Community Liaison Officer CLO

U.S. Department Of State

Port-au-Prince, Haiti


Feb 2

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Announcement Number: PAP-2020-033-RA-4

Hiring Agency: Embassy Port au Prince

Position Title: Community Liaison Officer CLO (Open to US Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs)

Open Period: 12/11/2020 - 02/12/2021


Vacancy Time Zone: GMT-5

Series/Grade: FP - 0105 6

Salary: Not Specified

Work Schedule: Full-time -

Promotion Potential: FP-6

Duty Location(s): 1 Vacancy in Port-Au-Prince, HA

Telework Eligible: No

For More Info:

 HR Section


 [email protected]


Hiring Path: • Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

For USEFM, the actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) - All Agencies

Security Clearance Required: Top Secret

Appointment Type Temporary

Appointment Type Details: This appointment is temporary, not to exceed 5 years.

Marketing Statement:

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


The work schedule for this position is:

  • Full Time

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

CLO Designate - if interim clearance is denied, employee may be hired at one grade lower than full performance, pending receipt of clearance.

Supervisory Position: No

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No


The CLO is responsible for developing and managing a program based on community demographics and post-specific needs. Development and implementation of the program has direct impact on post morale and affects overall work performance, productivity, retention, community spirit, and individual and family well-being in a foreign environment. The CLO develops evaluation criteria and conducts periodic surveys to assess program efficacy. Based on analysis of formal and informal surveys, the CLO develops and implements a long-range program plan that outlines goals to maintain and enhance morale at post.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Minimum of three years of professional work experience required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: The complexity of issues in the daily administration of the program requires knowledge of pertinent DOS regulations, programs, and policies, as well as host-country laws, practices, and mores. This knowledge is particularly critical to performance of CLO duties in employment liaison, education liaison, crisis management, and security liaison where USG and State Department regulations, policies and initiatives govern programs and benefits critical to the general well-being of FS employees and family members overseas.

Education Requirements:

Completion of Secondary School or Local Mandatory Schooling and received high school diploma


LANGUAGE: Level 3 (Good Working Knowledge) of English Speaking/Reading/Writing required. (this may be tested)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Standard knowledge of Microsoft computer environment required; ability to draft and edit material for correspondence and publication required. Ability to demonstrate good interpersonal/customer service skills required.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT 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.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.Benefits and Other Info


Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Port-au-Prince may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

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.


  1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  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.ow to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a TOP SECRET clearance. 

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Proof of Citizenship 
  • Transcript (Proof of education if the position requires less than the High School Diploma)
  • High School Diploma (If the position requires completion of High School) 
  • University Degree (Must also provide the High School Diploma if the position requires a university degree)
  • Masters or Equivalent (Must also provide the High School Diploma, the University Degree if the position requires a Masters)
  • Driver's License (Valid driver's license if the position requires driving a GOV Vehicle)
  • Other Document (Employment letters for the experience mentioned in the application) 

Foreign nationals must also provide the following:

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent) [if applicable]
  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)
  • Residency Permit 
  • Work Permit (Eligibility to work in HAITI)

Failure to provide the documentation could result in ineligibility.

The following file formats are acceptable: GIF, JPEG, PNG, Rich Text Format, Word Doc, Adobe PDF, Word Perfect, Text. (Max: 3MB)

Next Steps:

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 Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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