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"Brussels-2021-040" Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Brussels
Position Title:
Information Assistant (Social Media) (Open to All)
Open Period:
04/29/2021 - 05/20/2021


Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 6105 9
EUR €4,490
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 38 hours per week
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Brussels, BE
Telework Eligible:
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
Appointment Type Details:
Indefinite subject to 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.


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:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Not Required


The job holder serves as the Digital Media Specialist in the Public Diplomacy office of the U.S. Mission to NATO (USNATO) and is responsible for the overall development, coordination, and direction of USNATO digital communication strategy and manages its social media platforms, including the official website.  Designs and produces digital content, campaigns, and events tailored to USNATO’s audiences; designs and produces digital content and creates social media plans and tool kits for use by over 30 U.S. embassies and missions. Develops and maintains key relationships, provides guidance and training, is fully conversant on policy, develops digital media content, and supports media tours and traditional media efforts.  Supervises a digital media intern.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Minimum three years working in the field of corporate or government digital communication strategy and management or as a journalist, with NATO-related institutions, think tanks, or in a public affairs office dedicated to NATO, defense and security, or U.S. issues.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  A sound knowledge and understanding of digital communication strategy and strong experience in generating digital communication engagements. A good understanding of new technology in the digital communication area, the ability to oversee USNATO’s digital engagement strategy, supervise projects, and train Embassy colleagues and officers in social media and digital communication tradecraft. A sound knowledge of major issues of U.S.-NATO relations and of the media landscape in Brussels. Experience with and knowledge of graphic arts, photography, and audio-visual software and equipment, including overseeing video projects and knowledge of using PC and Macintosh operating systems and design/editing software.

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in the international relations, journalism, communications, information science, graphic design or website development.  


LANGUAGE:  Speaking/reading/writing: fluency in English.  This may be tested. 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Strong judgment and professional experience in generating communication strategies adapted to the digital age and compliant with the Department of State’s overarching digital engagement strategy. Strong organizational skills, ability to work independently, to set priorities, and to produce a large volume of work accurately and occasionally under pressure. Tact and professional ability to develop access to and maintain good relations with a wide range of NATO-related institutional contacts, and the media. Must stay abreast of breaking news and issues affecting the U.S.-NATO relationship in a complex global environment. Ability to make sound recommendations to management that result in effectively promoting U.S. policies to those with opposing points of view.

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 receive a compensation package that includes life insurance, hospitalization insurance, extra-legal pension, transportation allowance/reimbursement, meal vouchers, 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*


  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

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) clearance. 

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/ID card copy

  • Diploma

  • 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.