Job Openings at the Embassy

One vacancy available (see below). Thank you for your interest in employment with the U.S. Mission in Santiago. The U.S. Mission in Santiago 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.

The U.S. Embassy in Santiago implemented the Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA).To view a current list of all available positions at the U.S. Embassy in Santiago and to apply online, please visit our ERA site:

ERA Santiago (Electronic Recruitment Application)

Please consult the video in the sidebar to learn how to create a new account and apply.

ERA will help you by:

  • Reducing your time completing your application
  • Increasing your communication with the mission during the recruitment process
  • No more paper applications

What will be changing?

  • ALL applicants MUST apply using the internet interface
  • ERA will rank applicants using vacancy-specific questions

Please keep in mind that:

  • Applications that do not meet the requirements above will not be accepted
  • The Embassy does not contact all candidates that have applied for positions
  • US Citizens applying for vacant positions do not have preference in hiring
  • All applicants must be legal residents of Santiago and be legally eligible to work in the country in order to apply

Who may apply?

Open to: All Interested Candidates – Anyone with Chilean Citizenship or Permanent Residency may apply.

Open to: Current Employees of the Mission – Anyone who is currently employed by the U.S. Mission in Santiago may apply. Third Party Contractors are not eligible.

Open to: USEFMs only – Only U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members may apply. USEFMs may also apply to the above “Open to” categories.

For more information, please refer to the Additional Resources sidebar.



Position Title: Administrative Management Assistant, ITC-AME

Opening Period: May 15 –31, 2019

Series/Grade: FSN-8, FP-6

Salary:   *Ordinarily Resident (OR): CHP 21,482,050 gross salary p.a.

U.S. citizen resident candidates will also be paid in Chilean pesos.

For USEFM: Actual salary will be determined by Washington, D.C.

For more info: Mailing Address:

Who may apply: All Interested Candidates/All sources

Security clearance required: Non Sensitive

Marketing statement: We encourage you to read and understand the

Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees  

Summary: The U.S. Embassy in Santiago, Chile is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Administrative Management Assistant for the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) International Technology Center-Americas (ITC-AME).

The work schedule for this

Position is: Full-time: 40 hours/week

Start date: The successful applicants must be able to begin work within approximately 4 weeks of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certification or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory position: No

Basic function of position: The incumbent will function as the Research and Operations Analyst for the ITC-AME regional office.  Overall duties include assisting in carrying out a continuing survey or research activities in Latin America in Science and Technology areas relevant to the Department of the Army. Activities will include identifying and visiting private companies, universities and other organizations, to include the military and government in Chile and other countries in Latin America, which are developing science and technology of interest to the U.S. Army.  Incumbent will prepare memorandums for high-level officials, handle budget, develop and maintain databases and other general administrative functions.



 Applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Physics, Life Science, Industrial Engineering or Mechanical Engineering is required.
  2. At least three (3) years of related work experience with academia, government, research organizations, or industry relating to research and development activities.
  3. Level 4 (Fluent) English and Spanish language Speaking/Reading/Writing skills are required.  (This will be tested.)
  4. Knowledge of research institutions within Latin America academia, industry and government who are performing cutting-edge research in the fields of science and technology, specifically in materials science, chemistry, physics, and engineering.  General knowledge of secretarial, clerical and administrative procedures with a good command of technical terminology.
  5. Must be able to apply knowledge in science and technology when conducting research.  Must be able to prepare comprehensive and coherent reports on scientific research, innovative technology and technology trends within Latin America.  Position requires excellent use of word processing including extreme proficiency in the suite of Microsoft Office tools, fluent translation, and analytical abilities.  Personal communications and the ability to initiate and build relationships with a diverse group of researchers is essential.

Please note that for any or all of the above requirements testing might be applied.


  • All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certification.
  • All non-Chilean ordinarily resident applicants must have the required residency and/or work permit to be eligible for consideration.
  • American Citizens residing in Chile and working for the U.S. Embassy are required to file and pay federal taxes and FICA contributions in addition to Chilean taxes and social contributions.  Please note that as an employee of the U.S. Government, you are ineligible to take the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion (FEIE, Form 2555).  For detailed information, please refer to the IRS website at
  • Current Ordinarily Resident (OR) employees who are currently serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.  Current Ordinarily Resident (OR) employees who are currently on a PIP (Performance Improvement Plan) are not eligible to apply.
  • Current Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 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. 

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  When qualified, 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 a reemployment right

* 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 certify 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 in the letterhead of the appropriate military branch of 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 right back to their agency or bureau.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH) and for additional employment consideration please visit the following link:

How to Apply:  Applicants must electronically submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is available in the Embassy’s internet site ( ) and must attach the documents listed below:



Residence and/or Work Permit (for non-Chilean applicants)

Chilean Driver’s license (for positions that require driving)

DD-214 (if applicable)\

What to Expect Next:  Only 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 Santiago.