U.S. Dept of State Job - Foreign Service Information Management Specialist

The U.S. Department of State is the lead foreign affairs agency formulating and implementing the President’s foreign policy and representing the interests of the United States throughout the world. The Department carries out this mission at over 250 embassies and consulates around the world, offices in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area and other locations in the United States.

Foreign Service Information Management Specialists (IMS) are responsible for the Department’s information resource management programs and Information Technology (IT) systems world-wide. The work is diverse and challenging. At overseas posts, IMS both manage 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, radio, and Diplomatic Pouch and Mail programs. At embassies and consulates abroad, IMS are expected to perform other duties, such as supporting visits of high-level officials, including the President of the United States, in support of U.S. Foreign policy agenda.

Department of State Foreign Service IMS have the ability to adapt to changing cultural and physical environments, work with differing levels of technology, follow developments and innovations in the IT field and successfully apply technology solutions to the business of diplomacy.

Department of State are currently accepting applications for the Foreign Service Information Management Specialist positions.

Click here (http://careers.state.gov/specialist/vacancy-announcements/ims) for more information, and to start the online application process. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is September 19, 2012.

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.