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Some of the most interesting work in the world is done by U.S. Department of State employees overseas and in Washington, D.C.

Slide ShowBecoming a Foreign Service Officer, Foreign Service Specialist or Civil Service employee for the U.S. Department of State gives you the opportunity to 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

United States Department of State


2401 E St, NW, 5th Floor Highrise

Washington, D.C. 20522-0151

United States of America

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.