Commercial Specialist, FSN-9

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This announcement is for a trainee level. The position is also advertised at a full performance level.
Please see the ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER HNALL 14/51A for reference

OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates

POSITION: Commercial Specialist, FSN-9

OPENING DATE: October 6, 2014

CLOSING DATE: October 20, 2014

WORK HOURS: Full-time, 40 hours/week

ANNUAL SALARY:*Ordinarily Resident: US$10,459 (Starting salary)

LENGTH OF HIRE: Long-term. Actual filling of the position is contingent upon the availability of funds


The incumbent of this position will report directly to Senior Commercial Officer/Commercial Officer, and will assist U.S. firms to develop and implement market entry and expansion strategies, including complex market research, reporting vast amounts of complex information in concise, readable formats to high level executive branch and congressional decision markets, identify and create trade promotion opportunities, and bringing U.S. and Vietnam business representatives together for discussions and projects. The incumbent will also analyze market trends and evaluate market research for all industry sectors; Maintain high level contact in key sectors and in relevant segments of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV). The incumbent will advise U.S. and local clients on U.S. and Vietnam laws as they affect trade and investment opportunities; and inform SRV officials and business organizations about U. S. legislation, regulation, and practices pertaining to foreign trade. The incumbent will be responsible for all aspects of handling event management and logistics for their assigned client accounts; Identify new clients, developing scopes of work and closing
fee-for-services negotiations.

Please contact the Human Resources Office at 3850-5000 Ext. 5127/Ext.5126 for further inquiries.


NOTE: All applicants are instructed to address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

1. Education: Bachelor’s degree in economics, marketing, or business administration is required.
2. Experience: Must have at least 3 years of progressively responsible experience in business,
government or NGOs in the fields of marketing, business development, trade promotion, economics,
international trade or similar field.
3) Language: Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required (this will be tested). Level
4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing Vietnamese is required.
4) Knowledge: Must be familiar with the host country’s economy, business customs, practices, marketing channels, laws, regulations, and policies related to assigned commercial functions. Expert and specialized knowledge of assigned industry sectors is required.
5) Abilities and Skills: Must be able to become familiar with the policies and regulations of the assigned industries, standard guidelines and instructions provided to U.S. clients, as well as relevant contacts in the host country; Must have strong project management and sales skills as well extensive experience with event planning; Must be able to solve complex commercial and trade issues related to marketing strategiesand sales of U.S. products; Solve all levels of trade event/trade mission issues (e.g. last minute program
changes; making budgets meet, etc.); Communicate with a wide range of contacts from junior staff to senior level government officials and company CEOs; Counsel business clients and hold frequent discussions with industry contacts and CS staff at post and in the U.S.; Must be able to express themselves clearly and accurately in a variety of written formats with varying degrees of complexity, including emails, memos, letters, presentation materials and market research reports.

When fully qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are
given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.

Please see post eligibility & qualification requirements on the bulletin board in Human Resources
Office or on the Embassy website

1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.

2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.

3. Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.

4. Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are
ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.

5. 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 schedule.

6. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold U.S. Mission Regional Security Office (RSO) and Health Unit clearances.

Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:

1. Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff (DS-174).
Candidates may also send a current résumé or curriculum vitae in addition to the Form DS-174, but in all cases, the DS-174 must be submitted in order for the candidate to receive consideration for this vacancy. The DS-174 form is available on the U.S. Embassy website

2. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see Appendix B); or

3. A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1 -24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet; plus

4. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional U.S. Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.

5. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification

Applications should be submitted through email to the address: HYPERLINK
Subject line must be: (HN VA 14//51B) or your application may not be considered

Please use the PDF application form HYPERLINK “http://eap.p.state.sbu/sites/hanoi/
Documents/HR%20Public%20Folder/Application%20Form/DS-174-final.pdf” DS-174.
The form is also available on the U.S. Embassy website HYPERLINK “http://”

We will only accept applications by email. If you encounter a problem, please call Human Resources Office (84-4) 3850-5126 or (84-4) 3850-5127. Please do NOT attach a photo on an application form (DS-174) or resume that provides the same information found on the DS-174.

Human Resources Office
Telephone: 84-4-3850-5000 ext. 5127/5126
Fax: 84-4-3850-5019


(All applications must be received by the closing date to receive consideration. Only short listed applicants will be contacted for interviews. If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks from the closing date, your application was not successful.)

The U.S. Mission in Vietnam 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.

Appendix A

1. Eligible Family Member (EFM): An individual related to a U.S. Government
employee in one of the following ways:
Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in HYPERLINK “http://” 3 FAM 1610);
Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable of
self-support. The term shall include, in addition to natural offspring, stepchildren and
adopted children and those under legal guardianship of the employee or the spouse when
such children are expected to be under such legal guardianship until they reach 21 years of
age and when dependent upon and normally residing with the guardian;
Parent (including stepparents and legally adoptive parents) of the employee or of the
spouse, when such parent is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support;
Sister or brother (including stepsisters and stepbrothers, or adoptive sisters or brothers) of
the employee, or of the spouse, when such sibling is at least 51 percent dependent on the
employee for support, unmarried, and under 21 years of age, or regardless of age, incapable
of self-support.

2. U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM): For purposes of receiving a
preference in hiring for a qualified position, an EFM who meets the following criteria:
U.S. Citizen; and,
EFM (see above) at least 18 years old; and,Listed on the travel orders of a direct-hire Foreign, Civil, or uniformed service member
assigned to or stationed abroad with a USG agency that is under COM authority, or at an
office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and either:
Resides at the sponsoring employee’s or uniformed service member’s post of assignment
abroad or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or
Resides at an Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA) location authorized
under 3 FAM 3232.2.

3. Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM): EFM (see above) eligible for a
Family Member Appointment for purposes of Mission employment:

Is a U.S. citizen; and
Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in HYPERLINK “http://” 3 FAM 1610) or a child of
the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
Is listed on the travel orders or approved Form HYPERLINK “http://” t “_blank”
OF-126, Foreign Service Residence and Dependency Report, of a
sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or
uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed
abroad at a U.S. mission, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan
(AIT), and who is under chief of mission authority; and
Is residing at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad or, as appropriate, office of the American Institute in Taiwan.
Does not receive a Foreign Service or Civil Service annuity

4. Member of Household (MOH): An individual who accompanies a direct-hire
Foreign, Civil, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed at a U.S. Foreign Service post or establishment abroad, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan. An MOH is:

Not an EFM; and,
Not on the travel orders of the sponsoring employee; and,
Has been officially declared by the sponsoring USG employee to the COM as part of his/her household.

A MOH is under COM authority and may include a parent, unmarried partner, other
relative or adult child who falls outside the Department’s current legal and statutory definition of family member. A MOH does not have to be a U.S. Citizen.

5. Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) – An individual who:

Is not a citizen of the host country; and,
Does not ordinarily reside (OR, see below) in the host country; and,
Is not subject to host country employment and tax laws; and,
Has a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN).

NOR employees are compensated under a GS or FS salary schedule, not under the LCP.

6. Ordinarily Resident (OR) – A Foreign National or U.S. citizen who:

Is locally resident; and,
Has legal, permanent resident status within the host country; and,
Is subject to host country employment and tax laws.

EFMs without U.S. Social Security Numbers are also OR. All OR employees, including U.S. citizens, are compensated in accordance with the Local Compensation Plan (LCP).

Appendix B
If an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide the following information equal to what is found on the UAE.
Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.
A. Position Title
B. Position Grade
C. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
D. Dates Available for Work
E. First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used
F. Current Address, Day, Evening, and Cell phone numbers
G. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes
or No; if yes, provide number)
H. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification Number
I. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
J. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide (Yes or No; if yes,
provide explanation)
K. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle,
Driver’s License Class / Type
L. Days available to work
M. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S.
Government (include their Name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
N. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
O. Education
P. License, Skills, Training, Membership, & RecognitionQ. Language Skills
R. Work Experience
S. References






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