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Posted: January 30, 2014 Consulate General of Switzerland in New York JOB OPENING The Consulate

Posted: January 30, 2014

Consulate General of Switzerland in New York


The Consulate General of Switzerland in New York is looking for a

Consular / Administrative Assistant

Starting date: as soon as possible

The Consulate General of Switzerland in New York is seeking a qualified candidate for a 40% position as a Consular/Administrative Assistant in our Visa Section beginning immediately.

This position calls for an individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to operate in a service environment with international clientele. The candidate must have experience in administration with all relevant computer skills. Multi-tasking is required to handle the volume of cases, and in stressful situations this person is capable of performing the tasks of the job in a courteous and professional manner. Training in will be provided.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Receive visa requests at the counter

Understand and implement the Schengen Agreement rules for visas

Deliver visa information by mail and on the phone

Communicate either in-person, in writing or on the phone with applicants for visas

Requirements: (Please do not apply if you do not meet all requirements listed below)

Employment experience in a related field

Fluency in written and spoken English

Fluency in at least one of the official languages of Switzerland and passive knowledge of at least one more of the official languages (German, French, Italian)

Full computer literacy with Microsoft Office

Excellent organizational skills. Must be capable of working in a small team and multitasking between projects and assignments

Flexibility to temporarily increase the weekly working hours when necessary (i.e. during high season, absences in the office, etc.)

Preference given to those with extensive knowledge of Switzerland.

We offer:

Inviting work atmosphere in a foreign representation

Competitive salary and benefits package

1 year renewable contract

100% matching in 401 k plan

4 weeks paid vacation

Some American and Swiss holidays

Location in midtown Manhattan

To Apply:

Please send your resume, a letter of interest and salary expectations no later than February 14, 2014 in electronic format (word or pdf) to job-cgny@eda.admin.ch Please write into the subject line Consular/Administrative Assistantto ensure timely processing of your application. Any incomplete application will be disregarded. Please do not contact the Consulate General. Only those who are chosen for an interview will be contacted.