View Vacancy - Local Staff Assistant to the HMRC Fiscal Crime Liaison Office - Washington DC

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Main purpose of job:

The British Government’s Embassy in Washington D.C has an exciting opportunity for a proactive and meticulous person to join HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), as the Local Staff Assistant to HMRC’s Fiscal Crime Liaison Office (FCLO).

The main purpose of the local staff Assistant to the HMRC Fiscal Crime Liaison Office is the provision of operational support and assistance to the FCLOs in achieving their objectives as set by HMRC through maintaining and strengthening the efficient relationship between regional host agencies, especially US, and HMRC.

This is a chance to directly contribute to operational management of HMRC’s assigned matters in post. The role will involve providing essential administrative and logistical support to the HMRC FCLO’s work in reducing threats to UK Tax and Customs regimes from organised crime, tax avoidance/tax evasion, other fiscal fraud and associated money laundering, including the pursuit of criminal finances and other assets. 

The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of their responsibilities and how these contribute to the priorities the team. Be familiar with the use of an array of digital technologies, how to make use of them and offer suitable suggested improvements. Is able to work with focus and pace to get the job done on time and to a high standard. Has sufficient proficiency of communicating clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.

The US Network offers a unique career enhancing opportunity and is committed to supporting its staff through a variety of benefits including generous leave, insurance packages and a highly competitive 401k programme. This network provides a platform for approximately 30 Government departments and agencies to conduct their work in the United States and is made up of over 900 staff with a rich and diverse background, skill sets, and experiences. 

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Conduct office administration duties under the instructions of the Fiscal Crime Liaison Officers and in accordance with policy, standard operating procedures and to comply with UK criminal justice standards. Duties include: records creation and management; vehicle management; maintaining office accounts; maintenance of the asset, gifts and hospitality registers; planning travel and visits; and organising events.  
  • Compile verbal and written briefings as directed, including regular monthly management reporting. 
  • Provide open source (Tier 1) research support, especially exploitation of information sources.
  • Maintain oversight of regional projects as required including; supporting monitoring and evaluation of their impact; monitoring budgets to ensure value for money; and producing narrative reports to deadlines. 
  • Monitor FCLO office mailbox and telephone so that intelligence logs and messages are responded to in a timely fashion and / or directed as required. 
  • Support broader corporate/embassy work as directed by the FCLOs, especially during any crisis response.

Resources managed:

No line management responsibilities. There is however a requirement to maintain and manage the post budget and provide support to the budget holder.

Essential on arrival:

  • A minimum of 3 years relevant administrative experience in a similar environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to remain discrete and handle sensitive information.
  • Proven time management skills and the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines under pressure.
  • The permanent role requires SECRET (O) security clearance so that they may work in the same office environment as the FCLO’s and employment is subject to these clearances being met.  

Desirable:

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Applications.
  • Experience with financial and budget management.
  • Ability to work within a small team environment, as well as on one’s own unsupervised.
Seeing the Big Picture, Changing and Improving, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing
28 August 2022
Executive Officer (EO)
Full-time, Permanent
40
Americas, Caribbean & Overseas Territories
United States
Washington
British Embassy
1
USD
$26.35 per hour
17 October 2022

Under US State Department requirements, the UK Government in the US may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Permanent Residents or A visa holders with EAD cards*. If you hold a visa other than an A visa you are not currently eligible to work at our office.  Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at www.gov.uk/government/world/usa.  All selected candidates are subject to background checks and will require a security clearance prior to starting work. 
*A visas are acceptable at the Embassy and Consulates. The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) accepts G visas, and British Defense Staff (BDS) outposts accept A or NATO visas.  

Learning and development opportunities:

Core Skills: 

  • GDPR –Personal data and your responsibilities. 
  • H&S Risk Assessment. 
  • Introduction to Shared Workspace. 
  • Records Management Introduction. 
  • Shared Workspace – Security 
  • Disclosure Level 1 and 2 
  • Diversity Training

Mandatory for all staff: 

  • Health and Safety Display Screen Equipment in HMRC 
  • GDPR Personal Data and your responsibilities 
  • The secure way to work 

HUMINT Foundation eLearning (how to deal with information reported by members of the public or certain organisations). 

There may be an opportunity to attend UK for orientation at HMRC’s International Network Office.

Jobholder will be provided training and mentoring in HMRC core functions, basic intelligence/criminal justice awareness and the use of bespoke HMRC/FCDO I.T systems.

The UK Government operating in the US offers a substantial benefits package including generous leave, a choice of medical insurance, 401(k) matching up to 7%, extensive learning opportunities and a great work/life balance. Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary, eg some non-local national staff and some spouses or partners of UK diplomatic staff, will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount. Internal candidates must inform their supervisor before they apply to a different position.

Only successful candidates will be contacted. Please no phone calls. Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we cannot guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed. The British Embassy is committed to a policy of equal opportunities and to creating a diverse working environment, free from discrimination, where everyone is included and treated fairly, based on merit alone. We are an equal opportunity employer, making all employment decisions without regard to race, gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, political affiliation or any other criterion protected by law.

Working patterns:

Core 8 hours per day between 07:30 – 16:30 to align with UK/US time. There will not be a requirement to be on-call or work outside of normal office hours.  

Due to security restrictions based on remote access to UK/HMRC intelligence systems the job holder will be required to work in the office only – no home working unless in exceptional circumstances.

Jobholder may on occasion be required to attend virtual meetings/calls with colleagues based in the UK or overseas.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.