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United States Embassy
Category: General
Basic Functions:

Under the supervision of the Economic and Commercial Officer, the Commercial Assistant provides the full range of commercial services to promote U.S. exports and investment, including business matchmaking, recruiting for select U.S. trade shows, and supporting trade missions. The Economic and Commercial Assistant researches relevant economic developments and assists in crafting regular mandatory reports and guides. The incumbent also maintains contacts with the business community, academics, and host government entities to accomplish goals.

Job Knowledge:

Must have a strong working knowledge of host country’s economy, trade and investment practices, industries, business sectors, restrictions, organizations, customs, and key persons. General understanding of American business practices is required. 

Language: Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required.

How to Apply:

Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) DS-174. To apply for this position, applicants should submit the documents listed below by COB November 15, 2018. Previous applicants need not apply. 
Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

• DS-174 (located on the US Embassy’s website)
• Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent) (if applicable)
• Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)
• Passport copy (if applicable)
• Degree (not transcript)
• Language Scores (if available and applicable)
• DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
• SF-50 (if applicable)
• List of references

A bachelor’s degree in economics, business, finance, marketing, management, logistics or business administration is required. 


Must have a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in fields as trade promotion, international trading, private business - government relationships, marketing, economic analysis, finance or business associations.

Skills and Abilities:

Must have the ability to develop work programs and maintain working and senior level contacts in government and private sector. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Must be proficient in computer applications such as Word, Excel, and Power Point. Perceptiveness working within Embassy environment.
Deadline: November 15, 2018

Contact Information
Name: Human Resources Office
Address: 142 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6
Telephone: N/A
Fax: 702-6347

Ad Post Date: 2018-11-07



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