Brazil

Vacancy Details

About

Announcement Number:
BRASILIA-2019-41
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Brasilia
Position Title:
Administrative Clerk - All Interested Applicants
Open Period:
11/05/2019 - 11/19/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT-3
Series/Grade:
LE - 0105 6
Salary:
BRL R$58.724
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
LE-6
Duty Location(s):
1
in
Brasilia, BR
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Section
61 3312-7287
BrasiliaRecruitment@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources
For USEFM - FP is 8.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Permanent
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.

Summary:

The U.S. Mission in Brasilia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Administrative Clerk in the Community Liaison Office (CLO).


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

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No

Duties

Basic Function of the Position – Provides administrative support to the Community Liaison Office (CLO). Receives, screens and directs incoming mail and communications for correct distribution. Answers routine inquires personally or by phone or refers customer to appropriate sections. Coordinates with Embassy sections to secure required services. Coordinates office matters with various Brazilian entities, including local vendors, schools, international organizations and others.


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

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE: Secretarial or administrative experience in private or public sector is required.


JOB KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of English and Portuguese grammar, spelling and punctuation. Knowledge of administrative management functions. Knowledge of the local environment including schools and applicable cultural and representational practices.

Education Requirements:

Completion of secondary (high) school is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE (This may be tested):  



  • Level IV (Fluent) reading/writing/speaking Portuguese is required.

  • Level IV (Fluent) reading/writing/speaking English is required.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES (This may be tested): 


Strong communication skills. Well organized, ability to pay close attention to details, to perform multi tasks and to take initiative and complete assigned tasks with accuracy and little supervision. Ability to operate a computer using Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel, and Power Point), Microsoft Outlook and Internet. Ability to draft basic office correspondence, use good judgment in performing administrative tasks, and provide quality customer service


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.

Qualifications:

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:
Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in (insert post and/or country name) 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.


HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:



  1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*

  2. AEFM / USEFM

  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:



  • 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. 


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