Special Projects Coordinator and Pouch Escort

U.S. Mission                                      U.S. Consulate General
Announcement Number:                 Curacao-2019-005
Position Title:                                   Special Projects Coordinator and Pouch Escort
Opening Period:                               8/28/2019 – Until filled
Series/Grade:                                   FP-07
Salary:                                               TBD by Washington D.C.
For More Info:                                   Mailing Address:  J.B. Gorsiraweg 1
E-mail Address:                               HROCuracao@state.gov

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies

  • Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

Security Clearance Required: Top Secret Clearance

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 Curacao, is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Special Projects Coordinator and Pouch Escort in the Management Office.

The work schedule for this position is:

  • Part Time (20 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

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Travel Required: Not Required

Duties:  Incumbent will perform any or all of the following tasks, depending on Mission need: total setup and administration of the classified pouch service; escort services to monitor work by persons without clearances in classified areas; assisting with chancery space planning; VIP and other visits; review of Mission policies and procedures; inventories of classified and unclassified equipment and supplies; preparation of the Retail Price Survey and other reports (recertification of R&R) from post to Washington offices; post report and duty book updates; other projects as determined by supervisor and mission management.  Incumbent is responsible for producing the mission’s newsletter providing information about the community, the host country and activities of interest to all members of the mission community. The position is part-time or an as needed basis, depending on how often the newsletter is published. The editor reports directly to the Management Officer and has no supervisory duties.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:   Completion of high school is required.


EXPERIENCE:  Must have 2-3 years of experience in any/all of the following: Handling of classified materials, office management, and/or secretarial skills to include extensive computer use.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must possess a basic understanding of the functions of computers and their peripherals. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Word and Outlook. Incumbent must be acquainted with current foreign affairs subjects in order to recognize changes and new developments.


LANGUAGE:  English (Level IV speaking, reading, and writing)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ability to convey clear and succinct information in verbal and written communication is required. Must demonstrate the capability to apply conceptual thinking in analyzing and disseminating classified pouches. Incumbent must be able to work with a wide variety of U.S. and LE staff, as well as local airport officials, and have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. A driver’s license is required.

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:  Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Curacao 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.


(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:  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) which is available on HR/OE Intranet Site.

To apply for this position, applicants should electronically (or otherwise) submit the documents listed below

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

  • DS-174
  • Passport copy
  • Driver’s License
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • List of references

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 Curacao.