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Thank you for your interest in working for the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in New Zealand!

The U.S. Mission in New Zealand 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.

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

Applicants are encouraged to review the Eight Qualities of Overseas Employees (PDF 64KB). These qualities are essential characteristics for being a successful staff member of the U.S. Embassy.

To view a current list of all available positions at the U.S. Mission in New Zealand and to apply online, please visit our ERA site.

All applications must be submitted through ERA (Electronic Recruitment Application) to be considered. More on the ERA process can be found here.

Current Job Openings

U.S. Embassy Wellington

 

Agricultural Specialist

U.S. Embassy Wellington is seeking an Agricultural Specialist. This is a full time (40 hours per week) position.

The Agricultural Specialist (entry-level specialist) is responsible for representing the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) in New Zealand. The incumbent researches and prepares reports that provide agricultural commodity and trade policy intelligence, best prospects and advice for U.S. agricultural stakeholders and on other relevant topics for assigned agricultural commodities.

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Please submit all applications through Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA). A tutorial on how to create a job seeker profile on ERA and submit an application, can be found here. If you have any questions or need assistance with submitting an application, please email Wellington.HR@state.gov.

Applications close at midnight on Monday, February 14th 2022.

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Supervisory General Services Assistant (EFMs only)

The General Services Office (GSO) Assistant Hire is responsible for leading and assisting with the day-to-day supervision and coordination of GSO functional units (Procurement, Warehouse/Supply, Shipping/Customs, Motor pool, Leasing, Travel).

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Please submit all applications through Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA). A tutorial on how to create a job seeker profile on ERA and submit an application, can be found here. If you have any questions or need assistance with submitting an application, please email Wellington.HR@state.gov.

Applications close at midnight on Thursday, February 3rd 2022.

 

U.S. Consulate Auckland

Community Liaison Office Admin Assistant 

The Community Liaison Office (CLO) Pro Tem is responsible for developing and managing a program based on community demographics and post-specific needs. Development and implementation of the program has direct impact on post morale and affects overall work performance, productivity, retention, community spirit, and individual and family well-being in a foreign environment.

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Please submit all applications through Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA). A tutorial on how to create a job seeker profile on ERA and submit an application, can be found here. If you have any questions or need assistance with submitting an application, please email Wellington.HR@state.gov.

Applications close at midnight on Friday, February 4th 2022.

Internship Opportunities

The U.S Mission in New Zealand offers Internships at the U.S Embassy in Wellington and the Consulate General in Auckland. Our placements are unpaid work arrangements providing valuable educational experience in various areas of work, including: Political, Economic, Public Affairs, Human Resources and more.

Student Eligibility Criteria:

  • To qualify, you must be enrolled at least part-time as a university student studying a relevant field. You must also be at least 18 years of age and a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand.
  • Applicants must provide written permission from the educational institution at which they are currently enrolled, and must provide certified transcripts to verify their good academic standing.
  • The expected number of hours for the internship is 15-25 per week, with a specific schedule to be determined based on mutual agreement between the selected student and the Embassy. The planned duration of the internship is 10-12 weeks.
  • Students must pass a medical exam and a U.S. non-sensitive security clearance.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed if and when available positions become available.

To be eligible for consideration for an Intern position, please submit the below to the Embassy’s Human Resources Office at wellington.hr@state.gov.

  1. Your Resume/CV;
  2. A “Statement of Interest”;
  3. A Gratuitous Service Agreement;
  4. Written permission from your educational institution;
  5. Official transcripts (illustrating good academic standing).