Cultural Affairs Specialist

Theo nguồn tin trên trang mạng của U.S. Embassy @ Hanoi City


OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates

POSITION: Cultural Affairs Specialist, FSN-10

OPENING DATE: September 21, 2015

CLOSING DATE: October 5, 2015

WORK HOURS: Full-time, 40 hours/week

ANNUAL SALARY: Ordinarily Resident: US$18,522.00 (Starting salary)

LENGTH OF HIRE: Long-term. Actual filling of the position is contingent upon the availability
of funds The Embassy of the United States of America in Hanoi is seeking an individual for employment for the position of Cultural Affairs Specialist in its Public Affairs Section (PAS) in Hanoi.




Incumbent of this position will be responsible for designing, implementing, and monitoring English language programs throughout Vietnam by using his/her knowledge and experience in the field of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) within the specific context of the Vietnamese educational system to support the attainment of Mission goals.

Please contact the Human Resources Office at 3850-5000 Ext. 5126/Ext.5127 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 English, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) or
Applied linguistics is required.
2. Experience: Must have at least five years of experience in English language teaching and teacher training/development.
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 have advanced knowledge of the field of Teaching English as a Foreign
Language, including current trends and best practices in language teaching methodology; and
education and public education policy in Vietnam, with a specific focus on the area of English
language instruction. Must be familiar with specific content areas of TEFL such as English for
Specific Purposes, content-based instruction, project management, curriculum development, testing and assessment, and materials adaptation and development.
5. Skills and Abilities: Must have proficiency in operating office productivity software (Microsoft Office Suite); adequate typing speed; knowledge of and experience with social media; ability to:
travel extensively via both air and surface transportation; work outside normal business hours when necessary; work independently with minimum supervision. Must have standard budget
Management skills for reviewing program financial reports; advanced organizational skills for
coordinating events and travel schedules; advanced interpersonal skills for developing and
maintaining internal and external professional contacts.


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

1. Universal Application form for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff (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 The Embassy does
not accept applications via Vietnamworks or Careerbuilder without DS-174 form.
2. A separate sheet with a listing of the applicant’s work experience can be attached along with DS-174 form.
3. 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.
4. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification.


Applications should be submitted through email to the address:
Subject line must be: (HN VA 15/66) or your application may not be considered;
Please use the PDF application form DS-174. The form is also available on the U.S. Embassy
website The application form must be in Word or PDF format. The
other format such as .rar or .jpg is unacceptable.

We will only accept applications by email. If your submission gets through successfully, you will receive an automatic reply from our Recruitment Mailbox which reads “This is to confirm that HR received your application. Please do not reply this message.” If you encounter a problem, please call the Human Resources Office (84-4) 3850-5126 or (84-4) 3850-5111. Please do NOT attach a photo on an application form (DS-174).

Human Resources Office
Telephone: 84-4-3850-5000 ext. 5126/5127
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 3 FAM 1610);
 Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable of selfsupport.
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:
1. 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
This diagram demonstrates how an
Appointment Eligible Family Member
(AEFM) is also a U.S.- citizen Eligible
Family Member (USEFM) as well as an
Eligible Family Member (EFM).
2. 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 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 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
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, & Recognition
Q. Language Skills
R. Work Experience
S. References






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