Warehouse Worker (until filled)

Vacancy Announcement


U.S. Mission:  Budapest

Announcement Number:  Budapest -2019-32 (R)

Position Title:    Warehouse Worker  (multiple positions)

Opening Period:  09/19/2019 – Until filled

Series/Grade:    FP – CC – FSN – 02

Salary:  Not Ordinary Resident: (USD) 21,417 gross p.a.; Ordinarily Resident: (HUF) 2,632,184 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 Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:  Local Security Certification

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 (PDF, 130KB) before you apply.

Summary: The U.S. Mission in Budapest is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Warehouse Worker in the General Services Office (GSO).

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 Warehouse Worker is responsible for the safe and secure delivery, pick up and movement of USG property to and from the GSO warehouse facilities and to other office and residential facilities for Program and ICASS subscriber agencies using a forklift, dolly, cargo van, or truck. Is responsible for completing an itemized list of barcoded furniture, appliances, and equipment (FS-584`s) and obtaining signatures from responsible employees or their designates at the time of pick up or delivery. Is responsible for ensuring that the warehouse area and GSO compound are maintained as a safe working area and a clean storage facility. Provides assistance in the logistical support special events, and/or VIP visits, e.g. setting up chairs, tables, positioning items to be sold at a public auction. Is an active participant in annual inventory reconciliations of both expendable and non-expendable property to include managing of data entry using electronic scanners and ILMS Asset Management module. S/he is also responsible to manage the work of contractors when necessary.

Qualifications and Evaluations:


Education:   Completion of secondary school is required.


EXPERIENCE: One year of experience working in a warehouse or storage facility involving the use of a forklift and/or the loading and transport of heavy goods by driving a truck or van is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: A basic knowledge of warehouse procedures and safety is required. A basic knowledge of the paperwork required to track and record accountable items is required. Basic knowledge of the basic furniture requirements of a home or office is required. A basic knowledge of disassembling and re-assembling furniture is required.


LANGUAGE: English Level I (Rudimentary Knowledge) is required. Hungarian Level III (Good Working Knowledge) is required.  English and/or Hungarian language skills may be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  The skill and ability to drive a 5-ton truck, up to 4-ton step vans, and cargo vans is required. Ability to operate forklifts and hydraulic hand jacks are required. The physical ability to lift heavy objects weighing as much as 70 lbs is required. A Class C driver’s license is required. Ability to drive a step van and pickup and operate a forklift 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.

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  (PDF 150KB)

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) (PDF 90KB).

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
  • Degree (not transcript)
  • Language Scores (if available)
  • Driver’s License
  • 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).