Overseas Seasonal Hire Program (OSHP) Melbourne

The U.S. Mission in Melbourne is seeking students for the Overseas Seasonal Hire Program to work in the Consulate.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

We will be offering Eligible Family Member (EFM) high school and college students, aged 16-21, the opportunity to work at the U.S. Consulate General Melbourne through the Overseas Seasonal Hire Program (OSHP). The OSHP is designed to facilitate the employment of students and to provide clerical and administrative support to the Mission during the U.S. summer vacation season.

TIMING

The OSHP will begin on or about May 10, 2021 and end on or about September 24, 2021. To be eligible for consideration in the program, applicants must be available to work for a minimum of two (2) consecutive weeks during that timeframe.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible to participate in the OSHP, applicants must meet ALL of the following requirements:
(1) Applicant must either:

 Meet the definition of EFM child, as set forth in 3 FAM 7120; or
 Be a child undertaking the travel for which a U.S. government employee is authorized to receive an Educational Travel Allowance, as set forth in DSSR 280, if that child were to undertake study at a school away from post.

Except that in all cases, the applicant must be at least 16 years of age prior to beginning employment at post.

AND

(2) Student Status: Must be a full-time or part-time student currently enrolled in a course of study at a high school, college, university, or other educational institution, including on-line. Upon request, applicants must be able to present documentation confirming their student status. Student status does not cease during the break between school years if the break does not exceed twelve (12) months and if the applicant can produce documentation of enrollment for a course of study at a high school, college, university, or other educational institution, including on-line, which will begin immediately after the break.

AND

(3) A U.S. government employee is not receiving a Voluntary or Involuntary
Separate Maintenance Allowance (VSMA/ISMA) to assist with expenses for the
applicant.

NOTE: Under the OSHP, employees are only eligible to work at the U.S. mission
abroad where their sponsoring employee is assigned (not TDY).

SELECTION PROCESS

The Regional Human Resources Officer will match applicants to a position that most closely suits their interests and background.

AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR OSHP

Political and Economic Assistant

Duties include: writing briefs, researching current affairs and organizing public events.

TO APPLY

Interested applicants must complete a Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (DS-174) and U.S. Summer Hire Application Form. Submit to the Human Resources Office by COB, April 13, 2021.

NOTE:  Applicants must specify which opportunities they are interested in and the dates they are available to work in their application.

HOW TO APPLY

 Complete Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174) and Summer Hire Application Form and submit the completed forms to the Human Resources Office before COB on April 13, 2021.

 (If applicable), Candidates must provide evidence of their eligibility to work in Australia by providing a copy of their work visa or permit, or residency.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

WHERE TO APPLY

Human Resources Office
POC: Enki Hoxhallari ext. 5957
Email: MELBHR@state.gov

Only electronic applications will be accepted.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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.