Clerk Secretary (Consular Assistant)

Consulate General of Ireland, San Francisco - San Francisco, CA


The Consulate General of Ireland in San Francisco works to promote and protect Irish interests in the Western United States, through working with the 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 consular services: processing passport and visa applications; authenticating documents; providing information on travelling to, living and working in Ireland, and much more.

The Consulate General is currently recruiting for the position of Clerk Secretary to join our busy team on a twelve month contract with the possibility of a further extension of twelve months dependant on performance. The role involve will involve, amongst others: ‘front of house’ representation for the Consulate in meeting citizens during office public hours; providing assistance to Irish citizens in difficulty and their families; 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. The successful candidate should work well under pressure, be flexible 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 from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. The gross salary for this role is $930 per week along with an entitlement to 20 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.

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 resume (two pages maximum), a cover letter, and 2 nominated references before midnight on Monday, 26 November 2018. 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.

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Job Type: Contract

Salary: $930.00 /week


  • clerical: 2 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)