Follow the Intranet or Internet to the Jobs
The Department of State's Intranet offers a fast way to explore posted vacancies in the Department. The listing at http://perweb.per.state.gov/html/vac_cur.html is updated frequently. You can also review the notices for many Department vacancies posted in the D Street lobby in the Main State building.
The INTERNET has made it vastly easier to learn about jobs for which the State Department and other federal government agencies are seeking applicants. CDRC has computers with INTERNET access. Call 202-663-3042 to schedule time to check out this valuable resource.
The following INTERNET sites will help you explore the range of federal jobs that are available:
- FedWorld Federal Jobs Search - http://www.fedworld.gov/jobs/jobsearch.html
- USA JOBS - The U.S. Government's Official site for jobs and employment information provided by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. - http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/
Everyday seems to bring a new group of job listing sites. To explore some of these you may want to review some of the publications at the CDRC.
- The Riley Guide at http://www.jobtrak.com/jobguide/counsel.html provides a valuable introduction to incorporating the INTERNET into the career planning process.
If you are not comfortable navigating on the INTERNET there are two DOS resources that you may want to explore:
The Ralph Bunche Library, Room 3239, offers an INTERNET demonstration. This 90 minute session covers all the basics with emphasis on search tools for exploring the world wide web. For information, call 202-647-1099
The Foreign Service Institute at the National Foreign Affairs Training Center offers a one-day course, PS 218, on INTERNET Concepts. This course will introduce Department personnel to the INTERNET; explain the concepts behind the web of networks called the INTERNET: and explore the tools and techniques that can be used to find and retrieve information. For information, call Information Management Training, 703-302-6752.