Alumni and Outreach Assistant FSN-9*, FP-5**
DATE: Sunday, June 17, 2012
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates
POSITION: Alumni and Outreach Assistant FSN-9*, FP-5**
OPENING DATE: Sunday, June 17, 2012
CLOSING DATE: Sunday, July 1, 2012
WORK HOURS: Full Time, 40 hours /week
SALARY: *Ordinarily Resident (OR): OMR 13,582.000 p.a. (Starting salary including allowances)
**Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): USD 50,043 p.a. (Starting salary)
NOTE: ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
ONLY QUALIFIED APPLICANTS who have submitted the application form (DS-174) WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR AN INTERVIEW.
APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. ____________________________________________________________________
The U.S. Embassy in Muscat is seeking an individual for the position of Alumni and Outreach Assistant in the Public Affairs Section.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
The Alumni and Outreach Assistant develops and manages Embassy outreach programs and its Educational and Cultural Affairs Alumni Network. Specific outreach responsibilities include arranging speaker programs, special events, and programs dealing with youth, women, and sports; identifying outreach partner audiences and building direct relationships with them; and coordinating/implementing an annual outreach schedule. Alumni responsibilities include recruiting alumni members from Omanis who have participated in State Department programs; developing and implementing ongoing program opportunities with alumni and the Alumni Office in Washington; and pursuing all opportunities for State Department funding of alumni activities.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available in the Human Resources Office.
NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
- Education: University level education resulting in a minimum bachelor's degree in liberal arts, education, social sciences, or related fields.
- Prior Work Experience: Three years of progressive responsibility in the public or private sector in outreach, cultural, and educational fields with solid professional experience in project management.
- Language Proficiency: Level IV (fluent) in written and spoken English and Level III (good working knowledge) Arabic required.
- Knowledge: Knowledge of U.S. history and culture; awareness and understanding of U.S. political, economic, social, and educational institutions. Thorough knowledge of outreach techniques, management of public affairs campaigns and speaker programs, and ability to form and motivate targeted groups. Extensive and deep knowledge of host-country political, educational, cultural, and social institutions and customs.
- Skills and Abilities: Resourcefulness and creativity in finding, contacting, and organizing groups into action. Attention to minute detail and complete follow-through to develop/manage highly complex event schedules and program logistics with minimum supervision. Ability to grasp concepts quickly and translate them into action with a minimum of supervision. Proven oral/written communications skills at the highest levels, including ability to proofread/correct own writing and to make oral presentations confidently in both English and Arabic. Ability to interact easily with a wide range of audiences, often in cross-cultural settings, including private and official Americans as well as host country representatives at all levels. Proven ability to develop outreach products drawing on available resources. Complete familiarity with commonly used office software. Ability to work cooperatively with diverse personalities and working styles.
When equally qualified, U.S. citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs), Members of Household (MOHs), and U.S. Veterans will be given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate address the required qualifications above in the application.
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
- Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
- Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration:
- Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174);
- For candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference, a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. For candidates who claim conditional U.S. Veterans preference, documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring.
- Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:
Embassy of the United States of America
Attention: Human Resources Officer
P.O. Box 202, Postal Code 115,
Madinat Al Sultan Qaboos, Muscat Sultanate of Oman
POINT OF CONTACT:
*NOTE: ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST BE RESIDING IN COUNTRY AND HAVE OR BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE REQUIRED WORK AND RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.
CLOSING DATE: Sunday, July 1, 2012
The U.S. Mission in Muscat 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.