The Foreign Service Political Officer

The Foreign Service Political Officer

When you think of the Foreign Service, the duties of the Political Officer is the one that comes to mind the most for people. Keeping up with national and international trends that affect the host country, speaking and networking with government officials and subject...
The Foreign Service Management Officer

The Foreign Service Management Officer

The ones who keep the embassy or consulate running, the Foreign Service Management Officers are in charge of projects both small and large. Staff leaders, management officers supervise (potentially several) local staff from the beginning, and are trained to be able...
The Foreign Service Economic Officer

The Foreign Service Economic Officer

The Foreign Service Economic Officer helps strengthen (or minimize) ties between the U.S. and the host country. By working with many different people in and out of government, the Economic Officer seeks out the information that will benefit U.S. business. This can be...
The Foreign Service Consular Officer

The Foreign Service Consular Officer

For many citizens in overseas countries, the Foreign Service Consular Officer is the principle diplomat they will (ever) interact with. Adjudicators of visas and primary support to U.S. citizens abroad, the Consular Officer must hold a broad range of skills. Unlike...
Why do you want to work as a Foreign Service Officer?

Why do you want to work as a Foreign Service Officer?

Recently I listened for the first time to NPR TED Radio Hour. The title of the show: The Meaning of Work. If you haven’t listened to it, I really do suggest checking it out. It was probably one of the most interesting podcasts I have listened to in a long time and I...

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