Employment Opportunities in the Joint-Mission France, Consulates and American Presence Posts (APPs)
How to apply for a job with the Joint-Mission France
The Human Resources (HR) Office in Paris manages the Employment Program for all agencies represented in the Joint-Mission, which includes the Bilateral Mission and USOECD in Paris, APP Bordeaux, APP Lyon, Consulate General Marseille, APP Rennes, and Consulate General Strasbourg. The Paris HR Office does not recruit for positions with the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC).
The HR Office advertises all of its positions on the embassy internet and through our Facebook and Twitter social media sites.
PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION THAT FOLLOWS TO ENSURE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND OUR EMPLOYMENT POLICIES AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES BEFORE SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION FOR A POSITION.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy (EEO)
The Joint-Mission France provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status or sexual orientation. To the extent that any information related to the foregoing is collected or incidentally revealed, such information shall not be used in connection with any hiring, promotion or other decisions related to employment made by the Joint-Mission France.
Citizenship and Residency
Applications for specific positions listed on this website may be limited to U.S. Citizens if there is a need for a security clearance; however, the majority of positions in the Joint-Mission are open to all applicants, regardless of citizenship. The hiring mechanism and salary scale applied to the successful candidate is determined by his or her residency status, not citizenship.
Who Can Apply
All applicants must be permanent residents of France or legally eligible to work. Applicants must provide proof of residency in the form of an unrestricted, current work permit or residency permit at the time of application. The Joint-Mission does not sponsor work permits for employment applicants.
Eligible Family Members (EFMs) or Members of Household (MOHs) on official orders who derive their eligibility to work in the Mission from their US direct-hire sponsor, who is assigned to France, may apply for positions prior to their arrival in France.
Applicants for employment must be at least 18 years of age. Employees with less than 52 weeks of employment are not eligible to apply. Currently employed USEFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) and Not-Ordinarily Residents (NORs) hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a temporary part-time or intermittent position.
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.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
(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., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link: https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va
How to Apply
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.
Applicants must submit their application via the Electronic recruitment Application (ERA) https://erajobs.state.gov/dos-era/fra/vacancysearch/searchVacancies.hms
The Selection Process
- Short listing and interviews are normally completed within six weeks of the closing date. Please assume that your application has been unsuccessful if you have not heard from us within six weeks of the closing date.
- We will indicate on our vacancy announcement any job requirement which may require testing before short listing is completed and interviews are scheduled. You will be required to come to one of our HR offices (depending on the location of the job) in person for testing.
- If the interview panel determines that you are the best person for the job, your previous employer will be contacted and asked to provide employment references for you prior to a conditional offer of employment being made.
- If you are not successful in the interview process, please be advised that we are unable to provide feedback to you about your interview.
- If you are selected for a position with the Joint-Mission, you will receive a conditional offer of employment which includes a breakdown of the salary and benefits offered as well as general information about terms and conditions of employment. After you accept our conditional offer, no changes can be made at a later time to the salary and benefits package. After acceptance of the conditional offer, you will be provided with medical and security forms which must be completed within five work days and returned to the HR Office.
- Candidates should never resign from their current employment until they receive a final offer from HR. The final offer letter means that you have successfully completed the medical and security clearance requirements.