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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Work in FLO!

Unaccompanied Tours Specialist Position Available in FLO

Family members returning to the Washington area may be interested in applying for the available full-time Unaccompanied Tours Specialist (Program Specialist, GS-09) position in the Family Liaison Office (FLO). The incumbent of the position provides support and assistance for employees and family members separated by service at unaccompanied posts, provides assistance for reentry into life in the U.S.A., maintains contact and assists in resolving bureaucratic issues that may arise out of separated families, and works on special projects as designated by the Office Director.
This is a two-year limited appointment, with potential to be extended up to a maximum of five years (Excepted Service, Schedule A—not in the Competitive Service). The selected candidate will receive a two-year, non-career term appointment with benefits (FERS, TSP, FEGLI, and FEHB). The incumbent of this position reports to the Division Chief through the Unaccompanied Tours Officer.
The application deadline is August 2, 2013. Details and application instructions are on FLO’s website: www.state.gov/documents/organization/212517.pdf.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Wanna get a job .......


Creating and Editing your Resume Workshop

Presenter:
Bill Norris, Senior Career Counselor
Date:
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Time:
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Place:
Harry S. Truman Bldg. (Main State),  Room 1205; 2201 C St NW; Washington, DC 20520


If you are eligible to attend this workshop and if you do not have a diplomatic passport, please email FLO at FLONetwork@state.gov  and we will register you for entry to the building.  Please provide your name, your employee sponsor's name and their agency affiliation in the email.

If you aren't sure if you are eligible but are interesested please e-mail FLONetwork@state.gov  

Friday, July 12, 2013

Employment


Crisis Management Officer Position Available in FLO 

Family members returning to the Washington area may be interested in applying for the available full-time Crisis Management Officer (Family Liaison Specialist, GS-12) position in the Family Liaison Office (FLO). The incumbent of the position is responsible for developing and coordinating programs and support services for employees and family members in the following areas: evacuations from overseas posts; security-and crisis-related concerns; separated family members (divorce, other separations); and special projects designated by the Division Chief.

This is a two-year limited appointment, with potential to be extended up to a maximum of five years (Excepted Service, Schedule A—not in the Competitive Service). The selected candidate will receive a two-year, non-career term appointment with benefits (FERS, TSP, FEGLI, and FEHB). This position reports to the Division Chief. The application deadline is July 19, 2013.
Details and application instructions are on FLO’s website: http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/211813.pdf

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Student opportunity!




U.S. College Students Can Apply July 2 – 20, 
2013 for Virtual Student
Foreign Service eInternships


The Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) is a unique opportunity allowing U.S. citizen college students to engage in citizen diplomacy through virtual internships (eInternships) with U.S. Government federal agencies.  VSFS enables students to work remotely to support the work of the USA around the world.   Applications will be accepted July 2-20, 2013 for 276 extraordinarily interesting projects with the State Department and many other agencies, available through this USA Jobs vacancy announcement.

The VSFS program has seen enormous growth since it was first announced in May 2009.  This year, for the first time, students will choose from projects with the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Foreign Commercial Service (FCS), and Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) in addition to the Smithsonian Institution, Department of the Interior, and the Department of Education.

U.S. citizen college students interested in applying for a VSFS eInternship position for Fall 2013 through Spring 2014 may apply on USA Jobs starting July 2 and ending on July 20.  Students can view the projects and learn more about the program at: www.state.gov/vsfs and http://www.facebook.com/usdos.vsfs.   Applicants can apply for up to three projects of interest and can view all available projects here: http://www.state.gov/vsfs/209292.htm.

For more information, please send an e-mail to:  VSFS@state.gov