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ANAU-79 Vetting and Internal Program Assistant FSN-8

No:                       13/17
Open to:               All Interested Candidates

Position:               ANAU-79 Vetting and Internal Program Assistant FSN-8

Opening Date:       March 22nd, 2013
Closing Date:        March 29th, 2013

Work Hours:        Full-time; 40 hours/week

Salary:               Ordinarily Resident (OR): $271,821.12 pesos per year (FSN-8 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.)

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City is seeking an individual for the position of Vetting and Internal Program Assistant in the Narcotics Affairs Section (NAS).

Basic Function of Position

The employee assists the Vetting and Internal Controls Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator (Program Management Specialist - PMA) in the Narcotics Affairs Section (NAS) of the U.S. Embassy in the management of the vetting and internal control projects. This involves follow-up on proposals, projects, activities and the program agenda in general, while also monitoring and assisting the Coordinator/PMA in their activities and providing technical assistance to Government of Mexico counterpart agencies. The employee is responsible for managing the administrative requirements for keeping track of program commitments with NAS and the Government of Mexico and for keeping program information up-to-date. The employee will need to travel throughout the country.


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

- Four years of University studies in law, administration, international relations studies or similar is required.
- Two (2) years of experience in handling international relations matters and experience handling administrative schedules, appointments, agenda, travel procedures, organizing conferences, public events, etc. is required.
- Level IV (fluent) Spanish (speak/read/write) is required. Level III (Good Working Knowledge) English is required (Please see section “To Apply” on pg 2 for test instructions).

Selection Process

When there are equally qualified candidates, U.S. Veterans will be given preference.  Therefore, it is essential that the candidate address the required qualifications above in the application

All applicants must pass a rigorous security certification process.

Funds availability limits this position to the Local Employee Staff (LES) local compensation plan

Additional selection criteria

-  Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
-  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. 
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/Carmen Caballero 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, Delega. Miguel Hidalgo 11000 Mexico, D.F., tel. 5540-3555/5540 3959/5540-0334/5540-7242. (Valid for two (2) years)  or
- TOEFL (iBT/ITP/PBT).   Information: or (Valid for two (2) years)
- The scores for Level III English (fluent) are : (TOEFL iBT 76  or TOEFL ITP/PBT 540+ or TOEIC PBT 650+)
- 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
American 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. ANA-U79 Vetting and Internal Controls Program Assistant

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

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.

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.