3.24.16 – Foreign Service Information Management Specialist
US Foreign Service, Worldwide
Sarah P’s comments: For US librarians with IT skills and/or a degree this position could be a good entrance into the foreign service. Librarians are generally hired as Information Resource Officers but there are only about 30 of those positions worldwide whereas there are IT management positions everywhere thus both the chance of being hired and the upward mobility is better. (For example, this position was posted twice last year whereas the Info Resource Officer was last posted in 2012). For more information see Chapter 6 in my book and/or the Book Resources section of the blog.
Position Title: Foreign Service Office Management Specialist – Administrative Assistant
Open Period: March 23, 2016 – April 5, 2016
Series/Grade: FP – 0318 07
Salary: $35,364 – $51,933
Promotion Potential: FP-03
Position Information: Permanent after tenure granted by a Foreign Service Specialist (FSS) Tenure Board.
Hiring Agency: U.S. Department of State
Duty Locations: MANY Vacancies throughout the World
The U.S. Department of State, our country’s lead foreign policy agency, provides a rich international experience whether at home or abroad, and opportunities to become responsible leaders.
Each day, our employees make a difference as they contribute to our global society and defend and advance our country’s interests and values. They work on the business of diplomacy and high priority issues that impact the safety, security, and prosperity of our world – human rights, environment, energy, food security, public health, and technology – all while experiencing a unique career.
Our talented workforce reflects and champions all of our strengths and diversity – personal, professional, and educational. We offer a workplace that values and rewards leadership, collaboration and innovation, and personal and professional development.
Foreign Service Information Management Specialists (IMS) are responsible for the Department’s Information Resource Management programs and information technology (IT) systems world-wide.
To find out more specifics about the qualifications required for an IMS, please click here for the IMS Career Track Quiz: http://careers.state.gov/work/foreign-service/specialist/career-track-quiz/ims
The Department of State is developing a rank-order list of eligible hires for a limited number of FSS vacancies based on the needs of the Department.
To learn more about the Department of State and a career as an FSS, please visit us at http://careers.state.gov/work/foreign-service/specialist/career-tracks