The U.S. Embassy in The Hague is seeking an individual for the position of
Technical Assistant (Extension)
Open to: All Interested Candidates
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Position: Technical Assistant
Opening Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Closing Date: Thursday, December 27, 2012
Work Hours: Full-time - 40 hours per week
Salary: Ordinarily Resident (OR): EUR 36,579p.a. (Position Grade: FSN - 8) / Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): USD 38,394p.a. (Position Grade: FP - 6)*
Availability: This position will be available after March 1, 2013.
NOTE: ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
Basic Function of Position
The incumbent serves as the technical assistant to the Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Area Director with responsibilities for assisting in the administration and operations of the Netherlands Preclearance Program. Significant functions of this position include performing phytosanitary inspections and systems monitoring and acting in place of the APHIS Area Director during their absence.
Note: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. Education: Completion of a bachelor degree in biological science, with specific training in entomology, botany, pathology, or horticulture.
2. Experience: Three to five years in regulatory quarantine operations with specialization in bulbs and perennials.
3. Language Requirements: Level 4 (Fluent) in English and Dutch are required.
4. Job Knowledge: The incumbent must have a thorough working knowledge of the operational work plan for the Netherlands Bulb Preclearance Program and the Netherlands Plants in Media Program and be familiar with the work plans of other preclearance programs under the jurisdiction of Area II. The employee must also be familiar with phytosanitary regulations of both the United States and the Netherlands.
5. Skills and Abilities: Ability to coordinate with American officers, local personnel of the National Plant Protection Service (NPPS) and industry the daily operations of the Netherlands program.
Qualified U.S. citizen Eligible Family Members (AEFMs) and U.S. Veterans receive preference in hiring. Therefore, it is essential that the candidates address the required qualifications above in the application.
Additional Selection Criteria
How to Apply
Interested applicants for this position must submit the following:
1. Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174); or
2. A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1 -24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicant's work experience attached as a separate sheet; or
3. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE; plus
4. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
5. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
Submit Application to
Please submit your application as indicated on our Job Announcements website: http://thehague.usembassy.gov/about_the_embassy2/job-announcements4.html
Incomplete packages will be deemed unqualified.
Point Of Contact
Ms. M. Tjang A Tjon
Telephone number: 070/3102233
CLOSING DATE OF THIS POSITION: December 27, 2012
(All applications must be received by the closing date to receive consideration. Only short listed applicants will be contacted for interviews. If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks from the closing date, your application was not successful.)
The U.S. Mission in The Hague 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.