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

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

Start of Employment:    beginning of 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 Political Department

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Drafting reports on US domestic and foreign policy for the Head of the Political Department
  • Drafting presentations and correspondence in German and English
  • Supporting outreach to U.S. government agencies, Think Tanks, NGOs and interest groups
  • Representing the Head of the Political 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 Political Department, including administrative tasks

Position Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Graduate studies preferably in law, political sciences or international relations
  • Work experience preferred
  • Work permit for the United States preferred


  • Excellent command of written and spoken German and English
  • Sound knowledge of the political 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 May 10, 2019, reference: Job Application: Officer in the Political Department, by e-mail only to: washington-ob@bmeia.gv.at  

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.