The Economic Section of the U.S. Mission to the EU in Brussels is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of:
Open to: All Interested Applicants
Position: Economic Specialist, FSN-10/FP-05
Opening Date: August 2, 2017
Closing Date: August 27, 2017
Work Hours: Full-time
Salary Range: Ordinarily resident (OR): (FSN-10): EURO 4,466–5,902 gross/month
Not-Ordinarily resident (NOR): FP-05*– USD 50,302–77,486 gross/p.a.
for NORs will be determined by Washington
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Serves as analyst and advisor on information and communications technology, data privacy and protection, intellectual property, transportation and competition policy.
Monitors, evaluates and reports on EU policies and developments in portfolio areas. Explains and advocates for U.S. policy interests.
Provides assessments and advice on each portfolio area to Economic Minister Counselor, direct supervisor, the Ambassador, and other Mission staff as well as officials at the State Department and other Washington agencies.
Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
1. EDUCATION: University degree in economics, business, political economy, public policy, law, or international relations.
2. EXPERIENCE: Minimum five years’ experience working at an EU institution or for an organization that deals regularly with the EU on economic, business, or regulatory policy issues. Has an established contact network on issues relevant to the portfolio.
Speaking, reading, and writing:
fluency (Level IV) in English
and good working knowledge (level III) of at least one other EU language, especially French or German.
4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to independently plan, organize, and execute projects. Ability to draft in English–with speed and clarity–a variety of written reports and analyses. Ability to effectively communicate in English, including to provide targeted oral briefings. Ability to develop and maintain a wide circle of contacts at all levels at EU institutions and rel
ated organizations; ability to deal tactfully and independently with contacts as a representative of the U.S. Government. Ability to carry out independent research and analysis based on public sources of EU and other data in the sectors covered above. Ability to work as part of a team with Americans and colleagues who are from other countries, and with individuals employed by other U.S. Government agencies. Ability to inter-relate developments in the economic field to the broader political focus and factors at work in the EU and the U.S.-EU relationship. Ability to use computer-oriented tools, such as economic databases and internet search engines and databases. Resourcefulness, initiative and analytical ability.
5. JOB KNOWLEDGE:
A thorough understanding of the structure, organization, and complexities of the European Commission, European Parliament, the Council, and other EU institutions, with particular emphasis on the development and implementation of EU directives and regulations, as well as the Single Market. Thorough knowledge of modern economic and political economy principles and theory.
Thorough knowledge of identified policy areas, and familiarity with other high profile issues on transatlantic economic agenda. Thorough grasp of EU relations with the United States. Basic familiarity with the roles of the major U.S. government institutions involved in foreign and economic policy, including the role of the Congress.