Jobs at the Embassy

Update

Given the current circumstances our operations are limited, and delays can be expected. If you have applied to any of our vacancies and need to be informed about the status, please send an email to Managuajobs@state.gov and one member of our team will respond.

Job Vacancies

Thank you for your interest in employment with the U.S. Mission in Nicaragua. To view a current list of all available positions at the U.S. Mission in Nicaragua and to apply online, please visit

Click here to Visit our Electronic Recruitment Application and Apply for a Job

All applications for employment must be submitted through our Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) to be considered.
Please note that the ERA portal has the following maintenance dates scheduled when it will be offline: October 5, 8, 9 13, 14, 15 and 16.

The Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) allows you to apply from anywhere, you only need to have a reliable internet connection and create an account using your email address. Once your ERA account is created you will have the opportunity to request vacancies quickly and easily

Please find all information related to walk you through your application process:

All required documentation, as mentioned in the Vacancy Announcement, must be included (uploaded) at the time of application.

Applicants will receive correspondence for testing processes and/or interviews via email from ERA; please be sure to provide a correct email address and phone number.

The 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.  However, we encourage you to keep applying for positions you may qualify.

The United States Embassy in Managua offers a multicultural work environment, and we serve diverse team members around the world. For this reason, the level of English and Spanish required varies between positions according to duties and responsibilities. This ability may be tested in the process.

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications before you can begin work with the Embassy. Pre-employment clearance checks can take around three or four months to complete, therefore we would always recommend not handing in your notice to your current employer before you have received full clearances.

The U.S. Mission in Nicaragua 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.

In accordance with State Department policy, U.S. citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) are given preference in the selection process. If these individuals meet all the essential criteria as outlined on the job advertisement, they will be selected for assessment. If the USEFM demonstrates that they meet the essential requirements for the position during the assessment, they will be selected for that position.

U.S. citizen eligible family member (USEFM):  An individual who meets all of the following criteria is considered to be a USEFM for employment purposes:

  1. U.S. citizen;
  2. The spouse or domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee (i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member); or a child of the sponsoring employee who is under 21 and unmarried, or (regardless of age) unmarried and incapable of self-support;
  3. Is listed on one of the following:
    (a)  Travel orders of a sponsoring employee who is assigned (not TDY) to a U.S. mission abroad under Chief of Mission authority, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or
    (b)  Approved Form OF-126, Foreign Service Residence and Dependency Report (or other agency equivalent), of a sponsoring employee who is assigned (not TDY) to a U.S. mission abroad under Chief of Mission authority, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan, and is residing at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad.
  4. The following categories of employees are also considered to be USEFMs for employment purposes if they meet the definition above:
    (a)  Foreign Service Generalists or Specialists on approved LWOP;
    (b)  Civil Service employees with re-employment rights to their agency/bureau; or
    (c)  Foreign Service or Civil Service annuitants.

If you have not yet arrived at Post

Please note, an application from an USEFM or Same Sex Domestic Partner (SSDP) who has yet to arrive at Post, will be considered for a vacant position only if the applicant is scheduled to arrive at Post and be available to start work in the position within a reasonable period of time (normally three months) of the closing date of the applicable job advertisement.

Foreign National Student Intern Program (FNSIP)

The Foreign National Student Intern Program is designed for university students who are non-U.S. citizens seeking internships with U.S. Missions abroad. The program provides foreign national students with valuable educational experience and assists the U.S. Embassy in accomplishing its goals. How to apply

  • Focus on the essential requirements of the job.
  • Ensure your application is accurate.
  • The ERA account is managed by each applicant and you must choose a username, password, define security questions and answers to re-enter. The Human Resources Office does not manage applicants’ accounts.
  • Positions advertised to “Current Employees of the Mission” (this includes Embassy contractors) are only for mission employees. If you are not a current employee of the Mission; your application will not be considered.

Please send any questions to Managuajobs@state.gov

The U.S. Mission in Nicaragua 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.