To conduct the nation’s foreign affairs and diplomatic initiatives. To oversee the nation’s embassies and consulates, issue passports, monitor U.S. interests abroad and represent the U.S. before international organizations. The Department of State also works to create a more secure, democratic and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community.
Headquarters: Washington, D.C. 250 embassies and consulates worldwide. Highest concentration of DOS employees in the United States: District of Columbia, New York, South Carolina, Florida and California.
The Department of State ranked 3rd out of 30 agencies in the 2010 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings with an index score of 70.8.
DOS is targeting its efforts to attract individuals with an expertise in languages (especially Arabic, Chinese, and Farsi) and economics. It has increased its presence at business and other professional schools to attract top quality candidates. The department has prioritized developing more effective marketing and advertising to better acquaint potential applicants of the varied positions available within the agency. To assist in attracting top quality candidates, the DOS granted 626 student loan repayments totaling $3,741,935 in FY 2007.
During the next two years, the Department of State (DOS) plans to hire over 2,500 Foreign Service employees as part of an ambitious, long-range strategy to support a growing overseas mission, engage our multi-cultural coalition and organizational partners, conduct economic diplomacy, expand public diplomacy and increase interagency partnerships and activities. Demand is expected to be the highest in the management and administrative, public diplomacy, information management and security occupations. The department also plans substantial increases in the civil service workforce to provide commensurate policy development and support for this global engagement strategy. As such, the department plans to hire over 2,000 civil service employees over the next two years, with emphasis on reconstruction and stabilization, security and passport fraud investigation, foreign affairs, program analysts and administrative disciplines.
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Intelligence Analysis is classified under the Social Science family of occupations by the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Classification Guide, but it is listed under Security and Protection as that is more descriptive of the duties.
Demographics source: FedScope, OPM
Source: Fedscope 09/08
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