Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Brasilia
Position Title:
Agricultural Clerk
Open Period:
12/20/2018 - 01/03/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1515 6
BRL R$56.141
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 - FS-08 (USD 38,468). 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 Agricultural Clerk in the Office of Agricultural Affairs (OAA).

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

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


Incumbent is responsible for a combination of agricultural clerical duties within the Office of Agricultural Affairs (OAA) Brasilia and some messenger and administrative functions outside the office environment.  This is the senior clerical level position with responsibility for the most difficult clerical tasks connected with agricultural programs. Duties involve specialized working knowledge of clerical, information, record keeping, and correspondence services related to agricultural programs, databases for various office operations, which requires an understanding  of office clerical practices, the city and surrounding areas, and motor vehicle operation.

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

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Clerical or office management/ secretarial work is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Basic knowledge of local business firms, trade organizations and trade practices is required.

Education Requirements:

Two years of college studies required.



LANGUAGE:  Level 3 (Good Working Knowledge) in writing/reading/speaking English is required. Level 4 (Fluent) in writing/reading/speaking Portuguese is required. This may be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: This may be tested

Tact in dealing with the public;  Ability to carry out assigned duties with a minimum of supervision;  Ability to operate a word processor and computer software applications such as Microsoft Office Suite for entering and retrieving data and information are required;  Valid “B” driver’s license is required.  Experience in operating office equipment and good organization skills are required. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. 

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, 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/Local Certification 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.

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Driver’s License

  • Nada Consta DETRAN

  • List of references

  • Diploma/ Certificates

  • 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, Brazil.