U.S. Embassy & Consulates in South Africa: Administrative Clerk(Temporary)


The U.S. Consulate in Cape Town is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for a position of Temporary Administrative Clerk in the Human Resources Office (HRO)

Basic Function of Position

  • Incumbent serves as the office manager and administrative assistant, performing various administrative work and other duties as required by the supervisor. Incumbent (s) reports to the HRO for assignment to various offices within U.S. Embassy Pretoria or Consulates on an as-needed basis.
  • The incumbent ensures effective office operations by providing administrative and logistical support for general office functions for the section. This includes planning for high-level meetings and events, preparing documents andcorrespondence, managing individual and central calendars, planning travel logistics, and maintaining office records.

Required Qualifications


Degree (Required)


Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required.
Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of one additional South African official language is required.

Job Knowledge

Good knowledge of English grammar and spelling. Must be able to adapt to changing circumstances and be able to juggle dozens of different, often time-sensitive tasks in a variety of specialized areas.

Skills and Abilities

Familiarity with MS Excel and Word is required. Ability to work independently and deal calmly and effectively in stressful situations. Must be skilled in reading, interpreting and applying complex regulations,and relating them to issues at hand. Excellent drafting skills and strong interpersonal, presentation, and organizational skills are required. Must be able to lift 50 pounds (23kg). Occational money holder.



All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance.

If you have not heard back from us within two weeks after the submission date has closed, please consider your application unsuccessful for this vacancy.