How do I apply for a job opening?
All applications must now be submitted through ERA to be considered. To check our current job vacancies and to apply, please visit our ERA Job Seeker page: https://erajobs.state.gov/dos-era/phl/vacancysearch/searchVacancies.hms
Can I just walk in and submit my application in person?
We do not accept walk-in applicants. We will only accept applications submitted through ERA.
If I don't see an opening that I like, can I just send my resume for any future vacancy?
On our ERA Job Seeker site, you can only apply for all available and active vacancies. We do not accept applications for possible future vacancies.
I don't have the experience or education that the position requires, can I still apply?
If you do not have the necessary experience and/or correct education as listed in the requirements of the vacancy announcement then you are not qualified and should not apply. This policy applies to everyone and there are no exceptions.
I submitted my application in ERA on the day the vacancy closed. Is it still eligible?
The ERA system now follows our local time. If the vacancy closing date is July 25, 2018, that means the vacancy will be closed on the same day at 11:59PM Philippine Time). Late submissions are not eligible.
I have more than one position that I want to apply for. Can I just send one application?
On our ERA Job Seeker site, you need to apply to EACH of the active vacancy you are interested in and of which you are qualified.
I’m a U.S. citizen. Can I work at the U.S. Embassy?
Yes, provided that you are eligible to work in the country and you meet the qualification requirements for the position. You MUST send a copy of any of the following documents with your application to be eligible: Dual Citizenship Certificate, Alien Certificate of Registration card, or Immigrant Certificate of Residence. If you do not have one of these documents then you are NOT eligible to apply. Please note that compensation and benefits for these positions are based on local prevailing wage scales and practices, which means that few jobs will pay more than U.S. minimum wage and you will be liable to pay both U.S. and Philippine taxes.
I’m a Filipino citizen. Can I work at the U.S. Embassy?
Yes, provided that you meet the qualification requirements for the position.
I used to be a Filipino citizen but I'm now a citizen of another country, am I eligible to apply?
Please see question below for application requirements.
How do I show proof that I am eligible to work in this country?
If you are a Filipino citizen, this section does not apply to you. If you have foreign citizenship, you MUST submit ONE of the following documents with your application to be eligible: Dual Citizenship Certificate, Alien Certificate of Registration card, or Immigrant Certificate of Residence.
How do I get a Dual Citizenship Certificate, Alien Certificate of Registration, or Immigrant Certificate of Residence?
Contact your nearest Philippine Consulate or the Philippine Bureau of Immigration for more information regarding authorization to work in the Philippines.
How long is the hiring process?
We do not review applications until after the vacancy announcement has closed and the amount of time to fill a position varies depending on many factors so we are unable to provide an estimate. Please wait for at least four (4) weeks after the closing date of the vacancy to know if you are shortlisted for the next level. We will contact you if your application have been shortlisted. Follow-up is not needed.
Do you notify applicants if they don’t get selected for the position?
We only notify those applicants who were interviewed. Only the interviewed applicants may contact the Human Resources Office to check the status of their application.