Program and Exchanges assistant

The Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Mission to the EU is seeking an individual for the position of

Job holder implements a diverse program of public outreach programs to support the Mission’s Strategic Plan. Public Affairs Program activities aim to build strong ties for U.S.-EU cooperation, and the jobholder assists programming efforts to further economic themes and goals. Jobholder strengthens partnerships with EU institutions, think tanks and academic institutions to maximize program reach and resources.
Qualifications Required:
Note: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. Education: University degree in the liberal arts or related fields.
2. Experience: Minimum two years of professional experience, preferably with European institutions or in a U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section.
3. Language Requirements: Speaking, reading, and writing: level IV (fluency) in English.
4. Job Knowledge: Must quickly achieve an excellent working knowledge of European Union organization, institutions, key personalities, and solid grasp of EU policies that affect U.S.–EU relations. The job holder must quickly become familiar with U.S. cultural background and American government and Institutions.
5. Skills and Abilities: Ability and personal and professional qualities to develop and maintain access to contacts in the EU, transnational educational and research organizations, and think tanks. Ability to work in a U.S. corporate culture. Ability to take initiative, and the administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills to plan and carry out assigned projects efficiently and smoothly. Ability to draft
communications, and reports in English, operate all office equipment, and handle a variety of projects simultaneously with tight deadlines. Good typing skills.
Selection Process:
Qualified U.S. citizen Eligible Family Members (AEFMs) and U.S. Veterans receive preference in hiring. Therefore, it is essential that the candidates address the required qualifications above in the application.
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Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
Family members may apply for vacant positions 90 days prior to their arrival at post (counting from the closing date of the vacancy) provided that they are in possession of travel orders. A copy of the travel orders must be included in the application package.
Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
Submit Applications to:
CLOSING DATE:February 8th 2015
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