Jobs at the Embassy

Please see the following vacancies below:

U.S. Mission Paramaribo, Suriname
Announcement Number: Paramaribo-2019-09
Position Title: Security Escort
Opening Period: Monday June 3 2019 – until filled
Series/Grade: 105 / FSN-03
For More Info: ParamariboHR@state.gov
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens Only / All Sources
For USEFM – FS is BB.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
Security Clearance Required:     Secret
Duration Appointment:   Definite Not to Exceed 1 year

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 Paramaribo, Suriname is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Security Escort.

The work schedule for this position is:

  • Part Time (20 hours per week)

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

Supervisory Position:  No

Duties:  Performs all duties of escort, by monitoring and escorting of un-cleared personnel into controlled access areas (CAA) or other locations within the mission facilities and grounds.   Escort duties may require working after-hours and weekends.  The incumbent also serves as a classified pouch courier. Incumbent must be a US citizen, eligible for a Secret security clearance.

Qualifications and Evaluations:

EDUCATION:   High school diploma is required.

EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of 1 year of general work is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: General knowledge of security procedures and mission operations is required.

LANGUAGE:  Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required.  (This may be tested).

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ability to deal effectively with others to obtain their cooperation is required. Ability to be observant, flexible and service oriented is required. (This may be tested).

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.

Benefits:  Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Paramaribo may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

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.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

(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:  https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Secret clearance.  Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is available on the US Embassy Paramaribo site.

To apply for this position, applicants should electronically submit the documents listed below to ParamariboHR@state.gov.

For more information on how to apply contact ParamariboHR@state.gov.

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

  • DS-174
  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent) (if applicable)
  • Passport copy
  • Diploma (not transcript)
  • Language Scores (if available)
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • List of references

What to Expect Next:  Only 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 ParamariboHR@state.gov.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Paramaribo.

U.S. Mission                                   Paramaribo, Suriname

Announcement Number:            Paramaribo-2019-23

Position Title:                                Plumbing Technician

Opening Period:                            October 4, 2019 – October 20, 2019

Series/Grade:                                1210 / FSN-06

For More Info:                               ParamariboHR@state.gov

 

Who May Apply:                           All Interested Applicants / All Sources

 

For USEFM – FP is 08.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

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 Paramaribo, Suriname is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Plumbing Technician.

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 of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:  No

 

Duties:  Employed as a Maintenance Mechanic to carry out skilled maintenance and repair work to the facilities mechanical and plumbing systems throughout the New Embassy Compound (NEC) buildings, grounds and residential owned/leased properties.  Incumbent receives written or verbal request for maintenance services and ascertains all of the necessary information to determine whether the work is of a routine or emergency nature.  Familiarization of general mechanical and electrical systems is required.

 

 

 

Qualifications and Evaluations

Education/Experience required:

  1. The position requires successful completion of secondary school and two (2) years of journey-level experience in the repair and maintenance of plumbing and mechanical systems. Education or technical training in a field related to power generating plants or related electrical equipment through a recognized trade union, technical school or equivalent; accredited trade school.

 

  1. Minimum of three (3) years’ experience as a repair mechanic or maintenance technician working with plumbing systems in an institutional or commercial building setting is required.

OR

 

  1. Completion of Primary school is required.

 

  1. A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience as a repair mechanic or maintenance technician working with plumbing systems in an institutional or commercial building setting is required.

 

JOB KNOWLEDGE: The incumbent shall possess job knowledge to include general computer literacy, basic math and the ability to use measurement tools needed to lay out and cut shaped, threaded, and joined materials.  He or she must be familiar with international building, mechanical, and plumbing codes to be able to perform installation, maintenance, and repair work to meet code requirements. A general knowledge of building systems and operations, mechanical principles and theories, and familiarization of the proper use and hazards of chemical materials is needed. Knowledge of normal, standby, and emergency modes of utilities is required.  Knowledge of pool systems is desired.  (This may be tested)

LANGUAGE:  Level III in both English and Dutch written and spoken proficiency required. (This may be tested).

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  The incumbent shall have the skills and abilities in the following areas: diagnosing and repairing filtration systems, water pumps, and hot water systems; testing potable water system components, monitoring of chemical and salt, and taking equipment readings with various meters, hand tools, power tools, and specialty tools to determine appropriate repairs. Additional skills include installation of plumbing required for diesel fuels; distinguishing frequencies and sounds, color codes and odors in the operation of equipment in order to troubleshoot for repairs.  Additional abilities include responding to emergency situations in an efficient and timely manner to effect immediate repairs; work in various adverse conditions such as tight or enclosed spaces, heights, and temperature extremes, indoors or outdoors to complete work assignments; communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, contractors and vendors to obtain and provide pertinent information.  Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to handle a large workload and multiple tasks.  Must be organized. Must have a valid driver’s license.  (This may be tested)

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.

Benefits:  Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Paramaribo may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

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.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

(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:  https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification clearance.  Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is available on the US Embassy Paramaribo site.

To apply for this position, applicants should electronically submit the documents listed below to ParamariboHR@state.gov.

For more information on how to apply contact ParamariboHR@state.gov.

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

  • DS-174
  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent) (if applicable)
  • Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)
  • ID or Passport copy
  • Diploma
  • Language Scores (if available)
  • Driver’s License
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)
  • Letter(s) of recommendation (if available)
  • List of references (if available)

 

What to Expect Next:  Only 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 Paramaribo.