Job Opportunities at the Embassy & Consulate

This page carries current vacancy announcements for the United States Embassy Hanoi and the Consulate in HoChiMinh City. We advertise here with the locally hired positions for U.S. Government agencies in Vietnam. These are: Department of State (DOS), Foreign Agriculture Services (FAS), Foreign Commercial Services (FCS), Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)…

Who Can Apply? Each vacancy announcement will specify who can apply. The following categories are used:

  1. Appointment Eligible Family Members (AEFMs) – All agencies
  2. Current Employees of the Mission, Appointment Eligible Family Members (AEFMs) and Eligible Family Members (EFMs) – All agencies
  3. All Interested Candidates – Ordinary and Non-Ordinary Residents of Vietnam

Job Opportunities in HANOI:

Job Opportunities in Ho Chi Minh City:

Note that applications for Intern jobs should be submitted to (not thru ERA).

Thank you for your interest in working for the Embassy of the United States of America in Vietnam. To view a current list of all available vacant positions at the U.S. Embassy the Embassy & Consulate and to apply, please visit our ERA site:

Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA)

All applications must be submitted through ERA to be considered.

In order to assist you in understanding how to create an account and successfully apply for the job(s) in which you are interested, we have provided a step-by-step video, as well as guidance documents for each stage of the process. These can be found on the right sidebar of this webpage.

For more information, once in ERA, please click on the vacancy that interests you and review all the information about it, like duties and qualifications required.

Applicants will receive correspondence for testing processes and/or interviews via email from ERA; please be sure to provide a correct email address and review your spam or junk folder as sometimes the system notification goes into these folders.

The Embassy 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, and hope you will one day #JoinOurTeam!

Where can I apply?

Anywhere that has an internet connection and a computer.

What should I review before applying

Overseas Employees will demonstrate the Eight Qualities of Overseas Employees (PDF-124KB) or characteristics essential for being a successful member of the United States Embassy, Consulate, or Mission.  Please read the entire Vacancy Announcement to ensure you meet all Eligibility and Qualification requirements.  All required documentation, as mentioned in the Vacancy Announcement, must be included (uploaded) at the time of application.

Please send any questions to and/or

Job Opportunities at USAID:

Note:  USAID is not using Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) system. To apply for USAID vacancies, you should complete the DS-174 form (PDF 621KB) and other documents stated in each vacancy announcement and send to

Job Opportunities at Peace Corps:

The United States Peace Corps is proud to be opening Peace Corps Viet Nam. Our mission is to improve English language skills for students and teachers in Viet Nam, assist in increasing the English teaching capacity of Vietnamese English teachers and foster intercultural exchange. We are now hiring for several positions in the Hanoi office.

The United States Peace Corps is a non-political, non-religious organization that will bring Americans to Viet Nam to serve as Peace Corps Volunteers. Volunteers will co-teach English language classes with Vietnamese teachers in secondary schools. The Peace Corps is serving in Viet Nam at the invitation of the Government of Viet Nam and working closely with Ministry of Education and Training with a goal to improve the English language skills of teachers and students as well as assist Vietnamese secondary school teachers to increase their capacity for English language instruction. Peace Corps Volunteers commit to two years of service, will live with host families, and will support and lead extra-curricular activities in accordance with their school leadership. A new cohort of Volunteers will arrive each year. The Peace Corps was founded by U.S. President John F. Kennedy in 1961 to promote world peace and friendship.

Peace Corps relies on outstanding staff teams to train and support volunteers and ensure our program is meeting local needs. Join us in launching this exciting program in Viet Nam! Please see current vacancies below. Additional positions will be listed here in coming months.

General information about the Peace Corps can be found on

Note: Peace Corps is not using the Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) system. To apply for Peace Corps vacancies, you should follow the directions in “How to Apply” in each vacancy announcement and send to