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A53-253 / A53-254 Regional, Voucher Examiner, FSN-7 /T53-253 / T53-254 Regional, Voucher Examiner, FSN-6 (Developmental level)

No:                      12/43

Open to:             All Interested Candidates

Position:            A53-253 / A53-254 Regional, Voucher Examiner, FSN-7 /T53-253 / T53-254 Regional, Voucher Examiner, FSN-6 (Developmental level)

Opening Date:        April 24th, 2012. 

Closing Date:        Until filled

Work Hours:          Full-time; 40 hours/week

Salary:               Ordinarily Resident (OR): $221.877.50 pesos per year (FSN-7 starting salary)
                      Ordinarily Resident (OR): $177,424.34 pesos per year (FSN-6 starting salary)

(Note: All ordinarily resident applicants must obtain the required work permit and/or must have the appropriate residency permit to be eligible for consideration.)

*Eligible Family Members and Members of Household must have at least one year remaining to their tour of duty to apply for this job.

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City is seeking an individual for the position of Regional Voucher Examiner in the Financial Management Center (FMC).

Basic Function of Position

The employee is responsible for processing accurately, timely and within ICASS (International Cooperative Administrative Support Services) standards vouchers for serviced and non-serviced agencies in the nine consulates of Mission Mexico. The incumbent must be thoroughly familiar with information and appropriateness of the expenses as well as each agency’s complicated accounting systems and be able to spot errors within the fiscal strip code on the vouchers. The incumbent is responsible for examining each document for correct fiscal data. This involves an extensive knowledge of the complicated Momentum System, Regional Financial Management Systems, E2 Travel and proper procedures for inputting vouchers, collections and deposits into the accounting system.  Payments must be made within ICASS standard time frames and via electronic funds transfer (EFT).  Once the documents are entered, the incumbent prints the Undisbursed Voucher Detail Reports and assembles them for certification by the Certifying Officer.


Note: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each criteria.

- Completion of High School plus two years university or college study in accounting, auditing, finance, business administration, economics or a related field is required.
- Two years of experience in accounting, disbursing, bookkeeping, finance or business administration is required.
- Level III (good working knowledge) English and Spanish (speak/read/write/translate) is required. (Please see section “To Apply” on pg 2 for test instructions).
- Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Excel and intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint are required.
(This will be tested).
Selection Process
When equally qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (AEFMs) and U.S. Veterans will be given preference.  Therefore, it is essential that the candidate address the required qualifications above in the application.  Please add the info about funding limitations for EFMs.

All applicants must pass a rigorous Security Certification process.

NOTE:  Consideration of EFMs will be based on funding availability. Please contact the EFM Coordinator at x4096 for more details.

Additional Selection Criteria
-  Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
-  Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a FMA appointment are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar
   days of their employment.
-  Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions
   within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work 
-  All Locally Employed Staff (LES) who have less than one year working in a position are not eligible to apply.
-  In adherence to the recent guidance from the government of Mexico (GOM) to comply with the Mexican Nationality law, all Mexican-American
    dual nationals need to be aware that they will be recognized as Mexican nationals by the GOM.  Dual nationals are hereby advised that this may affect their application for employment as well as their application for security certification.  Until further guidance is received from the Legal Office of the State Department, EFMs will continue to be hired under the American Pay Plan; however, should the new policy be implemented, their appointment may change to the Local Compensation Plan.
To Apply:

Interested applicants for this position MUST submit the following or the application WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED:

-  Universal Application for Employment (UAE ) form. plus
- Other documentation (e.g., copies of High School diploma, school transcripts, certificates, awards, essays) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed in page 1.
- Non-Native Spanish speakers. For Spanish test, applicants should contact Amelia Bravo at extensions 4175/4336 on M-W-F from 4:30 to 5:30. Non-EFMs, will be responsible for test fee.
- Test score of English language exam is required from the following institutions:  (Cost is the applicant’s responsibility).
- TOEIC Standard Testing Services, Ahumada Villalón No.36 Ofic.105 Esq. Juan O´donojú, Col.Lomas Virreyes, Del. Miguel Hidalgo, C.P.11000, tels.5540-3555/5540-3959/5540-0334. (Valid for two (2) years) or
- TOEFL (iBT/ITP/PBT).   Information: or (Valid for two (2) years)
- The scores for Level III English (good working knowledge) are : (TOEFL iBT 76+ or TOEFL ITP/PBT540+ or TOEIC PBT 650+)
- Copy of typing test score (test may be taken at
- Applicants who have completed a University Degree in the United States or any other English speaking country will be exempt from taking the ENGLISH TEST.

Submit Application To:
Human Resources Office
U.S. Embassy
Paseo de la Reforma #305 (PB)
Col. Cuauhtemoc
06500 Mexico, D.F. or
E-mail: (Please refer to position number in subject line of e-mail I.E. A53-253 – A53-254  Regional Voucher Examiner.

Please check the U.S. Embassy web site for future vacancy announcements:

1. AEFM:  A type of EFM that is eligible for direct hire employment on either a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or Temporary Appointment (TEMP) provided s/he meets all of the following criteria:
-- US Citizen;
-- Spouse or child who is at least age 18;
-- Listed on the travel orders of a Foreign or Civil Service or uniformed service member permanently assigned to or stationed at a US Foreign Service post or establishment abroad with a USG agency that is under COM authority;
-- Is resident at the sponsoring employee’s or uniform service member’s post of assignment abroad, approved safehaven abroad, or alternate safehaven abroad; and
-- Does not receive a USG annuity of pension based on a career in the US Civil, Foreign, or uniform services.
2. EFM: Family Members at least age 18 listed on the travel orders of a Foreign or Civil Service or uniformed service member permanently assigned to or stationed to a US Foreign Service post or establishment abroad with a USG agency that is under COM authority who do not meet the definition of  AEFM above.
3. Member of Household (MOH):  Someone who: 1) has accompanied, but is not/not on the travel orders of a U.S. citizen Foreign or Civil Service employee or uniform service member permanently assigned to or stationed at a U.S. Foreign service post or establishment abroad; 2) has been declared by the sponsoring employee to the Chief of Mission as part of his/her household; and 3) resides at post with the sponsoring employee.
4. Ordinarily Resident (OR): A citizen of the host country or a citizen of another country who has shifted the main residency focus to the host country and has the required work and/or residency permits for employment in country.
5. Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): Typically NORs are US Citizen EFMs and EFMs of FS, GS, and uniform service members who are eligible for employment under an American USG pay plan, on the travel orders and under Chief of Mission authority, or other personnel having diplomatic privileges and immunities.
The US Mission in Mexico 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.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.
The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation.  Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief