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Public Engagement Assistant - US Embassy and Consulates in India
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Announcement Number: New Delhi-2018-071

Position Title: Public Engagement Assistant (Two positions)

Opening Period: November 30, 2018 – December 13, 2018

Series/Position/Grade: 6510/DLA-200104 & DLA 200105/FSN-08

Salary: Rs. 757,607 (annual salary) *Starting salary will be determined on the basis of qualifications and experience, and/or salary history.

For More Info: Human Resources Office Mailing Address: Human Resources Office (Recruitment Team) C/o U.S. Embassy, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi – 110021. E-mail Address:

Who may apply: All Interested Applicants/All Sources

Security Clearance Required: Local Security Certification Duration

Appointment: 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 U.S. Embassy in New Delhi is seeking an individual for the position of Public Engagement Assistant in the Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Office. These positions will be located at the American Center, 24 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, and New Delhi.

The work schedule for this position: Full Time; 40 hours per week

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications, or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: No Duties: Under the supervision of the American Center Programming Office, the incumbent promotes Mission India strategic priorities by conceiving, planning, executing, and evaluating programming at the American Center in New Delhi. Serve as the Center’s audience analysis expert, evaluating and deploying data gathering tools to gauge audience demographics, interests, engagement, and satisfaction. Will be responsible to identify, develops and maintain key Indian contacts within existing and potential partner organizations.

Qualifications and Requirements: Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

Education: Successful completion of Bachelor’s degree in any of these disciplines is required: Humanities or Social Science or Journalism.

Indicate completion / non-completion by checking Yes /No under the education requirement ‘’section 2: education ‘’ column. Did you graduate on the form DS-174 (This question is to know if you have completed class-X, XII or any other degree/vocational courses, also specify the name of course and subjects for each qualification you possess.)

Requirements: Two years of experience in public diplomacy and public affairs with an embassy or public sector organization, out of which 1 year of experience involved program evaluation, survey or poll design is required.

(Elaborate job responsibilities under ‘’section 4: work experience’’ column on the form DS-174. You may also attach additional sheets in case you would like to provide any further information/details.)

Level IV (Fluency) in English and Hindi (Speaking/Reading/Writing) is required. (When applying for the position, please indicate your level of proficiency for these languages in ‘’section 3: language’’ column on the form DS-174.)  ...

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.

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.


(1) AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
(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”), 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:


1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

3. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a local security certification and medical clearance.

HOW TO APPLY: Each applicant is required to provide a duly filled DS-174 application form and all the mandatory documents for each position you are interested in. Applications, which do not provide the following supporting documents, will not be accepted. All applicants are required to download and save the latest PDF (via Acrobat) or MSWord version of the DS-174 application for employment form available on our Website U.S. Embassy. The application form is constantly being updated and the previous versions are no longer compatible for HR to review.

Please note: Resumes/CVs submitted will not be considered. Submission of the DS-174 application form is mandatory and DS-174 application form is the only form of application that will be accepted.

Applicants must submit Universal Application for Employment (DS-174), which is available on our website https://Universal Application For Employment(UAE) (Form-DS-174) or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above). Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

Applicants should electronically (or otherwise) submit the documents listed below along with the DS174.

To save paper and ink HR has taken an initiative and we need your cooperation to make it a success. We request you to submit an electronic application. Applications submitted in hard copy will also be considered. However an electronic application would be appreciated.

The electronic version of application could be Word File or a PDF version (hand filled scanned copy) from your email address to

WHERE TO APPLY: Human Resources Office Recruitment Team

Mailing Address: Human Resources Office (Recruitment Team), C/o U.S. Embassy, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri New Delhi- 110021

E-mail Address:

Applicants applying electronically (via email) will have to send their applications at Please insert the VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER & FULL NAME (First Name/Last Name) in the Subject line of the E-mail. Applications without this information in subject line or with incorrect Vacancy Number will not be accepted. The vacancy announcement number for this position is 2018-071.

Mandatory/Required Documents: Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application DS-174
 DS-174. - Complete duly filled form
 Proof of citizenship / Residency and/or Work Permit - Eligibility to work in India (Applicable to all nationals including host country nationals): Please attach a copy (please do not attach original documents) of any one of the document that confirms your legal eligibility to work in India (for example: Work Permit, Residency Permit, Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Person of Indian Origin (PIO), PAN Card, Voter’s ID, Passport copy, Aadhaar Card/Country identification or equivalent).
 Degree with mark sheets/Educational documents
 Certificate or License (if applicable)
 All applicants must disclose any family member that works for the U.S. Embassy. Failure to do so could result in separation from employment (for definition of the relative please refer to the instruction page found on the Website and SharePoint).

What to Expect Next: Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

For further information: To request for the position description and or any inquiry regarding this position and the hiring process, please send an email to

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered. Thank you for your understanding and your interest in working at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi

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