Job Opportunities

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: 
  January 6, 2016

CLOSING DATE:  until filled

WORK HOURS:    Full-time; 40 hours/week

SALARY: Ordinarily Resident: Full Performance CZK 257,478
(starting annual salary), (Position Grade: FSN-3)

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: At least 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 4/4 (Fluent) 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.

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

OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates

OPENING DATE: October 17, 2016

CLOSING DATE: until filled

WORK HOURS: Part-time; 20 hours/week

SALARY: Ordinarily Resident: Part-Time Performance CZK 128,739
(starting annual salary), (Position Grade: FSN-3)

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.

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
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. Mission in Prague is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Civil Engineer for Overseas Building Operations (OBO).

OPEN TO: All Interested Applicants / All Sources

POSITION: Civil Engineer

OPENING DATE: January 04, 2017

CLOSING DATE: January 18, 2017

WORK HOURS: Full time, 40 hours/week

SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-11; 995,213 Kč

Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-04*; $ 63,632
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

LENTGHS OF EMPLOYMENT: Temporary position to start approximately in March 2017, and run approximately for two years or until the OBO project is completed; whichever occurs earlier.

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

The Civil Engineer will inspect, evaluate, and report on civil engineering issues during the construction of the Compound Security Upgrade (CSU) project in Prague.

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: Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited institution is required.

2. Prior Work Experience: Employee is required to have 7 years of experience as a civil engineer of which 5 years must be on a construction site.

3. Language Proficiency: Level 3/3 (Good working knowledge) speaking/reading/writing in English is required. Level 4/4 (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing in Czech is required. Language proficiency will be tested.

4. Skills and Abilities: Employee must be a licensed civil engineer from the host country. Employee must be proficient in the use of a PC and the use of the MS Office Software programs. Employee must be able to work in confined areas, work from heights and periodically perform work that requires regular and recurring periods of prolonged standing, bending and stretching.

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. 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 “Civil Engineer – OBO” in the subject line.
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.