Careers with U.S. Embassies in Moscow and Beijing

PAE has provided operations and maintenance services at U.S. Embassies throughout Europe and Asia since 1987. PAE employees working at U.S. Embassies are part of a staff that includes Foreign Service Officers (FSOs), contractors and local employees. Although PAE hires and pays its employees directly, they are supervised day-to-day by a U.S. State Department employee. Learn more about:
PAE is seeking individuals qualified in the following fields (positions listed are based in Moscow and Beijing, unless otherwise stated). For more information on these positions, click here
  • BAS/DDC Technician (Journeyman)
  • Carpenter (Journeyman; Moscow only)
  • Custodian/Escort
  • Electrician (Journeyman)
  • Electrician (Medium & High Voltage, Beijing & Guangzhou only)
  • Fire Systems Technician
  • Generator Mechanic
  • HVAC Technician (Journeyman)
  • Logistics Specialist (GSO Supply Technician & Secure Work Order Clerk)
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Maintenance Technician/Keysmith
  • Network Technician (Moscow only)
  • Office Assistant (RMAA & GSO Admin Assistant)
  • Painter
  • Plumber (Journeyman)
  • Pouch Logistician/Chinese Linguist (Beijing only)
  • Project Coordinator
  • RSO Investigative Assistant (Russian linguist – Moscow only)
  • Safety Program Coordinator (Moscow only)
  • Senior Network Engineer
  • Systems Administrator
  • Telephone Technician
  • Window Washer/Custodian
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Current driver’s license
  • Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
  • Applicants must be able to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.
Initial Contract Positions and Relocations:

PAE’s contract positions in Russia and Asia are divided into two types: core contract positions (located at the U.S. Embassies in Moscow, Russia and Beijing, China) and satellite posts (located at the American Embassies in the former Soviet Union: Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine; American consulates in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shenyang, China; and Hong Kong;and the American Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam; and the U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam).

Upon completion of the two-year core contract, PAE employees have two options: to extend their contract in six-month or one-year intervals at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow or Beijing, or pursue employment at one of the satellite posts. Selection to a satellite post is subject to certain restrictions such as position availability. Maximum time in each location is typically limited to four total years due to U.S. Department of State requirements. Factors which may positively influence your selection for another position include work performance, motivation and willingness to work in an exotic locale!

PAE employees supporting the U.S. Embassies in Moscow and Beijing enjoy the following benefits:
  • Vacation: Five weeks paid vacation per year, with paid transportation back to the United States at the one year mark (Rest & Relaxation trip).
  • Holidays: Ten paid U.S. holidays per year, up to an additional ten paid local holidays per year.
  • Work Week: 40-hours/week; plus overtime if required by the customer.
  • Free furnished housing, free utilities (except landline phone/internet).
  • Tax Exemption: Employees may be eligible to apply for the Federal overseas tax exemption (except FICA & Medicare tax). For more information refer to IRS Publication 54.
  • A shipment of household goods to the Embassy.
  • Travel on Diplomatic/Official passport and the opportunity to be a part of the Diplomatic community!
  • Single, accompanied (single + spouse only), or tandem (both spouses employed by PAE) status. Employees can bring children only at their own expense.
  • Insurance: Medical/Vision, Dental and Life insurance are offered (medical insurance is mandatory and combined with the Vision insurance.)
  • Use of the Embassy Medical Unit at no charge for consultations for employees.
Any additional questions about benefits can be sent to the PAE Moscow team.
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