSITION:    PfP Program Coordinator, FSN-8/FP-6

OPENING DATE:    November 20, 2014
CLOSING DATE:    December 4, 2014
WORK HOURS:    Full-time; 40 hours/week
SALARY:    Ordinarily Resident (OR): Position Grade:  FSN-8

Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): Position Grade:  FP-6 (to be confirmed by Washington)

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo is seeking an individual for the position of a PfP Coordinator in the Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) in Sarajevo.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION:

The Partnership for Peace (PfP) Coordinator executes the US Embassy Sarajevo and US European Command’s PfP security cooperation program.  Under the Warsaw Initiative Fund (WIF), plans and coordinates conferences, seminars and military exercises, designed to enhance bilateral military cooperation between the United States and BiH, while helping to advance BiH’s ability to meet the essential requirements of PfP and NATO membership.  Advises the Chief of the Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) and coordinates with executive-level representatives of the BiH Ministry of Defense and Joint Staff, the Center for Civil Military Relations (CCMR), US European Command (EUCOM), and U.S. Army European Command (USAREUR) to ensure all resource requirements are met and to shape the content of the events to ensure they target the needs of the Armed Forces of BiH and support US-BiH bilateral security cooperation goals.

A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available in the Human Resources Office.  Contact: 033-704-000 (x4318 or 4373).

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

All applicants are instructed to address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. IMPORTANT: IF APPLICANTS DO NOT CLEARLY ADDRESS ALL POSITION REQUIREMENTS LISTED BELOW, THE APPLICATION WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

1.    University Degree in International Relations, Political Science, Business Administration, or International Studies.
2.    Minimum of two (2) years of administrative and fiscal management experience required.
3.    Level 4 fluency in Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian, Level 4 in English with interpreter/translator capabilities.
4.    Must have good computer skills, to include Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
5.    Must have BiH driver’s licence.

SELECTION PROCESS

When fully qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference.  Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.

TO APPLY

Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:

1.    Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174) or
2.    A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see Appendix B); or
3.    A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1-24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet; plus
4.    Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional U.S. Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
5.    Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

If an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide the following information equal to what is found on the UAE. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.

A. Position Title
B. Position Grade
C. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
D. Dates Available for Work
E. First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used
F. Current Address, Day, Evening, and Cell phone numbers
G. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; if yes, provide number)
H. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification Number
I. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
J. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide (Yes or No; if yes, provide explanation)
K. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver’s License Class / Type L. Days available to work
M. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. Government (include their Name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
N. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
O. Education
P. License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition
Q. Language Skills
R. Work Experience
S. References

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:

Please submit applications by e-Mail to SarajevoJobVacancy@state.gov.

POINT OF CONTACT:

phone:  +387 33 704 000 ext. 4318 or 4373

CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: December 4, 2014

The U.S. Mission in Sarajevo 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 affiliation.  Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

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Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT)

Attention Americans in Bosnia and Herzegovina!

If you are interested in becoming a diplomat, please consider taking the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT).  The U.S. Embassy will offer the test on Wednesday, October 8th, in Sarajevo.

In order to be eligible to take the FSOT, applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizens on the date they submit their registration package
  • At least 20 years old and no older than 59 years of age on the day you submit your registration
  • At least 21 years old and not yet 60 on the day you are appointed as a Foreign Service Officer (FSO)
  • Available for worldwide assignments, including Washington, D.C. 

Even though you are not required to know a foreign language to become a Foreign Service Officer (FSO), proficiency in one or more languages will enhance your competitiveness for selection.

If you are a capable, healthy, and dedicated candidate who is prepared to undertake the challenges facing our country and the world, taking the FSOT is the first step towards becoming an FSO.

The FSOT will be offered in Sarajevo on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. All candidates must complete their applications, registration, and seat selection by 10 am CST October 1st, 2014. 

The Sarajevo testing site typically fills up quickly. Make sure to register early so that you get a seat! To find out more and register to take the FSOT, please visit Careers.state.gov website.