Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 5000+ Employees
Type Government
Industry Government

As the lead foreign affairs agency, the U.S. Department of State is dedicated to protecting and strengthening America’s interests abroad and right here at home. America’s foreign policy is designed to amplify the nation’s voice and extend its reach in areas critical to the daily lives of its citizens. We work to ensure our country’s diplomatic leadership enhances our economic... More

Mission: Our primary mission is to shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world and foster conditions for stability and progress for the benefit of the...More

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Whether developing an innovative plan for empowering women entrepreneurs, providing medical care to U.S. diplomats and their families, or supporting security systems that help protect U.S. diplomatic missions worldwide, a career with the U.S. Department of State means you can make a difference.

As our government's leading foreign affairs agency, the U.S. Department of State is dedicated to protecting and strengthening America's interests abroad and right here at home. American foreign policy is designed to amplify the nation's voice and extend its reach in areas critical to the daily lives of its citizens.

At the U.S. Department of State, our employees promote freedom and democracy throughout the world, helping countries lift themselves out of poverty to become prosperous, stable and democratic states. We’re continuously striving to find ways to work together as a country to maximize the impact of America’s resources. Now we’re asking you, one of our greatest resources, to consider a public service career with the U.S. Department of State.  

As a U.S. citizen, you are America.  And you can represent America to the world.

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Pros: You're making US foreign policy. What could be more gratifying? I've really considered myself lucky to be at State. Full Review

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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Washington, DC May 2010 Reviewed last week New

Interview Details – Once your resume passed the USA job process, you are referred, than called for an interview and possible written testing. Priority is given to certain candidates categories, if you are not a vet, you will need to wait for a long time if your application is submitted to the hiring manager.Full Interview

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US Department of State Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2012
Best Workplaces for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2010
Top 20 Government Employers - Readers' Choice, Equal Opportunity Publications, 2012
Best Places To Work in the Federal Government (Large), Partnership for Public Service, 2009
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