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 our Overseas Seasonal Hire Program (OSHP) Canberra, Overseas Seasonal Hire Program (OSHP) Sydney, and Overseas Seasonal Hire Program (OSHP) Melbourne 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.




Position Open To Grade / Salary Closing Date
Strategic Content Coordination Assistant (Speechwriter) – Canberra

All Interested Applicants/All Sources

LE-09, AU$105,343 p.a. / FP-05, US$47,619 p.a May 31, 2022
Public Engagement Assistant (Press and Media Coordinator) – Canberra

All Interested Applicants/All Sources

LE-08, AU$90,553 p.a. / FP-06, US$42,570 p.a. May 31, 2022
Electrician – Canberra

All Interested Applicants/All Sources

LE-06, AU$76,000 p.a. / FP-08, US$34,021 p.a. May 31, 2022
Community Liaison Office Coordinator – Melbourne

USEFMs Only/All Agencies

FP-06, US$43,507 p.a June 3, 2022


Click here to view all current vacancies…


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.

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