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Job opportunity at Consulate General of Ireland, San Francisco- clerk secretary

Job opportunity at Consulate General of Ireland, San Francisco- clerk secretary




Job Vacancy at the Consulate General of Ireland, San Francisco: Clerk Secretary


The Consulate General of Ireland in San Francisco works to promote and protect Irish interests in the Western United States, through working with the local Irish community, promoting Irish economic interests, supporting the strong partnership between Ireland and the states of the Western US, and helping Irish citizens in difficulty.


The Consulate also provides a range of key services. Included in these are processing passport and visa applications; authenticating documents; providing information on travelling to, living and working in Ireland, amongst many other areas of work.


The Consulate is currently recruiting for the position of Clerk Secretary to join our busy team. The successful candidate will be hired until June 2021, with a three-month period of probation. There will be the possibility of a further extension after the initial contract has elapsed.


The successful candidate must have a permanent, legal right to reside and work in the USA. The role will involve, inter alia:  ‘front of house’ representation for the Consulate in meeting citizens during office public hours; providing assistance to Irish citizens in difficulty ; answering queries relating to Ireland from the general public; assisting diplomatic staff with event planning and logistics; working with local welfare and emergency partners; and executing other administrative tasks as required.


It is anticipated that the role in which the successful applicant will be employed will reflect most of the above tasks with a focus on our busy passport service.


The successful candidate should work well under pressure, be flexible and efficient in the work they are required to do, display solid administrative and organisational skills, and be an effective communicator.


This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week, with standard office hours, virtual or in person from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. The successful candidate can expect to be required to work from home two/three days a week on a rotating basis while being required to work from our offices in downtown San Francisco the other half of the week. 


The gross salary for this role is $930 per week along with an entitlement to twenty days annual leave, plus public holidays. The successful applicant will work alongside all other local employees of the Consulate, and will report directly to the Consul General and Vice Consul.


Previous office experience, a familiarity with Ireland, strong written and verbal communication skills, and a demonstrable work ethic are preferred.


If you wish to apply for this position, please submit your résumé (two pages maximum), a cover letter, and two nominated references by email to sanfrancongen[at]dfa[dot]ie or by post to 100 Pine Street, Suite 3350, San Francisco, CA 94111, before midnight on Sunday 13  September 2020. Applications received after this time will not be considered.


All applicants must have a permanent legal right to reside and work in the USA (US passport/ US birth certificate/ US naturalization/ valid Green Card). As a US citizen/resident, you are personally subject to US social security and self-employment taxes while employed at the Consulate General of Ireland, San Francisco.


By submitting information electronically, parties accept that data may not be fully secure. Any personal information submitted to us will only be used for its intended purposes and will be destroyed when no longer needed. Any other processing or disclosure of personal data is not allowed other than in the exceptional circumstances provided for under the Data Protection Acts. Please note that canvassing will disqualify applicants.


The Consulate General of Ireland in San Francisco is an equal opportunities employer






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