Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Rio de Janeiro-2019-25
Hiring Agency:
Consulate Rio de Janeiro
Position Title:
Librarian (Acquisitions) - All Interested Applicants
Open Period:
07/18/2019 - 08/16/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 5005 8
BRL R$87.115 - BRL R$87.115
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:
•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources

For USEFM - FS is 06.  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 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Librarian (Acquisitions) in Library of Congress.

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

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
25% or less

Represents the Library of Congress on acquisitions trips in Brazil and/or Suriname, Uruguay, Guyana, French Guiana


Makes contact with government and private institutions in Brazil, Uruguay, Suriname, French Guiana, and/or Guyana, through correspondence, phone calls and personal visits, to identify, select and acquire materials of research value in all formats. Works on projects involving the acquisition of special subject or special format materials. Recommends titles that should be acquired for the library. Performs initial processing of new materials after they have been received in the office.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Progressively responsible library experience is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: knowledge of the organization and structure of the Brazilian cultural, educational and learned entities; knowledge of Brazilian book trade, of Brazilian literature; of Library Science concepts, theories and practices are required.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science is required.


LANGUAGE: Level IV (Fluent) in speaking/reading/writing in Portuguese is required. Level III (Good Working Knowledge in speaking/reading/writing in English is required. Level II (Limited knowledge) in speaking/reading/writing in Spanish or French is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to operate personal computer and use end-user software such as Microsoft office tools and outlook is required. Level II typing skills (30-59 wpm) is required. (These 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, Brazil 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 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 Curriculum 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:

  • Degree (not transcript)

  • 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 - (21)3823-2608 or

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