Leasing and Housing Supervisor – open until: July 24, 2018


U.S. Mission                                 Brasilia, Brazil

Announcement Number:             Brasilia-2018-51

Position Title and Number:        Housing and Leasing Supervisor – A52-110

Opening Period:                           From Tuesday, July 10, 2018 to Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Series/Grade:                                 LE (Locally Employed)-105/ FSN-10
.                                                       FS (Foreign Service)-105/ FP-5

Salary:                                            LE: (BRL) 133,948.00 per year
.                                                       FP: (USD) 53,844.00 per year

For More Info:                                 E-mail Address:  Brasilia_HR_CV@state.gov

Who May Apply:                             All interested sources / all applicants

Security Clearance Required:      Local Security Certification or Public Trust

Duration Appointment:                 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, Brazil is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Housing and Leasing Supervisor in the General Services Office.

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

Start date: The selected candidate must be able to start work within a reasonable period of time of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications, or their candidacy may not be considered.

Supervisory Position:  Yes

Duties:The Housing and Leasing Supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Housing and Leasing Unit in the General Services Office which is responsible for leasing, payment processing for lease and building operating expenses, land lord maintenance requests and management of the assignment and make ready process for the Housing Portfolio.  The supervisor oversees the development of the property portfolio, consisting of short-term lease housing units. Incumbent liaises with local government officials for registration of properties, to obtain original title deeds, and assistance with all matters pertaining to local real estate law. Finally, the incumbent will ensure landlord compliance with contractual terms as well as post policy as it relates to maintenance and repair. 

Qualifications and Evaluations


EDUCATION:  University degree in business administration, management, finance or law is required.


EXPERIENCEExperience in an international business office (NGO, Embassy or Commercial) setting which includes direct responsibility for one or more of the following components: property management, real estate contract negotiation, real estate development or sales, or practicing of real estate law. Experience with direct supervision of staff is required. 

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have detailed knowledge of local real estate market, property leasing practices, laws and regulations.


LANGUAGE: Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required. Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of Portuguese is required.  (This may be tested).

SKILLS AND ABILITES:  Excellent customer service skills are required; Demonstrated ability to operate standard office machinery and to use Microsoft Office suites is required. Driver’s license category B is required. (This may be tested).

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

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.

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*
(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:  https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance.  Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is available on HR/OE Intranet Site.

To apply for this position, applicants should electronically submit the documents listed below.

Required Documents:  Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • DS-174
  • Driver’s License Class “B”

* Please note that the maximum size for your application e-mail should not exceed 5MB.

Where to Apply:

Human Resources Office: Sheila Mirandela
Submit with vacancy title: Housing and Leasing Supervisor
E-mail Address:  Brasilia_HR_CV@state.gov

Closing date for this position: Tuesday, July 24, 2018


What to Expect Next:  Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

A summary of the position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained here. For further information, please contact the Human Resources Office at Brasilia_HR_CV@state.gov or 55 61 3312 2772 / 7040 / 7098.

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