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"Moscow-2021-003" Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Moscow
Position Title:
Scientific Affairs Specialist - All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Open Period:
02/24/2021 - 03/09/2021


Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1705 10
RUB ₽2.029.647
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Moscow, RS
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Applicants / All Sources. For USEFM - FS is FP-5. Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
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 (40 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 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 incumbent supports the American officers working on Russian environmental issues and support existing bilateral cooperation. The incumbent accompanies American officers to meetings with host country officials to coordinate ESTH activities and to determine areas for exchange, possible training needs, development of reference handbooks and training materials, etc. Serves as the lead for office engagement with indigenous peoples and assists officers on the topics of forestry, national parks, botany, and wildlife trafficking. Assists visitors from the Department of State and other U.S. government entities.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: 5 years of experience working on issues related to Russian government policy.


JOB KNOWLEDGE: The position requires knowledge of the operation of the Russian interagency and Russian government policy formulation. The position also requires familiarity and experience with the issue of Russia's indigenous people.  

Education Requirements:

A university degree in environmental science, natural science or social science.


This may be tested.

LANGUAGE: Level IV fluency of both written and oral English is required. Level IV fluency in Russian is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Strong organizational and follow-up skills are required. Must be able to deal effectively with people both within and outside U.S. Embassy. Must have the ability to plan, organize and manage a project with limited guidance. Must be able to prioritize assignments. Must be able to effectively communicate orally and in writing, both in English and in Russian. Must be able to work under pressure and deal with overlapping tasks.  

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), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Russia may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, 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 Local Security Certification or Public trust 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:

  • Passport Copy (for non-Russian citizens)

  • Residency and/or Work Permit (for non-Russian citizens)

  • University Degree 

  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent) (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 Russia.