Jobs at the Embassy

Current Vacancies

The US Embassy in Latvia provides equal employment opportunity and fair and equitable treatment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Job opportunities are listed below, when available.

OPEN TO: All Interested Applicants
CLOSING DATE: July 27, 2018.
WORK HOURS: Full-time (40 hours/week)
BENEFITS:Medical Insurance (employee and family)
Duration of Appointment: Definite not to exceed August 19, 2019
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (6 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization or their candidacy may end.

Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees (PDF-61KB) before you apply.

DUTIES

Develops and maintains contacts with the news media of Latvia on all levels, including editors and publishers, as well as with public affairs counterparts in national and municipal agencies. Drafts, edits, and translates embassy press releases into Latvian and oversees their distribution to local and/or international media. Advises the Public Affairs Officer/Press Officer on significant news, opinions, and trends in the media and drafts media reaction reports, background papers, and media analysis. Prepares the daily news briefing for the Ambassador in conjunction with other staff and interchangeably with the Media Assistant on a weekly schedule. Writes and/or edits daily press review. Nominates media professionals for participation in programs in the United States and at NATO headquarters; manages TV co-op programs; organizes training workshops and seminars with visiting American experts.

For more detailed information, please refer to the full position description (PDF-53KB).

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), available on the right side of the page or by contacting Human Resources Riga-HR@state.gov.
  2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)
WHERE TO APPLY

Human Resources Office
Send completed application to Riga-HR@state.gov.