Agricultural Specialist

American Embassy Brussels

Position title: Agricultural Specialist 
Introduction: The U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Agricultural Specialist  at the Animal&Plant Health Inspection Service Office.
Your responsibilities:
Job holder is relied upon as an expert in animal and/or plant health issues ranging in complexity from a single country such as Belgium and to regional responsibility that encompass many different countries within the Europe Region. These issues require a detailed understanding of the export and import regulations between countries and the U.S. with a focus on sanitary and phytosanitary issues. Factors that reflect complexity include communications with animal and plant health authorities in countries within the area of responsibility, the number of host countries, variety of agricultural commodities, variations in geographic areas in terms of climate and terrain and its impact on commodity availability, economic and political considerations between host countries and the U.S., and the expansion of U.S. trade with foreign nations. The employee provides expert consultation in resolving technical issues that may be blocking exports from the U.S. or releasing commodities from quarantine in a foreign country. Actively participates in prioritizing agency goals and activities in conjunction with the Foreign Service Officer (FSO).
Your profile:
EDUCATION: Master’s degree in agriculture, biology, entomology, veterinary science, or related is required.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible experience in designing, developing, directing, or evaluating agricultural health programs, or in dealing with scientific matters of an equivalent nature.
LANGUAGE: Fluency in English and another European language.
Our offer:
  • Dynamic and multi-cultural work environment.
  • Full-time position with extra-legal benefits: life insurance, hospitalization insurance (family included), meal tickets, transportation reimbursements, seniority leave, special holidays, training, etc.
  • Salary as of € 7,007 gross/month.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to create their Electronic Recruitment Application profile via the Embassy website and submit their application before April 18, 2023. A complete application means that you outline in your ERA profile how you meet the minimum requirements and attach all required documents.
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