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Job opportunities at U.S Department of State

The 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 ñ 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 MEDICAL PROVIDER

Our certified Family Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants provide primary, acute and emergency care to U.S. government employees and their eligible family members abroad. Medical Providers spend about 80 percent of their careers abroad, generally in austere or remote countries and relocate every 2-4 years. Medical Providers receive AMA PRA Category 1 credits each year through Department of State-sponsored CME programs.

FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICER

Foreign Service Officers work in one of five different career tracks: Consular, Economic, Management, Political and Public Diplomacy. After you’ve chosen a career track, the next step is to register for the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT).

The next FSOT now will be held in July 2020. Please click on “Register for FSOT” to view the latest information on when you can register for and take the test.

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEER

Construction Engineers 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.

FOREIGN SERVICE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

Information Management Specialists 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. The first step to becoming an Information Management Specialist is to complete the online application by registering for the Information Management Specialist Test (IMST).

FOREIGN SERVICE MEDICAL PROVIDER

Our certified Family Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants provide primary, acute and emergency care to U.S. government employees and their eligible family members abroad. Medical Providers spend about 80 percent of their careers abroad, generally in austere or remote countries and relocate every 2-4 years. Medical Providers receive AMA PRA Category 1 credits each year through Department of State-sponsored CME programs.

FOREIGN SERVICE SECURITY ENGINEERING OFFICER

Security Engineering Officers provide technical security support and engineering expertise to protect U.S. Foreign Service posts overseas and in domestic locations. Responsibilities include working with all aspects of security systems – from design, development and analysis to installation and testing. Security Engineering Officers conduct security assessments for U.S. overseas missions, conduct technical surveillance countermeasure inspections, implement computer security measures, and support dignitary travel.

REGIONAL MEDICAL OFFICER / PSYCHIATRIST

Regional Medical Officers/Psychiatrists are board-certified and provide primary psychiatric care to U.S. government employees and their eligible family members abroad. Regional Medical Officers/Psychiatrists are required to travel extensively throughout assigned regions. Benefits include an annual Physicians Comparability Allowance (PCA) of $14,000 to $30,000. Regional Medical Officers/ Psychiatrists also receive continuing education credits each year through Department of State-sponsored CME programs.

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