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How to apply for a job with the U.S. Missions in France

General Information

The Human Resources (HR) Office in Paris manages the Employment Program for all agencies represented in the U.S. Missions in France, which includes the Bilateral U.S. Mission to France and the U.S. Mission to the OECD in Paris, American Presence Post (APP) Bordeaux, APP Lyon, APP Rennes, Consulate General Marseille, and Consulate General Strasbourg. The Paris HR Office does not recruit for positions with the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC). 

While the HR Office advertises all the positions on ERA, the embassy internet, various other websites, and through our social media accounts, all applications must be submitted via ERA. We cannot accept resumes and CVs via email.  


Equal Employment Opportunity Policy (EEO)

The U.S. Missions in France provide equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status or sexual orientation. To the extent that any information related to the foregoing is collected or incidentally revealed, such information shall not be used in connection with any hiring, promotion or other decisions related to employment made by one of the U.S. Missions in France.

Citizenship and Residency

Applications for specific positions listed on this website may be limited to U.S. Citizens if there is a need for a security clearance; however, the majority of positions in the U.S. Missions in France are open to all applicants, regardless of citizenship. The hiring mechanism and salary scale applied to the successful candidate is determined by residency status, not citizenship.

Who Can Apply

All applicants must be legally eligible to work to work in France. Applicants must provide proof of residency in the form of an unrestricted, current work permit or residency permit at the time of application. The U.S. Missions in France cannot sponsor work permits for employment applicants. 

Eligible Family Members (EFMs) or Members of Household (MOHs) on official orders who derive their eligibility to work in the Mission from their U.S. direct-hire sponsor, who is assigned to France, may apply for positions prior to their arrival in France. 

Applicants for employment must be at least 18 years of age. Employees with less than 52 weeks of employment in their position are not eligible to apply, except for employees under a temporary contract. Currently employed USEFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) and Not-Ordinarily Residents (NORs) hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a temporary part-time or intermittent position. 

Hiring Preference Selection Process

Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.

(1) AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
(3) FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

* Important:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.) and for additional employment considerations

Applicants must submit their application via the Electronic recruitment Application (ERA).

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The Selection Process

  1. Short listing and interviews are normally completed within six weeks of the closing date. Please assume that your application has been unsuccessful if you have not heard from us within six weeks of the closing date. 
  2. We will indicate on our vacancy announcement any job requirement which may require testing before short listing is completed and interviews are scheduled. You will be required to take both English and French language tests via ProctorExam to confirm that you meet the minimum requirements for the position in which you applied.  
  3. If the interview panel determines that you are the best person for the job, you will have to go through security and medical certifications.  
  4. If you are not successful in the interview process, please be advised that we are unable to provide feedback to you about your interview. 

Employment Offer

  1. If you are selected for a position with one of the U.S. Missions in France, you will receive a conditional offer of employment which includes a breakdown of the salary and benefits offered as well as general information about terms and conditions of employment. After you accept our conditional offer, no changes can be made at a later time to the salary and benefits package. After acceptance of the conditional offer, you will be provided with security forms which must be completed within a month and returned to the HR Office. 
  2. Candidates should never resign from their current employment until they receive a final offer from HR. The final offer letter means that you have successfully completed the medical and security clearance requirements.