Overseas Seasonal Hire Program (OSHP)

The U.S. Mission in Sydney is seeking students for the “summer” Overseas Seasonal Hire Program to work in the Consulate.

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 Sydney 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.

The OSHP is available from May 27, 2019, pending security clearance, to September 30, 2019. Exact dates and length of program will be determined in consultation with the successful candidate. 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.

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.


(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 enrolment 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.


(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).

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

Interested applicants must complete a Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (DS-174) and U.S. Summer Hire Application Form located at: https://au.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/jobs/ and submit to the Human Resources Office before COB on May 7, 2019.
NOTE:  Applicants must specify which opportunities they are interested in and the dates they are available to work in their application.

Mail Room Clerk
Duties include: Provide window service to Diplomatic Post Office (DPO) customers; assist DPO staff with processing incoming mail; and assist customers with use of Kiosks and Click N Ship.

Community Liaison Office Assistant
Duties include: Assist with writing and publishing the Canberra Comments newsletter; help plan and host a community event; and research and prepare international resources for community members.

 Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174) and Summer Hire Application Form which are available on our website or by contacting Human Resources.
 (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.


Human Resources Office
POC: Marjolein Gerber ext. 9112
Email: SydneyHR@state.gov
Only electronic applications will be accepted.

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.