EXPERIENCE: Experience in an office, working in the area of Agriculture, Economics or Marketing, of which one year is in Agribusiness related fields is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of agricultural economics and/or marketing and business procedures is expected at the full performance level. General knowledge of USDA organization, functions, services, office procedures, and standard references of agricultural reporting. A basic knowledge of local business firms, trade organizations, and trade practices. Knowledge of computer systems management practices.
LANGUAGE: English - Level III (good working knowledge) in reading/speaking/writing is required. Portuguese - Level IV (fluent) in reading/speaking/writing is required. This may be tested.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to develop and maintain contacts in the agriculture, food processing, retail, and import sectors. Ability to work with Microsoft Office Applications. Ability to research using multiple sources in English and Portuguese. Ability to organize multiple types of information from multiple sources. Ability to deal tactfully with visitors, external contacts, and Consulate employees. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks. Ability to organize and plan events logistics. Ability to work with IT colleagues. Skills in Microsoft Office and Excel and other job-related skills and abilities may be tested.
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.