Position title:                   Officer in the Economic Department of the Austrian Embassy

Location:                           Austrian Embassy, 3524 International Court, NW Washington DC, 20008

Start of Employment:    mid-June 2019

Salary:                              US$ 4,000.00 gross per month (salary and employment details will be confirmed upon offer of employment). This is a full-time staff position.

Short description:      The Officer shall assist the Head of the Economic Department

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Drafting reports on economic policy developments in the USA for the Head of the Economic Department
  • Drafting presentations, correspondence and press statements in German and English
  • Outreach to U.S. government agencies, Think Tanks, NGOs and interest groups in order to establish high-level contacts
  • Identify and facilitate opportunities for bilateral cooperation
  • Represent the Head of the Economic Department at meetings and events
  • Preparing and coordinating the visiting program of incoming delegations from Austria including organizational administrative tasks such as making hotel and flight reservations
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Head of the Economic Department, including administrative tasks

Position Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Graduate studies either in business administration, political sciences, international relations or studies in a relevant field
  • Work experience preferred
  • Work permit for the United States preferred


  • Excellent command of written and spoken German and English
  • Sound knowledge of the political and economic situation in the USA and Austria
  • Excellent communicative and organizational skills
  • Motivated, detail-oriented, flexible and stress-resistant
  • Responsible-minded and discretionary behavior
  • Excellent command of MS office

To apply:

Please apply in writing by April 26, 2019, reference: Job Application: Officer in the Economic Department, by e-mail only to:  

Applications should be in German and should include:

  • A CV of not more than two pages
  • A cover letter of not more than one page, explaining why you match the above profile

Please do not attach copies of certificates or references. These will be requested at a later stage. Only those applicants who meet the above detailed requirements will be contacted for an interview. Travel expenses will not be refunded.