***NOTE: This position is open to US Eligible family member only.***

The U.S. Mission in Quito, Ecuador is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of BIOMETRICS CLERK (part time 20 hrs) in the CONSULAR SECTION. 

POSITION:                           BIOMETRICS CLERK – PART TIME

Full-performance level:   FP 09

                                             Secret Security clearance                                                                                    

OPENING PERIOD:           Open until filled, first review of applications March 15, 2019 (COB)

WORK HOURS:                   Part time 20 hours/week

SALARY:                              EFMs

Full Performance level FP-09 $34,390 per annum (based on full time salary, to be prorated according to actual hours worked)

*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

OPEN TO:                       U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies

START DATE               Position is open now. The successful applicant should be available to enter on duty within 30 days of being notified that s/he has been selected and cleared for employment.

Note 1:                        All ordinarily resident (or) applicants must have the required work and/or residency permits to be eligible for consideration.

Note 2:                         All positions advertised are subject to availability of funds.

Note 3:                           For AEFMs: Highest previous rate is not an entitlement and is dependent on the funding availability of each agency and on the exact nature of the previous experience.

Note 4:                           We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Note 5:                         In order to be qualified for the position, the applicant must meet all advertised requirements.


Incumbent will be responsible for collecting fingerprints for nonimmigrant visa (NIV) (and/or IV) applicants.   Duties include visually confirming the applicant’s identity based on the passport photo, instructing applicant in proper placement of fingers on the fingerprint scanning machines and capturing of fingerprints using biometrics software.  Incumbent will also be responsible for drafting correspondence, managing requests for Security Advisory Opinion (SAO) cables, and conducting name checks for Leahy Vetting Requests.  Additional duties may be assigned based on the needs of the Consular Section.  Serves as backup for data entry and visa printing.  Must be eligible to receive and maintain a Secret security clearance to be able to work.


Applications will only be received electronically.

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;
  2. All additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. CV, transcripts, degrees, work and/or residency permits, work certificates).


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