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This is an Excepted Service position and does not confer eligibility to be converted to the Competitive Service. 

This is a Term Appointment Not-to-Exceed 5 Years. 

Applicants applying as current/former Federal employees, please submit your most recent SF-50 and you are strongly encouraged to submit your most recent annual performance appraisal to EUR-IO-HRUSUN@state.govby the closing date of this announcement. 

This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies. 

If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement. 


The position is located in Host Country Affairs Office, United States Mission the United Nations. The Office of Host Country Affairs carries out the responsibilities of the mission as host to the United Nations and its member states in accordance with UNGA resolution 2819, the UN Headquarters Agreement, the International Organizations Immunities Act of 1947, the Convention on the Privileges and immunities of the United Nations (U.N.), and various other requirements and treaty obligations.   

The incumbent will advise and trace action on matters involving the security of the UN diplomatic community through liaison and coordination with federal and local law enforcement and managing the travel restrictions programs. 

If eligible, applicants to this announcement may be referred to other positions in other Bureaus/Offices in the Department. 


Serves as an advisor on security matters involving diplomatic missions and diplomats in New York, as well a security matters involving the UN Headquarters District and its vicinity.  Assures coordination and consultation of effective measures to ensure and enhance the protection, security and safety of diplomatic missions and U.N. property.  Ensures that the host country’s obligations to the U.N. diplomatic community across a broad range of security related programs and activities are met.  Serves as a liaison, a collaborator and consults with concerned federal agencies in the implementation of the Act for the Protection of Foreign Officials.  Collaborates with the Department of State, Diplomatic Security, and United States (U.S.) Secret Service to ensure protection of heads of state, foreign ministers and other high-level visiting dignitaries who come to New York for UN purposes.  

Maintains effective liaison with appropriate and necessary officials at the U.N. Secretariat, the 193 foreign missions accredited to it, New York City and State authorities, non-governmental organizations, and federal investigative and law enforcement authorities concerned with the United States role as the host to the U.N.  Interacts with NYC prosecutor’s with respect to criminal cases involving diplomats.  Liaises with local Diplomatic Security, other USG partners and the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs. 



This is an Excepted Service position and does not confer eligibility to be converted to the Competitive Service. 

This is a Term Appointment Not-to-Exceed 5 Years. 

Applicants applying as current/former Federal employees, please…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    January 10, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    November 29, 2021
  • Professional Level
USD $106,471 - USD $138,413
/ year



799 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017, USA

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Travel Required 

Occasional domestic travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. 

Conditions of Employment 

  1. Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing. 
  2. U.S. Citizenship is required. 
  3. One year probationary period. 
  4. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance 
  5. Verification of employment eligibility in the United States is required 


Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education, and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement. If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application. 


Applicants must meet time-in-grade requirements, by the closing date of this announcement. Time-In-Grade Requirements: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions, per 5CFR 300, Subpart F.   

All new employees to USUN (except Presidential and former USG employees who have served a trial period in the competitive service) are required to serve a one-year trial period. 

Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GG-12 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position. 

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 

-Experience administering matters related to diplomatic privileges and immunities for foreign diplomats and UN Secretariat personnel. 

-Experience maintaining collaboration between the UN community and U.S. governmental entities, non-governmental groups and individuals. 

-Experience in collaborating with local and federal law enforcement on matters pertaining to the safety and security of the UN community and the Permanent Missions. 

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume. 

There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GG-13 position. 

Other Information 

This position is an excepted service position covered by the United Nations Participation Act of 1945. Pursuant to the United Nations Participation Act, appointment to this position is made "without regard to the civil-service laws," which means that the selectee is not covered by many of the civil service laws that apply to civil service employees. 

EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION PROGRAM (E-Verify) – U.S. law requires organizations to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States - either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. This agency utilizes E-Verify to compare information from the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) records to confirm employment eligibility. If the employee’s information does not match DHS and/or SSA records, the employee is given an opportunity to resolve the problem. If eligibility cannot be verified, employment will be terminated. 

Additional information 

As a condition of employment, all federal employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. During the onboarding process, if selected, you must provide proof of vaccination. An official job offer and continued employment is contingent on this requirement. For more information on this requirement, visit the Safer Federal Workforce  page on vaccines.  If you need a COVID-19 vaccine, please visit

Due to COVID-19, we are currently operating in a telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to telework.  At the discretion of the supervisor and DOS policy, you may be eligible for workplace flexibilities, which may include remote work or telework options, and/or flexible work scheduling.  Please note that any approved remote work arrangement is subject to the locality pay area of the alternative telework worksite. 

For reasonable accommodation at the U.S. Department of State, please contact the Office of Accessibility and Accommodations at (202) 663-3474 or

How You Will Be Evaluated 

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) and other characteristics that are relevant to the duties of this position and must be fully supported by information in your resume: 

Knowledge of information security practices, procedures, and systems as they pertain to the UN diplomatic community. 

Ability to administer / manage a wide range of security issues. 

Ability to communicate effectively orally. 

Ability to serve as a liaison on security related issues. 

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Your resume should include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.  

 Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements and submit any required supporting documentation by the closing date of this job opportunity. Your application package must contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this job opportunity announcement for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. Applicants found to be among the top qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interview. 

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Background checks and security clearance 

Required Documents 

All required documents listed below by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. 

1. Resume and Cover letter - your resume or any other written format you choose should contain the required information as specified in the “How You Will Be Evaluated” section. Insufficient information will result in an ineligible rating. 

2. Current eligible DOS employees (per 3 FAM 2313.4(a)(5)), including current employees applying under a non-competitive hiring authority, must submit a SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that shows: effective date, position title, series, grade, salary, tenure, position occupied, full promotion potential, and name of agency to the following mailbox with your application:

3.  Current eligible DOS employees are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of their most recent (i.e., usually within the last 18 months) final (i.e., not a mid-year review) official (i.e., signed by the rating official and in original format) annual performance appraisal for the hiring manager’s consideration. If a performance appraisal is not available, you may provide a statement and/or a statement from your supervisor explaining the reason one is not available and your servicing HR Office contact information (name, email address, phone number). 

Note 1: You may be requested to provide an appraisal to the hiring official if one was not provided with your application. 

Note 2: To receive a promotion, the employee’s most recent performance rating must be “fully successful” or an equivalent level or higher. Employees who are tentatively selected to receive a promotion will be required to provide performance documentation within two business days of request. Servicing HR Offices may be contacted to verify performance ratings. 

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. 


Fair & Transparent 

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. 

 Equal Employment Opportunity Policy 

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. 

Reasonable Accommodation Policy 

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. 

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. 

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: 

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. 
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. 
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. 

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. 

Learn more about disability employment andreasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.  

Legal and regulatory guidance 

Agency contact information 

POC: Jack Jackson 

Phone: 202-710-8464 

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