Political and Economic Assistant (Vacancy Reference: 17/67)

Open To:
All Interested Candidates / All Sources

Position Title:
Political and Economic Assistant

Location:
U.S. Consulate General, Belfast

Reference:
17/67

Opening Date:
13 October 2017

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled

Work Hours:
Full-time, 40 hours/week

Salary:
£34,671 gross starting salary per annum, (consisting of: basic salary £32,005 and bonus £2,666).

Benefits:
Performance Related Pay System
Pension Scheme
BUPA Membership
Employee Assistance Program
Generous Annual Leave & Sick Leave
Paid Public Holidays (U.K. & U.S.)

 

An exciting opportunity has become available for a new team member to join the U.S. Consulate General, Belfast, as a Political and Economic Assistant. This will be a hands on and fast paced career opportunity where you will take primary responsibility for following and reporting on current political and economic developments in Northern Ireland.

Exceptional organization and interpersonal skills are a must in this role. You will be expected to take ownership of a range of responsibilities such as researching key issues and reporting on them in written and oral form, and making professional contacts across a broad spectrum of political and economic areas that can serve to inform and advance United States Government (USG) policy interests. Other duties will include: assisting in arranging meetings for American supervisors with political and economic contacts and visits that are political and economic in nature.

Interested? Then we would like to hear from you!

The following qualifications are also required. It is very important that you address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item in your application and resume/CV. This will help you in our short listing process.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

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.

EDUCATION:
University degree in political science, economics, law, humanities or history is required.

EXPERIENCE:
Progressively responsible experience conducting policy reviews and political and economic analysis is required.

LANGUAGE:
Level IV English (reading, writing and speaking) is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:
Must have thorough knowledge of Northern Ireland’s political and economic structures, along with knowledge of the UK systems and regional affairs.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Must have demonstrable organizational and prioritization skills, strong oral and written communications skills, and be able to develop and maintain mid to high-level contacts with both locals and internationals. Attention to detail and good interpersonal skills are required. Ability to articulate political and economic topics with clarity and accuracy is required.

Interested candidates for this vacancy MUST submit the following for consideration of their application:

  • The London DS0174 Application Form – This is our preferred form of application, as it aims to focus the candidate on the essential criteria of an advertised vacancy.

OR

Please reference our instructions on how to complete the UAE/DS-0174 form.

You must ALSO include the following information in your application for employment:

  • Your current curriculum vitae/resume.
  • Evidence of your legal right to work in the U.K. such as a copy of your passport biographical page, work visa page and, or, birth certificate. Please do not send originals by mail. Copies are acceptable. Short-listed applicants will be asked to provide, prior to interview, original documentation in support of their legal right to work in the U.K.
  • Evidence of Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM) Preference (such as a copy of your sponsor’s orders), if applicable. Please do not send originals by mail. Copies are acceptable.

PLEASE NOTE: WHETHER YOU ARE AN INTERNAL OR EXTERNAL CANDIDATE, IF YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE IS INCOMPLETE, YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FURTHER FOR A VACANCY.

Submitting your Application
As an environmentally aware employer, our preference is for you to submit your application by email to LNDRecruit@state.gov

Please ensure documents are in Microsoft Word and/or Adobe Acrobat. JPEG, TIFF or SkyDrive files will not be accepted and your application will be determined invalid.  Similarly, if your application exceeds 5MB, your application will be determined invalid.

Alternatively, your application can be mailed to:

Recruitment
The Human Resources & Development (HRD) Office
Embassy of the United States of America
24 Grosvenor Square
London
W1K 6AH