Job Openings at the Embassy and Consulate

Thank you for your interest in working for the Mission of the United States of America in Ecuador. To view a current list of all available vacant positions at the U.S. Embassy in Ecuador and to apply, please visit our ERA site:

Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA)

All applications must be submitted through ERA to be considered. Applications from other sources will not be accepted.

In order to assist you in understanding how to create an account and successfully apply for the job(s) in which you are interested, we have provided a step-by-step video, as well as guidance documents for each stage of the process. These can be found on the right sidebar of this webpage.

For more information, once in ERA, please click on the vacancy that interests you and review all the information about it, like duties and qualifications required.

Applicants will receive correspondence for testing processes and/or interviews via email from ERA; please be sure to provide a correct email address and review your spam or junk folder as sometimes the system notification goes into these folders.

The Embassy Human Resources Office is unable to acknowledge the receipt of your documents due to the high volume of applications received. If you do not receive a notification email from ERA within four weeks of the vacancy announcement’s closing day, it is likely that you did not qualify for the position or did not submit a complete package.

Where can I apply?

Anywhere that has an internet connection and a computer.

What should I review before applying

Overseas Employees will demonstrate the Eight Qualities of Overseas Employees or characteristics essential for being a successful member of the United States Embassy, Consulate, or Mission.  Please read the entire Vacancy Announcement to ensure you meet all Eligibility and Qualification requirements.  All required documentation, as mentioned in the Vacancy Announcement, must be included (uploaded) at the time of application.

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

ERA Quito (Electronic Recruitment Application)

Please follow the link to consult vacancies in US Embassy Quito.

ERA Guayaquil (Electronic Recruitment Application)

Please follow the link to consult vacancies in Consulate General Guayaquil.

Who may apply?

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

Open to: Current Employees of the Mission – Anyone who is currently employed by the U.S. Mission in Ecuador 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 click on this link.

Please send any question to or

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement – extract

“In order to represent the United States to the world, the Department of State must have a workforce that reflects the rich composition of its citizenry. The skills, knowledge, perspectives, ideas, and experiences of all of its employees contribute to the vitality and success of the global mission. Our commitment to inclusion must be evident in the face we present to the world and in the decision-making processes that represent our diplomatic goals. The keys to leading a diverse workforce successfully are commitment and persistence.”

Mission Ecuador is an equal opportunity employer and complies with HR/OE’s worldwide recruitment policies.



Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist,  Only american citizens resident in Ecuador able to apply.

Development Outreach and Communication Specialist, Only american citizens resident in Ecuador able to apply.