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Be the Face of America to the World!

Get ready for the challenge of a lifetime! Some of the most interesting work in the world is done by U.S. Department of State employees overseas and in Washington, D.C.

By becoming a Foreign Service Officer, Foreign Service Specialist or Civil Service employee for the U.S. Department of State you can really make a difference.

The people of the State Department are at work every day around the world and in Washington, D.C. on matters of vital importance. You could be involved in providing background information needed to develop foreign policy, implementing established policies, assisting American citizens in need, managing budgets and resources that support diplomacy or representing American interests in any of over 170 countries.

The Recruitment Division of the U.S. Department of State is your first step in seeking these career opportunities.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Office of Recruitment, Examination and Employment
U.S. Department of State
2401 E Street NW
Suite 518 H
Washington, DC 20522
Tel: (202) 261-8888 Fax: (202) 261-8841

Interested in vacancies with international organizations, or teaching opportunities overseas? Find current job openings throughout the Federal government.


Foreign Service Officer Selection Process: Click here to register for the Foreign Service Officer Test. You can also download the Guide to the Foreign Service Officer Selection Process, or buy a copy of the Foreign Service Officer Test Study Guide.

Civil Service Opportunities!  Go to USAJobs to see a list of all current Civil Service vacancies.

Iraq Job Opportunities! Learn about temporary employment in Embassy Baghdad. Go to Iraq Jobs Overview for more information.

Student Programs: Are you looking for an internship, a fellowship, or a summer clerical program at the Department of State? Go to the careers website to see what programs are currently accepting applications.

Foreign Service Specialist vacancies:  

Would you like to contact a Foreign Service Officer or Specialist to learn more about life in the Foreign Service? If so please contact us at: FSMentors@State.Gov

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