Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Brasilia
Position Title:
Housing Assistant
Open Period:
11/21/2018 - 12/05/2018 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0820 8
BRL R$87.115
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 - FP-06 - USD 48,135. 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 Brasilia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Housing Assistant in the General Services Office (GSO).

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

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

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


Basic Function of the Position:

The Housing and Leasing Coordinator is the deputy to the Housing and Leasing Supervisor and has sole responsibility for management of the make ready process for the consolidated housing pool and shared responsibility for leasing activities and housing portfolio development. Assists the General Services Officer (GSO) in managing the transfer season and make ready process, working closely with MGT, FAC, Landlords and assigned employees. Responsible for the preparation of residences for new tenants, including coordination of the issuance and placement of furniture, appliances and hospitality kits in residences. Works closely with the EFM Housing Coordinator to conduct a thorough walk-through to ensure water faucets, appliances and telephones are hooked-up and working properly utilizing a standard checklist, ensuring that new homes are clean and ready for occupants.


Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE:  Experience in residential leasing, housing property management, contract negotiation, real estate development or sales, construction and renovation project management, financial budgeting or practicing of law or administrative activities is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have strong knowledge of project management and contract law in the local market. Must have detailed knowledge of local real estate market, property leasing practices, laws and regulations.


Education Requirements:

2 years of college or university studies is required.



LANGUAGE:  (This may be tested)

Level IV (Fluency) reading/writing/speaking in English is required.

Level IV (Fluency) reading/writing/speaking in Portuguese is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  (This may be tested)

Strong communication, persuasion and negotiation skills;

Excellent Customer service skills and the ability to deal with all levels of clients, staff and customers;

Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects and processes with a wide variety of stakeholders;

Must have a valid local driver’s license category B.

Demonstrated ability to operate standard office machinery and to use Microsoft Office suites

(Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), MS Outlook, Windows XP, and the Real Property Application (RPA) software.

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 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 for this position” 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

  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

  • Letter(s) of recommendation

  • List of references

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.