The email sent out to Department of Energy employees about opportunities opening up in Iraq ...
In response to the President's directive to provide support for the reconstruction and stabilization efforts in Iraq, the Secretary of State has requested that DOE assist in finding a qualified Petroleum Industry Expert and Public Affairs Specialists willing to work at the U.S. embassy in Iraq. The job descriptions are below.
The Petroleum Industry Expert will assist the Ministry of Oil to help strengthen management and transparency, including monitoring contracting activities. The candidate should possess a strong background in the petroleum sector, from production to marketing. This detail will be for 1 year.
The Public Affairs - Global Outreach Team Member positions (8-12) are open to all Government public affairs professionals. Selectees will generally serve on a 3-month rotational basis, although some members may be detailed or assigned to Baghdad for a full year. (Candidates should identify what duration they are interested in, subject to their manager's approval.) These positions supervise all media aspects of news conferences, press events, media day trips, and media interaction with all high level US visitors; work with Iraqi Government officials at the local level to develop, plan, and implement media events showcasing progress in various regions in Iraq; and develop relationships with the American press corps, International press, Regional Arabic press, US and Coalition Military Forces, and Iraqi press to help facilitate media coverage of events throughout Iraq.
The positions are duty stationed in Baghdad, Iraq. Both offices and living quarters are in the International (Green) Zone, secured by U.S. military personnel and Department of State Diplomatic Security, although there is apt to be travel outside the International Zone under the protection of security forces.
Interested Federal employees must obtain concurrence from their Resource Manager in Headquarters or head of their field element. DOE Federal employees will be on a non-reimbursable detail to the State Department.
These vacancy announcements will remain open until filled. The hiring/deployment process is quite lengthy and includes attendance at a 7-day class on security and cultural issues in Arlington, VA prior to departing the U.S. and a medical clearance.
DOE Federal employees working in Iraq may be eligible for the following benefits.
Pay for work at night
Pay for work on Sunday
Pay for work on a holiday
Foreign post (hardship) differential
Regional rest breaks
Consultation trips (to Washington, DC to debrief DOE
Additional information on benefits to DOE Federal employees on detail to Iraq can be found at Appendix M of the DOE Handbook on Overseas Assignments, which is available at: http://humancapital.doe.gov/pers/overseas.htm, or at http://chris.inel.doe/payroll.
If you have questions regarding the duties of the positions, working conditions in Iraq, or the energy situation in Iraq, please contact ********.
Resumes should be sent to **********. If you have questions regarding your application or benefits issues, please contact ********.
If you're new to this story see these earlier posts about emails sent out to employees of the Departments of Housing and Urban Development