Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Dublin
Position Title:
Commercial Assistant
Open Period:
05/03/2018 - 05/18/2018 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1510 9
EUR €57,434 - EUR €57,434
Work Schedule:
Full-time - .
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Dublin, EI
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
Dublin HR Office
+ 353 1 6306200


Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For applicants who are USEFMs, the final grade/step for these positions will be determined by Washington DC.  The proposed grade is FP 5.


All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
This will be determined after selection.
Marketing Statement:
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees ( before you apply.
The U.S. Mission in Dublin is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for position of Commercial Assistant.

The work schedule for this position is:

Full Time (40 hours per week).
Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Occasional overseas and in-country travel required.



The position is a professional analyst and advisor to Commercial Service Ireland’s Head of Section for planning, organizing and administering programs to facilitate the export and marketing of U.S. goods and services. The Commercial Assistant assists U.S. firms by developing and organizing marketing strategies, including market research and reporting, planning trade events and opportunities, assisting Irish companies with their investments in the U.S., and bringing U.S. and Irish business representatives together. S/he analyzes market trends and evaluates market research involving the sectors for which he or she is responsible.

Qualifications and Evaluations


Minimum of four years of progressively responsible experience in business, government or NGO's in the fields of marketing, trade promotion, economics, international trade.


Thorough knowledge of the Irish domestic economy and trading practices and substantive understanding of Irish business and industry dynamics.

Comprehensive understanding of foreign trade policy and issues affecting the Irish economy’s bilateral trade and investment relations with the United States and the EU.

Understanding of U.S.Government trade policies and export promotion programs.

Working knowledge of international trade (terms and procedures).


Ability to develop and maintain an extensive range of appropriate mid and senior-level contacts in the host government and private sector.

Ability to plan, organize, and execute complex commercial research projects and to prepare precise and accurate factual and analytical reports.

Ability to render advice with detachment and objectivity, employing sound professional judgment.

Advanced Word, PowerPoint and Excel skill level.

Possession of a full valid driver’s license.

Ability to pass a required medical exam to drive government-owned vehicles.
Education Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in business management, economics, marketing, finance, international trade.

Level IV (fluency) in English is required (reading, speaking and writing).

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications and complete a mandatory probationary period for LE Staff.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

Benefits and Other Info

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), locally-resident EFMs and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Dublin 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 in LWOP **

* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process. Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS in LWOP status with re-employment or reinstatement rights back to their agency or bureau.

What is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc? (


1. The Mission may consider any of the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

2. Current employees of the Mission who have not successfully completed their initial probationary periods are not eligible to apply. Current employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory or MBC score of 100 points or less, on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

3. Current employees of the Mission hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment. This does not apply for employees on a PSA (Temp), or those are hired on a When Actually Employed (WAE) or intermittent work schedule.

How to Apply

How to Apply:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust security clearance.

To apply for this position applicants must electronically submit the documents listed below to be considered for employment. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible and qualified.

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site (
Required Documents:
• Residency and/or Work Permit

• Driver’s License

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

• SF-50 (if applicable)

• Cover Letter

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.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Dublin, Ireland.