Job Openings at the Embassy

All those candidates who wish to apply for any of the vacant positions in the Embassy please complete the DS-174 form. Thank you.

Note: the Office of Human Resources will ONLY accept those applications for employment that are sent via email to the Madrid_HR_Applications@state.gov inbox.

Citizens of the United States of America

Most Americans who work in the embassy and the Barcelona consulate are permanent employees of agencies in the United States, which assign them here for periods of two to four years from Washington: Foreign Service officers and staff of the Departments of State, Commerce, and Agriculture, and the Public Affairs Section; military personnel; law enforcement officers from the FBI and DEA; etc. To learn more about a career in the Foreign Service, visit the careers page of the Department of State.

Locally hired staff are Spanish citizens and other residents in Spain.  As for  American citizens, only those who are residents of Spain and have a work permit may apply by sending an ”Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174)”, which is available in the website of the Embassy with a cover letter and any other requirements stated in the vacancy announcements.

The Department of State is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Department policy dictates that there shall be no discrimination among its employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, age or sexual orientation.  The U.S. Mission in Spain upholds and abides by these provisions as set out in law and seeks to ensure that all position selections are made consistent with these policies.

U.S. Mission in Spain Hiring Statement

Employees are selected on the basis of qualifications that include education, experience, training, skills, or other requirements necessary to satisfactorily perform the duties of the advertised position

Vacancy Announcements

Vacancy Announcements are made available via embassy e-mail, embassy intranet and via the embassy website.

Employment in Spain for Americans

To work in Spain, you must have valid working papers. For information on the proper procedures, please write to:

Embassy of Spain
2375 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20037

To explore possible elementary and secondary school teaching jobs in Spain, please communicate directly with the schools on our list of English-speaking schools.