Careers Representing America U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer. careers.state.gov U.S. Departmen...
Careers Representing America U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer. careers.state.gov <ul><li>Serves...
Careers Representing America U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer. careers.state.gov Who We Are <ul...
Careers Representing America U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer. careers.state.gov Where We Are <...
<ul><ul><li>African Affairs (AF) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
Careers Representing America U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer. careers.state.gov Where We Are i...
Careers Representing America U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer. careers.state.gov <ul><li>Studen...
Student Programs: Internships <ul><li>Internship Program: Washington and Overseas </li></ul><ul><li>The Department receive...
Student Programs: Fellowships <ul><li>Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF):  </li></ul><ul><li>www.pmf.opm.gov </li></...
Positions include:  Contract Specialist; Accountant; Auditor; Economist; Foreign Affairs Officer; Passport and Visa Specia...
Careers Representing America U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer. careers.state.gov <ul><li>Foreig...
Foreign Service <ul><li>Specialties in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administration (e.g. Hum...
Foreign Service Officers <ul><li>FSOs declare one of the following career tracks when applying: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cons...
Careers Representing America U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer. careers.state.gov How Do I Becom...
The Oral Assessment  Based on 13 Dimensions <ul><li>Composure </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Adaptability </li></ul><ul><li>Ex...
<ul><li>Competitive Salary </li></ul><ul><li>Retirement plan at age 50 (with 20 years of service) </li></ul><ul><li>Langua...
Organization of Mission Argentina Embassy Buenos Aires
Careers Representing America U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer. careers.state.gov Organization o...
Political/Economic Section <ul><li>Serves as Advocate of the United States Government </li></ul><ul><li>Report to Washingt...
Public Affairs Section <ul><li>Manages public information, cultural activities and educational exchanges </li></ul>
<ul><li>American Citizen Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To serve the needs of American Citizens living or traveling to Arg...
Other Agencies <ul><li>Many other agencies within the Embassy including: </li></ul><ul><li>Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) <...
U.S. Embassy Buenos Aires www.argentina.usembassy.gov Be the Face of America to the World
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  1. 2. Careers Representing America U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer. careers.state.gov U.S. Department of State <ul><li>The oldest cabinet agency </li></ul><ul><li>(1789) </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Jefferson was </li></ul><ul><li>the first Secretary of </li></ul><ul><li>State </li></ul>
  2. 3. Careers Representing America U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer. careers.state.gov <ul><li>Serves as the principal advisor to the President on foreign policy issues </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinates foreign policy issues for the U.S. government </li></ul><ul><li>Implements the President's foreign policy decisions and programs </li></ul><ul><li>Protects U.S. interests abroad </li></ul>Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
  3. 4. Careers Representing America U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer. careers.state.gov Who We Are <ul><li>Approximately 61,000 employees </li></ul><ul><li>11,700 Foreign Service Americans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6,700 Generalists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5,000 Specialists </li></ul></ul><ul><li>9,300 Civil Service </li></ul><ul><li>40,400 Foreign Service Nationals (non-US citizen employees at overseas missions) </li></ul>
  4. 5. Careers Representing America U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer. careers.state.gov Where We Are <ul><li>Over 265 posts abroad in more than 180 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Headquarters in Washington, D.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Passport agencies and various field offices are located throughout the U.S. </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><ul><li>African Affairs (AF) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>European and Eurasian Affairs (EUR) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Near Eastern Affairs (NEA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Western Hemisphere Affairs (WHA) </li></ul></ul>Regional Bureaus Careers Representing America U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer. careers.state.gov
  6. 7. Careers Representing America U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer. careers.state.gov Where We Are in the World
  7. 8. Careers Representing America U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer. careers.state.gov <ul><li>Student Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Civil Service </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign Service Specialists </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign Service Officers </li></ul>Now that you know about us, How Can You Work at State ?
  8. 9. Student Programs: Internships <ul><li>Internship Program: Washington and Overseas </li></ul><ul><li>The Department receives about 10,000 applications for summer internships, and we accept around 1000.  </li></ul><ul><li>About half work at Main State in Washington, D.C., and half work in our Embassies and Consulates overseas. </li></ul><ul><li>Most are unpaid.  About 100 interns receive payment based on financial need. </li></ul>Careers Representing America U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer. careers.state.gov
  9. 10. Student Programs: Fellowships <ul><li>Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF): </li></ul><ul><li>www.pmf.opm.gov </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Presidential Management Fellowship is at outstanding program for dynamic young people to get on the fast track to a great Civil Service career.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is open 2nd-year graduate students.  If you are accepted, it offers you a chance to work on a rotational basis at a federal agency, and then puts you on an accelerated promotion track. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Department takes about 50 PMFs a year.  You can find out more at www.opm.gov . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs/Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program: www.woodrow.org </li></ul><ul><li>Charles B. Rangel Fellowship Program: www.howard.edu/rjb/rangelprogram.htm </li></ul>careers.state.gov Careers Representing America U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer.
  10. 11. Positions include: Contract Specialist; Accountant; Auditor; Economist; Foreign Affairs Officer; Passport and Visa Specialists; Intelligence Analyst; Security Specialist; Architects; Engineer; Real Estate; Human Resources, Attorneys, Public Affairs Specialist Civil Service personnel work in all facets, supporting the mission of the Department primarily from Washington, DC. Civil Service Careers Representing America U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer. careers.state.gov
  11. 12. Careers Representing America U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer. careers.state.gov <ul><li>Foreign Service Officers (Generalists) and Foreign Service Specialists promote U.S. interests and protect U.S. citizens at U.S. embassies and consulate posts overseas and in Washington, DC. </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign Service Officers work in five broad career tracks </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign Service Specialists perform a variety of technical functions worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the Foreign Service career is spent overseas </li></ul><ul><li>Worldwide availability is a requirement </li></ul>The Foreign Service
  12. 13. Foreign Service <ul><li>Specialties in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administration (e.g. Human Resources, General Services/Logistics, Financial Management, Office Management) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Construction Engineering & Facilities Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medicine and Health </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strong subject matter expertise required </li></ul><ul><li>Resume-based application process </li></ul><ul><li>Specialized Oral Assessment </li></ul>Foreign Service Specialists Careers Representing America U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer. careers.state.gov
  13. 14. Foreign Service Officers <ul><li>FSOs declare one of the following career tracks when applying: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consular Affairs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic Affairs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management Affairs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Political Affairs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Diplomacy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FSOs must be flexible with their international assignments </li></ul>Careers Representing America U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer. careers.state.gov
  14. 15. Careers Representing America U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer. careers.state.gov How Do I Become an FSO? Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) Oral Assessment Medical & Security Clearances A-100 FSO Orientation Qualifications Evaluation Panel (QEP) Final Review Panel Career Track Register
  15. 16. The Oral Assessment Based on 13 Dimensions <ul><li>Composure </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Adaptability </li></ul><ul><li>Experience and Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Information Integration and Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Initiative and Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Judgment </li></ul>Careers Representing America U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer. careers.state.gov <ul><li>Objectivity and Integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Oral Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Planning and Organizing </li></ul><ul><li>Quantitative Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Resourcefulness </li></ul><ul><li>Working with Others </li></ul><ul><li>Written Communication </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>Competitive Salary </li></ul><ul><li>Retirement plan at age 50 (with 20 years of service) </li></ul><ul><li>Language and other Training </li></ul><ul><li>Host country holidays (up to 20 total)* </li></ul><ul><li>Housing* </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of Living Allowance* </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Incentives </li></ul><ul><li>Children's Education Allowance* </li></ul><ul><li>Paid Home Leave* </li></ul><ul><li>Rest and relaxation travel* </li></ul><ul><li>Student Loan Repayment Program* </li></ul>Foreign Service Benefits Careers Representing America U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer. careers.state.gov
  17. 18. Organization of Mission Argentina Embassy Buenos Aires
  18. 19. Careers Representing America U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer. careers.state.gov Organization of an Embassy Management WASHINGTON IN COUNTRY Public Diplomacy Other Agencies President Ambassador/ Chief of Mission Deputy Chief of Mission Regional Security Office (DS) Consular Economics/Political Secretary of State
  19. 20. Political/Economic Section <ul><li>Serves as Advocate of the United States Government </li></ul><ul><li>Report to Washington and create forums with the Argentine Government to discuss issues of bilateral interest including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional Politics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economics </li></ul></ul>
  20. 21. Public Affairs Section <ul><li>Manages public information, cultural activities and educational exchanges </li></ul>
  21. 22. <ul><li>American Citizen Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To serve the needs of American Citizens living or traveling to Argentina </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Immigrant Visa Unit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reunification, Fiancé Visas, Diversity Lottery </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Non Immigrant Visa Unit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to 1,000 applicants interviewed daily. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100 + day backlog for visa interview </li></ul></ul>Consular Services
  22. 23. Other Agencies <ul><li>Many other agencies within the Embassy including: </li></ul><ul><li>Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Homeland Security (DHS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Department of Defense </li></ul><ul><li>FBI </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign Commercial Service (Department of Commerce) </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign Agricultural Service (Department of Agriculture) </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation Security Administration (TSA) </li></ul>
  23. 24. U.S. Embassy Buenos Aires www.argentina.usembassy.gov Be the Face of America to the World

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