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Commercial Specialist (m/f)
Hiring Agency: Embassy Zagreb
Position Title: Commercial Specialist - All interested applicants - Temporary Replacement for Maternity Leave
Open Period: 05/26/2021 - 06/08/2021
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+1
Series/Grade: LE - 1510 10
Salary: HRK kn332.256
Work Schedule: Full-time - 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-10
Duty Location(s): 1 in Zagreb, HR
Telework Eligible: No
For More Info: HR Section
Hiring Path: • Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification
From the Agency: • All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required: Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type Temporary
Appointment Type Details: • Temporary appointment (Maternity leave) - not to exceed 12 months
• 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 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 (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or
clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position: No
Travel Required: Not Required
Serves as the professional analyst and advisor to the LES Head of Section (HOS) in planning, organizing and administering programs to facilitate the marketing of U.S. goods and services. Pursues export opportunities in the strategic industry sectors that would most clearly and significantly advance U.S. prosperity, security, and values. Protects U.S. business interests in Croatia, assertively approaching Croatian government on behalf of U.S. exporters and investors facing barriers or threats. Promotes Croatian investments in the United States. Drafts portions of the Country Commercial Guide. Assists HOS with developing the country strategy, serves as his/her deputy, and supervises interns.
Requirements: EXPERIENCE: Five years of progressively responsible experience in business, government or NGOs in the fields of marketing,
trade promotion, or international trade.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Thorough knowledge of the Croatia's economy and trading practices; comprehensive understanding of foreign trade policy and issues affecting the domestic economy's bilateral trade relations with the U.S.; understanding of USG trade policies, and export promotion programs, working knowledge of international trade (terms and procedures).
Education Requirements: • Bachelor’s Degree in business management, economics, marketing, finance, or international trade.
Evaluations: LANGUAGE: Croatia: Fluent / English: Fluent (will be tested)
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to: develop and maintain an extensive range of appropriate mid to high-level contacts in the Croatian government and private sector; to plan, organize, and execute complex commercial research projects and to prepare precise and accurate
factual and analytical reports, and, to render advice with detachment and objectivity, employing sound professional judgment.
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
Agency Benefits: Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in
Zagreb, Croatia 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
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 Public Security 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.
• Residency and/or Work Permit
• Degree (not transcript)
• 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.
Please ensure that you complete all of the language levels required, including the Primary language Croatian.
Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Zagreb, Croatia.