Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Rio de Janeiro-2018-23
Hiring Agency:
Consulate Rio de Janeiro
Position Title:
Librarian (Acquisitions) (Acquisitions Supervisor)
Open Period:
08/24/2018 - 09/21/2018 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 5005 10
BRL R$133.948 - BRL R$133.948
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Rio De Janeiro, BR
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section - Daisy Barbos
+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-5 (USD 60,601) . 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 is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Librarian (Acquisitions) in the Library of Congress (LOC).

The work schedule for this position is:

Full Time (40 number of hours per week)


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


Basic Function of the Position

As Head of Acquisitions, is responsible for all aspects of collection development for the region as well as the efficient and cost-effective acquisition of research materials for the Library of Congress, which maintains the greatest Brazilian and Latin Americana collections in the U.S. and for some 40+ academic libraries which participate in the Rio Office, Cooperative Acquisitions Program (BCAP).

Is responsible for a) monitoring vendor performance and adherence to terms of their bibliographic service agreements; b) maintaining active gift and exchange program; c) planning and documenting levels of success of acquisitions trips as well as follow-up actions; d) all official statistics for acquisitions receipts. 

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Progressively responsible experience in acquisitions and collection development work in an academic or professional environment. Experience as a supervisor, manager, or team leader is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Expert and full professional knowledge of library science, with emphasis on the theories, principles and techniques of collection development as applied to research and national libraries, understanding of LOC cataloging rules is required.

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science is required.



Level IV (Fluent) writing/reading/speaking in Portuguese is required. (This may be tested).

Level IV (Fluent) writing/reading/speaking in English is required. (This may be tested).

Level I (Rudimentary) reading/writing in Spanish, French or Dutch is required. (This may be tested). 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Excellent research skills to be able to identify and locate sources of acquisition throughout Brazil and other countries covered for commercial and non-commercials materials, especially in response to current developments. Ability to use computer programs for searching bibliographic data, compiling of statistics and other acquisitions activities. Must type 30+ wpm. Ability to lift 25 pounds. (These may be tested).

Post may choose to add the phrase “This may be tested” after a language, skill, and/or ability.  Review the VA template for specific information.

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 “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

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. 

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.

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