You can make a difference in the world with a career at the Department of State! We are hiring many experienced Civil Service Foreign Affairs Officers (FAOs) across the Department in various regional and functional Bureaus. Positions are located in the Washington, D.C. metro area and may require a Secret security clearance or higher. If eligible, applicants will be referred to similar FAO vacancies across the Department for an extended time period.
25% or less - May require domestic and/or international travel.
Conditions of Employment
Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education requirements, described below by the closing date of this announcement.
Applicants must have the required experience or education as described below, when specified.
Have a bachelor's or graduate degree from an accredited college or university in international law, international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities; OR
Have a bachelor's or graduate degree from an accredited college or university that included a combination of courses, with at least 24 semester hours in international law and international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities; OR
Have 12 semester hours in one of the above disciplines and 12 semester hours in statistics / quantitative methods. OR
Have a combination of education and experience where your coursework was equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, (as shown above), PLUSappropriate relevant experience OR additional education. OR
Have completed at least 4 years of appropriate experience in one OR more of the fields listed above in work associated with international organizations, problems, or other aspects of foreign affairs. (NOTE: qualifying work experience may have been gained through residence, study, teaching, business or commercial activities, military service, newspaper work, military or civil government activities, missionary or international relief work, or other experience in foreign countries.)
Note: If you are qualifying based on education, you MUST submit transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you WILL lose consideration for this position.
IN ADDITION to the BASIC REQUIREMENTS, you must have at least 52 weeks of full time experience demonstrating accomplishment of all the duties and competencies described below in order to qualify. Please make sure your resume reflects this time required. Subject matter experts will evaluate the first three pages of your resume based on the competencies outlined below.
See the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements, if applicable. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click on the link for a list of accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials.
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