Status: Full-time position
Salary: $42,948 - $63,071
Deadline Date: 4/3/13
Job Summary: The U.S. Department of State is the lead foreign affairs agency formulating and implementing the Presidentís foreign policy and representing the interests of the United States throughout the world. The Department carries out this mission at over 270 embassies and consulates around the world, offices in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area and other locations in the United States.
Foreign Service Information Management Specialists (IMS) are responsible for the Departmentís Information Resource Management programs and Information Technology (IT) systems world-wide. The work is diverse and challenging. At overseas posts, IMS manage both staff supporting these programs and perform hands-on duties themselves. IMS provide customer support, knowledge management, application support, and manage a world-wide telecommunications network, computer networks, telephone systems, radio networks, and the Diplomatic Pouch and Mail program. At embassies and consulates abroad, IMS are expected to perform other duties, such as supporting visits of high-level officials, including the President of the United States, in support of U.S. foreign policy.
Department of State Foreign Service IMS must have the ability to adapt to changing cultural and physical environments, work with differing levels of technology, follow developments and innovations in the IT field and successfully apply emerging technology solutions to the art of diplomacy.
Qualifications: All applicants, in order to be considered for selection, must be:
Be a U.S. citizen.
Be at least 20 years old to apply and at least 21 years of age to be appointed. By law (Foreign Service Act of 1980), all career candidates (except for preference-eligible veterans) must be appointed to the Foreign Service prior to the month in which they reach age 60.
Be available for worldwide service.
Be able to obtain a Top Secret Security Clearance.
Be able to obtain an appropriate medical clearance for Foreign Service work.
Be able to obtain a Suitability Clearance, based on a review of the candidate's record for conduct in accordance with suitability standards defined in Chapter 3 of the Foreign Affairs Manual. For more details see http://careers.state.gov/specialist/selection-process or http://www.state.gov/m/a/dir/regs/fam.
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To apply, applicants must first register on USAJOBS at usajobs.gov and create an online federal resume. Your online resume must be typed or you may cut and paste an existing resume into the space provided. Once you have completed the registration process select the "Apply Online" button to the right of the vacancy (https://state.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/338983200). That button will transfer you to Gateway to State. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is April 03, 2013.