Details of the 2013 Open Season of the Expanded Professional Associates Program (EPAP):
EPAP is now part of the Family Liaison Office (M/DGHR/FLO). The program may be modified in the future, but the application process for the 2013 Open Season will remain the same as the previous year.
Under this program, Appointment Eligible Family Members (AEFMs) whose employee sponsors have overseas assignments of at least one year may apply to fill professional-level, full-time positions that are open “Now” and through “Summer 2013.”
The Qualifications Evaluations Panels will convene in early May and applicants will be notified shortly thereafter. Qualified applicants’ submissions will then be passed to the Bureau Human Resources representatives for consideration for specific bureau positions. All hiring decisions and subsequent notifications will be made by the Bureaus in conjunction with the gaining posts.
2013 EPAP program description and application procedures are detailed here.
A list of EPAP positions will be available on the State Department HR intranet site. For questions concerning potential positions, eligibility, and the application process, e-mail ApplyProfAssoc@state.gov.
In July 2008, the Under Secretary for Management announced the expansion of the Professional Associates (PA) Program, which provided additional professional-level, full-time employment opportunities overseas for appoint-eligible family members (AEFMs) and fills critical positions with well-qualified personnel. The Expanded Professional Associates Program (EPAP) gives Appointment Eligible Family Members (AEFMs) an opportunity to work in FS entry level positions in the following cones/disciplines: Political, Economic, Public Diplomacy, Management, General Services, Human Resources, Financial Management, Office Management, Information management, Physician, and Registered Nurse. All positions are at the FS-04 to FS-07 levels. AEFMs whose sponsoring employee has at least one year remaining on his/her tour are eligible to apply. (EP Associates may only be employed at the same Mission as the sponsoring employee.) Applicants must commit to serving a minimum of one year in the position to which they are applying. Positions offered within the EPAP are professional level, full-time positions. It is expected that only applicants who are interested in full-time, all-year employment will apply.