Job Title:Foreign Service Consular Adjudicator - Chinese Mandarin
Department:Department Of State
Agency:Department of State - Agency Wide
Job Announcement Number:CALNA-CM-2013-0003
The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
|$38,394.00 to $56,383.00 / Per Year|
|Thursday, February 21, 2013 to Tuesday, March 05, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Limited Non-Career Appointment - Initially 18 months with possibility of periodic extensions, but not to exceed a maximum 5 years.|
|MANY vacancies -
WHO MAY APPLY:
|Applicants must be U.S. citizens over 20 years of age (21 years of age to be hired), able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance, medical and suitability clearances, as well as be eligible for diplomatic privileges and immunities in the country of assignment. For more information on suitability, see www.careers.state.gov.|
Applicants for China must be available for all posts in China and must speak/read Mandarin Chinese at a 2/1 level. Successful applicants must consistently meet a high standard for English, both written (overall structure as well as grammar, spelling and punctuation) and spoken (overall structure as well as delivery, clarity and succinctness).
A Limited Non-Career Appointment does not lead to further employment in the State Department or conversion to another form of employment. Candidates may not apply more than once a year. Since it has been a year since the last Vacancy Announcement, any former candidate may reapply.
The position is for Consular Adjudicators. This is a Limited Non-Career Appointment.
Note: Series 1040 indicated above is for USAJOBS compliance only.
Duration of Appointment:
Limited Non-Career Appointment. Initially these appointments are for 18 months, but they may be extended periodically up to a maximum of five years, based on satisfactory performance and the needs of the Service.
Promotion Potential is to FP-04.
Grade and Starting Salary Range:
FS-06: Basic Range: $38,394 - $56,383
FS-05: Basic Range: $42,948 - $63,071
Successful candidates will be hired at the FS-06 or FS-05 level, depending on education and professional experience, with the possibility of an administrative promotion to the FS-04 level.
Tax Free Housing Overseas, Tax Free Educational Allowance for eligible family members, overtime compensation, Accrual of Annual and Sick Leave, Life Insurance, Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan (FEHB), Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), the possibility of Hardship Pay where applicable, etc. Details on additional benefits can be found at careers.state.gov. Not all benefits are available to LNA positions. Student Loan Repayment, expedited naturalization and Language Incentive Pay programs are not offered under the LNA program.
Number of Vacancies:
Consideration will be for multiple positions in China. The Department of State will maintain a rank-order list of eligible candidates to fill LNA Consular positions in China. The total number of applicants to be hired depends on the needs of the Foreign Service.
After an initial period of training and orientation at the Foreign Service Institute in Arlington, Virginia, assignments will be to U.S. embassies and consulates in the People's Republic of China for a period of 1-5 years. While Limited Non-Career appointments can be for up to five years, the initial appointment is for 18 months. Appointments may be extended periodically based on satisfactory performance and the needs of the Foreign Service. Those who remain in their appointment for four or five years should expect to serve in at least two different posts.
Applicants are strongly urged to read this entire Vacancy Announcement to ensure that they meet all of the requirements for this position before applying.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens and at least 20 years old to apply and at least 21 years of age to be appointed. Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance, including a country-specific authorization to serve in country or countries of assignment, an appropriate Medical Clearance, a suitability clearance, and be eligible for diplomatic privileges and immunities in the country of assignment.
If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please visit the ENGAGE section of our website, careers.state.gov. -- click on the link to FORUMS/BLOGS and post your question(s) in the Consular Adjudicators Forum. Questions will be answered quickly. You may also address questions to the CA/LNA mailbox: CALNAInfo@state.gov.