We are currently accepting applications for Foreign Service Information Management Specialist positions.
Read the vacancy announcement (http://careers.state.gov/work/opportunities/vacancy-announcements/ims) for more information, and to start the online application process. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is August 27, 2014.
Foreign Service Information Management Specialists (IMS) are responsible for the Department’s Information Resource Management programs and Information Technology systems world-wide. 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.
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.
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. Applicants must also be available for worldwide service, and be able to obtain all required security, medical and suitability clearances.
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Sarah P’s comments: For anyone with strong IT skills this is a good avenue for entering the foreign service. There do hire librarians, called Information Resource Officers, however the IT positions are more numerous and located in nearly all the embassies meaning advancement and placement are better.