Wednesday, July 13, 2016

IMS Vacancy

To quote the Department of State...


U.S. Embassies Need IT Managers


Now Accepting Applications

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The U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service isaccepting applications for Information Management Specialists. These are the technical managers who help the United States accomplish its foreign policy mission overseas. From July 13-26, those who are interested and have a formal education OR practical experience in Information Technology fields can apply for positions which allow you, your spouse, and your children to live and work throughout the world.

Our Information Management Specialists are the technical leads who function as part of a larger diplomatic team around the world. As a part of this public service opportunity, you’ll receive paid housing or a housing allowance and paid education for dependent children in K-12 when serving overseas, health and medical coverage, federal retirement benefits, student loan repayment opportunities, generous paid leave, and an unprecedented chance to experience different cultures. You will provide IT management services at any of our more than 270 posts overseas, in Washington, D.C., or elsewhere in the United States.

To see how we will evaluate your application, review the 12 Dimensions. If you have questions about the selection and hiring process, If you have questions about the work itself, contact Finally, if you prefer to speak with someone directly, please contact the Diplomat in Residence in your region to make an appointment.

Good luck, and we are looking forward to hearing from you.
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  1. Hi. I just wanted to say thank you for this amazing blog that I've been reading for just about a week. My friend told me that I should apply for this position since it seems perfect for me and when I was researching it, I came across your page! I will say that this has inspired me to apply and get my application all spruced up to even try to be considered. It's a long shot, but I am excited nonetheless.

    Thank you again for sharing your life experiences.

  2. Vigg,

    Need some advice for the IMS position let me know if you have a few mins to chat via skype or google chat if possible. thanks

  3. Sir,

    First, I love the blog, I have been following it for quite a while and love all your posts. Your insight has been amazing.

    Second, I have failed two attempts to get in the DOS as a IMS. I have made it all they way to OA but keep falling just short of the cutoff. Im going to apply this year again and if I dont get it in, it may just be a sign to choose something else. I wanted to know if you could give me some really detailed pointers on the Memo and face to face interview sessions. Its seems like those two areas are where Im faulting. My last score was .05 away from cut off.