The Consulate General of Denmark is looking for a new staff member

Position: Consular Officer

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Type of employment: Full-time two-year contract with the possibility of extension

Starting date: As soon as possible

Location: Consulate General of Denmark in New York, 885

Second Avenue 18th Floor, New York, NY 10017

Deadline for application: October 23rd, 2017

The Consulate General of Denmark in New York is looking for the right candidate to fill a full-time position (37 hours a week) at the Passport & Visa office.

Your focus:

At the Consulate General of Denmark in New York, you will be part of a dynamic team that handles a wide range of matters from consular assistance to Danes abroad to applications for visa and residence permits for Denmark. Your primary focus will be:

  • Consular assistance to Danish citizens

  •   Visa administration and processing/decision-making

  •   Residence and work permits

  •   Crisis management

    Your skills and success criteria:

    Ideally, we are looking for a candidate with experience from the consular field. When assisting Danes in distress, previous work experience like e.g. social work or mental health care would also be found relevant. In addition to this, you have:

  • A high integrity and ability to handle stressful situations

  • Experience from working in a cross-cultural environment

  • Knowledge of and/or interacting with US authorities is an advantage, but not a requirement)

  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of Danish/any other Nordic language is an advantage

    We expect you to be service minded, flexible and with an eye for detail. You are an accomplished user of MS Office Tools and we are looking for someone with strong communication skills, both written and oral.

    You are a great team player, who is motivated by an informal, highly energetic work environment where we continuously strive to deliver great customer service, support each other, work smart and have fun.

    Necessary personal characteristics:

  • Customer and service-minded

  • A team player, yet able to work independently

  • Flexible and able to prioritize

  • Proactive, takes initiatives and follows through

  • A problem-solver and solution-oriented

  • Reliable and consistent in your work

  • Attentive to detail

  • Ability to work under time pressure

  • Focused, solution-oriented and efficient

  • Interdisciplinary cooperation, ability to work with cross-functional teams

  • You want to be helpful and seek to lend a hand

  • A positive approach to handling of assignments

    Employment conditions

  • You will be offered full-time employment for two years with the possibility of extension.

  • You will be entitled to five weeks (25 days) of paid holiday per year.

  • Your salary will reflect your qualifications, relevant experience and proven work-related results.

  • As part of your salary you can be covered by a workplace pension scheme.

  • You and your dependant family members will be offered reasonable coverage of sickness expenses.

    The Consulate General attaches great importance to equal opportunities for all and therefore welcomes applications from all qualified persons regardless of race, sex, religion, age or disability.

    Selected candidates will be invited for interviews – expected to take place beginning of November.

    The chosen candidate must present a “No Criminal Record” and pass security clearance by the Danish authorities prior to appointment.

Application and recruitment process

To apply for the position, please send your application (cover letter, CV, proof of relevant education, recommendations and 2-3 references) in English to Consulate General at Please title the subject line: “Consular Officer Application. Your name”

Application deadline: October 23rd, 2017.


For any questions regarding this position, please contact att. Vice Consul Charlotte Bording Pedersen or Consular Officer Kirsten Arnfast.

About us

The Consulate General is part of the Danish Foreign Service. The Consulate General is an ambitious, high-paced and dynamic workplace with approximately 65 employees, 12 of whom are posted from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Consulate General has a flat management structure.

For more information about the Consulate General, see general-of-denmark---new-york