Consular (General) Assistant Trainee (Naha) 

The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo is seeking a Consular (General) Assistant Trainee in the Consular Section, Consulate General Naha. 

  • OPEN TO: All Interested Parties 
  • POSITION: Consular (General) Assistant Trainee (#A31027) 
  • OPENING DATE: August 1, 2008 
  • CLOSING DATE: August 20, 2008 
  • WORK HOURS: Full Time 40 hours/week 

SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-6 = ¥5,487,739 p.a. 

Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-8 

LENGTH OF HIRE: Temporary position: October 1, 2008 – February 29, 2009 


  1. Education: Two years of college education. 
  2. Prior Work Experience: 1 year in an office position requiring complex research and documentary analysis. 
  3. Language Proficiency: Level IV* (fluent) English and Japanese. 
  4. Knowledge: Basic office procedures. Knowledge of computer applications such as Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Must understand consular procedures regulations, DOS policy. Thorough knowledge of similar Japanese laws. Working knowledge of U.S. military organizations. 
  5. Skills and Abilities: Typing 40wpm. Ability to work with both American (civilian and military) and Japanese (civilian and government) contacts. Ability to exercise sound judgment and to perform moderately complex research and documentary analysis. 


CLOSING DATE: August 20, 2008 


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Public Affairs Program Assistant (Naha)  NAHA-SHI, OKINAWA, JAPAN – Closing date 08/20/08


Under supervision of Consular Officers, processes routine applications for passports and reports of birth abroad. Responds to routine and moderately complex requests for information regarding reports of birth and passports. Prescreens and processes non-immigrant and immigrant visa applications, petitions and interview paperwork. Acts as backup to other consular section LE Staff as necessary and handles other duties as required. 


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Agricultural Marketing Specialist Trainee  OSAKA, JAPAN – Closing date 08/22/08

The U.S. Consulate General in Osaka is seeking an individual for the position of Agricultural Marketing Specialist Trainee in the Agricultural Trade Office (ATO). 


The employee plans, organizes, initiates and manages marketing activities for Western Japan as directed by the Agricultural Trade Officer. Arranges meetings between U.S. and Japanese businessmen and briefs them on the market situation for products of interest. Investigates, analyzes and reports on the Japanese food industry and market developments while maintaining liaison with Japanese food industry and government officials to obtain information about food product market changes and trade problems. Actively contributes to the office website and cultivates relationships with the Japanese media, primarily in western Japan, to support marketing activities. 

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