Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Brasilia
Position Title:
Public Engagement Assistant - All Interested Applicants (RELO Access Coordinator)
Open Period:
05/07/2020 - 05/21/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 6510 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 Affaris 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 RELO Access Program Coordinator oversees and guides the Access projects in Brazil to promote and improve the teaching of English for non-elite youth and adults. The Access Coordinator ensures that proposal for new programs meet Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) standards, travels regularly to visit program sites and ensure accountability and program quality, and ensures smooth and timely execution of program grants. The incumbent strategizes with the RELO office to meet new learner audiences, teachers, and implementing partners through outreach and general English language programming in Brazil.


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

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Experience in teaching to young learners/teens and teacher training 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 the public sector. 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.

Education Requirements:

Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Applied Linguistics, Pedagogy, or Education 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)

Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision. Ability to organize and coordinate orientation programs, establish and maintain professional contacts as related to the Access Program, and deal effectively with stakeholders, partners, and participants. Ability to perform a variety of administrative tasks. Must have initiative, flexibility, and excellent interpersonal skills. Must be able to travel unaccompanied through Brazil for programming and consultations. Must have strong computer and word processing skills. Ability to draft reports and to correspond with other offices with minimal supervision. Ability to draft reports in English and Portuguese with minimal need for review. Outstanding communication skills, demonstrated motivation and experience working with teenagers will be considered. Familiarity with specific content areas of TESOL such as English for Young Learners, Content-Based Instruction, curriculum development, testing and assessment, and materials adaptation will be considered.

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:

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 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.

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.