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Overseas Seasonal Hire Program (OSHP) Melbourne


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

OPEN TO: Eligible Family Members (AEFMs) –All Agencies

POSITION: Overseas Seasonal Hire Program (OSHP)

OPENING DATE: March 27, 2023

CLOSING DATE: April 7, 2023

WORK HOURS: To be determined (due to budgetary constraints,participants may only be offered part-time work).

SALARY: All salary payments will be made electronically by direct deposit (EFT). As a matter of equity and fairness, the Department has established standard rates of pay for the OSHP. Much of the work to be performed is of a routine clerical nature and post will employ OSHP on the 2023 FS Extended Salary Scale pay schedule (based on a Full-time (40 hours/week), 40-hour work week) restricted to the FP-EE/1 (minimum wage) through FP-AA levels commensurate with the candidate’s education or experience. The minimum qualification requirements are:

(1)FP-EE: High school student (not yet graduated)-$7.27/hour

(2)FP-DD:High school diploma/GED* and three (3) months of work experience -$10.09/hour

(3)FP-CC: High School diploma/GED* and six (6) months of work experience –or one (1)year of college -$11.35/hour

(4)FP-BB: High school diploma/GED* and one (1) year of work experience-or two 2 yearsof college -$12.38/hour

(5)FP-AA: High school diploma/GED* and two (2) years of experience -or three (3) yearsof college -$13.90/hour

(6)FP-EE: High school student -$7.27/hour

(7)FP-DD: High school graduate or general equivalency diploma (GED), and/or threemonths of clerical work experience -$9.70/hour

(8)FP-CC: Meet FP-DD criteria plus 1 year of college, or 6 months of clerical workexperience -$10.90/hour

(9)FP-BB: Meet FP-DD criteria plus 2 years of college, or 1 year of clerical work experience-$11.90/hour and

(10)FP-AA: Meet FP-DD criteria plus 3 years of college, or more than 1 year of clerical -$13.36/hour

EMPLOYMENT DATES: The OSHP will begin on or about May 1, 2023 and end on or aboutSeptember 30, 2023. 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 for consideration in the program, applicants must be available to work for a minimum of two (2) consecutive weeks during that timeframe.

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 theOverseas Seasonal Hire Program (OSHP). The OSHP is designed to facilitate the employment of students and to provide clerical and administrative support to theMission during the U.S. Summer vacation season.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: To be eligible to participate in the OSHP, applicants must meet ALL of the following requirements: (1) Applicant must either:a. Meet the definition of EFM child, as set forth in 3 FAM 7120; orb. 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. Eligible EFM students must be able to travel into Australia on a valid visa.Please note that DFAT currently does not/not issue diplomatic 995 visas for EFM college students over the age of 21.

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 SeparateMaintenance 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 Office will match applicants to a position that most closely suits their interests and background.

Available Opportunities

Regional Security Office – Security Assistant Assist the office in RSO programs that directly impact the Consulate, specifically, investigations, residential security, and crisis management. The candidate will be asked to conduct inventories, digitize paper records, destroy sensitive materials, organize supplies, and perform other duties as assigned.


TO APPLY: Interested applicants must complete the attached Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (DS-174) and Summer Hire Application Form. Submit the completed forms to MELBHR@state.govbefore COB April 7, 2023.

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

APPLICATION: Complete Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174) and Summer Hire Application Form or contact Human Resources at MELBHR@state.gov and we will email an application to you.

(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: Enki Hoxhallari
Email: MELBHR@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 for relief.