Job Opportunities at the Embassy

We are hiring!

Thank you for your interest in employment with U.S. Embassy Colombo. Positions listed below are open to all applicants who are legally eligible to work in Sri Lanka. Please review the vacancy notice thoroughly to ensure that your qualifications meet all of the requirements. Pay particular attention to requirements for education, work experience, and language skills. We are not able to consider applicants who do not meet all requirements.

To view a current list of available positions at the U.S. Embassy in Colombo and to apply online, please visit:Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA)


Current Vacancies in the U.S. Embassy

Position Title Position Description (PD) Vacancy Closing Date Open to
Public Engagement Specialist (Press and Media) – Open to All Interested Applicants [Female/ Male] PD : Public Engagement Specialist 05/31/2019 All Interested Applicants
Electrical Controls Technician – [Female/Male] Open to All Interested Applicants PD: Electrical Controls Technician 05/31/2019 All Interested Applicants

Program Specialist

(Candidates who previously applied under Vacancy Announcement Colombo-2019-015 need not reapply as their applications will be considered)

PD : Program Specialist (PDF 230 KB) 05/24/2019
Security Cooperation Specialist PD : Security Cooperation Specialist (PDF 357 KB) 05/24/2019
Security Guard – Fixed Term: 2 Years [Female/Male] PD: Security Guard (PDF 190 KB) 05/24/2019 All Interested Applicants


The below video guide will help you to use ERA effectively. Subtitles are available in English, Sinhala, and Tamil. Please select your preferred language through ‘setting’ tab of the video.


The U.S. Mission to Sri Lanka and Maldives provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.