United Kingdom

Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy London
Position Title:
Agricultural Specialist - Open to: All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Open Period:
04/22/2020 - 05/22/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1515 8
GBP £63,906
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
London, UK
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.

For All Interested Applicants / All Sources - LES-80 salary.
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
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 of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


Serves as the technical adviser to the Agricultural Counselor and/or Agricultural Attache, U.S. officials, and industry with regard to policy and market access issues affecting U.S. agriculture and food exports to the UK and Ireland. Coordinate the development Country Strategy Statement, providing input to USDA's strategic direction and operational decisions. Independently collects and analyzes standard to complex marketing information, trade statistics and technical data. Advocates for U.S. interests through contact with senior host government officials, industry, and academia. Initiates and implements outreach programs to deliver key messages to host governments and trade.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Progressively responsible work experience in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Policy, Commodity Trade, and/or Marketing Analysis/Research that includes significant analysis and report writing is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Expert knowledge of agriculture policies and programs is required. Knowledge of local laws and policies governing agricultural production and trade is required. Knowledge of government structure and responsibilities of various Ministries, congressional and legislative processes as it relates to economic, trade, and agricultural policy matters is required. Thorough understanding of FAS and USDA program goals and reporting requirements.

Education Requirements:

A Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Business, Agricultural Marketing, Agriculture, Business, Economics, or International Policy.


LANGUAGE: Level IV fluency in reading, writing, and speaking English is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Customer service, professionalism, networking, economic and quantitative analysis, innovation, judgment, communication, organizing and planning, teamwork, English language, writing, and ability to work independently. A UK/EU/EEA full valid driver's license required.

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 UK 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 non-sensitive 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)

  • Residency and/or Work Permit

  • Passport copy

  • Degree

  • Driver’s License

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

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

  • JF-62 (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 UK.