Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Consulate Sao Paulo
Position Title:
Cashier (Class B)
Open Period:
12/18/2018 - 01/02/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0415 8
BRL R$87.115 - BRL R$87.115
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Sao Paulo, BR
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - FS is FP-06.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources
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 work schedule for this position is:

  • Full Time (40 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


As the Class B Cashier in a post with highly complex cashiering operation, the position manages the full range of cashier activities including the receipt, collection, disbursement, accountability, examination, safekeeping, replenishment and other processing of cash items or cash transactions for the Consulates, including their visitors, staff and eligible family members. Incumbent is responsible for an operating cash advance of $130,000, the keeping and maintenance of detailed records, preparation, data entry and transmission of cashier documents to CFSC Charleston.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE:  Progressively responsible work in technical accounting or bookkeeping, with experience performing cashier work and experience at the lower level in an US agency or the equivalent.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Expert knowledge of cashier operations and regulations including the procedures associated with handling, monitoring, safekeeping, and recording cash transactions and related financial instruments. Considerable knowledge of RFMS and Coast, including maintenance and extract information from the data base; working knowledge of Department of State regulations, including 4 FAH/FAM, Standardized regulations. Cashier User Guide (CUG) Manual and CFSC Charleston Operations Manual. Familiarity with local bank procedures related to deposits, transfers and checking accounts.

Education Requirements:

Two years of college or university studies in finance, business, accounting, mathematics, or economics is required.


LANGUAGE: Level IV (Fluent) reading / writing/ speaking in Portuguese is required. Level III (Good working knowledge) reading/writing/speaking in English is required. The incumbent must be able to write and discuss very complex position-related documents, technical and administrative issues with supervisors, employees and vendors submitting claims for cash reimbursement.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Employee must be able to determine the validity of cash or cash instruments prior to accepting them for collection or disbursement (i.e., examination of currency to determine authenticity or vouchers to determine that proper approvals exist). Must be able to use a personal computer to access and maintain the COAST database. Must know how to use software such as MS Excel and MS Word to create reports and memoranda/correspondence. This may be tested. Must be able to use a calculator by touch to make computations or check computations included in reports or on vouchers. Employee must be able to use the COAST Cashiering system. Must be able to maintain accuracy in data entry and management of cash. Ability to communicate clearly and provide quality customer service. Ability to identify and safeguard discretionary or confidential matters handled directly by the incumbent or discussed by others during the performance of duties.

Post may choose to add the phrase “This may be tested” after a language, skill, and/or ability.  Review the VA template for specific information.

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 Sao Paulo 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 “Submit Application” 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:

  • Residency and/or Work Permit

  • Degree (not transcript)

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. 

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

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Sao Paulo.