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Recently Advertised Positions

The deadline to apply for these positions was Friday, September 4, 2015. The Regional Bureaus are reviewing the applications received and will inform posts which advertised positions can be filled.

The Regional Bureaus and the Bureau of Information Resource Management (IRM) have determined they have the following number of authorized and available positions to fill (the remaining authorized positions are currently encumbered).  

Bureau Total Authorizations FY15 Positions to Fill
AF 25 6
EAP 37 1
EUR 45 5
IO 5 1
NEA 27 2
SCA 27 3
WHA 34 1
Regional Bureau Total 200 19
IRM 50 30

The Regional Bureaus and the Bureau of Information Resource Management have created this list of available EPAP Professional Associate positions. More positions than can be filled are advertised because there is no guarantee that there will be a qualified family member available at post at the right time to apply for every position. 

Due to the limited number of positions worldwide, bureaus may not be able to fill an advertised position even if there are candidates at post who are qualified. The bureaus can only fill up to the number of vacant positions indicated above. The bureaus make all hiring decisions based on a range of factors.  

This list indicates the highest grade level at which the position may be offered; however, this does not guarantee that a selected candidate will be offered a position at this level. For information on selection, salary determination, and benefits, visit the Selection Process webpage.
How to Apply for the Positions
Review the list of available positions. In order to apply for these positions, candidates must already be qualified in the advertised area (that is, been determined qualified by a Qualification Evaluation Panel during a previous EPAP open season. For details on how to apply for qualification, visit the Open Season page). For a position in Human Resources for example, candidates must have been previously qualified in EPAP in Human Resources. Qualification in Management does not cover an EPAP position in Human Resources or any area other than Management.
Candidates must be qualified in both areas for any positions that are listed in two areas, e.g. Professional Associate – Economics/Political; candidates must be qualified in both Economics and Political to apply. To be considered for a position, an applicant must have the stated language requirements. Any language requirements indicated will be tested at the post level before an interview.  
Selected candidates must be at post or arriving at post within six months of the date available, as advertised. Candidates must be able to serve a minimum of one year in a position and their sponsoring employee must have at least one year remaining on their overseas posting. Candidates may only be employed at the same post to which his/her sponsoring employee is assigned. 
U.S. citizen Eligible Family Members who have been qualified in the program in the area(s) a position is advertised, depending on when they received their qualification, must submit to the appropriate Regional Bureau Representative (see email addresses below) the following documents:
A. Candidates qualified in the advertised EPAP area before the Fall 2014 Open Season (during the open seasons from 2008 – Spring 2014) must submit both
  1. a letter of interest that includes all required information (use the template below) and
  2. a Resume or a DS-174 form
B.  Candidates who qualified for the advertised EPAP area during the Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 open seasons: only need to provide a letter of interest that includes all required information (use the template below). They may also submit an updated Resume or a DS-174 form if they have additional experience that was not included on their original submitted form.
The Resume or DS-174 must include ALL relevant work experience and education completed. Any experience not included will not be considered by the Regional Bureau in reviewing an application, and if selected, in determining the salary.  
Required documents will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. (EST), Friday, September 4, 2015. No documents will be accepted or applications considered if they arrive after this deadline. 
Applicants should send their documents and address any questions related to the advertised positions (including requests for work requirements statements for individual positions) to the appropriate Regional Bureau using the email address listed below: 
For general questions regarding the program, e-mail
Letter of Interest for EPAP Professional Associate Position - Instructions
  • Please copy the template below.
  • Insert into the body of an email addressed to the appropriate Regional Bureau.
  • Include the following subject line: Letter of Interest for EPAP Professional Associate Position
  • Complete the form and send with any required documents listed above before 5:00 p.m. ET, Friday, September 4, 2015.

Applicant’s Full Name: (First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name)

Applicant’s Email Address: (email address)

Position(s): list all at a single post to which you are applying

(Name of Post)
(Position(s) Advertised) - Professional Associate - (Area Advertised, e.g. "Professional Associate - Human Resources)

Qualification(s): list all areas that correspond with the positions to which to are applying

(EPAP area(s)) - (Date qualified)

Additional details:

Sponsoring Employee’s Full Name (this is your spouse or same-sex domestic partner):

Sponsoring Employee’s Agency:

Sponsoring Employee’s arrival at post listed above:

Sponsoring Employee’s Transfer Eligibility Date (TED) from post listed above:

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