U.S. Embassy Rabat
Human Resources Office
Announcement Number: 10-18
OPEN TO: ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES
POSITION: Agriculture Specialist, FSN-10*; FSN-11*; FP-5*; FP-4*
OPENING DATE: Monday, April 12, 2010
CLOSING DATE: Monday, April 26, 2010
WORK HOURS: Full-time, 40 hours/week
SALARY: * Actual grade and salary will be based on the qualifications of the applicant
NOTE: ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
The U.S. Embassy in Rabat is seeking an individual for the position of Agricultural Specialist.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION: The incumbent works to promote U.S. agricultural exports to Morocco, through market research and analysis, reporting, identifying and organizing appropriate marketing activities, and pursuing trade policy objectives. S/he supports any other U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) activities in Morocco.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities of the position is also attached.
NOTE: All applicants must meet all qualifications and provide supporting documentation for each criterion below
Education: Possession of master’s college degree in agricultural economics, agricultural marketing, business, general agriculture, or economics is required.
Experience: Three to five years of prior experience in the economic aspects of agriculture, including experience in marketing and/or the analysis and interpretation of data and presentation of findings in written format is required.
Language: Level 4 (fluency) in English, Arabic, and French is required.
A thorough understanding of the state of agricultural development and trade in Morocco is required.
Familiarity with government offices and trade associations concerned with agricultural imports is required.
Abilities and Skills:
Ability to develop and maintain an extensive range of senior level contacts in governmental and private sector circles in Morocco is required.
Ability to inter-relate developments in the field of agriculture to the broader forces at work in Morocco is required.
Ability to plan, organize, and execute market development projects and complex research projects and to prepare precise and accurate analytical reports is required.
Good computer operation skills and ability to effectively use Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.
When equally qualified, US Citizen EFMs and US Veterans will be given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate address the required qualifications above in the application.
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA
Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
Interested applicants for this position must submit in English the following or the application will not be considered:
Application for U.S. Federal Employment (SF-171 or OF-612) for U.S. applicants only; or
A current resume or curriculum vitae for non U.S. applicants; plus
Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.
Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office
Attention: Vacancy Announcement 10-18
Address: 2 Avenue Mohamed El Fassi (ex-Marrakech), Rabat
Telephone: (212) 537-76-22-65, FAX: (212) 537-66-08-75,
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