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30+ days ago

Office Director

Department Of State Washington, DC

"You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not get full consideration if… USA Jobs


30+ days ago

IT PROJECT MANAGER

Department Of State Arlington, VA +2 locations

"You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not get full consideration if… USA Jobs


30+ days ago

Medical Officer/Psychiatry

Department Of State Washington, DC

WHO MAY APPLY: Open to all U.S. citizens "You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your… USA Jobs


30+ days ago

Education Program Specialist

Department Of State Arlington, VA

"You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not get full consideration if… USA Jobs


30+ days ago

Investigative Assistant

Department Of State Arlington, VA

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30+ days ago

Industrial Hygienist

Department Of State Washington, DC

You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not get full consideration if you… USA Jobs


30+ days ago

Foreign Service Human Resources Officer

Department Of State Washington, DC

WHO MAY APPLY: Important: All potential applicants are strongly urged to read this entire Vacancy Announcement to ensure that they meet all the… USA Jobs


30+ days ago

Supervisory IT Specialist

Department Of State Washington, DC

"You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not get full consideration if… USA Jobs


30+ days ago

Emergency Management Specialist

Department Of State Washington, DC

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30+ days ago

Physical Security Specialist

Department Of State Washington, DC

WHO MAY APPLY: Open to all U.S. citizens You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your… USA Jobs


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    Current Employee - Foreign Service Officer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Foreign Service Officer in Washington, DC

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    Pros

    Travel
    Education
    Tax Free Housing when overseas
    Upward mobility
    Overall working for the Department of State is a great career. Working and living is not for everyone but if you are adventurous at heart and have wonder lust, a career with the State Department is perfect. I have been doing this for over twenty years and the stories I have to tell would fill a book

    Cons

    Moving every few years.
    Some unprofessional/ incompetent bosses... The Department focuses on hiring academic elitists . Academic prowess does not transfer well to leadership and management skills.
    Hardship assignments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Department should review its hiring process and A-100 curriculum. If the Department truly wants its diplomats to be representative of America, it needs to change its culture of elitism. I think the elitism culture comes from the hiring process that culls non-elitists and the A-100 class encourages the same culture. A review of the CIA's and other Foreign Affair Agency hiring and training methods would provide good source material for reforming the process,

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