Job opening: Consular Officer
Salary: $112 015 - 145 617 per year
Published at: Aug 31 2023
Employment Type: Intermittent
This position is located in the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of the Executive Director (CA/EX), Department of State. The incumbents will perform duties typically related to a Consular Officer, on an intermittent basis, in consulates or embassies throughout the world, serving on an "as needed" basis to fill emergency staffing shortages and to work on special projects and assignments.
Directing a consular unit; planning its work and ensuring coordination of effort, and facilitating full participation of managers, supervisors and employees in consular activities.
Receiving, reviewing, and adjudicating applications for non-immigrant visas.
Providing a range of services to American citizens overseas.
Maintaining liaison with overseas post management to resolve consular problems.
- Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
- Verification of employment eligibility in the United States is required.
- One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.
Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education, and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.
If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application.
NOTE: Applicants must meet time-in-grade and time after competitive appointment requirements, by the closing date of this announcement.
Time-In-Grade Requirements: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions, per 5CFR 300, Subpart F.
Applicants must have the required experience or education as described below and meet any selective factors, when specified.BASIC REQUIREMENTS:Have a bachelor's or graduate degree from an accredited college or university in international law, international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities; ORHave a bachelor's or graduate degree from an accredited college or university that included a combination of courses, with at least 24 semester hours in international law and international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities; ORHave 12 semester hours in one of the above disciplines and 12 semester hours in statistics / quantitative methods.ORHave a combination of education and experience where your coursework was equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, (as shown above), PLUS appropriate relevant experience OR additional education.ORHave completed at least 4 years of appropriate experience in one OR more of the fields listed above in work associated with international organizations, problems, or other aspects of foreign affairs. (NOTE: qualifying work experience may have been gained through residence, study, teaching, business or commercial activities, military service, newspaper work, military or civil government activities, missionary or international relief work, or other experience in foreign countries.) Note: If you are qualifying based on education, you MUST submit transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you WILL lose consideration for this position.
IN ADDITION to the basic requirements, this position requires one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
Expert experience in applying evolving laws, regulations and policies governing the adjudication of passports, visas and eligibility for federal benefits;
Expert knowledge of the principles, techniques and theories that comprise the basis of fraud prevention programs; and
Extensive experience dealing with regional and other factors causing U.S. citizens and aliens to use fraudulent travel documentation to travel to and enter the United States.
Note: If you are qualifying based on education, you MUST submit transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you WILL lose consideration for this position.
Education requirements do not apply to this vacancy announcement.
- Address U.S. Department of State
600 19th Street, N.W.
Washington, District of Columbia 20520
- Name: Lexus Ryan
- Phone: 202-485-7324
- Email: [email protected]