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"BRASILIA-2020-06" Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Brasilia
Position Title:
Cashier - All Interested Applicants
Open Period:
02/04/2020 - 02/18/2020


Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0415 8
BRL R$91.119
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Brasilia, BR
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Applicants / All Sources
For USEFM - FP-6.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
Marketing Statement:

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


The U.S. Mission in Brasilia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Cashier in the Financial Management Center (FMC).

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


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


Basic Function of the Position – As the Alternate Class B Cashier in a post with highly complex cashiering operation, the position manages the full range of cashier activities including the receipt, collection, disbursement, accountability, examination, safekeeping, replenishment and other processing of cash items or cash transactions for the Embassy and the Consulates, including their visitors, staff and eligible family members.  Incumbent is responsible for an operating cash advance of $230,000 which is the largest in the Mission, the keeping and maintenance of detailed records, preparation, data entry and transmission of cashier documents to Comptroller and Global Financial Services (CFSC) Charleston.

For more information about the main duties of the position, please click here.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Progressively responsible work in technical accounting or bookkeeping, and cashier work is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Substantial and detailed knowledge of the banking industry in Brazil including accommodation exchange services, accounting concepts and logical thinking.  Broad knowledge of disbursements, collections, accountability, replenishment of funds, and vouchering requirements. In depth knowledge of cashier operations required. Thorough background in all aspects of financial management work. Expert knowledge of cashier operations and regulations including the procedures associated with handling, monitoring, safekeeping, and recording cash transactions and related financial instruments.

Education Requirements:

A minimum of two years of College or university studies in Business Administration, International Relations, Trade, Economics, Accounting, Finance, or Banking and Cashiering disciplines is required.



LANGUAGE:  (This may be tested)

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

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

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: (This may be tested)

Employee must be able to determine the validity of cash or cash instruments prior to accepting them for collection or disbursement (i.e., examination of currency to determine authenticity or vouchers to determine that proper approvals exist).  Must be able to use a personal computer to access and maintain the COAST database. Must know how to use software such as MS Excel and MS Word to create reports and memoranda/correspondence. Must be able to use a calculator by touch to make computations or check computations included in reports or on vouchers.  Employee must be able to use the COAST Cashiering system. Must be able to maintain accuracy in data entry and management of cash.  Ability to communicate clearly and provide quality customer service.  Ability to identify and safeguard discretionary or confidential matters handled directly by the incumbent or discussed by others during the performance of duties.

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 Brasilia 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:

  • 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. 

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Brasilia.