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Subscribe to receive email updatesThe U.S. Department of State employs adventurous, adaptable, well-rounded strategic problem-solvers, from diverse educational, geographic and cultural backgrounds and perspectives, who want to make a contribution to our global society. If you have the desire to live and work in any country in the world, including those with unstable governments or infrastructures – or both - and have the ability to integrate into culturally diverse environments, we have an opportunity for you.

These U.S. citizens comprise the Foreign and Civil Services, in which there are over 30 different career paths from which to choose.

Foreign Service Officers: Choose a career track and register for the Foreign Service Officer Test +

Foreign Service Officers deal with a variety of ever-changing challenges, which may include consular services such as screening visa applicants and issuing visas; political initiatives such as observing elections in host countries; or analyzing and reporting on issues such as HIV/ AIDS, rights, fair trade, and technology. Foreign Service Officers work in one of five different career tracks: Consular, Economic, Management, Political and Public Diplomacy.

Foreign Service Specialists: Apply for IT, Med/Health, Admin, Security and other Specializations +

Foreign Service Specialists are instrumental in the daily operations of U.S. embassies and consulates, and are responsible for security, safety, and protection of people, technology and structures.

We require specific skills in the financial, technical and support services areas. Opportunities exist in seven different categories with 22 different Specialist jobs. These categories include: Security, Information Technology, Construction Engineering, Medical and Health, Office Management, Administration, and International Information English Language Programs.

You can also view closed vacancies to see requirements and qualifications, and subscribe to receive email updates about Specialist openings and deadlines.

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Administration: 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
Administration: 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
Administration: 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: March 27, 2012. Sign up to receive email updates
Construction Engineering: 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. Closed: March 6, 2014.  Sign up to receive email updates
Facilities Management:
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 April 23, 2014. Sign up to receive email updates
IT: 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. Closed: April 9, 2014 Sign up to receive email updates
IT: 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. OPEN: Deadline to apply is May 29, 2014. Sign up to receive email updates
IT: 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 /English Language Programs: 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
International Information /English Language Programs: 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: 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: November 6, 2013. Sign up to receive email updates
Medical and Health: 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: October 23, 2013. Sign up to receive email updates
Medical and Health: 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: November 6, 2013. Sign up to receive email updates
Medical and Health: Foreign Service 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. Closed: October 31, 2013. Sign up to receive email updates
Office Management: Office Management Specialist OMS duties include general office management, conference and visitor support, administrative and secretarial support. Closed: June 05, 2013. Sign up to receive email updates
Security: 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: 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: 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: November 20, 2013. Sign up to receive email updates
Security: 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
For more Diplomatic Security opportunities and information, please go to www.state.gov/m/ds/career.
Civil Service: Apply for jobs in Washington DC or other cities in the U.S. +

As a Civil Service employee, you’ll support U.S. foreign policy right here in the United States. You’ll help drive diplomatic principles and initiatives worldwide through conscientious work in the United States. In short, Civil Service professionals are dedicated to improving the world in which we live. Working in Washington, D.C., or other cities throughout the United States, Civil Service professionals work on everything from improving trade opportunities for U.S. businesses, to helping American couples adopt children from overseas, to monitoring human rights issues.

You can also visit USAJobs for a complete list of all Civil Service vacancies.

A career with the Civil Service means that you can make a difference in the world.

Civil Service: Apply for jobs in Washington DC or other cities in the U.S.

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  • 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
Student Programs: Internship, fellowships and other programs for Graduate, Undergraduate and High School students +

The U.S. Department of State also offers a number of internship and fellowship opportunities for high school, undergraduate and graduate students. You can also subscribe to receive email updates under Keep Me Informed regarding any of these programs.

 

U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (unpaid)

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U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (unpaid)

This program, for students with a minimum of 60 credit hours or greater, provides the opportunity to work in U.S. Embassies throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. and at Department offices spread around the United States. This unpaid program is designed to provide substantive experiences in a Foreign Affairs environment.

Download the Student Internship Program Brochure (pdf).

Closed: March 3, 2014. Subscribe to receive email updates


Pathways Program (paid)

The Pathways Programs include three paid Civil Service programs located in Washington, D.C. Specific positions will be posted here when the application window opens. Please register under Keep Me Informed to receive automatic notifications about these opportunities.

For specific inquiries on the Pathways Internship Programs (ITEP and IEP), please contact HRSC@state.gov

For specific inquiries on all other Pathways Programs, please contact PathwaysPrograms@state.gov.

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Internship Programs

The Pathways Internship programs include both the Internship Temporary Program (ITEP) and the Internship Experience Program (IEP).

Both are targeted toward students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions from high school to graduate school and professional school levels. Both provide students with opportunities to explore Federal careers while being paid for the work performed.

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Recent Graduates Program

Applications are now being accepted for the U.S. Department of State Pathways Recent Graduates Program. Visit USAJobs to start the online application process.

This new program targets recent graduates of trade and vocational schools, community colleges, universities, and other qualifying educational institutions or programs. To be eligible, applicants must apply within two years of degree or certificate completion. Veterans who, due to military service, were unable to apply for positions, will have up to two years from their release or discharge from active duty, not to exceed six years after degree and/or certificate completion. Successful applicants will be placed in a one-year career development program.

Open: Cutoff is 2000 applications Receive email updates
Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF)

For more than three decades, the PMF Program has been the Federal government's premier leadership development program for advanced degree candidates. The Program focuses on developing a cadre of potential government leaders. Under the regulations proposed by OPM, the eligibility window for applicants is expanded, making the program more "student friendly" by aligning it with academic calendars.

Closed: November 26, 2012. Receive email updates


Limited Non-Career Appointments (Consular Adjudicators, RNs, Social Workers, Security Protective Specialists) +

Apply for Limited Non-Career Appointments

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Consular Adjudicator: Spanish CA LNAs serve on the front lines of a U.S. Embassy or Consulate and are critical to America’s national security. CA LNAs conduct one-on-one interviews and review supporting documentation to determine if a foreign national meets the requirements for entry into the United States. Requires exceptional English grammar and fluency in Spanish. Closed: February 26, 2014 Sign up to receive email updates
Consular Adjudicator: Mandarin Chinese CA LNAs serve on the front lines of a U.S. Embassy or Consulate and are critical to America’s national security. CA LNAs conduct one-on-one interviews and review supporting documentation to determine if a foreign national meets the requirements for entry into the United States. Requires exceptional English grammar and fluency in Mandarin Chinese. OPEN: Deadline to apply is April 24, 2014 Sign up to receive email updates
Consular Adjudicator: Portuguese CA LNAs serve on the front lines of a U.S. Embassy or Consulate and are critical to America’s national security. CA LNAs conduct one-on-one interviews and review supporting documentation to determine if a foreign national meets the requirements for entry into the United States. Requires exceptional English grammar and fluency in Portuguese. Closed: March 21, 2014 Sign up to receive email updates
Registered Nurse RN LNAs are responsible for U.S. Department of State medical and safety policies, provision of a range of medical services, and the actual performance of all of the following essential functions in addition to routine medical care. Closed: July 23, 2013. Sign up to receive email updates
Social Worker Social Worker LNAs will have multifaceted responsibilities in the Embassy which includes but is not limited to the assessment of psychiatric issues, conflict resolution, consultation on violence in the workplace, and crisis management training. Closed: April 10, 2013 Sign up to receive email updates
Security Protective Specialist Protective Specialists provide a variety of personal protective services to Department officials and employees at overseas locations in accordance with Department of State and Bureau of Diplomatic Security established protective security policies, standards, and procedures. Closed: November 18, 2013. Sign up to receive email updates
Professional Fellowships: for mid/upper-level professionals, and Diplomacy Fellows/PMF for grads/post-grads +

Whether you’re a mid- or senior-level professional in the private sector, state or local government, the non-profit world, a tenured or tenure-track academic, or a PhD scientist or an engineer with work experience, one of our professional fellowships may be right for you. These unique programs allow experienced professionals and academics to serve with the United States Government (USG) and work on global issues of vital importance to America, such as counterterrorism, human rights, international development assistance, nonproliferation, and healthy ecosystems.

If you’re ready to apply your expertise and experience to diplomacy, the U.S. Department of State’s professional fellowships are the perfect place to start. You may find a fellowship that fits your background among these opportunities:

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Franklin Fellows Program The Franklin Fellows Program is open to mid- and senior-level professionals from both private sector and non-profit entities, including NGOs, academia, foundations, and associations. Closed: April 3, 2014 Subscribe to receive email updates
Foster Fellows Program This is one-year, fully-funded fellowship position in the Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Bureau, the International Security and Nonproliferation Bureau, or the Political-Military Affairs Bureau. The program is designed for those tenure or tenure-tracked academics who wish to apply their innovative thinking to the Department, while experiencing and contributing to the policymaking process firsthand. Closed: March 15, 2013 Subscribe to receive email updates
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Program The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Program requires a PhD or an equivalent doctoral-level degree at the time of application – or a master's degree in engineering and at least three years of post-degree professional experience. Closed Subscribe to receive email updates
Jefferson Science Fellowship Program The Jefferson Science Fellowship Program is open to scientists and engineers who are tenured faculty from U.S. institutions of higher learning. Closed: January 14, 2013 Subscribe to receive email updates
Professional Science & Engineering Society Fellows Program The Professional Science & Engineering Society Fellows Program is open to members of sponsoring societies, with additional qualifications determined by the societies. Closed: February 8, 2013. Subscribe to receive email updates
Diplomacy Fellows Program

The Diplomacy Fellows Program provides an opportunity for participants in nine fellowship programs to advance to the Foreign Service Oral Assessment, for the competitive selection of entry level Foreign Service Officer Candidates.

Closed:  July 31, 2013. Subscribe to receive email updates
Afghanistan Jobs +

The U.S. Department of State is hiring highly skilled and motivated U.S. citizens to work at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, in east central Afghanistan.

This is a unique opportunity to serve our nation by encouraging better communication between countries to foster democratic ideals, improved human rights, and a healthier global environment.

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