Human Resources Specialist (Former Employee) – North Charleston, SC – October 18, 2015
During my time working at the Global Financial Service Center, there were no typical days. My main function was to do staffing and classification. I managed reports on staffing and classification for both Charleston and Washington, DC. I put together vacancy announcements and posted them to the hiring system. I reviewed the applications of eligibles and helped rank and rate them. I produced the certificate of eligibles. I sat in on interviews. I assisted the manager with the selection process. I made job offers. I helped the employee with the clearance process. Once the employee had the clearance I would arrange for them to enter on duty. I would then send them the necessary forms and information. I also had other duties as assigned, such as helping with the awards program. Assisting with performance issues. Attending meetings on disciplinary issues.
Stable working environment, good pay and benefits.
A very nice working environment where you can learn a lot. Nice and knowledgeable management.
Human Resources Assistant (Former Employee) – Vietnam, PR – October 23, 2015
People are nice and helpful. You have a chance to be sent abroad for training where you can meet and share your experience with many locally employed staff from other US diplomatic posts abroad. Competitive compensation plan. Lots of holidays as you will be entitled to both US and local holidays.
Fascinating Work, Brilliant Colleagues, High Pressure Environment
Interagency Weapons Removal Task Force Member (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – March 31, 2016
Hard working and smart co-workers, learned a huge amount about foreign relations, international affairs, managing teams, diverse cultures, and the importance of interpersonal skills in making any effort a success. A typical day of work involves lots of reading, writing, advocating, negotiating, and briefing (written and oral). The hardest part of the job was moving every two to three years to represent the United States as a Foreign Service Officer at Embassies abroad and the family disruption this caused. The most enjoyable part of this job was the people I met and the experience of living and working in fascinating foreign countries.
Regional Security Officer (Current Employee) – Multiple (U.S. and overseas) – November 26, 2015
One of the highest-rated U.S. government agencies for employee performance and satisfaction. Opportunities for domestic and overseas assignments, and journeyman/apprentice and supervisory positions. Competitive pay and benefits.
liaison (Current Employee) – Washington, D.C. – July 21, 2015
I have served eight Secretaries of State and four American presidents from 1990-2015, and cannot praise this career-track enough. I would advise anyone interested in serving his/her country with an eye towards helping to improve the lives of others to consider this line of work. There are myriad opportunities not only to see the world and get to know its fascinating people, but also ways in which to help those less fortunate, while learning from the experience.
System Administrator II (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – March 4, 2016
The US State Department is a great place to work. Not only is the environment healthy but the people here really work and come together to achieve a common goal. The work life balance is the key here where you don't take work home at-least from my experience the environment at the State Department is the best i have ever experienced.
Interesting career if you like to move a lot and experience cultures
Foreign Service Officer (Current Employee) – Overseas – November 18, 2015
There is no typical day at the State Department. Your enjoyment and pleasure in a career in the organization will depend on your background and experience. If you have few experiences and are willing to adapt to the FS life and management style, then you may do well as long as you don't get sideways with one of the bosses. Otherwise, cut your loses and seek a new career.
CLERK 2 (Former Employee) – Harrisburg, PA – April 22, 2015
Responsible for receiving incoming telephone calls and acquire the requested information to ensure customer satisfaction. Utilized laws and policies of the state to review documents received. Verified documents for authenticity. Billed clientele based on accurate calculations of monies owed. Maintained high standards of work performance and promoted cooperative working relations with other functional areas. Performed a variety of computer operations.
Project Manager (Contractor) (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – September 18, 2015
Typical day at work: - Responding to project request inquiries from a variety of federal agencies - managing ongoing projects - creating estimates and verifying funding for future projects - working on self and team-initiated side projects which could include: Updating Client Guidance, training new linguists in CAT tools, establishing new workflows, developing a translation training program
What I learned: - Project Management - government work styles - politics - internal, external, global
Most enjoyable part of the job: - Working alongside incredibly smart people
Highly learning stage for me. Dealing with USAID bureaucracy was quite educating.
Regional Project Manager. (Former Employee) – Washington D.C. – May 4, 2015
This was my first job in the US. The USAID bureacracy and my co-workers treated me with appreciation and respect. Flexible work hours. The salary was adjusted to my own lack of experience with international development and justice sector reform projects. Learned a lot.
Flexible work time. Not much overseas travelling. Well tutored in the learning curve.
Data Entry Specialist (Current Employee) – Washington/Metro, DC – June 2, 2016
You work at your own pace with less supervision, the workers here are very helpful when in need of help. The hardest part of the job is maintaining the work load that comes in from all over the place meaning, email, mail, fax, etc. With constant training I am able to progress within the field I am working in.
Energy Officer Intern (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – April 12, 2016
As an Energy Officer Intern, the team at ENR was able to put me to work on projects that were well suited for my analytical skills and legal education. The team-oriented environment provides a great atmosphere to get work done in a fast and enjoyable way.