Consular Assistant | Closing: 5/05/2018


Announcement Number:       Kampala-2018-017

Position Title:                         Consular Assistant

Opening Period:                   4/24/2018 – 5/05/2018

Series/Grade:                         FP 7

Salary:                                     USD 43,031 – USD 63,191 Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

For More Info:                        Human Resources Officer: Bridget C. Kissinger

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

Security Clearance Required:  Secret

Duration Appointment:          FMA not to exceed 5 years

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 Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Consular Assistant.

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 following receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: No

Duties: The incumbent will perform Consular Assistant duties in the Consular Section including understanding and applying complex citizenship and visa regulations in support of the work of the Consular Section, and performing a wide range of functions within the section.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:  Completion of two years college studies in business administration, liberal arts or science.


EXPERIENCE:  Two years’ work experience in administration or a customer service oriented environment is required.

Download: Position Description.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: General knowledge of administrative and office procedures; general knowledge of the consular operations, management practices and a general understanding of USG organizational structure, including the ability to appreciate political nuances and cultural sensitivities is required.


LANGUAGE:  Level IV (Speaking/Reading/Writing) English is required. (This may be tested.)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  (This may be tested.)

Typing level III (40wpm). Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Ability to deal effectively with a culturally diverse public and to work diplomatically under pressure. Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), Internet, and ability to master Consular software applications.  Possession of Secret security clearance 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.

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:

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Secret security clearance.  Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is available on

To apply for this position, applicants should electronically submit the documents listed below to:


Human Resources Office


Telephone:  0414-306001

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
  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • Degree/ education transcripts
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)
  • 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 Uganda.