Temporary Social Media and Youth Outreach Assistant (September 18)

Vacancy Announcement


U.S. Mission Budapest
Announcement Number: Budapest -2018-24
Position Title: Temporary Social Media and Youth Outreach Assistant
Opening Period: 09/04/2018 – 09/18/2018
Series/Grade:   FP- 7 / FSN-7
Not Ordinary Resident: (USD) 43,031 gross p.a.
Ordinarily Resident: (HUF) 4,534,232 gross p.a.

For More Info:
Human Resources Office (POC): Zita Kovacs
E-mail Address:  budapestrecruitment@state.gov

Mailing Address:

American Embassy
Szabadság tér 12
1054 Budapest, Hungary

Who May Apply: All Interested Candidates / All Sources
Security Clearance Required: Local Security Certification
Duration Appointment: 1 year, with possible extension, 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 Budapest is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the Temporary Social Media and Youth Outreach Assistant position in the Public Affairs Section (PAS).
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 Social Media and Youth Outreach Assistant supports a broad range of electronic and social media communication in a complex Mission-wide public outreach strategy. Working with senior PAS staff, uses web-based information dissemination and communication tools and technologies to assist efforts to reach and engage target audiences interested in U.S. Government and Mission policies and programs. Incumbent researches and prepares new materials for use in PAS social media and digital outreach efforts, primarily on the U.S. Embassy’s Facebook page, Twitter and YouTube Channel.

. S/he assists in moderating interaction with social media audiences wishing to contact, query or otherwise engage the Mission. The Social Media and Youth Outreach Assistant supports PAS and the Embassy in identifying and reaching out to young audiences.  To achieve this goal, s/he develops programs specifically for this audience, and identifies innovative tools and methods four reaching out to them.  S/he also maintains an active working relationship with influential youth organizations and their members.

Qualifications and Evaluations:

Education: University degree (university degree in international relations, political science, communications or similar field) is required. Proven familiarity with social media tools through academic training or professional experience is required.


EXPERIENCE:  Administrative/Government two to three years from which at least two years experience in international relations, communications and/or social media development is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Strong knowledge of current social media platforms and venues for reaching different audiences, particularly youth.


LANGUAGE: Level IV (Fluent) in English and in Hungarian is required. ENGLISH language will be tested.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ability to work effectively with team of PAS staff members; organizational skills; strong written and oral communication skills for communication with public; ability to prioritize competing work duties; strong attention to detail and sound sense of judgement; ability to respond to general information requests from the public and to recognize need to bring certain requests to the attention of supervisors.


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.

Benefits:  Locally Employed Staff receive a 13th month bonus, a meal allowance, and a transportation reimbursement.

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., 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 Local Security Certification clearance.  Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174). To apply for this position, applicants should electronically (or otherwise) submit the documents listed below.

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

  • DS-174 (PDF 108 KB)
  • Degree (not transcript), if applicable
  • Language Scores (if available), if applicable
  • Driver’s License, if applicable
  • Professional Certificate or License, if applicable

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 (budapestrecruitment@state.gov).

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