Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA)
The Human Resources Office is pleased to announce resumption of recruitment activities remotely. Until further notice, all required pre-employment skills testing and interviews will be conducted using virtual platforms. Applicants will be notified of their status and next steps in the process via phone or email, whichever was selected in ERA at the time of application. Applicants are responsible for checking their email or phone so as not to miss these time sensitive instructions. Due to the number of positions pending advertisement, we are not able to delay the process because an applicant failed to respond in the time frame provided by phone or email. You can find more information about the U.S. Embassy Honduras’ recruitment process below.
Thank you for your interest in employment with U.S. Embassy Honduras. Applications are no longer accepted in hard-copy or email form. 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
- The Embassy does not contact all candidates that have applied for positions
- All applicants must be legal residents of Honduras and be legally eligible to work in the country.
- All vacancy announcements close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) 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.
- 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.
- If your ERA account is locked, due to repeat sign in failures, it will automatically be unlocked– after 30 minutes.
- If you forget your sign on name and password, please click the Password Reset button or create a new account.
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 Honduras Job Opportunities
Disclaimer: Please notice that USAID Honduras is not using ERA. You can find application information within the available position document.
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 ordinary resident applicants must have the required work permit or 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.
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.
Please submit: Universal Application for Employment UAE/DS-174 (PDF 241KB): An Application Form which you can download in PDF form.
If you’re applying to an USAID position, please send your DS-174 Application Form to TGGUSAID@state.gov and firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Please do not send originals by mail. Copies are acceptable.
- Evidence of U.S. citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM) Preference (such as copy of your sponsor’s orders), if applicable. Please do not send originals by mail. Copies are acceptable.
- 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 the HR office 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.
You will be required to attend the assessment for a position in person. Telephone interviews may be possible but only as a rare exception. Interviews are normally held at the location of the job being advertised. Please note that travel to and from the location will not be reimbursed.
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 that day or any other day. 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 (USEFMs), a Post Employment Committee (PEC) representative.
If the interview panel determines that you are the best person for the job, your past two most recent employers may be contacted and asked to provide employment references for you prior to a tentative offer of employment being made.
Once we have received satisfactory references from your previous employers, 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 from two to three months.
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 your current employer.
What To Do?
- For USAID positions, send your DS-174 application form completely filled out with supporting documents such as diplomas, transcripts, work permits or Honduran identification, and your driver’s license if the position requires you to drive a government vehicle.
- Wait for the Human Resources Office to contact you for language or skills test, interviews, tentative job offer or regret letter.
- Be punctual to tests and interviews.
- Dress appropriately for the interview.
- Notify the Human Resources Office if you are late or unable to be present in a test or an interview.
- Remember your ERA password.
What Not To Do?
- For USAID positions, send incomplete applications.
- Not attend tests (English, skills, or driving) and forget to notify the Human Resources Office.
- Be late to tests and interviews.