Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Consulate Recife
Position Title:
Human Resources Clerk - All Interested Applicants
Open Period:
11/06/2019 - 11/20/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0305 6
BRL R$58.724
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Recife, Pernambuco, 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-08.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.

Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Marketing Statement:

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


The U.S. Mission in Recife is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Human Resources Clerk in the Human Resources Office (HR).

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:

Incumbent performs a variety of clerical functions in support of the LE Staff Management Program. Incumbent also serves as post’s liaison on administrative matters relating to the local health and dental insurance company providers and local health insurance broker. Incumbent is also the Main Timekeeper at post providing work guidance to other timekeepers on T&A issues and software as needed. Under the direct supervision of the Human Resources Assistant position responsible for the local recruitment program, the Human Resources (HR) Clerk provides administrative/clerical support to the full range of the recruitment portfolio.


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

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Progressively responsible office/administrative work experience is required..

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Basic knowledge of Brazilian Labor laws, prevailing practices and procedures, local recruitment practices and general office management.

Education Requirements:

Secondary (High School) is required. 


LANGUAGE (This may be tested):

Level III (Good Working Knowledge) in Speaking/Reading/Writing Portuguese is required.

Level III (Good Working Knowledge) in Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES (This may be tested):  

Typing Level II (30-59wpm). Ability to work with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.). Must have excellent customer service skills. Ability to draft correspondence in English and Portuguese and to translate from English/Portuguese/English at good working knowledge level. Must have good organizational skills, be service oriented, and possess the ability to follow instructions, meet deadlines and assignments with minimal supervision. Ability to identify and safeguard discretionary or confidential matters 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 Recife 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.

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 Recife.