Jobs at the Embassy

The U.S. Embassy in Prague is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to attract the highest caliber and best qualified staff. Our salaries are competitive with the top firms in Prague and we offer an attractive benefits package.

We are particularly interested in individuals with skills in commerce; agriculture; marketing; political and economic affairs; Czech media and public relations; information management and network computer skills; financial management; procurement; architecture and building maintenance.

If you are interested in any of the current openings, please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae (resume) to: Human Resources Office, U.S. Embassy Prague, Tržiště 15, 118 01 Praha 1 or via e-mail to HROPrague@state.gov.

Current Openings

OPEN TO:  All Interested Candidates

POSITION:   Guard

OPENING DATE: 
  October 26, 2016

CLOSING DATE:  until filled

WORK HOURS:    Full-time; 40 hours/week

SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-03; 321,724 Kč

NOTE: All applicants who are not the Family Members of USG employees officially assigned to post and under Chief of Mission Authority must have the required work and residency permits to be eligible for consideration.

The U.S. Embassy in Prague, Czech Republic is seeking an individual for the full-time position of Guard in the Regional Security Office.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Incumbent performs guard duties on a permanent or rotating shift during the hours and on the days determined by the Guard Supervisor at either a stationary post or a walking patrol post at one of three US government facilities. Guard duties include perimeter security, access controls, physical and  visual inspection of vehicles, personal items and packages, interaction with public, coordination with US, local security  personnel and local police  security services.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

A.    Education:  Completion of high school education (maturita) or equivalent is required.

B.    Prior Work Experience: Six months experience in security/protective services is required.

C.    Post Entry Training: Training on use of the trace explosive detection machine, x-ray machine and walk-through metal detectors is required.

D.    Language Proficiency (list both English and host country languages proficiency requirements by level (II, III, IV) and specialization (speak/read): Level 3/3 (Good Working Knowledge) Czech, level 2/2 (Limited Knowledge) in English required. Language proficiency will be tested.

E.    Job Knowledge: Must be thoroughly familiar with verbal and written instructions given by Regional Security Officer/Assistant Regional Security Officer, including local guard orders and emergency plans.

F.    Skills and Abilities: Must be able to follow orders, to be alert, and to be reliable. When in contact with the public, must be cordial and polite. Must exercise sound judgment in referring problem situations to the local guard supervisor, and able to solve most problems in the absence of a guard supervisor. Full performance guards must be able to work all post and all shifts.

Must be in good physical condition and be able to perform basic security functions. Must be capable of ensuring personal safety and the well-being of visitors. Strenuous activity is necessary. Must be able to do regular foot patrols and job-training including self-defense measures. Security, military, police or similar background demonstrating appropriate training and fitness is required. Incumbent must pass annual medical examinations.

SELECTION PROCESS

When equally qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (AEFM) and U.S. Veterans will be given preference.  Therefore, it is essential that the candidate address the required qualifications above in the application.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA

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

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

Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold an FMA appointment are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.

Currently employed Not Ordinarily Residents employees (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.

TO APPLY
Interested candidates for this position should submit the following or the applications will not be considered:

  1. A current resume or curriculum vitae (CV) that provides the same information as on DS-174 (PDF, 56 kB) (education and employment history, citizenship, veteran’s status, and a notation if you have ever worked for the U.S. Government before); or
  2. Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174).
  3. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.
  4. Any other documentation (e.g. essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

SUBMIT APPLICATION IN WRITING BY E-MAIL TO: HROPrague@state.gov. Please include “Guard” in the subject line.

Or by fax to: 257-022-811
Or by mail to:
Human Resources Office
American Embassy Prague
Trziste 15
118 01 Prague 1, Czech Republic

CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: UNTIL FILLED

The U.S. Mission in the Czech Republic 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.

OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates

OPENING DATE: October 26, 2016

CLOSING DATE: until filled

WORK HOURS: Full time, 40 hours/week

SALARY: Ordinarily Resident: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-03; 321,724 Kč

LENGTH OF EMPLOYMENT: Temporary position approximately for two years or until the Compound Security Upgrade project is completed; whichever occurs earlier.

NOTE: All applicants who are not the Family Members of USG employees officially assigned to post and under Chief of Mission Authority must have the required work and residency permits to be eligible for consideration.

The U.S. Embassy in Prague, Czech Republic is seeking an individual for the temporary position of Guard in the Regional Security Office.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

Incumbent performs guard duties on a permanent or rotating shift during the hours and on the days determined by the Guard Supervisor at either a stationary post or a walking patrol post at one of three US government facilities. Guard duties include perimeter security, access controls, physical and visual inspection of vehicles, personal items and packages, interaction with public, coordination with US, local security personnel and local police security services.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

A. Education: Completion of high school education (maturita) or equivalent is required.

B. Prior Work Experience: Six months experience in security/protective services is required.

C. Post Entry Training: Training on use of the trace explosive detection machine, x-ray machine and walk-through metal detectors is required.

D. Language Proficiency (list both English and host country languages proficiency requirements by level (II, III, IV) and specialization (speak/read): Level 3/3 (Good Working Knowledge) Czech, level 2/2 (Limited Knowledge) in English required. Language proficiency will be tested.

E. Job Knowledge: Must be thoroughly familiar with verbal and written instructions given by Regional Security Officer/Assistant Regional Security Officer, including local guard orders and emergency plans.

F. Skills and Abilities: Must be able to follow orders, to be alert, and to be reliable. When in contact with the public, must be cordial and polite. Must exercise sound judgment in referring problem situations to the local guard supervisor, and able to solve most problems in the absence of a guard supervisor. Full performance guards must be able to work all post and all shifts.

Must be in good physical condition and be able to perform basic security functions. Must be capable of ensuring personal safety and the well-being of visitors. Strenuous activity is necessary. Must be able to do regular foot patrols and job-training including self-defense measures. Security, military, police or similar background demonstrating appropriate training and fitness is required. Incumbent must pass annual medical examinations.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office via the following email address HROPrague@state.gov.

SELECTION PROCESS: When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

(1) USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(2) USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(3) FS on LWOP

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

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. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold security clearance for Locally Employed Staff.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:

1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources HROPrague@state.gov and

2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. resume, transcripts, degrees, etc.)

IMPORTANT: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).

WHERE TO APPLY:

Human Resources Office
E-mail Address: HROPrague@state.gov – Please include “Guard-Part-Time” in the subject line.
Mailing Address: Trziste 15, 118 01 Prague 1
FAX Number: 00420-257-022-811

CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: UNTIL FILLED

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. 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.

The U.S. Embassy in Prague, Czech Republic is seeking an individual for the full-time position of Guard in the Regional Security Office.

OPEN TO: All Interested Applicants / All Sources

OPENING DATE: December 22, 2017

CLOSING DATE: Until filled

WORK HOURS: When Actually Employed – WAE (30days per calendar year/240hours per calendar year)

SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-03; 257, 478 Kč

Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP- BB*;$22,727*
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

LENGTH OF EMPLOYMENT: Temporary WAE position to start approximately in January 2018 or until the OBO project is completed; whichever occurs earlier.

NOTE: All applicants who are not the Family Members of USG employees officially assigned to post and under Chief of Mission Authority must have the required work and residency permits to be eligible for consideration.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

Incumbent performs guard duties on a permanent or rotating shift during the hours and on the days determined by the Guard Supervisor at either a stationary post or a walking patrol post at one of three US government facilities. Guard duties include perimeter security, access controls, physical and visual inspection of vehicles, personal items and packages, interaction with public, coordination with US, local security personnel and local police security services.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

  1. Education: Completion of high school education (maturita) or equivalent is required.
  2. Prior Work Experience: Six months experience in security/protective services is required.
  3. Post Entry Training: Training on use of the trace explosive detection machine, x-ray machine and walk-through metal detectors is required.
  4. Language Proficiency :list both English and host country languages proficiency requirements by level (II, III, IV) and specialization (speak/read): Speaking Level 2 (Limited Knowledge) / Reading Level 3 (Good Working Knowledge) in English required. Language proficiency will be tested.
  5. Job Knowledge: Must be thoroughly familiar with verbal and written instructions given by Regional Security Officer/Assistant Regional Security Officer, including local guard orders and emergency plans.
  6. Skills and Abilities: Must be able to follow orders, to be alert, and to be reliable. Ability to watch people and offer detailed reports of site activities and observations. Must exercise sound judgment in referring problematic situations to the local guard supervisor and/or RSO/ARSO. Ability to walk and stand for long periods. General knowledge of aptly operating a hand-held radio is required. Must be available for flexible work schedule as weekends and on-call work is often needed.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office via the following email address HROPrague@state.gov.

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**

* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process. Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

  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. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
  4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold security clearance for Locally Employed Staff. Applicant must pass an Embassy administered certification of medical fitness to drive.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  1. 1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources HROPrague@state.gov and
  2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)

WHERE TO APPLY:

Human Resources Office
E-mail Address: HROPrague@state.gov – Please include “Guard”

Mailing Address: Trziste 15, 118 01 Prague 1
FAX Number: 00420-257-022-811

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 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. 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.

The U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Residence (DCMR) in Prague is seeking an employee for the position of Chef.

OPEN TO: Ordinarily Residents (OR) only

POSITION: DCMR Chef

OPENING DATE: March 21, 2018

LOSING DATE: April 04, 2018

WORK HOURS: Full time, 40 hours/week

LENGTH OF HIRE: Temporary contract for one year with possible extensions

SALARY: To be determined based on experience

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) is currently accepting applications for a Chef position. This person plans meals for the DCM’s family and guests and official events, in consultation with the DCMR Manager. The DCMR Chef ensures all food items are ready on time and are prepared and presented to the highest of standards. The DCMR Chef helps in the planning and execution of official representational events by setting up official rooms and areas in the residence, including setting tables, preparing official rooms for guests, providing beverages, ice, and glasses to the bartenders, serving meals, etc. The DCMR Chef keeps residence kitchens and appliances clean and all storage areas orderly. The DCMR Chef deals with any washing up, cleaning, etc. so no dirty utensils, equipment, surfaces, floors etc. are left un-washed. The DCMR Chef keeps all the kitchen areas in a safe, well-maintained and hygienic condition.

The DCMR Chef also serves as the backup to the DCMR Manager which includes, but is not limited to, record keeping and preparing financial statements, internal controls, flower arrangements, determination of maintenance and replacement needs, attending official functions, and overseeing operations. The DCMR Manager is responsible for cleanliness and upkeep of the representational areas of the house.

This position is open to Ordinarily Residents (OR) only. An Ordinarily Resident person is a Czech citizen or other nationality who has legal, permanent resident status within the Czech Republic and has the required work and/or residency permits for employment in country.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Professional training required (hotel school, vocational training)

Experience: At least three years experience in a busy, high quality dining hotel, restaurant or private service kitchen

Language: Fluent knowledge of English and Czech are required.

Skills and Abilities: Extensive knowledge of food preparation, presentation and service.
Medical certification for alimentation services. Customer service oriented, flexible, adaptable and creative. Able to work independently.

SUBMIT APPLICATION IN WRITING BY E-MAIL TO:

RezidenceCMR@seznam.cz

Please include “DCMR Chef” in the subject line.

CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: 04/04/2018

The U.S. Chief of Mission Residence (CMR) in Prague is seeking an employee for the position of Chef.

OPEN TO: Ordinarily Residents (OR) only

POSITION: CMR Chef

OPENING DATE: March 22, 2018

CLOSING DATE: April 05, 2018

WORK HOURS: Full time, 40 hours/week

LENGTH OF HIRE: Temporary contract for one year with possible extensions

SALARY: To be determined based on experience

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plans meals for the Ambassador’s family and guests and official events, in consultation with the Residence Manager.
  • Ensures all food items are ready on time and are prepared and presented to the highest of standards.
  • Assists with the planning and execution of official representational events by setting up official rooms and areas in the residence, including setting tables, preparing official rooms for guests, providing beverages, ice, and glasses to the bartenders, serving meals, etc.
    • Maintains a high standard of hygiene and organization of residence kitchens, appliances, and storage areas.
  • Ensures no dirty utensils, equipment, surfaces, floors etc. are left un-washed.
  • Prepares food shopping lists, purchases all food items, maintains detailed accounting records and kitchen inventory.

This position is open to Ordinarily Residents (OR) only.  An Ordinarily Resident person is a Czech citizen or other nationality who has legal, permanent resident status within the Czech Republic and has the required work and/or residency permits for employment in country.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Professional training required (hotel school, vocational training)

Experience: At least five years experience in a busy, high quality dining hotel, restaurant or private service kitchen

Language: Fluent knowledge of English and Czech are required.

Skills and Abilities: Extensive knowledge of food preparation, presentation and service.
Medical certification for alimentation services. Customer service oriented, flexible, adaptable and creative. Able to work independently.

SUBMIT APPLICATION IN WRITING BY E-MAIL TO:

RezidenceCMR@seznam.cz

Please include “CMR Chef” in the subject line.

CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: 04/05/2018

The U.S. Mission in Prague is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Chauffeur in the Marine Security Guard Section.

OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates / All Sources

OPENING DATE: April 04, 2018

CLOSING DATE: April 18, 2018

WORK HOURS: Full time, 40 hours/week

SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-3; 257,478 Kč

Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-BB*; $ 21,840
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

Administrative Assistant to Marine Security Guard Detachment, as well as one of three chauffeurs. Operates passenger and small cargo vehicles to transport MSG personnel, supplies and Embassy/Detachment property. Provides messenger services. Accompanies members of the Detachment to various shops and businesses and will serve as a basic interpreter for routine tasks, as the Marine Security Guard positions(s) are not language designated and relies heavily on this position for language assistance. The incumbent is required to assist in making small purchases and be responsible for a monthly accounting of petty cash.

 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

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.

  1. Education: Completion of high school is required.
  2. Prior Work Experience: Minimum of two years of experience in driving to include providing administrative and /or clerical support is required.
  3. Language Proficiency: Level 3/3 (Good working knowledge) speaking/reading/writing in English is required. Level 3/3 (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing in Czech is required. Language proficiency will be tested.
  4. Skills and Abilities: Must have a valid Czech driving license. Ability to operate different types of vehicles and perform minor repairs. Must be able to work courteously with Embassy staff and various local contacts. Must have the ability to learn Microsoft \office Programs and keep electronic logs as needed. Must have the ability to lift heave items weighing no more than 50 lbs.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office via the following email address HROPrague@state.gov.

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**

* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process. Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

  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. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
  4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold security clearance for Locally Employed Staff.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources HROPrague@state.gov and
  2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)

WHERE TO APPLY:

Human Resources Office
E-mail Address: HROPrague@state.gov – Please include “CHAUFFEUR” in the subject line.

Mailing Address: Trziste 15, 118 01 Prague 1

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 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. 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.