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Our Invitation to All Applicants
The Human Resources team enthusiastically invites people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply for opportunities at U.S. Embassy Belgrade. We take great pride in our fair and transparent recruiting process, including unbiased application evaluation, anonymous testing, and impartial interviewing. All qualified applicants are encouraged to consider a career at the U.S. Embassy.
The Human Resources Office (HR) manages recruiting for the U.S. Embassy with exception of USAID (Agency for International Development). USAID recruitment can be found at https://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid. The Belgrade Human Resources Office can be reached at BelgradeHRO@state.gov. Opportunities are advertised on the embassy’s website, as well as announced in relevant newspapers, trade publications, and university bulletins. Each vacancy announcement describes the position, outlines the qualifications, notes the application deadline, and explains how to apply. Applicants must either be permanent residents permitted to work in Serbia, or Eligible Family Members of U.S. Direct Hires posted to Serbia.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
The U.S. Embassy 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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs and does not favor an applicant more due to associations with State colleagues.
Embassy Recruiting Process
- A new application is required for each vacancy announcement.
- After the vacancy announcement closes, HR reviews all applications and forwards those which are complete, eligible, and qualified to the employing office.
- The employing office ranks and short-lists candidates for pre-interview testing.
- HR may test language proficiency and position-required skill competency. All testing is completed and scored HR forwards applications with successful test results back to the employing office.
- The employing office ranks and selects candidates for interview. Interviews are conducted by the employing office, an impartial interviewer from a different office, and an HR official. It is highly preferable to conduct interviews in person at the embassy. On very rare occasions interviews may be conducted by video conference.
- The hiring manager, with feedback from all interview participants, ranks the top several applicants. Beginning with the top-ranked applicant, HR will contact applicants in rank-order until a conditional offer is accepted.
- Usually the recruiting process takes about two months from the vacancy close. During the recruiting process HR will contact short-listed candidates. If you do not hear from HR within two months of the vacancy announcement closing date, you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful.
- Complete form DS-174 (PDF 604 KB) in English (Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member). Boxes “1” and “2” (Vacancy Announcement Number and position title) are required if noted in the Vacancy Announcement. The application instructions are on the final page. Only completed applications will be considered.
- Summarize all prior work experience and dates worked. Briefly describe relevant work experience, education, knowledge, skills, and abilities relevant to the job requirements. For positions with divided duties, approximate the percentage of time spent in each area of responsibility to total 100%.
- You may include your curriculum vitae (CV) or resume in English. Please do not include photographs of yourself, your age, or any information about your marital or familial status. These are never considered in applications for employment at the U.S. Embassy.
- Provide proof of legal right to work in Serbia:
– Copies of proof of your legal right to work in Serbia such as ID card or Serbian passport. Finalists will be asked to provide, prior to an interview, their original documentation of their legal right to work in Serbia.
– OR: Evidence of U.S. citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM) Preference (such as copy of your sponsor’s orders).
- On a separate piece of paper, list three (3) references with contact information and their relationship to you. References may not include family members or close relatives.
- On a separate piece of paper, list your current and prior employer (s) and supervisor(s) contact information. While supervisors may be contacted after an offer is made, no supervisor will be contacted without the applicant’s prior permission.
- On a separate piece of paper, list all relatives and associates working for the U.S. government.
- If required, include copies of relevant documents to the application package (degrees, transcripts, language test scores, certificates, etc.).
- For positions that require a driver’s license, include a copy of your valid driver’s license.
- Please read and understand the Declaration in Section 6 prior to checking the box.
Please email if possible, otherwise mail your application no later than midnight of the closing date as published in the vacancy announcement. If sent by mail, all applications must be post-marked before or on the closing date to be considered.
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Position Title, Surname
By mail:U.S. Embassy
Human Resources Office – Recruiting
Bulevar kneza Aleksandra Karadjordjevica 92
11000 Beograd, Srbija
Contact Human Resources with questions:
Embassy operator: +381 11 706-4000 (ask for HR office)
Direct numbers: +381 11 706-4266, 706-4574, 706-4138, 706-4165
Fax: +381 11 706-4005