Agricultural Assistant

U.S. Mission to the EU - Brussels Media Hub

Agricultural Assistant

U.S. Mission to the EU

Brussels, Belgium

Announcement Number: Brussels-2021-030
Open Period: 02/18/2021 - 03/08/2021
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+1
Series/Grade: LE - 1515 9
Salary: EUR €4,490
Work Schedule: Full-time - 38 hours/week
Promotion Potential: LE-9
Telework Eligible: No
For More Info: HR Section,


  • Hiring Path: Open to the public;
  • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: For USEFM - FP is 05. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C. All Interested Applicants/All Sources;
  • Security Clearance Required: Public Trust - Background Investigation;
  • Appointment Type: Permanent;
  • Appointment Type Details: Indefinite after successful completion of initial one-year contract;
  • Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply;
  • Summary:
    • The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (38 hours per week);
    • Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (15 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
  • Supervisory Position: No;
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No;
  • Travel Required: Not Required.


The job holder provides agricultural trade assistance and communication coordination that involves drafting and distributing policy and media briefings under the direction of the Agricultural Attaché and working with more senior staff to support marketing activities and events for U.S. agricultural products, foods and beverages. The person would also be the lead on administrative duties for travel, visitors, and marketing or other public relations events.

Qualifications and Evaluations


  • EXPERIENCE: Minimum three years of progressively responsible experience in economic research and support, agricultural production, trade, food safety/processing, marketing, regulatory affairs, food safety, policy, or analysis;
  • JOB KNOWLEDGE: Some understanding of United States Government programs and overseas activities necessary to fully carry out the duties of the position.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree with a specialty in agriculture, economics, marketing, EU law, or government.


  • LANGUAGE: Fluency in English plus fluency in at least one other EU language is required;
  • SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Tact in dealing with the public. Able to carry out assigned duties with a minimum of supervision. Able to operate a computer, enter and retrieve data using basic spreadsheet and data management programs;
  • 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.

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:

  • Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), working at the U.S. Mission in Brussels may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits;
  • For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office;
  • The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information:

  • HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.
    1. AEFM/USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran;*
    2. AEFM/USEFM;
    3. FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights.**

* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification. A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.

How to Apply

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Sensitive But Unclassified security certification.

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and/or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent) (if applicable);
  • Residency and/or Work Permit;
  • Passport or ID card copy;
  • Degree;
  • Language Scores (if available);
  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable);
  • SF-50 (if applicable).

Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

For further information - the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Brussels.

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