Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - Grade will be FP 07. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
Security Clearance Required:
- All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type Details:
- Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
The work schedule for this position is:
Full Time (40 hours per week)
Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (8-12 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Incumbent performs complex, sensitive and highly varied work pertaining to Nonimmigrant Visa (NIV) services in the world’s 12th highest volume post which processes over 320,000 applicants annually. Duties include preloading and prescreening nonimmigrant vias applications, printing and pasting visas, providing NIV information to the public, and interpreting for American officers at the time of the visa interview. Drafts Security Advisory Opinion (SAO) cables for the Department and organizes evidence and drafts memoranda intended for use by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to revoke H-1B and L-1 visa cases. Analyzes and verifies documents submitted in connection with H and L visa petitions and/or applications which may indicate fraud and tracks cases through a computerized system. Accepts cases from officers, works with them to write legal memos. Performs various portfolio duties assigned regularly on a rotational basis. Cross-trained to perform American Citizen Services (ACS) functions and Consular Information Unit (CIU) functions. May also act part-time or full-time as a Consular Cashier in NIV or American Citizen Services.
Qualifications and Evaluations
Minimum three years experience of office clerical/administrative work, involving public contact/customer service.
Completion of two year of college studies is required.
Mandatory: Fluency in Speaking/Reading/Writing in English and
Good working knowledge in Speaking/Reading/Writing in one of the following languages - Tamil or Hindi or Malayalam or Telugu or Kannada
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.
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
Benefits and Other Info
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Consulate General, Chennai 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.
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:
AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
AEFM / USEFM
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.
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