Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA)
Thank you for your interest in employment with U.S. Embassy Honduras. In order to apply for a vacancy at the Embassy, please register for a free account in our Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) web based system. Please watch the video at the bottom of this page for more information on how to create a new ERA account and apply for a vacancy at the Embassy.
Please keep in mind that:
- All applications must be completed using ERA.
- All applicants must be legal residents of Honduras and be legally eligible to work in the country.
- All vacancy announcements close at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (EST) on the published closing date.
Reminders for ERA job seekers:
- When you create your free job seeker account in ERA, be sure to remember your ERA sign on name and password to access your account.
- If you forget your sign on name and password, wait 30 minutes and try again. Click “Forgot User ID or Password.” If you respond to one of your security questions incorrectly, you will receive an email stating that you entered an incorrect response. If you don’t remember case sensitive response to one of your security questions, you will not be able to login to this account and may need to email email@example.com with your complete name and email in order to reset your password.
- Review the vacancy announcement and take note of all the information required.
- Prepare application information and required documents in advance – refer to your educational background & work experiences. You can use a separate file like Word.
- Once you have all the information, log-in to your ERA account and submit the required details on the ERA application and upload required documents.
- At the time of application, you must include all required documents listed in the vacancy announcement. Failure to do so can result in you being excluded from further consideration.
- It is highly recommended to “Save” your information at the end of each section.
The ERA site will be undergoing maintenance on the following dates in 2021. Submitting your application may be affected during the maintenance schedule listed below:
- January 15, from 12:01 a.m. (Eastern Time); outage until complete.
- January 16-17, from 12:01 a.m. Saturday – 6:00 p.m. Sunday (Eastern Time).
- January 29, from 12:01 a.m. – 6:00 a.m. (Eastern Time).
- February 12, from 12:01 a.m. (Eastern Time); outage until complete.
- February 13-14, from 12:01 a.m. Saturday – 6:00 p.m. Sunday (Eastern Time).
- February 26, from 12:01 a.m. – 6:00 a.m. (Eastern Time).
- March 3-5, from 12:01 a.m. (Eastern Time); outage until complete.
- March 13-14, from 12:01 a.m. Saturday – 6:00 p.m. Sunday (Eastern Time).
- March 27-29, from 12:01 a.m. Saturday – 6:00 a.m. Monday (Eastern Time).
- April 17-18, from 12:01 a.m. Saturday – 6:00 p.m. Sunday (Eastern Time).
- May 15-16, from 12:01 a.m. Saturday – 6:00 p.m. Sunday (Eastern Time).
- June 12-13, from 12:01 a.m. Saturday – 6:00 p.m. Sunday (Eastern Time).
- July 17-18, from 12:01 a.m. Saturday – 6:00 p.m. Sunday (Eastern Time).
- August 14-15, from 12:01 a.m. Saturday – 6:00 p.m. Sunday (Eastern Time).
- September 18-19, from 12:01 a.m. Saturday – 6:00 p.m. Sunday (Eastern Time).
- October 16-17, from 12:01 a.m. Saturday – 6:00 p.m. Sunday (Eastern Time).
- November 13-14, from 12:01 a.m. Saturday – 6:00 p.m. Sunday (Eastern Time).
- December 18-19, from 12:01 a.m. Saturday – 6:00 p.m. Sunday (Eastern Time).
USAID EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Disclaimer: Please note that USAID is not using ERA, you can find application information in each available position document.
- USAID Project Management Specialist (Private Sector/Energy) – SOL No. 72052221R10007
- Human Resources Assistant – SOL No.72052221R10008
If this page is blank, there are no USAID opportunities currently being advertised and we invite you to revisit this site in a few days to check for any new opportunities.
Please review the information below for additional details on how to apply for a job at the U.S. Embassy in Honduras.
The Recruitment Process
Thank you for your interest in employment with at U.S. Embassy Honduras. The recruitment process at the Embassy is designed to attract the best qualified candidate with a focus on diversity and inclusion. Our web-based application system ensures transparency, accountability, and fairness in the hiring process.
To apply for a position at the Embassy, please read the following information carefully. Failure to follow the instructions below can result in your application being disqualified for consideration.
All applicants must have the required documentation that allows them to legally work in Honduras at the time of application.
Please be sure to include a copy of your work permit, residence permit or proof of Honduran citizenship. Scans or pictures are acceptable. If you fail to provide this documentation, your application will be considered incomplete and excluded from further processing.
To see a current list of available positions and apply, please visit our ERA site.
U.S. Embassy Honduras WILL NOT procure work permits for candidates.
To apply for an internship at the Embassy, please submit the Application for Foreign National Student Intern Program (PDF 142KB) and Agreement (PDF 39KB) to the Embassy’s Human Resources Office.
- Currently, the U.S. Embassy in Honduras is not hiring local interns.
If this page is blank, there are no internship opportunities currently being advertised and we invite you to revisit this site in a few days to check for any new opportunities.
In accordance with State Department policy, the hiring preference order is the following:
- AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
- AEFM / USEFM
- Foreign Service Officer on Leave Without Pay (LWOP)
If these individuals meet all the essential criteria as outlined on the job advertisement, they will be selected for assessment. If the preference candidate demonstrates that they meet the essential requirements for the position during the assessment, they will be selected for that position.
Applications from other (non-preference) candidates will ONLY be considered if preference candidates do not demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria on paper, or at assessment. The essential selection criterion of a vacancy is specified in the job announcement/advertisement of the position.
If you have a hiring preference, it is YOUR responsibility to demonstrate this at the time of application. If you fail to provide the information detailed below, preference will NOT be given.
How to Apply
For USAID Positions:
Interested candidates for a vacancy MUST submit an application for each vacancy that interests them for consideration of their application. The Human Resources Office does not keep a data base of applications.
If you’re applying to a USAID position, please send all required documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that USAID is not using ERA, you can find application information in each available position document.
You must ALSO include the following information in your application for employment:
- Evidence of your legal right to work in Honduras such as a copy of your work permit or citizenship.
- Evidence of U.S. citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM) Preference (such as copy of your sponsor’s orders), if applicable.
- Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process. Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.
- Resume, copy of degrees, certificates, IDs, etc. will be considered as supporting material.
Please Note: Whether you are an internal or external candidate, IF YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE IS INCOMPLETE, YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED further for a vacancy.
Virtual interviews are held through approved apps.
For some positions, you may have to complete a work-related exercise/test which is relevant to the job. For instance, if you have been selected to interview for a finance position, you may have to undertake an Excel test prior to the interview. Attendance for an interview may be subject to the successful completion of a work-related exercise/test. The hiring office will determine the pass rate of the exercise/test.
During the interview, a hiring panel will determine whether you are the best person for the job, basing their questions on the duties and requirements of the advertised position. The panel comprises of the chief of the hiring office, a subject matter expert from the hiring office, an HR representative and if there are preference candidates (i.e., U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFM’s), a Post Employment Committee (PEC) representative.
If the interview panel determines that you are the best person for the job, you will be made a tentative offer of employment and will be required to go through an Embassy medical and security investigation prior to appointment. Both of these certifications can take up to 120 days.
You will need to be certified by both our security and medical departments before you can begin work with the Embassy; therefore, we would always recommend not handing in your notice to your current employer before you have received full clearances. Additionally, please note that the Embassy is willing to negotiate the notice period that, in accordance to Honduran labor law, you will need to provide to your current employer.