The U.S. Embassy in Rome/Italy is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of “Agricultural Specialist”, available immediately. The work schedule for this position is Full Time (40 hours per week)Start date: Candidates must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications, or their candidacy may end.The “Agricultural Specialist” is responsible for representing the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Italy and San Marino. The incumbent thus researches and prepares reports that provide commodity and trade policy intelligence, best prospects and advice for U.S. agricultural stakeholders, and on other topics of relevance for assigned agricultural commodities. Responsibilities also include advocating for U.S. agricultural interests by implementing projects, identifying appropriate actions and resolving trade problems.
Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE: Six (6) years of progressively responsible work experience in one or more fields of agricultural economics, agricultural policy, commodity trade, and marketing analysis/research that includes significant analysis and report writing required.
Education Requirements: A Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Business, Agricultural Marketing, Agriculture, Business Administration, International Food Law or Business Law required.
Evaluations: LANGUAGE: Fluent English (both written and spoken); this may be tested. Fluent Italian (both written and spoken); this may be tested.SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Customer service, professionalism and networking abilities, coupled with the ability to conduct economic and quantitative analysis and work independently. Required skills include innovation, judgment, communication, the ability to organize and plan, teamwork, as well as English and Italian writing skills. 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.
Qualifications: All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
Open Period:04/06/2020 – 04/20/2020
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