Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM – FP is 05 (Steps 5 through 14). Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
For local/host country nationals, starting salary will be determined on the basis of qualification and experience, and/or salary history.
Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation Appointment Type Permanent Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period. Marketing Statement:
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply. Summary:
The work schedule for this position is:
Start Date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4-6 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end. Supervisory Position: No Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
Duties The incumbent is one of two Political Specialists in the combined Political/Economic section at U.S. Consulate General Mumbai and serves as the principal locally employed staff member covering political and security developments in the five states of Mumbai’s consular district: Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Goa. The incumbent leads the section’s reporting and analysis on state and local elections, legislative affairs, political parties, and security and law enforcement developments, serving as a primary point of contact with senior Indian officials throughout the consular district. The Political Specialist also maintains high-level contacts in government, academia, journalism, and civil society, and helps arrange meetings and site visits for U.S. Government and Consulate officials. The incumbent frequently serves as a back-up to the section’s other Political Specialist covering human rights and civil society. The incumbent reports directly to the Political/Economic Section Chief and receives guidance from the Section’s Political Officers, and collaborates with other section and agency colleagues on reporting and other activities as necessary.
Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE: Minimum five years’ experience in a media or research organization, social development or advocacy association, political party or government office, or undergraduate teaching is required. Must have experience involving contact and engagement with senior government and/or military officials, as well as in writing, research, and analysis using traditional and new media sources. Please describe your previous and current job responsibilities in detail. Also mention your Supervisory experience in detail, if applicable for this position.
University degree is required. Please specify the name of the Certificate/Degree/Diploma course and the major subjects for each qualification you possess. Evaluations:
LANGUAGE: Fluency (Speaking, reading and writing) in English is required. Fluency (Speaking and reading) in Hindi and Marathi is required. This may be tested. Please specify in your application your level of proficiency in each language listed here.
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. Qualifications:
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
Benefits and Other Info
Benefits: Agency Benefits:
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Mumbai may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.
The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office. Other Information:
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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.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
2. AEFM / USEFM
3. FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **
** 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: https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va