Special Consular Services Assistant (Cayman)Admin & Office

U.S. Embassy in Jamaica

U.S. Mission                                   U.S. Embassy/Kingston

Announcement Number:            Kingston-201 - V051

Position Title:                                Special Consular Services Assistant (Cayman)

Opening Period:                            November 22, 2019 – December 6, 2019

Series/Grade:                                LE 1420 8/FP-06*

For More Info:                               E-mail Address: hrokingstonjobs@state.gov or call (876) 702-6150

Who May Apply:                           All Interested Applicants/All Sources

Security Clearance Required:     Local Security Certification, Public Trust

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.


Summary: The U.S. Mission in Kingston, Jamaica is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Special Consular Services Assistant for the U.S. Consular Agency located in Georgetown, Grand Cayman.


The work schedule for this position is:

•            Part Time (number of hours per week e.g. 25 hours per week)




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




Supervisory Position:  No


Duties:  Serves as the sole Consular Assistant and the first point of contact for U.S. citizens seeking services at the Cayman Island Consular Agency. Provides passport, citizenship, and special Consular

services to U.S. citizens in the Cayman Islands. Prepares and transmits reports as required by the U.S. Embassy in KingstonServes as office administrator, evaluating supplies, submitting purchase requests, and tracking receiving of goods. As sub-cashier, assesses, collects, and records service fees. Performs other tasks for the Agency that do not require a Consular commission. Works under the direct supervision of the Consular Agent.


Qualifications and Evaluations


EDUCATION:  A minimum of two years of college studies is required.




EXPERIENCE:    A minimum of two years of progressively responsible administrative experience, maintaining files/records, working with a computer, and having extensive contact with the public is required.




LANGUAGE:  Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must have excellent office skills, including typing; basic computer literacy; good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and other software applications. Must have strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work under pressure, and ability to solve problems with limited supervision. Must exercise good judgment and excellent customer service skills, particularly when dealing with the public.


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.


Benefits: 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.



(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.




1. Candidates with a hiring preference who have already accepted a conditional offer of employment may NOT be extended a second conditional offer of employment unless and until they withdraw their candidacy for the first position in writing.


2.  Current employees who used a hiring preference to gain employment who are within their first 90 calendar days of employment are not eligible to apply.  This does not apply when the hiring mechanism is TEMP or the work schedule is intermittent or irregular.


3. **Candidates must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered

eligible to apply for this position.


For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link:  Employment Definitions


How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public

Trust clearance. Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) DS-174


To apply for this position, applicants should submit the documents listed below.


Required Documents: Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:


•            DS-174

•            Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)

•            Degree (not transcript)

•            Language Scores (if available and applicable)




Where To Apply:

Human Resources Office:            Human Resources Office

Mailing Address:                           142 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6

FAX Number:                                  (876) 702-6347

E-mail Address:                               hrokingstonjobs@state.gov



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.


Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Kingston, Jamaica.

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Job Details

  • Location: Cayman

  • Sector: Private Sector

  • Category: Admin & Office

  • Posted On: Nov 25, 2019

  • Deadline: Dec 6, 2019

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