Grenada

Vacancy Details

About

Announcement Number:
Grenada-2021-004S
Hiring Agency:
Embassy St. George's
Position Title:
Public Engagement Assistant (All Interested Applicants) (Public Diplomacy/Protocol Assistant)
Open Period:
10/13/2021 - 11/03/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT-4
Series/Grade:
LE - 6510 9
Salary:
XCD $63,998
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential:
LE-9
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Saint Georges, GJ
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Section
246-227-4249
BridgetownHr@state.gov

Overview

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
Permanent
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.

Summary:

The U.S. Mission in Grenada is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Public Engagement Assistant. 


The work schedule for this position is full time full time 40 hours per week. 


 

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No

Duties

The Public Diplomacy Assistant works under the direct supervision of the Principal Officer (PO) at U.S. Embassy Grenada and under the review of the Public Affairs Officer at U.S. Embassy Bridgetown. The position has no supervisory responsibilities.  The incumbent monitors regional press and media coverage of issues of importance to the U.S; identifies and advises U.S. Embassy leadership in Grenada and Bridgetown on strategies for promoting accurate, balanced regional media coverage of U.S. foreign policy and American interests, correcting misinformation, and countering disinformation; is the leading LE Staff strategist/advisor responsible for post’s Public Diplomacy (PD) engagement with established opinion leaders and emerging voices, including youth, influential individuals and institutions such as think tanks, syndicates, labor unions, professional associations, civil society organizations, and professional training institutions.  Designs and recommends Public Diplomacy strategies to connect with a range of audiences to build and sustain productive dialogue and promote understanding of and support for U.S. policy.  The incumbent is primary liaison with U.S. Embassy Bridgetown to ensure Integrated Country Strategy goals are met.  Provides administrative support to the office and travelers.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:  At least six years of progressively responsible experience in a multicultural, multinational, academic, or governmental work environment, with responsibility for public relations, public affairs, journalism, communications, marketing, managing public relations, outreach events and other media interactions as significant parts of the job.


JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Comprehensive understanding of press/media institutions and professional journalism standards and practices, as well as trends in audience preferences for information consumption (social media, print, TV, radio, online) is required.  Knowledge of U.S. foreign policy objectives and American interests in Grenada.  Understanding of U.S. historical, political, economic, social and cultural forces that shape U.S. foreign policy;  understanding of regional, ethnic, socio-economic, cultural and linguistic factors and the influence of religious, cultural and educational institutions in shaping Grenadian perceptions of the United States are all required.  Must have an understanding of communication trends in the region and internationally as they affect the local Grenadian information landscape and must be familiar with influence patterns in information flow.   Knowledge of marketing techniques, market analysis and audience analytics in Grenada.

Education Requirements:

EDUCATION: At least two years of college or university studies is required.

Evaluations:

 


LANGUAGE: Fluency in written and spoken English is required.  “This may be tested”


SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have the following skills and abilities which may be tested analytical skills, communication/interpersonal skills and management skills.


Technical skills: Good keyboarding and data entry skills are required; excellent familiarity with electronic discovery tools, in particular the Internet, and standard information retrieval practices and procedures are required.  Thorough, detailed knowledge of various computer software programs, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, and databases, as well as PD-specific software, databases, and reporting tools, is required.  Detailed knowledge of and ability to use digital platforms, tools, and products are required.  Must be able to develop descriptive statistical analysis of target audience segments and to describe the outcomes of outreach and press and media activities and initiatives.  Must have basic familiarity with print, TV, and radio production skills to oversee logistics for media coverage.  Ability to use social media and mobile platforms and photo editing software and photo and video sharing sites, are all required skills.


 


 


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.

Qualifications:

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:
Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in St. Georges, Grenada 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.


HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:



  1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*

  2. AEFM / USEFM

  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. 


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

  • University Degree 

  • Certificate or License

  • 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 St. George's Grenada.