Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Mexico City
Position Title:
Administrative Management Assistant (Environmental Assistant)- A84001 (Open to All Interested Applicants - All sources)
Open Period:
06/15/2021 - 06/30/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0105 7
MXN $305,040.54
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 40hrs. weekly
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Mexico City, MX
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
Adriana Vega
via email


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - FP is 7.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.

•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources
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 work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


The Assistant will support the work of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) attachés stationed across Mission Mexico to advance U.S. environmental priorities in Mexico, including monitoring and supporting the implementation of environmental obligations under the United States- Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). This will include facilitating outreach to the Government of Mexico, businesses and business organizations, nongovernmental organizations and other environmental stakeholders. The Assistant will make contacts and appointments, accompany the environmental attachés to meetings and write reports on the meetings. The Assistant will take the initiative in arranging schedules for and in some cases accompanying the numerous U.S. government and other visitors the office will host. At times the assistant will serve as interpreter for non-Spanish speaking visitors. The assistant will also provide administrative support to the environmental attachés as needed, liaising with the many sections of Mission Mexico vital to running an office and to the substantive work of the office. The assistant will also track relevant current events in the press and media ing the attachés to developments and at times preparing analytical reports on environmental issues and developments. 

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years’ experience as an administrative assistant, journalist or economic/political analyst or equivalent other position that requires a combination of public policy analysis and administrative support in an organization or business.


Education Requirements:

University Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, International Relations and Trade, Accounting, Finance, Economics, or Law is required.



Fluent English is required.  (This may be Tested).

Fluent Spanish is required. (This may be Tested).

To meet the English and Spanish language requirement for this position:

  • If you meet the requirements for Education and Experience, but did not submit a Language test score, your application will be forwarded to the Hiring Manager. If you are shortlisted by the Hiring Manager, you'll be tested internally in English and Spanish to complete your application. If you do not reach the required minimum score in both tests, you will not be able to continue with the selection process.

  • Alternatively, if you already happen to have them, you may submit English and Spanish test results that are less than 5 years old.

    • For English you may submit test results from TOEIC Listening & Reading (Min. score is 940), TOEFL ITP (Min. score is 620), TOEFL IBT (Min. score is 95), IELTS (Min. score is 7.5), Cambridge (Min. score is C1), Duolingo (Min. score is 120), or FSI/ILR (Min. score is 3+). Information of a local test center: TOEIC Standard Testing Services, Gauss 9 Int 201-A, Col. Anzures, C.P. 11590, Del. Miguel Hidalgo, México. Tel. (55) 5540-3555 • (55) 5540-3959. The test's fee is the applicant's responsibility.

    • For Spanish you may submit test results from FSI/ILR (Min score is 3+).

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 Mexico may receive a compensation package that includes:

  1. Private Medical and Life insurance;

  2. U.S. and Mexican holidays (20 per year approximately);

  3. 12 days of vacation per year starting out. Increases progressively.

  4. Affiliation to IMSS, AFORE and INFONAVIT;

  5. Opportunities to travel abroad for training, and more.

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.


  1. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.

  2. Current employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory or an MBC score of less than 100 points on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

  3. Current employees who have less than 1 year in their current position are not eligible to apply.


  1. Current employees who used a hiring preference to gain employment who are within their first 90 calendar days of employment are not eligible to apply. This does not apply when the hiring mechanism is TEMP or the work schedule is intermittent or irregular.

  2. Candidates with a hiring preference who have already accepted a conditional offer of employment may NOT be extended a second conditional offer of employment unless and until they withdraw their candidacy for the first position in writing.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a security certification. 

To apply for this position click the “Apply to this vacancy” button.  For more information on how to apply, please watch this video:

Please note that if you have created an account in the past, and you do not remember your password, you may use the "Forgot Password?" option to create a new password using your answers to the security questions. If your account is blocked, or you have forgotten your answers to the security questions, please send an e-mail to the contact at the top of this announcement to request a password reset.

Required Documents:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

  1. Certification of your last level of Education (e.g., official copies of High School Diploma, University Transcripts, Bachelor’s Degree,
    Master’s Degree, etc.)

  2. Language Proficiency Certification(s). (See section -"How will you be evaluated")

  3. Permanent Residency Permit from "Instituto Nacional de Migracion" or Proof of Mexican Citizenship.

Next Steps:

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

For further information - click here to read the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc.

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