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The U.S. Department of State offers career opportunities to professionals in specialized functions needed to meet Foreign Service responsibilities around the world. As a Foreign Service Specialist, you will provide important technical, management, healthcare or administrative services at one over 270 posts overseas, in Washington, D.C., or elsewhere in the United States.

In total, there are 22 different specialist jobs that are grouped into several categories. Click on the specific categories to learn about the different positions within each.

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  • +Administration
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      Financial Management Officer You will develop budgets and financial plans, control obligations and expenditures, prepare and audit payment vouchers, administer payroll plans, approve salary and allowance payments and monitor cash operations. Closed: June 26, 2013. Sign up to receive email updates
      General Services Officer You will develop, plan, implement, and manage an ongoing program of support that includes contracting, inventory/property, physical facilities, space management, travel and transportation, motorpool, and maintenance and repair schedules. Closed: March 12, 2014. Sign up to receive email updates
      Human Resources Officer HROs are responsible for recruitment, employee training and development, performance management, employee relations, salary and benefits administration, employee policies and procedures and position classification. Closed: November 19, 2014. Sign up to receive email updates
  • +Construction Engineering
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      Construction Engineer CEs monitor and report on contract work overseas to ensure that the construction of new properties and renovation of existing properties are completed properly, on time and within budget. Open: Deadline to apply is December 29, 2014.  Sign up to receive email updates
  • +Facility Management
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      Facility Manager Working closely with the General Services Officer, you will manage the upkeep of buildings, grounds, fixtures and utilities overseas. Open: Deadline to apply is November 26, 2014. Sign up to receive email updates
  • +Information Technology
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      Information Management Specialist IMSs manage and operate worldwide information technology infrastructure, including PC local and wide area networks, telecommunications systems, telephone and UHF/VHF programs, and diplomatic pouch and mail services. Open: Deadline to apply is December 2, 2014. Sign up to receive email updates
      Information Management Technical Specialist (RADIO) IMTS/R duties include performing site surveys, installation and maintenance of associated hardware and software for UHF/VHF land mobile systems. Closed: May 29, 2014. Sign up to receive email updates
      Information Management Technical Specialist (UNIFIED COMMUNICATIONS) IMTS/UC (Previously IMTS-Digital and IMTS-Telephone) are responsible for the installation, repair, and maintenance of a wide range of digital and telephone equipment. Closed: November 27, 2013. Sign up to receive email updates
  • +International Information and English Language Programs
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      English Language Officer ELOs are responsible for all Department of State-sponsored English teaching activities in that country, or as a Regional ELO with responsibilities for English language program activities in several countries, necessitating extensive travel. Closed: April 24, 2013. Sign up to receive email updates
      Information Resource Officer IROs counsel Mission Officials on effective information program resources and services, assess staff needs, carry out regional training programs, demonstrate and promote U.S. electronic information resources, and establish contacts with host country information and library institutions. Closed: July 20, 2012. Sign up to receive email updates
  • +Medical and Health
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      Health Practitioner Foreign Service Health Practitioners, Family Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants with a family practice background, assume the role of a primary care provider in diagnosing and treating patients and will be responsible for administering a full range of community health care services, including preventive health education for the official mission community. Closed: August 27, 2014. Sign up to receive email updates
      Regional Medical Officer The RMO's duties include providing primary medical care and appropriate health information and disease prevention program at each post of responsibility as well as a host of other medical and health related responsibilities. Closed: June 26, 2014. Sign up to receive email updates
      Regional Medical Officer/Psychiatrist The RMO/P's duties include providing primary psychiatric care for each post in the supported geographical region as well as a host of other psychiatric and mental health related responsibilities. Closed: October 23, 2014. Sign up to receive email updates
      Regional Medical Laboratory Scientist RMLS (Formerly Regional Medical Technologist/MLS) duties include performing routine visitations to regional area Health Units to evaluate and monitor performance of local laboratory technologists. You will also maintain own laboratory at post of assignment as well as X-RAY equipment at your post of assignment and your assigned region. Open: Deadline to apply is November 26, 2014. Sign up to receive email updates
  • +Office Management
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      Office Management Specialist OMS duties include general office management, conference and visitor support, administrative and secretarial support. Closed: October 8, 2014. Sign up to receive email updates
  • +Security
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      Diplomatic Courier Couriers are required to safeguard and escort diplomatic pouches containing classified and sensitive material between U.S. diplomatic missions overseas and the Department of State. Closed: July 15, 2013. Sign up to receive email updates
      Security Engineering Officer SEOs provide technical security support and engineering expertise to protect U.S. Foreign Service posts overseas, in Washington, D.C., or Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Responsibilities range from security system design, development and analysis to installation and testing. Closed: April 22, 2013. Sign up to receive email updates
      Security Technical Specialist STSs provide support and assist in worldwide technical security programs. These programs for which you will give overall program management, maintenance and support provide protection for Department of State facilities and personnel from technical espionage, acts of terrorism, and crime. Closed: October 29, 2014. Sign up to receive email updates
      Diplomatic Security Special Agent DSS Agents are specially trained Foreign Service security professionals; they are also sworn Federal law enforcement officers. Overseas, as a Regional Security Officer (RSO), you will advise ambassadors on all security matters and manage a complex range of security programs designed to protect personnel, facilities, and information. In the U.S., Special Agents protect the Secretary of State and visiting foreign dignitaries, investigate passport and visa fraud, and conduct personnel security investigations. Closed: October 2, 2013. Sign up to receive email updates

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