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US Consulate Puerto Vallarta Job Opening
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March 24, 2011

The U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara is seeking an individual for the position of Special Consular Services/Passport and Citizenship Assistant for the Consular Agency in Nuevo Vallarta.

Open To: All interested applicants

Position: Special Consular Services / Passport and Citizenship Assistant

Opening Date: March 23, 2011

Closing Date: April 6, 2011

Work Hours: Full Time – 40 hours/week

SALARY:

• Not-Ordinarily Resident: Starting Salary and Position Grade FP-06 to be confirmed by Washington.

• Ordinarily Resident: $271,821.12 pesos per year FSN-8/1 - Full time 40 hours work week.

NOTES:

• All Ordinarily Resident applicants must obtain the required work permit and/or must have the appropriate residency permit to be eligible for consideration.

• Eligible family members and members of household must have at least six months remaining on their tour of duty to apply for this job.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION:

The employee provides American Citizens with information and assistance for passport/citizenship and special consular services; in addition but not limited to welfare and whereabouts, hospitalization and arrest cases.

He/she prepares and transmits consular reports to the Consulate General in Guadalajara. The Employee also performs duties as alternate sub-cashier for the Consular Agency in Vallarta and has secondary responsibility for all payments, collections, financial accounting and reporting. The employee has duty officer responsibilities as scheduled by Consular Agent.

QUALIFICATIONS:

All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item:

• Completion of High school plus two years of business administration, organizational and/or secretarial studies are required.

• A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in administration and public service in a professional office environment is required.

• Level IV Fluent Speaking/Reading English and Spanish is required.

• A working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Word and Excel is required.

• Familiarity with the scope of activities of various Mexican Government Agencies, i.e. Immigration, Hacienda, Judicial proceedings) is required.

• Level II (40 WPM) typing skills is required.

• All applicants must pass a rigorous certification process.

SELECTION PROCESS:

When equally qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (AEFMs) and U.S. Veterans will be given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate address the required qualifications above in the application.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

• Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.

• Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a FMA appointment are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.

• Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless currently hired into a position with When Actually Employed (WAE) schedule.

• All Locally Employed Staff (LES) who have worked in a position less than one year are not eligible to apply.

In adherence to the recent guidance from the government of Mexico (GOM) to comply with the Mexican Nationality law, all Mexican-American dual nationals need to be aware that they will be recognized as Mexican nationals by the GOM.

Dual nationals are hereby advised that this may affect their application for employment as well as their application for security clearance. Until further guidance is received from the Legal Office of the State Department, EFMs will continue to be hired under the American Pay Plan; however, should the new policy be implemented, their appointment may change to the Local Compensation Plan.

TO APPLY:

Interested applicants for this position must submit the following or the application will NOT be considered:

• Universal Application for Employment (UAE) form (available at state.gov.org)

• Copy of the school diploma and/or other documentation (certificates, degrees) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position.

• Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans Preference must provide a copy of their form DD-214 with their application.

• Copy of typing test results

• Non-Native English Speakers: Must present a TOEIC or TOEFL taken within the last two years with a minimum score of 850/620 respectively. Tests are accepted from the Instituto Cultural México-Norteamericano de Jalisco, A.C. Enrique Díaz de León Sur 300 in Guadalajara, Jal. Tel: (333) 825-5838 or any authorized testing center. (Testing fee is the applicant’s responsibility.)

• Candidates with Spanish as a Second Language: Must present a Spanish Berlitz Online Proficiency Test (BOPT) with a minimum score of “C2” (Full Functional Proficiency.) Contact centro.guadalajara3(at)berlitz.com.mx or (333) 641-4048 and (333) 121-3333 for information. (Test fee is the applicant’s responsibility.)

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:

Human Resources Office
U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara
Progreso 175 - Guadalajara, Jal. 44160
FAX: (333) 827-0726
Email: hrgdl(at)state.gov

DEFINITIONS:

1. AEFM: A type of EFM that is eligible for direct hire employment on either a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or Temporary Appointment (TEMP) provided s/he meets all of the following criteria:

• US Citizen; Spouse or child who is at least age 18;

• Listed on the travel orders of a Foreign or Civil Service or uniformed service member permanently assigned to or stationed at a US Foreign Service post or establishment abroad with a USG agency that is under COM authority;

• Is resident at the sponsoring employee’s or uniform service member’s post of assignment abroad, approved safehaven abroad, or alternate safehaven abroad; and

• Does not receive a USG annuity of pension based on a career in the US Civil, Foreign, or uniform services.

2. EFM: Family Members at least age 18 listed on the travel orders of a Foreign or Civil Service or uniformed service member permanently assigned to or stationed to a US Foreign Service post or establishment abroad with a USG agency that is under COM authority who do not meet the definition of AEFM above.

3. Member of Household: A MOH is a person who: I) Has accompanied, but is not/not on the travel orders of a U.S. citizen Foreign or Civil Service employee or uniform service member permanently assigned to or stationed at a U.S. Foreign service post or establishment abroad; II) Has been declared by the sponsoring employee to the Chief of Mission as part of his/her household; and III) Resides at post with the sponsoring employee.

4. Ordinarily Resident (OR): A citizen of the host country or a citizen of another country who has shifted the main residency focus to the host country and has the required work and/or residency permits for employment in country.

5. Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): Typically NORs are US Citizen EFMs and EFMs of FS, GS, and uniform service members who are eligible for employment under an American USG pay plan, on the travel orders and under Chief of Mission authority, or other personnel having diplomatic privileges and immunities.

CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: April 6, 2011

Incomplete packages or applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

The US Mission in Mexico 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.