Jobs at the Embassy and Consulates

It’s a new ERA in recruitment with the Embassy!

Thank you for your interest in jobs at the U.S. Mission to Australia. Our recruitment process has transitioned from a paper and email-based process to a new system called ERA (Electronic Recruitment Application) – a web-based portal powered by

How to create an account in ERA:

The first time you apply for a position in this way, you will be asked to set up an account. Find more information on how to set up your account and use the ERA portal here – ERA Applicant User Guide (PDF 1.6MB).

With the exception of EPAP positions, we will no longer accept emailed, faxed or paper applications; ERA is now the ONLY way to apply for a position with the U.S. Mission Australia.

Postion Open To Grade/Salary Closing Date
Administration Clerk USEFM Only FP-9 US$28,945 p.a. November 18, 2018
Travel Clerk All Candidates LE-6 A$64,863 p.a. / FP-8 US$32,378 p.a. November 25, 2018


Click here to view all current vacancies…


Expanded Professional Associates Program (EPAP)

Postion Open To Grade/Salary Closing Date
Political EPAP USEFM Only FP-6 / FP-5 / FP-4      $US48,135 – $US66,449 November 15, 2018


UPCOMING ERA OUTAGES: ERA will be out of action for production upgrades at the following times. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

​System Outage – Production -ERA Upgrade 10/31-11/2 System Outage during Regular Business Hours ET
System Outage- Evaluation/Production maintenance 11/17 – 11/18 ​System Outage will start 12:01am Saturday until 6:00pm Sunday ET
System Outage – Evaluation – ERA Upgrade 12/1 – 12/3 ​System Outage will start 12:01am Saturday until 6:00am Monday ET
System Outage- Evaluation/Production maintenance 12/15 – 12/16 System Outage will start 12:01am Saturday until 6:00pm Sunday ET

Please remember these outages effect your seeker site as well.  Applicants will receive a message that the system is undergoing maintenance and to check back at a later time.

What does it take to work at the U.S. Mission in Australia?

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees (PDF 127KB) before you apply.

You can also view our list of Local Employee Benefits here (PDF 157KB). For Eligibly Family Members (EFMs), benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.  

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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

Thank you again for considering the U.S Mission to Australia. Good luck with your application.