Job Openings at the Embassy

Link to the DS-174 Employment Application Form  (PDF 83KB)

Electronic submission of applications must be submitted to the following email: for consideration.

Applications will not be accepted at the Security Gate of the Embassy.  Due to the high volume of applications, unsuccessful candidates will not be contacted.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:  Contact the Human Resources Office at 322-1181, ext. 4293, 4292 or 4288.

U.S. Mission    Nassau, The Bahamas

 Announcement Number:        Nassau-2018-19

Position Title:                         Visa Clerk

Opening Period:                     September 13 –September 28

 Series/Grade:                          LE-1415 6         

Salary:                                    $27,693 – $41,543

For More Info:                        E-mail Address:

Who May Apply:                    All Interested Applicants / All Sources

For USEFM – FP-8/$32,378.

Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

Security Clearance Required: Local Security Certification or Public Trust

Duration Appointment:     Indefinite – Subject to successful completion of probationary period.

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

Summary: The U.S. Mission in Nassau, The Bahamas is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Visa Clerk.

The work schedule for this position is:  Full Time (40 hours per week)

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

Supervisory Position:  No

Duties:  The jobholder is a member of the NIV Unit as one of two visa clerks.  S/he reports to the senior LES, an FSN-9, and is reviewed by the NIV chief.  S/he provides a range of NIV services, including uploading and screening incoming applications, and capturing applicant photos, verifying passport and applicant data in the NIV system, printing visas, providing quality assurance of Lincoln foils, and responding to visa-related public inquiries.  Procedures are standard and policies are clearly defined.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:   Completion of high school studies.

EXPERIENCE:  One year of experience in consular related work, or area related to customer service and/or work applying regulatory material.

 LANGUAGE:  Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required.

 Qualifications:  All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

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.

 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*

(2)     AEFM / USEFM

(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., definitions of EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link:

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust Clearance.  Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174).

To apply for this position, applicants should electronically submit the documents listed below via email to

 Required Documents:  Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • DS-174
  • High School Diploma

What to Expect Next:  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 Nassau, The Bahamas.