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Foreign Service Security Technical Specialists: Now Accepting Applications

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We are currently accepting applications for Foreign Service Security Technical Specialists (STS) positions.

The Security Technical Specialist’s duties include providing support and assisting in worldwide technical security programs. These programs for which you will give overall program management, maintenance and support provide protection for Department of State facilities and personnel from technical espionage, acts of terrorism, and crime.

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. When you are ready to begin the online application process, visit the Foreign Service STS vacancy on USAJOBS. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is February 2, 2017.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 20 years old to apply and 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, except for preference eligible veterans. Applicants must also be available for worldwide service, and be able to obtain all required security, medical and suitability clearances.

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We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.

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