Frequently asked questions about employment with the embassy.
How do I apply?
For U.S. Embassy vacancies, applications MUST be received via https://jo.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/
For USAID vacancies, all applications should be submitted through email to: email@example.com. Required supporting documents can be attached (up to 10 MB). Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
Can I apply for more than one position?
Yes. You may apply for as many current positions for which you meet all minimum requirements. An application package must be submitted for each position.
When/how will I hear back from you?
We regret that we are unable to send ‘not selected’ notifications to applicants who have not been shortlisted. However, we do advise all applicants that if they have not heard from us within six weeks of the closing date of the announcement to assume that they have not been selected for testing and interviews. To those applicants not selected, we extend our appreciation for considering the U.S. Embassy Amman as a potential employer.
Can I send my application by mail or bring it in person?
How is the Hiring Selection Made?
The applicant must fully meet all requirements of the advertised position. The Human Resources (HR) office will review all applications and shortlist those which meet all the requirements. The hiring section will determine which of those shortlisted applicants are invited for testing. Applicants who pass the required testing will be invited for an interview. The hiring office makes the final decision based on interview results and the written test.
How can I withdraw my application?
If you would like to withdraw your application for U.S. Embassy vacancy, submit an email to AmmanEmployment@state.gov stating that you do not wish to proceed with your application. Please enter the position number in the subject line.
If you would like to withdraw your application for USAID vacancy, submit an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating that you do not wish to proceed with your application. Please enter the position number in the subject line.
How do I know if I qualify for the job? What is the process?
Each vacancy announcement has a “QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED” section. All applications are evaluated according to these requirements as well as to conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status. Please ensure that you fully meet all of the required qualifications, not just some, before applying. If you are not a Jordanian passport holder, you must ensure you have the proper residency and work permits before we can consider your application. As we receive large volume of applications, we cannot send regret letters to unqualified and unselected applicants.
If I applied for a particular position and was not selected, can I apply again?
You may apply again if the position is still open or is re-advertised. You must apply to an open position each time you wish to be considered. Applications are not automatically considered. All applications are destroyed after 6 months.
Can I submit an application for future reference?
No. The U.S. Embassy does not accept unsolicited applications. There must be an open position for which you are qualified in order to apply. We do not keep an active file of submitted resumes. Applications received without a specific position will not be given consideration.
What is the meaning of FSN, or, NOR and FP on the announcement?
FSN, or Foreign Service National, refers to Jordanians and locally employed staff working at U.S. Embassy, Amman. FSNs are paid in Jordanian Dinars according to our local compensation plan. An OR, or Ordinarily Resident, is an individual who has permanent resident status and is subject to host country employment and tax laws. FP refers to the pay scale used exclusively for U.S. citizens who are not ordinarily resident (NOR) in the country, (i.e. Eligible Family Members of Diplomats) or for U.S. citizens that do not need a work permit and/or do not fall under local labor laws. The FP pay scale is paid in U.S. dollars.
I am an American Citizen. Why am I Considered Ordinarily resident?
You are considered ordinarily resident unless you have U.S. Government or other diplomatic orders assigning you to live in Jordan.