We are looking for motivated, energetic, and hardworking people who want to make a difference in Iraq, experience working with the U.S. diplomatic community and enhance their language skills.
The U.S. Consulate in Basrah employs U.S. citizens, Iraqis and Third Country Nationals (TCNs). Current vacancies and descriptions of the employment programs are listed below. We list new opportunities on a regular basis, so please check the website frequently. We look forward to hearing from you.
Please Note: Applications submitted after the listed closing date will not be considered. We do not accept unsolicited CVs/resumes. We only accept applications for jobs that are currently listed on this page.
Universal Application Form (PDF 356 KB)
Jobs/Vacancies in Consulate General
Send your completed applications or CV/resume and any questions regarding vacancies should be addressed to the Embassy's Human Resources Office: IraqEmployment@state.gov.
Click here for employment opportunities at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and the other two U.S. Consulates in Erbil and Kirkuk.
NOTE: Translators, Interpreters, Linguists
Some vacancies for translators will appear on the Iraqis (LES) page. The U.S. Embassy also uses translations services provided by various contracted companies. If interested, please contact the companies directly; their contact information can be found on their individual websites:
For Iraqi Citizens - Locally Employed Staff
These positions are all hired in Iraq though the Human Resources Office. The Embassy's policy is to post all such vacancies on the Embassy website to ensure the widest distribution possible. Each announcement provides a description of the position, the required qualifications, the closing date for applications and all application procedures. All locally hired positions require that the applicant already be a permanent resident of Iraq who is legally entitled to work.
Applications (DS 174-Universal Application for Employment form) and instructions for jobs with the Embassy and Consulates may be downloaded and printed from the Embassy and Consulate websites.
The Embassy accepts applications that are submitted on the Embassy’s official employment application form. Completed applications may be sent to HR mailbox IraqEmployment@state.gov. Letters of recommendation, awards certificate, transcripts and the like may be attached to the official application form. Please do not submit original letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc., as no documents shall be returned once they are submitted to the Human Resources Office.
Please note that applicants must submit a new application package for each advertised vacancy. This is extremely important since advertised positions contain different requirements that the applicant must specifically address. The Embassy is not allowed to keep a “current applications” file (a file of applications submitted by candidates who were not selected for previous positions) that may be “activated” for future vacancies.
Once all applications are received, they are rank-ordered according to the applicant's qualifications. The Human Resources Office conducts the testing of skills to include language skills, translation skills, typing and other any skills that may be specific to the position and required as a minimum qualification requirement of the position. The employing office then conducts interviews of the most qualified applicants in conjunction with the Human Resources Office, and selects a candidate for the position. All applicants are notified in writing as to the final status of their application.
While the Embassy encourages and accept applications from all eligible candidates who possess Iraq citizenship, the Embassy interviews and hires only the most highly qualified candidates. We ask, therefore, that applicants keep in mind that submission of an application does not guarantee an interview, and should an applicant be interviewed, the interview may never result in an offer of employment.
The Embassy encourages equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment for all, without regard to political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, sex marital status, age or handicapping condition.
Any questions regarding vacancies should be addressed to the Embassy's Human Resources Office through the HRO mailbox IraqEmployment@state.gov.