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Company Name :- U.S. Embassy & Consulates in India
Position Name :- Visa Assistant
Company Location :- Mumbai, Maharashtra
Job Category :- Jobs in Mumbai
Full Job Description :-
Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM – FP is 07. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type Details:
Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
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 (4-6 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Incumbent assists in the Immigrant Visa (IV) Unit, consisting of a Senior Visa Specialist, Senior Visa Assistants, and Immigrant Visa assistants responsible for processing immigrant, fiancé(e), and K visa applications annually. Annually, the unit also handles a number of returning resident applications and boarding foils. Incumbent performs a full range of duties in the IV unit including checking documents submitted by immigrant visa applicants, organizing and tracking visa requests according to a complicated set of laws and procedures so that a Consular Officer can make a decision, and ensuring that the legal requirements of the application have been met. Incumbent attends to applicant inquiries, accurately, prints immigrant visas and creates immigrant visa packets, files immigrant visa cases received from the National Visa Center (NVC), drafts memos for transferring or returning petitions to different posts or NVC, and interprets for Consular Officers as required.
Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE: Two years of experience in consular work or relevant work experience involving customer service and/or office clerical work involving contact with public is required. 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.
LANGUAGE: Fluency (Speaking, reading and writing) in English is required. Good working knowledge (Speaking) in Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi 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.
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
Benefits and Other Info
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.
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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 **
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”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, 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: https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-vaHiring InsightsJob activityPosted 1 day ago
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