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Department of State: Federal Jobs Overview

Department of State: Federal Jobs Overview

November 06, 2007

The State Department creates a more secure, democratic and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community. Conducts the nation’s foreign affairs and diplomatic initiatives; oversees the Nation’s embassies and consulates; issues passports; monitors U.S. interests abroad; and represents the U.S. before international organizations. A key component of this mission is the U.S. Foreign Service which is expected to hire 1,400 officers over the next two years.

Number of Employees: 18,877

Career Fields:

Government and Policy
Administration / Program Management
Information Technology

Future Hiring Projections (FY 2007-09): 6,195 (includes Foreign Service)

Top Five Occupations

● Foreign Service Officer – Generalist (780)
● Foreign Service Officer – Specialist (615)
● Passport / Visa Examiner (239)
● Foreign Affairs Specialist (228)
● Management / Program Analyst (98)

Current Vacancies

Click here for a current list of Department of State vacancies.

Agency Website: Department of State

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