Job Opening: Foreign Service Officer, June 2013 Testing [US Citizens]

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Scheduling begins May 6, 2013
Overseas Deadline: May 28, 2013*
TEST DATE: June 8-15, 2013

The Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) is administered three times each year, each time for a period, or “window”, of eight days. Candidates who are invited to the Oral Assessment should schedule their assessment to take place during the Oral Assessment session associated with their test date. The dates below are revised regularly so applicants are advised to check this schedule frequently.

List of overseas posts offering the June 8-15, 2013 FSOT is now available.

The mission of a U.S. diplomat in the Foreign Service is to promote peace, support prosperity, and protect American citizens while advancing the interests of the U.S. abroad.

If you’re passionate about public service and want to represent the U.S. around the world, a challenging and rewarding career is waiting for you. The opportunity to work and experience cultures, customs and people of different nations is truly a career unlike any other.

The work you’ll do will have an impact on the world. You will be asked to serve at one of any of the more than 265 embassies, consulates and other diplomatic missions in The Americas, Africa, Europe and Eurasia, East Asia and Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, and South Asia. Some of these posts are in difficult and even dangerous environments, but working in them affords great challenges and rewards.

DEADLINES FOR THE JUNE 2013 TEST
CONTINUOUS REGISTRATION
You may register for the June 2013 FSOT up until the deadlines listed below or until capacity is reached, which may be sooner. (If capacity is reached before the deadlines, you may schedule a seat for the following test in October 2013).

APRIL 22, 2013 (ESTIMATED)
List of overseas posts offering the June 8-15, 2013 FSOT is now available.

MAY 06, 2013
Seat scheduling for the June 2013 test begins for candidates who have completed their Registration.
Invitations to schedule seats are issued by career track, and then on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached. Management and Economic career tracks will be invited first, followed by Consular, and then Political and Public Diplomacy.

MAY 28, 2013, 9:00 AM (U.S. CENTRAL TIME)
Deadline for candidates intending to test overseas to submit completed Registration.

MAY 31, 2013, 9:00 AM (U.S. STANDARD TIME)
Deadline for candidates intending to test overseas to schedule a test seat.

JUNE 5, 2013, 9:00 AM (U.S. CENTRAL TIME)
Deadline for candidates intending to test in the U.S. to submit completed Registration.

48 HOURS BEFORE START OF YOUR TEST:
Deadline for candidates intending to test in the U.S. to schedule a test seat—provided seats are still available.
It’s best to give yourself plenty of time — avoid waiting until the deadline.

*Japan Test Dates

The Foreign Service Officer Test will be administered at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo and other locations across Japan in June 2013 (see below). Registration for the exam is available on-line at www.careers.state.gov. Study guides and details regarding State Department careers are also available on the website. The deadline to register to take the test overseas is May 28.

· U.S. Embassy Tokyo – Tuesday, June 11, 2013
· U.S. Consulate Sapporo – Saturday, June 8, 2013
· U.S. Consulate Naha – Friday, June 14, 2013
· U.S. Consulate Osaka – June, 2013 exact dates to be determined
· U.S. Consulate Fukuoka – June, 2013 exact dates to be determined
· U.S. Consulate Nagoya – Monday, June 10 and Tuesday, June 11

Full details at the US Department of State website.

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