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U.S. Embassy Job Islamabad, Arts / Graphics Assistant

U.S. Embassy Job Islamabad, Arts / Graphics Assistant

The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad is seeking an individual for the position of Arts & Graphics Assistant in the Public Affairs Section (PAS).

Position: Arts & Graphics Assistant, FSN-8; FP-6:

Basic Function of Position:
The incumbent is responsible for designing and executing arts and graphics displays in support of Public Affairs Section (PAS) programs throughout Pakistan, including seminars, workshops and other events at the Embassy, the Ambassador’s residence, outside venues, and at constituent posts in Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar. Incumbent is under direct supervision of the Senior Cultural Affairs Specialist and indirect supervision of the Cultural Affairs Officer (CAO).  Performs other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

A copy of the complete position descriptions listing all duties and responsibilities is available in the Human Resources Office.

Qualifications Required:
1. Education: Completion of Bachelors (14 years of education) in Fine Arts is required.
2. Experience: Four years of experience in arts or graphics design is required.
3. Language: Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English and Urdu are required.  Language skills will be tested.
4. Knowledge: Must have a thorough knowledge of artistic layout, design, and display methods, techniques and production which may be tested. Sensitivity for, and understanding of Mission strategic objectives is required.
5. Abilities & Skills: High degree of creativity and expertise over a wide range of media, styles, techniques plus the ability to maintain contacts with graphic arts community is required
Note: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

Selection Process: 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.

Additional Selection Criteria:
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 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. Current employees who have voluntarily been reassigned/promoted from one position to another are not eligible to apply for six months from the effective date of the reassignment/promotion.
7. Current employees who have received any job-related training are not eligible to apply in another section/agency for six months from the effective date of the training.
8. U.S. Mission Pakistan will not bear any travel expenses for testing, interviews, pre-employment clearances (if selected) or relocation for joining.

To Apply: Interested candidates for this position must submit their completed DS-174 (Application for Employment) or a current resume or curriculum vita that provides the same information found on the DS-174 (see Appendix B) by Email at: pakjobs@state.gov. The Vacancy Announcement Number must be mentioned in the subject line of the email.  Applicants are encouraged to submit the DS-174.  However, applicants who submit both a DS-174 and a resume will not be considered.

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.

Incomplete applications or submissions received after the closing date will not be considered.  Please do not attach any documents at this stage; you will be informed when your documents are required. Only those candidates meeting all the requirements will be contacted for a test/interview. To review all advertised positions, please visit Embassy Website: http://islamabad.usembassy.gov/employment_opportunities.html.

Closing Date for this Position: June 23, 2015.

The U.S. Mission in Pakistan 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.