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

The U.S. Mission in Prague is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Guard in the Regional Security Office (RSO). The work schedule for this position is full-time, 40 hours per week.

CLOSING DATE: Until filled

Salary: from 321, 724Kč

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

For more info: E-mailAdress: HROPrague@state.gov

Who May Apply: All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearances Required: Local Security Certifications

Duration of Appointment: Indefinite. Subject to successful completion of probationary period.

Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualitites of Overseas Employees before you apply.

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: 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 waling patrol post at the chancery or at the Ambassador’s Residence. Guard duties include surveillance, security checks of gates and doorways, access control, search procedures, interaction with public, coordination with US, local personnel and local security services.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Education: High school education or equivalent is required.

Requirements:

Experience: At least six months experience in security/protective services in required.

Job Knowledge: Must be thoroughly familiar with verbal and written instructions given by RSO/ARSO, including local guard orders and emergency plans.

Evaluations:

Language: Level 2/2 (good working knowledge) in English, level 4/4 (fluent) in Czech language required.

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 shitts.

Qualifications: All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

EQUAL EMPLOYMNET 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.

Please note that only DS-174 will be accepted.

EQUAL EMPLOYMNET 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.

EQUAL EMPLOYMNET 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.

Other information:

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”), 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-va

How to Apply: All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification Clearance.

To apply for this position, applicants should email HROPrague@state.gov with the documents listed below

Required Documents: Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

• DS-174

• Driver’s License (if applicable)

• Residency and/or Work permit for non-Czech citizens

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: the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources office.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Prague.