Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Security Clearance Required:
- All Interested Candidates/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 of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
50% or less
The incumbent will be required to undertake frequent trips to Bhutan-together with senior Embassy officials/senior visitors. S/he will be required to assess ground realities and advance U.S. Bhutan cooperation on development, law enforcement, economic and business climate and pol-mil issues.
Basic Function of the Position - The position is located in the Office of Bhutan Affairs, in the U.S. Embassy, New Delhi. The incumbent will be required to analyze, advise, and report on diplomatic and economic issues in Bhutan. S/he will be required to monitor Bhutan's foreign affairs, and track U.S.-Bhutan cooperation at the United Nations. The incumbent must be fully conversant on major societal and economic issues in Bhutan, including from a historical perspective. S/he will advise the Director of the Bhutan office, the Political Minister Counselor, and the Mission Front Office on societal, economic, and regional dynamics in Bhutan through briefings and written reports. The incumbent will be required to organize meetings, trips to Bhutan, and representational events for Embassy officers and visiting senior U.S. government officials. S/he will provide interpreting services and reporting memoranda as requested. The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining a large and diverse contact base in Bhutan, and among international experts on Bhutan. The incumbent will also play a major role in Congressionally mandated reports including the Human Rights Report, the International Religious Freedom Report, and the Trafficking in Persons report. The incumbent will also performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Evaluations
Three years of work in research and analysis, government service, economics, business, finance, public health, science, publishing, non governmental organization work, journalism, academia and education, or teaching is required.
(Describe your previous and current job responsibilities in detail on the Education and Experience tab.)
Successful completion of a Bachelor's degree in one of these disciplines: Political Science, Economics, Journalism, International Relations, History, Law, Business, Finance, Commerce, Accounting, Social Sciences, or Bhutan Studies is required.
Indicate on the qualifications questionnaire your highest level of education. (Your answer will let us know if you have completed Class X, XII, or any other degree/vocational courses. Also please specify the name of the Certificate/Degree/Diploma course and the major subjects for each qualification you possess.)
Level IV (Fluency) in English (Speaking /Reading/Writing) is required. ''This may be tested''.
Level IV (Fluency) in Dzongka (Speaking/Reading/Writing) is required. ''This may be tested''.
(Please indicate on the qualifications questionnaire whether you have these required levels.)
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. Mission in New Delhi, India 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.
For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.