Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Brasilia
Position Title:
Audio-Visual Technician - All Interested Applicants
Open Period:
02/10/2020 - 02/24/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0635 7
BRL R$69.582
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

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-7. 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 Audio-Visual Technician in the Information Resources Management (IRM).

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:

The incumbent provides photographic support for internal and external Mission purposes. Develops and manages a print studio for Mission Brazil’s graphic design output.  Is responsible for providing support for mobile computer and multimedia events for ICASS subscribers.  Mobile computing equipment includes but is not limited to mobile phones, tablets and laptops.  Multimedia equipment includes but is not limited to cameras, microphones, video recorders, projectors, Smart Boards, lighting and sound mixing equipment.

Is responsible for overseeing the installation of multimedia equipment and respective training of personnel.  Is responsible for all connections of the mobile computing and multimedia equipment to communications networks such as Dedicated Internet Networks (DINs). Is responsible for performing the IT annual inventory via ILMS portal for ISC section. Prepares and sanitizes IT equipment that will be sent to auction.

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

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Experience working as an audiovisual/DVC specialist, photographer or graphic designer required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Expert understanding of digital photography. Demonstrated knowledge of industry-standard design software, such as Quark, InDesign or Illustrator plus photo-editing software, including Photoshop.  Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.  Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods includes alternative ways to inform via written, oral, and visual media.  Technical knowledge of mobile computing and digital video conferencing operations is required.

Education Requirements:

University degree in graphic design or information technology required.


LANGUAGE: (This may be tested)

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

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

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  (This may be tested)

Ability to use a wide range of photographic techniques.  Ability to carry/handle equipment unassisted at event sites. Ability to act quickly and determine priorities during fast-moving events.  Ability to take initiative in planning and executing assignments.  Exceptional IT skills, especially with design and photo-editing software and audio-visual technology. Creativity and innovation skills with accuracy and attention to detail. Excellent time management, communication and organizational skills with a professional approach to time, costs and deadlines. Ability to explain design decisions and choices to audiences unfamiliar with the concepts being discussed. Ability to use and troubleshoot basic print shop and IT equipment, such as DVC tools.

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/Local Security 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 note:

  • 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.

  • 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:

  •  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.