Librarian (Cataloging) – Open until: July 4th, 2018


U.S. Mission                                      Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Announcement Number:                 Rio de Janeiro – 2018-16

Position Title and Number:             Librarian (Cataloging) – A14LOC

Opening Period:                              Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Series/Grade:                                   LE (Locally Employed)-5005 / FSN-8

.                                                          FS (Foreign Service)-5005 / FP-6


Salary:                                               LE: (BRL) 82.681,00 per year

.                                                          FP: (USD) 48,135.00 per year


For More Info:                              Human Resources Office: Daisy Barbosa

.                                                      Telephone: 55 21 3823-2608

.                                                      E-mail Address:


Who May Apply:                           All Interested Applicants / All Sources

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 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Librarian (Cataloging) in Library of Congress.

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:  No

Duties: Incumbent performs full level descriptive and subject cataloging functions for all types of materials published in Brazil, Guyana, French Guiana, Suriname and Uruguay on all subjects and in the languages spoken in the area, according to the Resource Description and Access (RDA) documentation, Shelf listing Manual, and Library of Congress Rule.


Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:  College or university degree in Library Science is required.


EXPERIENCE:  Library experience and as a cataloger using the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules or Resource Description and Access documentation is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Knowledge of online cataloging procedures is required.


LANGUAGE: Level IV (fluent) reading/writing/speaking English is required. Level IV (fluent) reading/writing/speaking Portuguese is required. Level I (Rudimentary) working knowledge of reading Spanish or French is required (This may be tested).

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Skills in Internet searching for cataloging purposes are required. Level II typing skill is required (30-59 wpm) (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.

Note: Only qualified U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (AEFM) (as defined below) of U.S. Government employees assigned to post under Chief of Mission (COM) authority are eligible for consideration.  A U.S. Citizen EFM does not have to be residing in country to be considered, but the sponsoring officer under COM authority does have to be officially assigned to post and the AEFM must be on the travel orders.

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:

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:

Where to Apply:

 Human Resources Office: Daisy Barbosa

Submit with vacancy title:   Librarian (Cataloging)

E-mail Address:


Closing date for this position: Wednesday, July 4, 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.

For further information:  a summary of the position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities 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 Brazil.