Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Rio de Janeiro-2018-12-R3
Hiring Agency:
Consulate Rio de Janeiro
Position Title:
Human Resources Assistant - U.S. Citizens Only (USDH Program Support Officer)
Open Period:
09/09/2019 - 09/23/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0305 7
BRL R$66.465 - BRL R$66.465
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Rio De Janeiro, BR
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section
+55 21 3823-2608


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Open to: U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) - All Agencies.

For USEFM - FS is 7.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

Security Clearance Required:
Top Secret
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 Rio de Janeiro is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Human Resources Assistant in the Human Resources Office.

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


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


Under the direct supervision of the Post’s Management Officer and indirect supervision of the Senior HRO in Brasilia, the incumbent manages specific areas of the Consulate’s U.S. Direct Hire Staff and Family Member Human Resources Programs. The functions performed include, but are not limited to: USDH position management and reporting; USDH arrival/departure program and accreditation; USDH performance management; USDH travel, allowances and benefits administration; USEFM and Seasonal Employment programs, US Intern Program, and security clearance processing for those selected to fill sensitive positions; and the USDH First and Second Tour Officer (FAST) program. 

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible work experience in Management or Human Resources is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: The incumbent must have sufficient knowledge to be able to advise Section/ Agency Heads on USDH / EFM position management and State USDH performance management practices and policies.

Education Requirements:

  • College (2 years) or Post-Secondary School is required.



LANGUAGE: Level IV (fluent) reading/writing/speaking English is required. (This may be tested)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to work with Microsoft Office Package (Word, Excel and Outlook), SharePoint, and the Internet is required. (This may be tested).

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 Rio de Janeiro 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 Top Secret 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 Curriculums 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:

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

  • 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/phone call. 

For further information - the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.