Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Senior State Outreach and Congressional Officer – PN10162 Job at Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Washington, DC

Ongoing, Full Time

USD86,302 per annum

Washington DC, United States of America

About the position

This is a locally engaged staff position at an overseas Australian Diplomatic Mission.

The position is within DFAT and is located in the Congressional Liaison Branch comprising Australian diplomatic staff and US locally employed staff at the Australian Embassy in Washington DC. The position forms part of a small team responsible for the strategic management of the Australian Government’s engagement with the US Congress and the states, including through collaboration with Australia’s six Consulates and two Honorary Consulates across the US.


We offer a competitive package of benefits which includes medical employer subsidised group insurance, dental insurance, vision care and an employer matched retirement plan.

In addition, we offer 22 days recreation leave and 18 days sick leave each year (pro-rated for part time employment). The Embassy observes 14 public holidays each year. For further information – please use the link provided https://usa.embassy.gov.au/terms-and-conditions-employment

Additional Information

Applicants for this position may be eligible to apply for an A-2 visa on the basis of an offer of employment if they do not already fall into one of the employment eligibility categories listed:

  • United States citizen, a United States lawful permanent resident (Green Card holder)
  • Already possess an A-1 visa or an A-2 visa,
  • Or have a dependant G-visa and a valid US employment authorisation document

A2 visas are valid for a period of 5 years and are non-renewable. If successful in obtaining an A2 visa – Australian applicants are able to apply for an exemption to leave Australia through Australian Boarder Force https://travel-exemptions.homeaffairs.gov.au/tep

This position is a designated security assessed position. This position is available to citizens of Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada, or UK only. Employment in the advertised position is dependent on the employee having or acquiring a valid DFAT recognised security clearance at NV1 level. Security clearances can take several months to process, and employment cannot be commenced until an appropriate clearance is confirmed. There is no guarantee that the successful candidate for the position will be successful in obtaining a clearance. The inability to obtain a clearance prevents that applicant from being employed and loss of a security clearance at any time will lead to termination of employment.

Further information about engagement as a locally engaged staff member can be found at Employment Opportunities on the Australia in the USA website.

Contact Information

All enquiries about the position and the application process should be directed to [email protected]

Please do not submit applications directly to this email address, as they will not be considered.

About the Company

Company: Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade –

Company Location:  Washington, DC

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