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Foreign Service Officer- State Department Employment

Website U.S. Department of State

Job Description:

The U.S. Department of State maintains a rank-order list of eligible hires (a register) for appointments as career Foreign Service Officers (U.S. diplomats) based on the needs of the Department. Candi​dates who pass the assessment and clearance processes are placed on the register.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The U.S. Department of State is committed to creating a workforce that represents the diversity of America.
  • It recognizes that all employees’ rich experiences, talents, and knowledge are unique and bring valuable input to every project, to every bilateral relationship, to every multilateral initiative.
  • Our workforce is united by a common vision to promote and demonstrate democratic values and advance a free, peaceful, and prosperous world on behalf of America’s citizens.
  • If you share that vision, we have a place for you as a Foreign Service Officer, otherwise known as a U.S. Diplomat. As a U.S. Diplomat – an Economic, Consular, Management, Political or Public Diplomacy Foreign Service Officer – you will be involved with work that matters, while expanding your worldview, and discovering countless opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • During this public service career, you can expect to be assigned to hardship posts.
  • You may face an irregular or extended work schedule.
  • These posts can be in remote locations, without many U.S. style amenities; there can be sporadic power outages and unreliable internet service.
  • Health and sanitation standards can be below U.S. standards.
  • Some assignments are “unaccompanied,” which means family members may not travel to the post with you.

Job Requirements:

  • To work and communicate effectively and harmoniously with persons of other cultures, value systems, political beliefs, and economic circumstances; to recognize and respect differences in new and different cultural environments.
  • To discern what is appropriate, practical, and realistic in a given situation; to weigh relative merits of competing demands.
  • To stay calm, poised, and effective in stressful or difficult situations; to think on one’s feet, adjusting quickly to changing situations; to maintain self-control.
  • To demonstrate knowledge, skills or other attributes gained from previous experience of relevance to the Foreign Service; to articulate appropriate motivation for joining the Foreign Service.
  • To recognize and assume responsibility for work that needs to be done; to persist in the completion of a task; to influence significantly a group’s activity, direction, or opinion; to motivate others to participate in the activity one is leading.
  • To absorb and retain complex information drawn from a variety of sources; to draw reasoned conclusions from analysis and synthesis of available information; to evaluate the importance, reliability, and usefulness of information; to remember details of a meeting or event without the benefit of notes.

Job Details:

Company: U.S. Department of State

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: New Haven, CT, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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