Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Rio de Janeiro-2021-07
Hiring Agency:
Consulate Rio de Janeiro
Position Title:
Public Engagement Assistant - All Interested Candidate (Emerging Voices Experiential Learning)
Open Period:
08/03/2021 - 08/17/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 6510 8
BRL R$99.602
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 40 hours per week.
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:
Only one Open-to category should remain:

•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources

For USEFM - FP is 06.  Actual FP 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 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Public Engagement Assistant (Experimental Learning), in the Public Diplomacy section.

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

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Occasional Travel.


The Emerging Voices (EV) Experiential Learning and Exchanges Coordinator works under the direct supervision of the Emerging Voices and Alumni Specialist and has no supervisory responsibilities.  Coordinates the Consulate’s exchange programs for youth and communities that are not included in traditional U.S. diplomatic engagement.  Coordinates Consulate Public Diplomacy (PD) outreach to EV audiences through Experiential Learning (EXPL) projects, typically “learning through experience” activities such as tech or entrepreneurship camps, music and sports programs, journalism training, and other focused community engagement programs.  Designs, develops, identifies co-sponsors and funding sources, plans, and oversees a range of outreach activities in support of Mission goals.  Designs, plans and implements a broad range of activities to maintain contact with alumni of PD activities and initiatives. The Rio Consular District, comprising 35 million people across the states of Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, and Espírito Santo, is home to over 15% of Brazil’s population.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE:  Progressively responsible experience in a multilingual, multicultural, multinational, or government environment is required, with marketing, public relations, communications, or education duties as a significant part of the job.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of typical customer service and marketing tools designed to engage specific audience segments, particularly the EV sector, in Brazil is required.  

Education Requirements:

University degree in communications, international relations, public policy, education, cultural studies, sports or technology management, tourism, or marketing is required.


LANGUAGE (This may be tested):  

  • Level IV (Fluent) in reading/writing/speaking Portuguese required.

  • Level IV (Fluent) in reading/writing/speaking English required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Analytic skills:  Must be able to advise senior leaders of opportunities to promote Mission EXPL outreach objectives; identify, analyze, predict and assess EV audience attitudes; evaluate the impact of activities and projects and modify approaches for best outcomes. Communication/Interpersonal skills:  Must have excellent customer relations, interpersonal cross-cultural communication skills, and be able to identify and engage key figures critical to developing EXPL priority initiatives. Technical skills:    Thorough, detailed knowledge of various computer software programs, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel is required.

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.

  • 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 Fluency (Level IV) or Good Working Knowledge (Level III), 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.

  • This Vacancy Announcement will close at 11:59 PM (Brasilia time) of the closing date and applications to this position will not be accepted after this period.

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.

  • 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 or phone 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.