Overseas Seasonal Hire Program


ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:  Phnom Penh-2021-066
TO:  All American Employees
FROM: Human Resources Officer – Michael Rittley
SUBJECT: 2021 Overseas Seasonal Hire Program

November 24, 2021

The Human Resources Office is accepting applications for family member students who are interested in the 2021 Overseas Seasonal Hire Program (OSHP).

OPENING DATE:     November 24, 2021
CLOSING DATE:     December 1, 2021
WORK HOURS:       Part-time or full-time
SALARY:                  Depends on education and qualifications

Employment Dates: The OSHP will begin on December 6, 2021 and end on January 31, 2022. To be eligible for consideration in the program, OSHP student applicants must be available to work for a minimum of two (2) consecutive weeks during that timeframe.

Eligibility: To be eligible to participate in the OSHP, student applicants must meet ALL of the following requirements:

  1. Meets the definition of an EFM child, as set forth in 3 FAM 7120 or 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;
  2. The child must be between 16 (prior to beginning employment at post) – 21 years of age at the time of hire. If the applicant is selected and receives a conditional offer prior to his/her 22nd birthday, we will deem that the individual is eligible for the program.
  3. 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, student 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 student 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.
  4. A U.S. government employee is not receiving a Voluntary or Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (VSMA/ISMA) to assist with expenses for the applicant.
  5. Must possess basic computer skills and be proficient with Microsoft Office applications.
  6. Must be able to obtain a Non-Sensitive Clearance in order to be appointed into a position.

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

Compensation: OSHP student employees must be compensated at an hourly rate which is not less than the U.S. federal minimum wage. This equates to FP-EE on the Foreign Service Extended Pay Schedule (FSEPS). Compensation for OSHP student employees who are non-U.S. citizens and who do not have a U.S. Social Security Number will be determined by GTM/OE. For more information about family member employment, please visit the GTM/OE Family Member Employment page.  For further guidance on OSHP policy, please use GTM/OE’s online inquiry tracking system: GTM/OE Helps.

Benefits: OSHP student employees do not accrue and are not eligible for annual leave, sick leave, holiday pay, or danger pay. OSHP student employees are not eligible for incentive awards; however, post may offer a certificate of appreciation, if appropriate.

Volunteer/unpaid service under the OSHP is not allowed.

Candidates are encouraged to highlight their interest and qualifications for the positions being advertised.  Every effort will be made to find a suitable position for eligible candidates, but given the limited number of positions being offered, there is no guarantee that every candidate will be assigned to a position.  The Human Resources Office will review all applications and determine selection based on education and experience and will make the final decision on position assignments.

Immediately after assignments are made, selected candidates will be contacted by Human Resources to initiate the security clearance process.  This process must be completed promptly as clearances are issued by Washington and can take several weeks.  Selected candidates must have been issued the security clearance in order to be able to commence employment.

Application Deadline: Interested applicants must complete an Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (Form DS-174) and submit it to Human Resources Assistant, Danin Heng (HengD@State.gov) on or before December 1, 2021.

Note:  Students may apply for jobs prior to arriving at post; however, to be considered for a job, the selected student must be in country by the time the job is expected to be filled and the sponsor must have been officially assigned to post. 

The following employment opportunities are available. OSHP student applicants must state the specific employment opportunities of interest on the DS-174.