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									                  JOB OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT
                            ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 05-004

OPEN TO:               All Interested Candidates

POSITION:              Computer Management Assistant, FSN-5; FP-9

OPENING DATE: January 21, 2005

CLOSING DATE:          February 4, 2005

WORK HOURS:            Full-time; 40 hours/week

SALARY:                *EFM/MOH/NOR: (Position Grade: FP-9 to be confirmed by

                       Ordinarily Resident: FSN - 5


The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau, Moldova is seeking individuals for employment in Moldova
for the position of Computer Management Assistant.


The position will serve as a Systems Administrator for all "unclassified" systems. Responsible
for the operation and maintenance of the OpenNet Plus (Local Area Network (LAN) connected
to the Department of State's Wide Area Network (WAN), the Consular Affairs, and Public
Diplomacy's IRC/ARC LAN. The incumbent advises the Senior Systems Administrator on the
systems implications of proposed software/hardware installations. The incumbent will develop a
general knowledge of the Embassy’s telephone, and radio systems to support the IMC as needed.
Develops advance knowledge of all applications and computer systems the Embassy, as well as
other agencies uses on day-to-day bases. Must be able to discuss complex concepts with line
managers, users, vendors, and other personnel to speak about requirements of computer system
capabilities, policies, security, and guidelines; have the ability to effectively negotiate acceptable
solutions; the ability to present issues persuasively before the ISO, and IMO about system
requirements and issues to obtain needed funding and program support; and the aptitude to
advise prospective high and low level users diplomatically of system guidelines, limitations, and
priorities. Is responsible for problem resolution, maintenance, and upgrades. This position acts
the as the second line of contact for Embassy users. He/She Provides customer support and
training to all system users and subscribing agencies. Recognizes and applies the most efficient
method of workload productivity, (i.e. macros, templates, database) to automate routine
procedures. Advises users about virus problems the protective measures in place, and the
measures that they should take to protect themselves. Ensures that only approved, authorized,
software is installed. Installs anti-virus software and cleanses system of detected viruses.
Advises the Senior Systems Administrator and the Local IT CCB on the possible effects of
software proposed for installation on the network and/or workstation PCs.

NOTE: All applicants are instructed to address each selection criterion detailed below with
specific and comprehensive information supporting each criteria.

1. Bachelor’s Degree in the fields of Computer Science, Information Systems Management, or
equivalent is required. Related work experience may be substituted for a Bachelor’s Degree on a
case-by-case basis. Advanced certification in the specific Microsoft Specialties utilized by IRM
is desirable.

2. At least two years of specialized experience in the Information Technology field is required.

3. Level 3 (Good Working Knowledge) English is required. Level 3(Good Working
Knowledge) Romanian and Russian also required. (Please indicate in the Application
form/resume the level of knowledge of all three languages)

4. Certification in those Microsoft Specialties utilized by IRM is highly desirable. Individual
must have a working knowledge of computers, computer systems, Local Area Networks (LAN),
and a variety of software packages, to include Microsoft Windows, Server, and Microsoft Office

5. Individual must be skilled in using a tactful and diplomatic manner when dealing with all
levels of U.S. Government and Locally Engaged Staff. The ability to work on a team is
necessary. Must be able to work in difficult, sometimes dirty, conditions. Must be able to lift and
carry up to, and including, 20 kilograms.


When equally qualified, Eligible Family Members and U.S. Veterans will be given preference.
Therefore, it is essential that all candidates address the required qualifications above in the

The Embassy will give all applicants full consideration. Applicants should be aware that having
a close relative working at the Embassy in any capacity that could create a conflict of interest
would be considered a disqualifying factor.

If there are no qualified candidates at the stated grade level, the candidate may be hired at a
lower level or the position may be re-advertised.


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

2. Current employees of the extended Mission serving a probationary period are not eligible to

3. Applicants must be eligible for employment under host government laws and regulations.


Interested applicants for this position must submit the following or the application will not be
1. Application for U.S. Federal Employment (SF-171) – which can be obtained at the Embassy
reception or from the Embassy’s official web-page; or

2. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information as an OF-612; plus

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.

American Embassy
Human Resources Office
Str. Mateevici 103
Telephone: 40-84-64 or 40-84-52
FAX: 23-30-44


1. AEFM: A type of EFM that is eligible for direct hire employment on either a Family
   Member Appointment (FMA) or Temporary Appointment (TEMP) provided s/he meets all of
   the following criteria:

   --US citizen;

   --Spouse or dependent who is at least age 18;

   --Listed on the travel orders of a Foreign or Civil Service or uniformed service
   member permanently assigned to or stationed at a US Foreign Service post or
   establishment abroad with a USG agency that is under COM authority;

   --Is resident at the sponsoring employee’s or uniform service member’s post of
   assignment abroad, approved safehaven abroad, or alternate safehaven abroad; and

   --Does not receive a USG annuity or pension based on a career in the US Civil,
   Foreign, or uniform services.

2. EFM: Family Members at least age 18 listed on the travel orders of a Foreign of Civil
   Service or uniformed service member permanently assigned to or stationed to a US Foreign
   Service post or establishment abroad with a USG agency that is under COM authority who
   do not meet the definition of AEFM above.

3. Member of Household: A MOH is a person who: 1) Has accompanied, but is not/not on the
   travel orders of a U.S. citizen Foreign or Civil Service employee or uniform service member
   permanently assigned to or stationed at a U.S. Foreign service post or establishment abroad;
   2) Has been declared by the sponsoring employee to the Chief of Mission as part of his/her
   household; and 3) Resides at post with the sponsoring employee.
4. Ordinarily Resident (OR): A citizen of the host country or a citizen of another country who
   has shifted the main residency focus to the host country and has the required work and/or
   residency permits for employment in country.

5. Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): Typically NORs are AEFMs and EFMs of FS, GS, and
   uniform service members who are on the travel orders and under Chief of Mission authority,
   or other personnel having diplomatic privileges and immunities.

                CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: February 4, 2005
                          An Equal Opportunity Employer


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