Frequently Asked Questions

All applications must be submitted through the U.S. Embassy – Human Resources Unit, Ulaanbaatar-14190, P.O. Box -341 or delivered personally to the Embassy. Copies of the supporting documents and certificates can be attached. A selection process then takes place, from which potential candidates are contacted for an interview by one of our recruiters. Applications that are incomplete or/and received after the closing date will not be considered.

Yes. Each applicant can apply for more than one position.

We do not have the resources to send ‘not selected candidate notification’ to all applicants who have not been selected for an interview. However, we do advise all applicants that if they have not heard from us within six weeks of the closing date of the announcement, to assume that they have not been selected for interview. To those applications not selected, we extend our appreciation for considering the US Embassy Ulaanbaatar as a potential employer.

Yes. You can. Our mail address is: Ulaanbaatar-14190, P.O. Box – 341, U.S. Embassy, Human Resources Unit. Applications can be brought to the Embassy, Sukhbaatar District, Big Ring Road, 11th Khoroolol.

The applicant must at least meets all of the minimum requirements of the position. The hiring section will make decisions on who will be invited for an interview and make the final decision on selected candidates based on interview result.

If you would like to withdraw your application, please submit an email to, stating that you do not wish to proceed with this application and enter the announcement number and position title in the subject line.

All applications are evaluated according to the qualification requirements of the vacancy announcement, residency, nepotism issues and other factors. Please ensure that you meet all of the required qualifications and residency requirement if you are not Mongolian citizen  of each vacancy announcement before applying. Once your application has been determined qualified and is short listed, then you will be called for an interview.

As we receive many applications, we cannot send regret letters to all unqualified and unselected applicants.

Yes. We advise applicants to send an application every time they apply for a position. Applications are not automatically activated.

Applications received with no particular position being applied for are normally not given consideration. We do not keep an active file of submitted resumes. We advise applicants to check the existing vacancies and apply for a particular announced position. We do not keep the applications for more than three months.

The Locally Employed Staff (LES) pay scale is based on our local compensation plan and is paid in U. S. dollars. This pay scale is used for positions that are programmed and budgeted for local recruitment

The FP pay scale is the U.S. Foreign Service pay scale and is used exclusively for U.S. citizens who are not ordinarily resident (NOR) in the country, (i.e. Eligible Family Members of Diplomats) or for U.S. citizens that do not need a work permit and/or do not fall under the local labor law. Typically positions programmed and budgeted for the FP pay plan require a security clearance. The FP pay scale is paid in U.S. dollars.