Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Consulate Recife
Position Title:
Housing Assistant - All Interested Candidates
Open Period:
02/04/2020 - 02/21/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0820 7
BRL R$69.582 - BRL R$69.582
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-07 USD 45337.00. 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 Recifeis 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 contact HR.

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


Basic Function of the Position:

The Housing Assistant reports to the General Service Officer (GSO) and is reviewed by Management Officer.  Serves as sole Consulate General Recife Housing Assistant with responsibility for managing over 23 operating leases.  The incumbent identifies and screens appropriate short-term lease (STL) housing units to support the needs of 20 USDHs and supports the GSO in proposing housing assignments to the Post Inter Agency Housing Board for approval and securing proper lease approvals from the Bureau of Overseas Building Operations (OBO). Oversees the preparation of residences for new officers, including coordination of the maintenance, procurement, security and property activities that meet Department standards. Identifies and screens appropriate leased properties to support Post operations, including Consular Agency Fortaleza, storage facility, SD Command Post, and radio repeater. Maintains ongoing relations with and monitors performance by landlords. Performs a variety of administrative and clerical duties, including lease payment coordination with the Embassy and maintains the Real Property Application (RPA). Maintains the Post Housing Pool inventory; ensures that landlords comply with custodial, maintenance and repair provisions of lease terms. Manages leasing activities for new Consulate Compound Property. Serves as back up for the Property Assistant.


Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE:  Experience in residential leasing, housing administrative activities, or high-level of customer service program work is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have knowledge of local housing market including regulations and procedures pertinent to residential real estate leasing. 

Education Requirements:

2 years college or university studies in business administration or similar field 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)

Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office basic package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and Internet are required.

Must have good communication skills, customer service abilities, and tact when dealing with different levels of personnel in the Consulate and real estate community.

Ability to work in a team environment and to work independently with little direction is required.

Ability to establish and cultivate effective working relationships with others is required.

Must have a local driver's license category B.


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 for this position” 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.

  • USEFM Candidates must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty at the time of the announcement closing to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

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.