US Embassy Kampala EPAP GSO Jobs in Uganda
US Embassy Kampala EPAP GSO Jobs in Uganda
Program InformationThe Expanded Professional Associates Program (EPAP) provides appointment eligible spouses with employment opportunities in key positions at missions abroad.
EPAP offers responsibilities similar to Foreign Service entry-level positions (see EPAP entry-level Position Descriptions).
As a part of overseas family member employment, EPAP is available exclusively to U.S. citizen spouses (see Eligibility), and represents a limited number of positions inside missions worldwide.
It is important to note that a current EPAP position at post is not a guarantee of that position continuing in the future.
The document Family Member Employment Statistics shows the number of adult family members employed inside a U.S. embassy or consulate overseas, including EPAP.
Most EPAP positions are funded by the Department of State’s Bureau of Human Resources.
Others are funded by the Bureau of Information Resource Management (IRM) and the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), and some positions are funded by specific posts overseas.
While funding sources may vary, the application process remains the same.
EPAP positions are assigned and administered by the appropriate regional or functional bureaus.
EPAP position recruitment is based upon Qualification Standards as well as specific hiring and training requirements.
Other distinctive components of EPAP are:
Consistent with the federal application process, EPAP applicants must clearly demonstrate during the application process that they meet or exceed the EPAP requirements (“Qualification Standards”) of the position(s) for which they are applying. See section “How to Apply.”
Certain EPAP positions may be eligible for administrative promotions. See section “Administrative Promotion.”
Most EPAP employees will complete functional training at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) or at another FSI-designated training location. See section “Training.”
Regardless of the position funding source (Central HR, IRM, OBO or post), functional training is required based on a list of approved courses and will include, as appropriate, funding for travel, per diem, and salary. See section “Training.”
Regional bureaus are each allotted a portion of 400 centrally funded EPAP positions.
Additionally, the Bureau of Information Resource Management (IRM) funds up to 50 Information Management (IM) positions and the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) funds up to 30 Facility Manager positions.
When an EPAP position becomes vacant, the position returns to the regional or functional bureau, which will determine where to next allocate the position, based upon the bureau’s regional needs.
In addition to these centrally-funded positions, individual posts have the option to create post-funded positions with prior approval from their regional or functional bureau. A post-funded position remains with post, provided post can entirely fund the position and associated training.
EPAP positions include the following areas: Political, Economic, Management, Public Diplomacy, Facilities Management, Human Resources, Financial Management, General Services, Information Management, Office Management, and Medical.
Meeting the AEFM Eligibility Definition
To be eligible to be hired in an EPAP position, individuals must meet the definition of an AEFM as described in 3 FAM 7120. Those who meet all of the following are considered to be AEFMs for employment purposes:
Is a U.S. citizen;
Is the spouse or domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of a sponsoring employee (i.e., a Direct Hire Foreign Service (FS), Civil Service (CS), or uniformed service member who is or will be assigned
(not TDY) to a U.S. mission abroad under Chief of Mission (COM) authority, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT);
Is listed on one of the following:
Travel orders of a sponsoring employee who is assigned (not TDY) to a U.S. mission abroad under COM authority, or at an office of the AIT, or
An approved Form OF-126, Foreign Service Residence and Dependency Report (or other agency equivalent), of a sponsoring employee who is assigned (not TDY) to a U.S. mission abroad under COM authority, or at an office of the AIT, and is residing at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad;
Does not receive a U.S. Government retirement annuity or pension from a career in the U.S. Foreign Service or Civil Service.
Is not a Foreign Service Generalist or Specialist in Leave Without Pay (LWOP) status;
Is not a Civil Service employee with re-employment rights to his/her agency or bureau (see 22 U.S.C. § 3950).
FLO is aware that civil service applicants on orders and/or in transition (e.g., civil service employees still working in the
Department or on LWOP) may not be able to immediately meet the AEFM definition at the time of their application.
FLO reminds those applicants that they may apply, however they will be required to resign from their civil service appointment if selected for an EPAP position.
Foreign Service Generalists or Specialists on LWOP are not eligible for EPAP positions unless they resign from their positions. CS and FS annuitants are not eligible regardless of their employment status.
Applicants must provide the required documents to prove their eligibility at the time of application.
See Checklist page for mandatory and optional documents.
Incomplete application packages will not be considered, and supplemental documentation will not be accepted after the vacancy announcement deadline.
Additional Eligibility Requirements Include:
EPAP positions are full-time positions unless otherwise specified.
As with all EFM appointments, availability may be a factor.
AEFMs must be able to obtain the appropriate level of security clearance within nine months of acceptance of the position.
Candidates must be able maintain the required clearance level during their employment.
EPAP employees hired in this cycle will be required to complete certain functional training within the first year of their appointment.
Additional items that may be considered when determining successful candidacy include nepotism, conflicts of interest, advancing the work of the mission, etc.
Applicants in the categories below receive a hiring preference in the order listed.
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.
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; US Embassy Kampala EPAP GSO Jobs in Uganda
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