Commercial Clerk/Chauffeur (Assistant Commercial Advisor)
U.S. Embassy & Consulates in India
Kolkata, West Bengal
U.S. CONSULATE GENERAL, KOLKATA, INDIA

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: KOL-2019-10

U.S. Mission: KOLKATA, INDIA

Announcement Number: KOL-2019-10

Position Title: Commercial Clerk/Chauffeur (Assistant Commercial Advisor)

Opening Period: September 9 – September 23, 2019

Series/Position#/Grade: 1510/CLA-FCS-004/FSN-05

Salary: INR 391,078 (annual salary)

For More Info: Human Resources Office

Mailing Address: Human Resources Office
C/o U.S. Consulate,
5/1, Ho Chi Minh Sarani
Kolkata – 700 071.
E-mail Address: HROKolkata@state.gov

Who May Apply:
  • All Interested Applicants / All Sources
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.

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Summary: The U.S. Mission in Kolkata is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the
position of Commercial Clerk/Chauffeur in the Foreign Commercial Services (FCS) Section.

The work schedule for this position: Full Time; 40 hours per week

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4
weeks – 12 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their
candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: No

Duties

Provides administrative and clerical support for a variety of commercial-related activities.
Supports a staff of 5, including Commercial Officer and four LE staff. Responds to in-person,
phone, and email inquiries for the FCS Kolkata office. Under supervision and guidance of
Commercial Service officers and senior FSN staff, makes appointments, prepares schedules,
maintains contact lists, maintains files, finalizes reports and other office documents, answers
phone and directs inquiries to appropriate staff, monitors emails on the unclassified system and
directs messages to appropriate staff, greets/escorts office visitors, and assists at trade events.
The Incumbent will also act as a back up to the Commercial Assistant & Commercial Clerk, under
the supervision of the Commercial Officer/Commercial Specialist Officer/Commercial Specialist.
Operates a passenger motor vehicle in accordance with USG guidelines to transport Minister
Counselor, Commercial Counselor and other official VIP visitors, Principal Commercial Officer and
LE staff members, and occasionally officers of an associated agency within the city and
surrounding areas.

Qualifications and Evaluation

Education:
Completion of Class 10.

Requirement:
At least four years of chauffeur driving light vehicles. Must have good working knowledge of

Kolkata roads and its vicinity. Exposure to basic office work including direct mail, handling

office machines, inventory work, and telephone coverage. Must be familiar with computers and

email. Must be familiar working with basic MS Word and MS Excel.

Evaluations:
English Level III (Good working knowledge) in speaking, reading and writing is required.

Hindi Level II (Limited knowledge) in speaking, reading and writing is required.

Bengali Level II (Limited knowledge) in speaking, reading and writing is required.

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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.

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.

ADDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATIONS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, NEPOTISM, BUDGET, RESIDENCY STATUS, ETC.:

1. Management may consider 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.

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3. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a local security certification and medical

clearance.

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: Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174),

which is available on our website https://Universal Application For Employment(UAE) (Form-

DS-174) or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above). Applicants

should electronically (or otherwise) submit the documents listed below along with the DS-174.

WHERE TO APPLY:
Human Resources Office
Mailing Address: Human Resources Office

U.S. Consulate
5/1, Ho Chi Minh Sarani
Kolkata – 700 071.

E-mail Address: HROKolkata@state.gov

Please insert KOL-2019-10 (Vacancy Announcement Number) in the Subject of the E-mail

HROKolkata@state.gov. Applications without the Vacancy Number or with incorrect Vacancy

Number will not be accepted.

Mandatory/Required Documents: Please provide the required documentation listed below

with your application DS-174:
  • DS-174
  • Are you a U.S. citizen (Yes/No)
  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • Residency and/or Work Permit - Eligibility to work in India (Applicable to all nationals
including host country nationals): Please attach a copy (please do not attach original
documents) of any one of the document that confirms your legal eligibility to work in
India (for example: Work Permit, Residency Permit, Overseas Citizen of India (OCI),
Person of Indian Origin (PIO), PAN Card, Voter’s ID, Adhaar Card or equivalent).

  • Degree (not transcript)
  • Degree with transcript
  • Language Scores (if available)
  • Certificate or License
  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting
documentation (if applicable)

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  • SF-50 (if applicable)
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • List of references
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What to Expect Next: 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. To request the position description, kindly send an email to

HROKolkata@state.gov.

NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who
are being considered. Thank you for your understanding and your interest in working at the
U.S. Consulate in Kolkata.

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