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"Rio de Janeiro-2020-01" Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Rio de Janeiro-2020-01
Hiring Agency:
Consulate Rio de Janeiro
Position Title:
Consular Assistant - All Interested Applicants
Open Period:
01/13/2020 - 01/27/2020


Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1420 8
BRL R$91.119 - BRL R$91.119
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Rio De Janeiro, BR
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section
+55 21 3823-2608


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources.

For USEFM - FP-6 is 50,714.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


The U.S. Mission in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Consular Assistant in the Consular Section.

The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 hours per week).

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Not Required


Provides a full range of Consular services as required by U.S. Citizens Unit including Special Consular Services cases, passport/citizenship services, welfare/whereabouts services, prison visits, repatriation, deaths, helps answer queries about Federal Benefits and Veterans Affairs Program. This includes, interviewing applicants seeking passport and citizenship services and advises them of necessary documentation required, providing assistance to American citizens on matters concerning local laws and regulations  and maintaining contact with Judicial and local authorities.  

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE:  Progressively responsible experience in work involving the application of complex regulatory material, investigative activity and extensive public contact, or other closely related experience is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: knowledge of passport, citizenship, protection and welfare procedures, notarial laws and regulations, Department instructions, local medical facilities, local health care institutions is required.

Education Requirements:

  • Two years of college or university studies is required.


LANGUAGE (This may be tested): 

  • Level IV, fluent (speaking/reading/writing) in Portuguese is required.

  • Level IV, fluent (speaking/reading/writing) in English is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES (This may be tested):

  • Must have very good oral and written communication skills and the ability to translate from English into Portuguese and vice-versa. 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information:

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.


  1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


  3. FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given. 

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance. 

To apply for this position click the “Apply to this Vacancy” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Important notes:

    • Please make sure you enter all your work experience and education through the ERA Application. Attached Curriculum files will not be considered.

    • For positions that require English Levels III or IV, applications MUST be submitted in English.

    • USEFM Candidates must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position at the time of the announcement closing.

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email/telephone call.

For further information - the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.