U.S. Mission China
Announcement Number: Shenyang-2021-026
Position Title: Administrative Assistant (Pol/Econ)
Opening Period: September 14, 2021 – September 28, 2021
Salary: RMB 146,090 p.a.
USEFM is FP-7 USD 45,789 p.a. Actual salary will be determined by Washington D.C.
For More Info: Human Resources Office
U.S, Consulate General Shenyang, China
No. 52, 14 Wei Road, Heping District,
Shenyang, Liaoning, 110003
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.
Summary: The U.S. Consulate General in Shenyang is seeking an eligible and qualified applicant for the position of Administrative Assistant.
Work Schedule: Full Time (40 hours per week)
Start Date: 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.
Supervisory Position: No
Duties: Incumbent supports a combined Political/Economic section of five Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) and three specialists in their work, including researching, tracking, and analyzing issues and trends, interpretation and translation, visitor coordination, and administrative duties, in support of U.S. macroeconomic, trade, industrial and development policy as well as political reporting and analysis of domestic issues, relations with China and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and China-Russia relations. The employee supports the work of economic and political officers and locally-employed specialist staff (LES), while working closely with the Executive office management specialist (OMS) and LES Protocol Officer in support of Pol/Econ representational events hosted by the Consul General as well as working with Management LES responsible for monitoring the budget and support VIPs.
Qualifications and Evaluations
Education: Two (2) years of college study is required.
EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years of responsible administrative experience is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have a good working knowledge of administrative and office procedures.
LANGUAGE: Level 3/3 (Good Working Knowledge) speaking/reading/writing in English is required. (This will be tested.)
Level 4/4 (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing in Chinese is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have ability to deal with government, academic and business representatives and their staff from China and the United States with tact and efficiency.
Must have ability to use standard business software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) as well as the ability to improve Excel skills to manipulate economic data and produce charts and graphs.
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.
All applicants must have the required work and/or residency permits to be eligible for consideration.
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.
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 the following documents to be considered:
1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174); and
2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)
3. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Please specify the position title in the subject line.)
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 China.