SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS ASSISTANT – OPEN ONLY TO US ELIGIBLE FAMILY MEMBERS
Hiring Path:• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs); or U.S. Citizen Declared Members of Household (MOHs) – All
AgenciesSecurity Clearance Required:SecretAppointment
TypePermanentAppointment Type Details:U.S. FAMILY MEMBER
APPOINTMENTMarketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
The work schedule for this position is Full Time (40 of hours per week).
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position:NoRelocation Expenses Reimbursed:NoTravel Required:Not Required
Position reports directly to the ESTH Counselor, and in his absence to the ESTH Deputy Counselor, and as required gives instructions to interns. Monitors and reports through the ESTH office to the front office and Washington information on, and analysis of, significant environmental, scientific and health policy developments in France, with a particular emphasis on science, technology and innovation. Is responsible for advancing U. S. goals, policies, interests and objectives in these fields, including the development of public outreach programs in these areas. Extensive independent liaison with French institutions and counterparts is required.
- EXPERIENCE: At least two years of professional experience in the corporate, academic, government, government relations, or scientific fields, with experience in written research and analysis.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Excellent knowledge of current international environmental issues, science, technology, innovation and health trends. Excellent knowledge and competence in quickly researching, analyzing and writing about complex policy issues.
- Education Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in a physical science, environmental studies, international relations, economics, or a related public policy field required.
- LANGUAGES (These will be tested):
English (W-R-S), Level 4 – Fluency is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES (These may be tested):
Ability to obtain a Secret security clearance. Outstanding research, drafting and analytical skills: ability to write rapidly and concisely on varied subjects. Excellent interviewing skills. Ability to extract and synthesize information gained. Public outreach skills. Ability to use Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point. Strong computer skills and ability to learn new applications such as graphic presentation tools and social media.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.
- All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.