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Recruitment Notice: Executive Assistant & Consular Officer

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Job Vacancy: Executive Assistant to Consul General & Consular Officer

Consulate General of Ireland – Atlanta

The Consulate General of Ireland in Atlanta represents Ireland in the Southeast of the United States.  We work in support of our people, our prosperity, our values, our influence and our place in Europe.

The Consulate is now recruiting an Atlanta-based Executive Assistant & Consular Officer. The successful candidate will have the drive, flexibility and interpersonal skills needed to deliver as part of a small and dynamic team.

Position details:

Start date

20 August 2019


Consulate General of Ireland, Atlanta

Working hours

40 hours per week with occasional evening and weekend work


USD 887 per week


Permanent legal right to reside and work in the USA (for US citizens – US passport, US birth certificate or US naturalisation; for permanent residents – Green Card)

Minimum requirements

College degree and at least five years relevant professional experience

Closing date

26 July 2019 at 5pm (US Eastern Standard time)

 The role will involve:

  • Executive assistant to Consul General
  • Organisation of ministerial and official visits to Southeast USA
  • Assisting with consular service provision to Irish citizens
  • Liaison with local Consular Corps
  • Assisting in promotion and oversight of funding programmes, including the Irish Government Emigrant Support Programme
  • Support for the work of the Consulate General of Ireland as required

The precise range of duties may change over time depending on the needs of the Consulate.

How to apply:

Candidates should submit a résumé of not more than two pages and a covering letter of not more than 500 words via email by 26 July 2019 at 5pm (US Eastern Standard time). No applications will be accepted after this deadline. The submission of non-requested material (photographs, certificates or other large files) will disqualify. A very small number of candidates will be shortlisted for interview. We will not be able to provide individual feedback to applicants.

Please note:

Any offer of employment will be subject to security clearance and confirmation of satisfactory employment references.

Any personal information submitted will only be used for its intended purposes and will be destroyed when no longer needed. Any other processing or disclosure of personal data is not allowed other than in the exceptional circumstances provided for under the Data Protection Acts. By submitting information electronically, parties accept that data may not be fully secure.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is an equal opportunities employer.

Canvassing will disqualify and result in a candidate’s exclusion from the recruitment process.

Interview related expenses will not be refunded by the Consulate.

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