Job Openings at the Embassy

Welcome to the Human Resources page for the United States Embassy to Libya.

Click on a link under “Open Positions” to read about the requirements of a specific job opening.

Open Positions:

Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Tunis
Position Title:
Press and Media Specialist (LEO)
Open Period:
08/19/2020 – 09/06/2020Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE – 6510 9
TND TD51,589 – TND TD51,589
Work Schedule:
Full-time – 40 HOURS WORK WEEK
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Tunis, TS
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
 HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM – FP.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
Only one Open-to category should remain:
•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Remove the one that does not apply.  Check the VA template for an explanation.
•    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.
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 after receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


The Press and Media Specialist works under the direct supervision of the Public Affairs Officer (or PAO designee). Reviews Libyan press and media coverage of issues of importance to the U.S. Advises Mission leadership on strategies for promoting accurate, balanced press and media coverage of U.S. foreign policy and American interests; correcting misinformation; and countering disinformation. Builds productive relationships with press and media professionals.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in a media outlet, think tank, university, NGO, international organization, foreign embassy, government office or corporation is required, with responsibility for public relations, public affairs, journalism, communications, marketing, managing public relations, outreach events, press conferences, and other media interactions as significant parts of the job.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Detailed knowledge of U.S. foreign policy objectives and American interests in the host country, especially as they apply to press and media professionals, outlets and online publications is required. Comprehensive understanding of Libyan press/media institutions and professional journalism standards and practices, as well as trends in audience consumption (print, TV, radio, online) is required. Understanding of U.S. historical, political, economic, social and cultural forces that shape U.S. foreign policy are all required and of U.S. press and media standards, norms and practices.   Detailed knowledge of DOS PD engagement tools, and the policies and procedures required for each.

Education Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications, International Relations, Political Science, Economics or local equivalent is required.
LANGUAGE:  Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English and Arabic is required. This may be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have excellent analytic skills, interpersonal and cross-cultural communications skills. Must be able to communicate effectively in English and Arabic in formal and informal situations on nuances of U.S. policy; must have excellent English and Arabic written and oral communication skills in order to write reports, press releases and other products and contribute to publications. Strong event and management skills are required. Good keyboarding and data entry skills are required; excellent familiarity with electronic discovery tools, in particular the Internet, and standard information retrieval practices and procedures are required. Ability to use social media and mobile platforms, photo editing software, and photo and video sharing sites, are all required skills.

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.

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

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Tunis, Tunisia may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

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*
    1. AEFM / USEFM
    1. 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.

How to Apply

How to Apply:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:
In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

    • Residency and/or Work Permit
    • Bachelor Degree
    • References
Next Steps:
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 Tunis, Tunisia.