Family Support Officer

Washington D.C.
Nov 04, 2022
Dec 09, 2022
Full Time

Family Support Officer

About the position

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

Under general direction, the Family Support Officer (FSO) is responsible for personnel administration and facilitating policy and coordination services for members of the Australian Defence Organisation (ADO) and their recognised dependants on long-term postings to the USA. 

The EFSO’s primary role is to provide welfare oversight, facilitate healthcare and special needs support to ADO members and their recognised dependants administered by Australian Defence Staff (Washington) (ADS (W)). This position is responsible for liaising, researching and facilitating family welfare and support matters across the USA.


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 Mission observes 14 public holidays each year. For further information - please use the link provided

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 or dependant E3-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

This position is a designated security assessed position and open to Australian citizens only.  Employment in the advertised position is dependent on the employee having or acquiring a valid DFAT recogniszd security clearance. 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

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

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