Interested in a Career in International Affairs, Foreign Relations, Trade Promotion and Commercial Diplomacy?
The U.S. Commercial Service is looking for dedicated professionals to add to its complement of nearly 250 Foreign Service Officers serving in Embassies and Consulates around the globe.
The U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce is pleased to announce that it will take applications for Foreign Service Officers starting August 2012 and will hold the Foreign Service Officer Assessment in Winter 2012/2013. The competitive assessment process selects the next generation of commercial diplomats to serve in the US Embassies and Consulates abroad. We are looking to recruit a diverse and well-qualified pool of candidates able to represent the U.S. Government and our country’s international trade and investment interests.
The U.S. Commercial Service (CS) is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. Our primary mission is broadening and deepening the U.S. exporter base, removing obstacles to the export success of U.S. small- and medium-sized companies, advancing U.S. business interests abroad, and supporting job creation in the United States. The CS supports U.S. companies through a worldwide network of trade professionals located in more than 100 U.S. cities and American embassies and consulates in more than 70 countries. As a Foreign Service Officer with the Commercial Service our nation’s best represent our country overseas and support American businesses with inherently governmental and trade promotion activities. The CS is an important element of President Obama’s National Export Initiative which aims to double U.S. exports by the end of 2014.
The Assessment is the competitive process used to select the next generation of commercial diplomats to serve in U.S. Embassies and Consulates abroad. Exceptional applicants that pass the initial screening/application process will be invited to take part in a day-long examination in winter 2012/2013 to determine their suitability to join America’s primary export/inward investment promotion agency. Only a small percentage of those that apply are chosen.
To be considered, candidates must:
To read a detailed description of the position and application process, express your interest and sign up to receive alerts, please visit http://www.trade.gov/cs/employment.asp or e-mail CSCareers@trade.gov.