Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Rio de Janeiro-2018-18R5
Hiring Agency:
Consulate Rio de Janeiro
Position Title:
Consular Clerk - U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members
Open Period:
02/10/2020 - 02/25/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
FP - 1415 8
USD $19,623 - USD $19,623
Work Schedule:
Part-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:
•    U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) - All Agencies

For USEFM - FS is 08.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

Security Clearance Required:
Appointment Type
Marketing Statement:

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


The U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Consular Clerk to work in the Consular Section. 

The work schedule for this position is: Part Time (20 hours per week).

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


Basic Function of the Position:

Performs a variety of administrative duties and activities in the Consular Section. Obtains biometric data from visa applicants per Department of State guidance. Supports American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit, Fraud Prevention Unit (FPU), Immigrant Visa (IV), and Consular Correspondence Unit cases and inquiries. Assists with special Consular projects as needed.

Incumbent must be able to obtain or hold a Secret Clearance. 

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


Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE:  Two years of administrative experience is required. 

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Knowledge of administrative management functions. Knowledge of Consular Section procedures, applicable regulations and practices as they relate to the various consular units. Knowledge of the general operational patterns of all U.S. agencies represented in the Mission.

Education Requirements:

Completion of Secondary School or Local Mandatory Schooling and received high school diploma is required.


LANGUAGE:  Level III (Good Working Knowledge) speaking, writing and reading in English is required (This may be tested).

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be able to work cooperatively within an office environment to assist the consular section. Must be able to use basic office equipment and software including MSOffice systems (This may be tested). Must be able to learn and follow policies, procedures, and regulations. Good research and analytical skills in order to be able to solve problems, conduct investigations, review case files, and recommend solutions to section chief(s). Good interpersonal and customer service skills. Ability to exercise good judgment and tact in dealing with the public, government entities, and Consulate staff. 

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 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 Secret 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 Curriculums 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)

  • Language Scores (if available)

  • 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.

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