This program helps participants acquire the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in a job search through an intensive learning experience of individual/group training and counseling. Outside speakers and activities will aid in the decisions of what to do after retirement and how to find a job.
The Job Search Program supports employees of the US Department of State and other foreign affairs agencies as they leave full-time US Government work to transition successfully into the next phase of their professional and personal lives.
The course emphasizes:
Participants are employees who are retiring or being involuntarily separated (other than for cause). The length of the program varies from one to two months depending on classification and agency. The first month consists of full time participation for all participants at the George P. Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center (NFATC) in Arlington, VA. Large, medium and small group presentations and activities as well as individual consultations with career professionals transition and job search topics are scheduled throughout the four weeks.
Retirement dates for Civil Service personnel coincide with the end of the four week program. Foreign Service personnel continue their individual job search and transition activities for an additional month before they retire.
View a sample schedule (PDF) for this training.
How to Register:
Send a DS-755 or an SF-182 to the FSI Registrar's office. Registration deadline is three weeks before the beginning of the program.
State Tuition Rate: No charge
Non-State Tuition Rate for Foreign Service Employees: $7,240
Non-State Tuition Rate for Civil Service Employees: $3,930
Course Dates (Note: JSP is two months long for Foreign Service; one month for Civil Service)
August 5 – September 30, 2013 (Note: Last day for CS is August 30)
October 7 – November 29, 2013 (Note: Last day for CS is November 1)
March 3 – April 30, 2014 (Note: Last day for CS is March 28)
August 4 – September 30, 2014 (Note: Last day for CS is August 29)