Vacancy Announcement – Cultural Affairs Specialist

Vacancy Announcement

U.S. Mission                                      Zagreb, Croatia

Announcement Number:             Zagreb-2018-011

Position Title:                                    CULTURAL AFFAIRS SPECIALIST  

Opening Period:                               August 7, 2018 – September 7, 2018

Grade:                                                  FSN – 10

Salary:                                                  HRK 332,256 (gross annual salary)

For More Info:                                   E-mail Address: zagrebjobs@state.gov

Who May Apply:                          All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:     Local security certification or 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 Zagreb, Croatia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Cultural Affairs Specialist.

The work schedule for this position is:

  • full time – 40 hours per week.

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

Supervisory Position:  No

Duties:  Oversees USG exchange programs, including Fulbright, Fulbright-Schumann, International Visitor Leadership Program, Humphrey and VOLVIS. Promotes programs, recruits applicants, oversees internal decision process, briefs and debriefs participants. Promotes university linkages between Croatia and the United States. Works with high level Croatian contacts at national universities and the Ministry of Education to promote and manage U.S. programs and to create new partnerships and enhance existing ones.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:   University degree in Liberal Arts or Education is required.

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:  Must have at least five years of experience with educational institutions or cultural organizations.

KNOWLEDGE: Thorough and comprehensive understanding of Croatian political, economic, social and educational institutions is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:  Level 4 (fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required.  (This may be tested). Level 4 (fluent) speaking/Reading/Writing of Croatian language is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must have excellent organizational skills needed to balance competing demands on time. Must have good analytical ability and writing skills. Adequate computer skills and ability to work in multiple databases are required.

Qualifications:  All applicants under consideration will be required to pass 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:  Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Zagreb, Croatia 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.

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.

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 HR/OE Intranet Site and Mission’s internet site .

To apply for this position, applicants should electronically submit the documents listed below to zagrebjobs@state.gov

For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

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

  • DS-174 Application

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 Zagreb, Croatia.