For Foreign Service family members interested in working for the US Federal Government, there are a number of resources available.
Federal Employment Inside a U.S. Embassy or Consulate Overseas
If you are interested in working in a U.S. Mission overseas, visit the Overseas - Working in a U.S. Embassy or Consulate page.
When applying for a Federal job, pay careful attention to the paperwork you submit. FLO recommends that family members visit our Resumes page and seek the help of the Career Development Resource Center (CDRC) to assure your paperwork is correctly done before you submit your application.
Federal Employment in the United States: Applying for Civil Service Positions
It is essential that individuals applying for Federal employment follow the instructions that are given in the vacancy announcement and that your application contain the following:
Job Information - Announcement number, title and grade.
See also Applying for a Federal Job, a helpful brochure from the Office of Personnel Management.
Determining If You Have Non-Competitive Hiring Status
Family members seeking Federal employment should first determine if they have Non-Competitive Hiring Status when returning from employment in a U.S. Mission overseas. Executive Order 12721 enables certain eligible family members (EFMs) to be appointed non-competitively to the Civil Service once they return to the United States. This information is important to family members because it explains how work performed in an overseas mission can help them to gain employment with the Federal Government.
Career Resource Links
The Career Development Resource Center (CDRC), US Department of State Resources
A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies
Information provided by the Family Liaison Office
Contact the Family Liaison Office