Foreign Service Facility Manager

U.S. Department of State - Overseas Buildings Operations
  • Location
    Multiple locations, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Feb 09

Position description

The Department of State's Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations' mission is to provide the most effective facilities to conduct United States diplomacy abroad. These facilities represent American values and the best in American architecture, design, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture, and construction execution.




Foreign Service Facility Managers (FMs) are the global professional facilities, technical, and operations experts at U.S. diplomatic missions around the world. FMs support the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) mission. Assigned to more than 200 worldwide locations, FMs operate and maintain U.S. government assets and deliver a wide range of building-related services, manage physical resources, and direct operations in office and residential properties. They lead large, diverse teams of engineers, technicians, and tradespersons.

Facility Managers in the Foreign Service have the opportunity to:
- Lead large, diverse teams
- Experience the adventure and excitement of exploring the world and the challenges of working in different environments
- Contribute meaningful work supporting U.S. foreign policy
- Provide cultural learning opportunities for their children

- Receive excellent benefits and understand that it’s more than just a salary:
+Free housing when assigned overseas
+Schooling for K-12 while overseas
+Retirement – pension and Thrift Savings Plan (401K w/matching)
+Health insurance
+Paid days off




BA/BS Degree (Non FM) with 3 years specialized experience in facility management
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MA/MS Degree or higher (Non FM) with 2 years specialized experience in facility management 
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BA/BS or higher in Facility Management (FM) or Facility Engineering (FE) - no specialized experience required



$76,065 - $121,648 per year

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