Jobs at the Embassy and Consulates

Thank you for your interest in employment with the U.S. Mission in Brazil. To view a current list of all available positions at the U.S. Mission in Brazil and to apply online, please visit this page: Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA). All applications must be submitted through ERA to be considered. The DS-174 will no longer be accepted.  

All applications must be submitted through ERA to be considered.

The U.S. Mission in Brazil 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. To the extent that any information related to the foregoing is submitted by a candidate for employment or incidentally revealed, such information shall not be used in connection with any hiring, promotion or other decisions related to employment made by the U.S. Mission to Brazil.

Applications for specific positions listed on a U.S. Mission Brazil website may be limited to U.S. Citizens if there is a need for a security clearance; however, the majority of positions in the Mission are open to all applicants, regardless of citizenship. The hiring mechanism and salary scale applied to the successful candidate is determined by his or her residency status, not citizenship.

The U.S. Mission in Brazil does not provide travel or relocation benefits to applicants or persons selected to fill vacant positions.

Our Local Employment Recruitment policy does not use points in applying the hiring preference for USEFMs or U.S. Veteran candidates. Under U.S. law including the Foreign Service Act of 1980, as amended, status as an USEFM or an U.S. Veteran is an affirmative factor in employment. To receive a preference in hiring, USEFM and U.S. Veteran candidates must be fully qualified before receiving first consideration for the advertised position. Qualified USEFM applicants who also have U.S. Veterans Preference will receive the highest preference. USEFM and U.S. Veteran candidates are eligible to receive preference each time they apply for Mission-advertised positions, subject to Mission HR confirmation of eligibility. Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans Preference after reviewing the DD-214 or conditional eligibility documentation is final. Hiring Preference Order:

  1. U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member who is also a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
  2. U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member or a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
  3. US Foreign Service Eligible Family Member on Leave Without Pay
  • All applicants must be Brazilian citizens, or permanent residents of Brazil or legally eligible to work in accordance with local law.  Foreign applicants must provide proof of residency in the form of an unrestricted, current work permit or residency permit at the time of application. The U.S. Mission to Brazil does not sponsor work permits.
  • Applicants for employment must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Eligible Family Members (EFMs) on official orders who derive their eligibility to work in the Mission from their US direct-hire sponsor who is assigned to Brazil, may apply for positions prior to their arrival in Brazil.
  • Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for most vacant positions unless the positions are short-term.
  • Current Ordinarily Resident Employees on probationary status are not eligible to apply.
  • Currently employed United States Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) and Not-Ordinarily Residents (NORs) hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a temporary part-time or intermittent position.

All applications must be completed using the Electronic Recruitment Application.

To find available positions please follow this link: Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA).

Once you found the position, review the Vacancy Announcement and click to apply. Find out details on how to apply on the Application Guide video ( or the How to apply Guide.

All applications must be submitted through ERA to be considered.

Resumes, CVs, DS-174 or any other type of documents sent by email or post mail will not be accepted.

To create an account in ERA, please visit the ERA site: Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA), click Login and Create and Account and follow the instructions. For more information and a step by step guide please review the User Guide or the Application Guide video (

What you should review before applying:

Overseas Employees will demonstrate the Eight Qualities of Overseas Employees or characteristics essential for being a successful member of the United States, Embassy, Consulate, or Mission. Be sure to read the entire Vacancy Announcement to ensure you meet all of the Eligibility and Qualification requirements. Also, be sure to have all of the documents mentioned in the Vacancy Announcement ready for uploading.