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  • Diplomatic Security: Foreign Service Security Technical Specialist - Job Announcement Number:
    STS-2014-0003
    Location Name:
    Washington DC, District of Columbia
    Department:
    Department Of State
    Occupation Code:
    0086
    Pay Plan:
    FP
    Appointment Duration:
    Permanent
    Opening Date:
    Friday, April 18, 2014
    Closing Date:
    Monday, May 05, 2014
    Job Status:
    Full-Time
    Salary:
    $38,779.00 to $56,948.00 / Per Year
    Pay Grade(s):
    06 to 06
    Who May Apply:
    Potential applicants are strongly urged to read this entire Vacancy Information to ensure that they meet all of the requirements for this position before applying. Applicants must be United States Citizens and at least 20 yrs old to apply. They must be at least 21 yrs of age to be appointed. By law, all career candidates must be appointed to the Foreign Service prior to the month in which they reach 60. (preference eligible veterans excepted). For full details on Who May Apply CLICK HERE .
    Job Summary:
    Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and at least 20 yrs old to apply. They must be at least 21 yrs of age to be appointed. By law, all career candidates must be appointed to the Foreign Service prior to the month in which they reach 60. (preference eligible veterans excepted). NOTE: Individuals who hav
  • Foreign Service Facility Manager - Job Announcement Number:
    FM-2014-0005
    Location Name:
    Washington DC, District of Columbia
    Department:
    Department Of State
    Occupation Code:
    1176
    Pay Plan:
    FP
    Appointment Duration:
    Permanent
    Opening Date:
    Wednesday, March 19, 2014
    Closing Date:
    Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    Job Status:
    Full-Time
    Salary:
    $53,534.00 to $78,616.00 / Per Year
    Pay Grade(s):
    04 to 04
    Who May Apply:
    Important : All potential applicants are strongly urged to read this entire Vacancy Announcement to ensure that they meet all the requirements before applying. Applicants must be United States Citizens and at least 20 years old to apply. They must be at least 21 years of age to be appointed. By law, all career candidates must be appointed to the Foreign Service prior to the month in which they reach age 60. For full details on Who May apply CLICK HERE .
    Job Summary:
    The U.S. Department of State is the lead foreign affairs agency formulating and implementing the Presidents foreign policy and representing U.S. interests throughout the world. A Foreign Service Facility Manager (FSFM) in the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations manages the Department of State's
  • Foreign Affairs Research Analyst - Job Announcement Number:
    INR-2014-0002
    Location Name:
    Washington DC, District of Columbia
    Department:
    Department Of State
    Occupation Code:
    0130
    Pay Plan:
    GS
    Appointment Duration:
    Permanent
    Opening Date:
    Tuesday, April 08, 2014
    Closing Date:
    Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    Job Status:
    Full-Time
    Salary:
    $63,091.00 to $98,305.00 / Per Year
    Pay Grade(s):
    11 to 12
    Who May Apply:
    Open to all U.S. citizens "You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not get full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined." "More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade and unit occur."
    Job Summary:
    This position is located in the Office of Opinion Research, Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR/OPN). The incumbent is responsible for providing all-source intelligence analyses on countries in assigned regions. Daily review and reporting on subject matter as it involves United States intellige
  • General Engineer (Cost Manager) - Job Announcement Number:
    HRSC/OBO-2014-0093
    Location Name:
    Rosslyn, Virginia
    Department:
    Department Of State
    Occupation Code:
    0801
    Pay Plan:
    GS
    Appointment Duration:
    Permanent
    Opening Date:
    Thursday, April 17, 2014
    Closing Date:
    Wednesday, April 30, 2014
    Job Status:
    Full-Time
    Salary:
    $89,924.00 to $116,901.00 / Per Year
    Pay Grade(s):
    13 to 13
    Who May Apply:
    Open to all U.S. citizens. You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not get full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined. More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade and unit occur.
    Job Summary:
    This position is located in the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, Program Development Coordination and Support, Office of Cost Management (OBO/PDCS/COST). The incumbent provides expert professional engineering advice, guidance, and analytical cost engineering services at all phases of project