Registered Nurse

US Embassy Algiers Alger, Algérie
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  • Secteur d'activité Fonction publique, Administration
  • Date d'expiration 07 Octobre 2017
  • Nombre de postes 01 poste ouvert
  • Niveau de poste Confirmé / Expérimenté

OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates / All Sources

 POSITION: Registered Nurse                              

WORK HOURS:       Full-time, 40 hours/week

 SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR):  FSN-9; DZD 2,191,110*

  • This represents the total annual compensation including salary, bonus, and benefits.
  •  Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR):  FP-05*
  • Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.
  • The U.S. Mission in Algiers is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for position of Registered Nurse in the Health Unit.


Basic  Function of  Position:

  • The Registered Nurse will work in collaboration with and provides support to the medical staff by performing both clinical and administrative skills in the Embassy health unit Algiers (HU) and the medical care environment.
  • Direct supervision will be provided by the Foreign Service Medical Officer at post if co-located. 
  • Otherwise, direct supervision will be provided by the Management Officer.  Supervision for medical cases will be from the Regional Medical Officer (RMO), Foreign Service Health Practitioner (FSHP), or MED Washington.


Qualification  Required:

  • Applicants are required to submit their signed DS-174 form in English (standard resumes are no longer accepted).
  • Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. 
  • Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.


  • Graduate of professional nursing school with a current Registered Nurse License.


  • Three years experience as a registered nurse.


  • Level IV English and French (Fluent in reading and writing) this will be tested, Level III Arabic are required.

 Skills and  Abilities: 

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; Customerservice oriented and ability to interface with a variety of people; must be organized, tactful, and understand confidentiality.
  • Computer skills operate basic office machinery, basic medical equipment, simple math, Able to translate French medical documents into English.
  • Attention to details while under pressure and with competing priorities.
  • Should be able to draft related document to the Health Unit. The position requires strong interpersonal skills and a client-oriented disposition. 
  • A good working knowledge or experience of current health promotion recommendations in the U.S. population is required. 
  • Experience in management and procurement of expendable medical supplies and equipment for ambulatory care clinic is preferred. 
  • Must be familiar with American Nursing standards of care.

 Job Knowledge: 

  • Excellent written and oral skills.
  • Use of office computer applications such as word processing, excel spreadsheets, email, Internet.
  • Understanding of basic medical office workings and/or medical terminology.
  • Basic understanding of the local medical community.
  • Good office working knowledge.

 For Further  Information: 

  • The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office

 Selection Process: 

  • When qualified, applicants who are U.S.
  • Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S.
  • Veterans are given a preference in hiring. 
  • Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.

 Hiring Preference  Order:

  • USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
  • USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
  • FS on LWOP


Addition  Selection  Criteria:

  • Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy:  nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.  
  • Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.  Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply. 
  • Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule. 
  • The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a local security certification.


How to Apply: 

  • Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:   
  • Application for Employment (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources.  (See “For Further Information” above); and                    
  • Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)



Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.  If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process.  Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP). 

Where  to  Apply:

Human Resources Office  

E-mail Address:


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.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.  The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation.  Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

Drafted: NBentoura

Cleared: BMorgan

Approved: CManley

Registered Nurse

US Embassy Algiers Alger, Algérie

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