Administrative Assistant For US Embassy In Egypt

وظيفة مسئول ادارى بالسفارة الامريكية بالقاهرة براتب 

Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Cairo
Position Title:
Administrative Assistant (USEFMS ONLY)
Open Period:
10/01/2018 - 10/15/2018
FS - 0105 7
(USD) $36,218 - (USD) $36,218
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Cairo, EG
For More Info:
 HR Section
Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Limited Non-Career appointment not to exceed five years.
Marketing Statement:
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

The U.S. Mission in Cairo, Egypt is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Administrative Assistant.

Final grade/step will be determined by Washington.

The work schedule for this position is: Full-Time 40 Hours/week.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Not Required
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The incumbent acts as Administrative Assistant to the American Embassy / Cairo Health Unit (HU). The HU is a major service center for 800 American Embassy employees and their families from 47 U.S. Government agencies, and has regional oversight for 11 regional posts in the Middle East. The incumbent will be the first to greet patients visiting the HU. The critical activities range from welcoming and orienting new arrivals, providing administrative support and assisting with emergency medical care for critically ill patients when needed. The complexities and emotional aspects of the medical and administrative support to personal illnesses in a foreign country require extraordinary energy, talent, and tact, and keen customer service skills are essential.

Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE:  At least two years of Administrative experience is required.

Education Requirements:
Completion of Secondary school is required.

Language Proficiency:  English, 4/4.

Skills and Abilities: Must be able to work under pressure.  Must be able to lift small boxes of supplies. Must be computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word, Outlook and Excel) and Windows operating programs. Must have the aptitude to learn new skillsets quickly i.e., Nortel Networks Embassy Telephone system, navigate DOS SharePoint intranet websites.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 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. 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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Benefits and Other Info
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.


(1)          AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*

(2)          AEFM / USEFM

(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:

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How to Apply
How to Apply:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust (non sensitive) security clearance.

To apply for this position applicants must electronically submit the documents listed below to be considered for employment. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible and qualified.

To apply for this position click the "Submit Application" button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site

Required Documents:
• DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

• SF-50 (if applicable)

• Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or Equivalent)

Next Steps:
Applicants who are invited to take a language, skills, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Cairo, Egypt.

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