[ES_JOBS_NET] San Francisco: Energy & Environment Policy Advisor, British Consulate-General

Victoria.Lee at fco.gov.uk Victoria.Lee at fco.gov.uk
Fri Aug 26 13:37:19 MDT 2016

If not yet seen, below is info for a San Francisco-based Energy & Environment Policy Advisor.  Please note the closing date for applications is Monday 29 August.

Full details: https://fco.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/mobile-0/appcentre-1/brand-2/xf-4fc88c2044e6/candidate/so/pm/4/pl/1/opp/1188-Energy-Environment-Policy-Advisor/en-GB


The British Embassy in Washington, DC is seeking a dynamic Policy Advisor to join the Energy & Environment Team in the Global And Economic Policy Group. This position is based at the British Consulate-General in San Francisco. The Team provides strategic advice to the UK government across the full range of US energy and environmental issues, and works to increase UK-US collaboration on these issues. We support UK domestic and international objectives by promoting energy security and the transition to a low carbon global economy.

The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of US climate and energy policy, including at a Federal and State level, and at least some knowledge of UK policies and structures. S/he will be a credible interlocutor with contacts in the US, specifically businesses, investors, state-level governments, non-governmental organizations, and have ideas for how to develop and foster UK-US collaboration on this agenda. The successful candidate will be a vital part of a small team with other members based in DC and Houston and will lead on a number of specific issues.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  *   Analyze US domestic energy, climate change and low carbon policies and developments with a particular (but not exclusive) focus on the Western US.
  *   Provide regular high-quality reporting (written and oral) on US developments to inform UK policy and contribute proactively to policy discussions.
  *   Design and deliver projects and events to support closer UK-US collaboration on energy and low-carbon developments.
  *   Advocate British interests with a range of key US interlocutors to promote UK priorities and policy interests.
  *   Take responsibility for structuring and delivering visits to the US by UK Ministers and senior officials.
  *   Develop and maintain high-level contacts within government, industry, and the NGO community to support all of the above duties and responsibilities.
  *   Develop close networks with colleagues in British Consulates across the Western USA to provide clear direction that enables others to monitor climate and energy developments and deliver relevant projects.

Essential qualifications and experience

  *   A strong background in low carbon and energy policy is essential.
  *   Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree desirable. Economic, policy, or environmental focus preferred.
  *   At least 3-5 years of relevant experience in the US is essential, as are connections to relevant stakeholders.
  *   Must be able to represent the UK at external meetings and win the confidence of senior US and UK officials and other stakeholders.
  *   Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills - including the ability to explain complex issues to diverse audiences.
  *   The post holder will be working in San Francisco as part of a cross-US team. This will demand the ability to work independently and be pro-active but make strong connections to team members across sites.
  *   Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, flexibility in a team setting, an enthusiastic approach and good judgement are essential. Project management experience is a plus.
  *   Knowledge of UK policy strengths and priorities a strong plus.
  *   Willingness to travel.

Under US State Department requirements, the Embassy may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders or A visa holders*. If you hold a visa other than an A visa you are not currently eligible to work at the Embassy. Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at www.ukinusa.com<http://www.ukinusa.com/>. All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.

*A visas are acceptable at the Embassy and Consulates.  The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) accepts G visas, and British Defence Staff (BDS) outposts accept A or NATO visas.

Victoria E. Lee, Ph.D.
Head of Science & Innovation
British Consulate-General, San Francisco

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