Vacancy Announcement: Security Escort / Administrative Clerk

The U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of the Security Escort / Administrative Clerk.

OPEN TO: All sources – U.S. Citizens only
POSITION: Security Escort/Administrative Clerk
OPENING DATE: April 4, 2018
CLOSING DATE: April 18, 2018
WORK HOURS: WAE – When actually employed (hours vary)
LENGTH OF HIRE: Definite: not to exceed (NTE) 24 months
START DATE: as per agreement
SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-05
Hourly pay / no benefits
Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-09* [*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington]

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Performs all escort duties, monitoring and escorting of personnel who do not have a security clearance into controlled access areas (CAA) or other locations within mission facilities and grounds. The position is on an as-needed basis and is directly supervised by the Facilities Manager. Performs administrative and office management support to Facilities, other ICASS offices, and, as needed, to RSO and Program offices.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Applicants must address required qualifications criteria listed below with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
Education: Completion of secondary school.
Experience: One year of prior U.S. Government experience in an office, management or security-related position.
Language: Level III (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required.
Skills and Abilities: Basic keyboard skills and computer literacy. Must be observant, flexible and service oriented. Duties include prolonged periods of standing/walking. Ability to supervise and direct the work of contractors; ability to work flexible hours. Candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Top Secret Security Clearance.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.
Contact: BernHRJobs@state.gov.

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
(1) AEFM / USEFM who is preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
(2) AEFM / USEFM
(3) FS on LWOP**
*IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veteran’s preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by 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. Veteran’s preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.
** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA
1. Management may consider any of the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
3. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold the requisite security clearance.

HOW TO APPLY
Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above); AND
2. A current resume or curriculum vitae; AND
3. A motivation letter describing your reasons for applying.
4. For Ordinarily Resident (OR) applicants: A statement from the debt collection office and an excerpt from the criminal record.
5. For Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) applicants: A copy of the work and/or residency permit.
6. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned).

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office
U.S. Embassy
Sulgeneckstrasse 19
3007 Bern
e-mail: BernHRJobs@state.gov
NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered. If you do not hear from us within three (3) weeks after the closing date you can assume that your application was not successful. Thank you for your understanding.

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 bases 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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