Hiring Foreign Service Diplomatic Security Special Agents

NOTE:  This is an overseas job that requires you to live overseas for most of your career.  It’s just like being an FSO Generalist but instead you are a badged federal law enforcement officer tasked with protecting U.S. personnel and property overseas.  A very exciting and challenging job!

The State Department is now accepting applications for the Foreign Service Diplomatic Security Special Agent positions.

Click here (http://careers.state.gov/specialist/vacancy-announcements/dssa) for more information, and to start the online application process.

Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is March 30, 2012.

Potential applicants are strongly urged to read the entire vacancy announcement to ensure they meet all of the requirements for this position, and fully understand the special circumstances involving a career in the Foreign Service before applying. All applicants must be U.S. citizens and at least 20 years old to apply and at least 21 years of age to be appointed. Special Agent candidates must be appointed prior to their 37th birthday.

Visit the forums if you have any questions, or to search for answers regarding the Foreign Service Specialist selection process. The forums can be found under Engage on the careers.state.gov website.

U.S. citizenship is required.


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