Jobs in Jamaica: Agricultural Scientist

Location: United States Embassy, Kingston

Description: Oversight of the operational and technical aspects of APHIS PPQ Preclearance programs in Jamaica;  Coordinates and manages the cooperative preclearance programs involving preclearance inspection and certification, treatment, pest survey and management related to the list of approved commodities.

Qualifications: A university degree in one of the Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Zoology, Entomology, or Plant Pathology is required; Five years of progressively responsible experience involving planning, organizing and executing operational and technical plant protection and preclearance program activities is required; A thorough professional knowledge of plant health safeguarding principles and application to preclearance inspection and treatment activities is required; Must be able to develop and maintain an extensive range of contacts with host government officials, private industry members, universities and research institutions; Must be computer literate; Able to communicate effectively orally and in writing;  Must have good working knowledge of Microsoft suite, such as Word, Excel, Outlook; Must possess a valid Jamaican driver’s license; Must have good interpersonal skills, judgment and ability to work independently. All applicants are instructed to address each selection criterion detailed above with specific and comprehensive information supporting each criterion.

Contact Information: The Human Resources Office, United States Embassy, 142 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6; Email: [email protected]

Application Deadline: September 17, 2012