Jobs at the Embassy

The U.S. Embassy Manila will be implementing the Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) powered by effective 2018. Find out more by visiting our ERA web page going live soon!


The United States Embassy in Manila is one of America’s largest overseas posts, housing 27 agencies staffed by both Americans and Filipino national employees. The U.S. Mission in Manila 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.





  • Download Application Form UAE DS-174  (PDF 130KB)  You must complete and submit the DS-174 form in order to be considered. Resumes or CV’s may not be used as a substitute. Incomplete applications are not eligible.  
  • Please Note:  Do not use the Preview application on a MAC computer when filling out this form, data in the form fields will only appear when the field has the focus and will appear blank when printed.

IMPORTANT:  Please read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) before applying.  You must apply for a vacancy listed on this page or your application will NOT be evaluated.  Applications received after the closing date are NOT eligible.  Indicate the Vacancy Announcement Number in the subject line of your email and in your application to avoid processing delays. You must send a separate application for each position that you wish to apply for.

OTHER INFORMATION AND POLICIES: Interested applicants may also check the website link/s shown below to obtain essential tips on how to be a successful emloyee of United States Embassy, Consulate, or Mission team:

Please read for information regarding recent changes to Veterans’ Preference implementation abroad: Veterans Preference Policy change  (PDF 78KB)

  • Effective April 1, 2016, Ordinarily Resident (OR) U.S. Veterans will no longer receive a hiring preference for positions advertised in the mission. OR U.S. Veterans are encouraged to apply for positions in the mission for which they are eligible and qualified; however, as stated above, OR US Veterans will no longer receive a hiring preference effective April 1, 2016.
  • OR U.S. Veterans who are currently employed in the mission may remain employed; however, effective April 1, 2016, they will no longer receive a hiring preference when competing for internal vacancies.