3.3.17– Office Management Specialist
United States Department of State, worldwide positions
Sarah P’s comments: I was under the impression that there is a Foreign Service hiring freeze at the moment… but this position was posted yesterday. For US librarians without a MLIS and/or those who would like to break into the Foreign Service, here is an opportunity which calls for librarian skills and experience. FYI: this position was last listed in October, 2016. (The Foreign Service does employ librarians. They are called IRO’s – Information Resource Officers. For more information about these positions which open only every 2-4 years, please read Chapter 6 of my book and look at the Resources page.)
We are currently accepting applications for Foreign Service Office Management Specialist positions.
Announcement No.: OMS-2017-0003
Position Title: Foreign Service Office Management Specialist
Open Period: 3/1/2017 – 3/14/2017
Series/Grade: FP – 0318 07/07
Salary: $35,718 – $52,453
Promotion Potential: 03
Position Information: Work Schedule is Full-time – Permanent after tenure granted by a Foreign Service Specialist (FSS) Tenure Board.
Hiring Agency: U.S. Department of State
Duty Locations: MANY vacancies – Department of State Posts – Overseas and Domestic, United States Announcement No.: OMS-2017-0001
Management Specialist duties include general office management, conference and visitor support, administrative and secretarial support. Take the OMS quiz to find out if this specialization is right for you.
All potential applicants are strongly urged to read the entire vacancy announcement to ensure that they meet all of the requirements for this position before applying. When you are ready to begin the online application process, visit the Foreign Service Office Management Specialist vacancy on USAJOBS. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is March 14, 2017.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens and at least 20 years old to apply. They must be at least 21 years of age to be appointed. By law, all career candidates must be appointed to the Foreign Service prior to the month in which they reach age 60, except for preference eligible veterans. Applicants must also be available for worldwide service, and be able to obtain all required security, medical and suitability clearances.