Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Brasilia
Position Title:
Public Engagement Assistant - All Interested Applicants (RELO Assistant)
Open Period:
05/07/2020 - 05/21/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 6005 8
BRL R$91.119
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Brasilia, BR
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section
61 3312-7726


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Applicants / All Sources
For USEFM - FP is 6.  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 Brasilia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Public Engagement Assistant in the Public Affairs Section (PA).

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

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


Under the guidance of the Regional English Language Officer (RELO) and the Cultural Affairs Specialist (RELO Specialist), the incumbent is expected to independently a) provide administrative support to the RELO, b) manage, coordinate, promote, distribute, and monitor RELO English teaching materials and digital programs, c) manage office communications including newsletters, social media, and contact management systems, d) organize, monitor, review, and report on current English language programs.

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

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: The incumbent must have experience teaching and/or teacher training experience at the secondary or university level, including organizing and presenting workshops.  Office administrative experience is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Incumbent should be familiar with Embassy organizational and reporting structure in general and the Public Affairs Section in particular. Incumbent should be used to office abbreviations and English teaching acronyms and concepts, including a general knowledge of the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), including state-of-the-art techniques and methodology. The incumbent must have a broad knowledge of education in Brazil at all levels, especially language education in both public and private sectors. The incumbent must be computer literate, including MS Office applications. The incumbent must have a working knowledge of using digital tools, managing contacts, and document management. The incumbent should have knowledge about U.S. society, culture, and the U.S. education system. The incumbent should also have knowledge of grants management, basic accounting, event planning, and travel arrangement.

Education Requirements:

Bachelor degree in pedagogy, English language teaching, or education degree is required.


LANGUAGE: (This may be tested)

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

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


SKILLS AND ABILITIES:(This may be tested)

Incumbent should have the ability 1) to work independently and with minimal supervision in conducting daily responsibilities; 2) to learn and apply U.S Government policy and procedures reliably and accurately; 3) to develop and maintain cordial and productive relationships with working-level contacts to achieve program goals; 4) to plan and implement events and to plan and book domestic and international travel; 5) to write professional correspondence in English and Portuguese with minimal need for review; 6) to speak in public as a presenter and workshop facilitator on English programs; and 7) to use standard office equipment such as computers, printers, projectors, possess advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite of applications. The incumbent must have demonstrated experience in administering and organizing teacher or other educational events at the local or regional levels.   

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:

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 Fluency or Good Working Knowledge, 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.

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 or phone.

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

Required Documents:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

  • 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 or phone.

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