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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 05:12 PM
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Job Searching: Political Assistant FSN 7 - Pays $14,000 US Embassy Baghdad
Edited on Wed May-09-07 05:13 PM by otohara
requirements up the wazoo needed for this position to live in beautiful Basrah, Iraq. Shouldn't "Host Country" be described as "Occupied Country"?

Job Postings
Political Assistant FSN 7
Vacancy Announcement Number 07-40

TO: All Interested candidates
FROM: Human Resources Office
OPEN TO: All interested candidates
OPENING DATE: April 26, 2007
CLOSING DATE: May 09, 2007
WORK HOURS: Full time 40 hours/week
BASIC SALARY: 14,202 U.S. dollar per year

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is seeking to fill the position of Political Assistant in the Political Section in Basrah, south Iraq.

NOTE: ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT* APPLICANTS MUST BE RESIDING IN IRAQ AND HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION:

Provides researches, reporting and advice to the Political Section of the U.S Regional Office, reporting to the American Officers in charge of Political Affairs. Responsible for gathering information for specific political section projects and assignments.

The employee advises officers on a variety of sensitive political issues and related matters identifying key issues and events through interviews, the news media and other sources. Pays particular attention to developments in building a democratic Iraq, i.e., the electoral process, bilateral and multilateral policies and personalities making policy. Information is summarized and presented in a timely fashion to the political office. Keeps track of biographic information for all reports, making sure names, political affiliations and other information is correct. Draws on a variety of published sources, legislative enactments, official press releases and government reports. Acts as escort or interpreter for visiting officials. Travels out of the regular duty station to outlying regions to accompany supervisors to meetings and conferences. Develops and maintains an extensive range of high-level contacts in the government, political parties, press, educational institutions and related organizations.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Each applicant must address each selection criterion detailed below specifically and comprehensively, in addition to submitting a CV/rsum.

1. Completion of a university degree (BA/BS) in political science, English, history, international relations or other closely related fields is required.

2. One to two years of experience in the field of social research, journalism, translating or closely related field is required.

3. Position requires the ability to use basic office Microsoft office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, e-mail) as well as good typing skills in order to prepare written narrative reports.

4. Level IV (Fluent) in English and Arabic are required

5. Must have a good knowledge of Iraqi political, economic and social structure, institutions, political parties and key political figures, along with a basic understanding of U.S. foreign policy toward Iraq.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

* Management will consider nepotism/ conflict of interest, budget and visa status in determining successful candidacy.

* Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.

* Must be eligible to receive a security clearance certification.

* Under PSA-Plus guidelines, non-host country citizens (American and foreign nationals) must have a host country visa status, which will permit them to obtain work.

TO APPLY:
Interested candidates for this position should submit the following:




* State on that the position applied for is Political Assistant in Basrah.

* U.S. Embassy Application for Employment or a complete CV/ resume that addresses the qualifications required.

* Documentation (copies of degrees earned, certificates, awards, etc.) that addresses the qualifications required of the position as listed above.

SUBMIT APPLICATION OR CV TO:

Human Resources Office,
Presidential Palace/ Room S101,
E-mail: baghdadhr@state.gov

* Preferred way of sending applications is electronically.

*
Please attach certificates and documents to the CV/resume.

DEFINITION:

Ordinarily Resident (OR):
A citizen of the host country or a citizen of another country, including the United States of America, who has shifted the main residency focus to the host country and has the required work and/or residency permit for employment in country. The person is in the host country as a citizen, legal permanent resident, or the holder of a non-diplomatic visa/work and/or residency permit.

http://iraq.usembassy.gov/iraq/20070426_pol_asst.html
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CK_John Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 05:16 PM
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1. Probably a misprint, 140,000 is going rate for translators.
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 05:16 PM
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2. Experienced, bilingual, college graduate, to work in a war zone for
an occupying nation that could well result in your death, for $14K a year. Sounds like Texas. Fucking assholes.

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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 05:19 PM
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3. There is a better job with Dept. of State in Costa Rica
http://sanjose.usembassy.gov/job20070511.html

PENING DATE: April 27, 2007 CLOSING DATE: May 11, 2007

WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week.

SALARY: * Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): US$32,062 annual (Starting salary)
(Position Grade: FP-7 is confirmed by Washington)

* Ordinarily Resident (OR): 438,508 monthly (Starting salary)
(Position Grade: FSN-7)

NOTE: ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The U.S. Embassy in San Jose is seeking an individual for the position of Secretary in the Consular Section.
BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION

Performs secretarial duties required by the Consul General and the Section Deputy, including administrative support for the entire section. Responds to telephone inquiries, dealing with GOCR officials at the highest level and with American Citizens. Provides information and assistance to inquiries in all areas of consular work. Sets own goals and priorities and, using own initiative, takes on additional tasks as required.
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Chipper Chat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 05:19 PM
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4. They left off the most important qualification:
You must be a registered republican.
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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 05:22 PM
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5. Now that takes a really really Loyal Bushie...
:rofl:

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