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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

 

CLO Administrative Clerk

The Community Liaison Office Administrative Clerk 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.

[Full position description] [more information/apply here]

Applications close at midnight on Monday, 13 February 2023.

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Political Specialist

The Political Specialist serves as one of the key staff and advisors on domestic politics. They are required to generate reporting, research, and analysis on priority political, political-military, international security, regional, tribal, and
social issues of interest to the Mission and to the Bureau. Incumbent alerts senior Embassy leadership to key political trends and breaking issues and is responsible for recommending policies and engagement strategies for Mission New Zealand in areas within their portfolio.

[Full position description] [more information/apply here]

Applications close at midnight on Monday, 13 February 2023.

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Protocol Clerk (Part-time 20 hours per week)

Serves as the clerk to the Protocol Assistant in Embassy Wellington. Provides support to the Executive Office. In areas such as correspondence management, event support, and file and database administration. The incumbent may be required to occasionally work irregular hours, including, evenings, weekends, and public holidays.

[Full position description] [more information/apply here]

Applications close at midnight on Tuesday, 02 February 2023.

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Policy Specialist (Climate, Science, Technology and Health)

Based at the U.S. Embassy in Wellington, the Policy Specialist (Climate, Science, Technology and Health) serves as one of the key staff and advisors to the United States Mission to New Zealand on environmental, scientific, technological, and health issues, as well as other policy matters. They are a member of the Mission’s Political/Economic Section, which spansWellington and Auckland and are required to generate reporting, research, and analysis on priority issues of interest to the Mission and to the U.S. Department of State.

[Full position description] [more information/apply here]

Applications close at midnight on Monday, 30 January 2023.

 

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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.

 

U.S. Consulate Auckland

Surveillance Detection (SD) Monitor

The Surveillance Detection (SD) Monitor provides security for U.S. personnel and facilities by conducting SD operations as a member of a tactical team of SD personnel. SD Monitors observe, recognize, and report potential surveillance and other suspicious incidents directed against U.S. Government facilities and/or personnel and initiate emergency responses to possible hostile actions, as necessary, to safeguard life and property.

[Full position description] [more information/apply here]

Applications close at midnight on Monday, 13 February 2023.

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Community Liaison Office Coordinator (Open to all Eligible Family Members Only)

The CLO 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. The CLO develops evaluation criteria and conducts periodic surveys to assess program efficacy. Based on analysis of formal and informal surveys, the CLO develops and implements a long-range program plan that outlines goals to maintain and enhance morale at post.

[Full position description] [more information/apply here]

Applications close at midnight on Tuesday, 28 February 2023.

 

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.

How to Apply User Guide Video

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).