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Grade: 05

No questions specified.

Grade: All Grades

1 Conduct Policy Statement

I am a bona fide applicant pursuing a Foreign Service career and I understand, acknowledge and agree to the requirements outlined below.

That the Department of State reserves the right to cancel or withhold results and/or disqualify my application when, in its judgment, an irregularity occurs, including but not limited to candidate misconduct, plagiarism, and/or misrepresentation of material fact.

  • By selecting "Yes," I accept the terms.
  • By selecting "No," I do not accept the terms and I understand that my application will be terminated.
Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Note to Question One: These provisions are consistent with and do not supersede, conflict with, or otherwise alter the employee obligations, rights, or liabilities created by existing statute or Executive Order relating to (1) classified information, (2) communications to Congress, (3) the reporting to an Inspector General of a violation of any law, rule, or regulation, or mismanagement, a gross waste of funds, an abuse of authority, or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety, or (4) any other whistleblower protection. The definitions, requirements, obligations, rights, sanctions, and liabilities by controlling Executive Orders and statutory provisions are incorporated into this agreement and are controlling.
2 Are you willing to serve anywhere in the world, as well as at an unaccompanied post? (see below before answering) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
NOTE: Worldwide availability is both an affirmed willingness to serve anywhere in the world to include unaccompanied posts of which there are increasing numbers and a matter of being medically qualified to do so. Both are essential requirements for appointment to the Foreign Service.
3 Are you at least 20 years old? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Note: Applicants must be American citizens and at least 20 years old to apply and at least 21 years of age to be appointed.

Note: By law, all career candidates, except preference eligible veterans, must be appointed to the Foreign Service prior to the month in which they reach age 60. For more information about Veteran's Preference and how it is applied in the FS Selection Process, please visit: http://careers.state.gov/faqs/faqs-wiki/are-veterans-given-hiring-preference-
4 In the last two years, have you received written notification that you were found unsuitable for employment by a Department of State Suitability Review Panel or Final Review Panel?

For more information, see https://fam.state.gov/ (3 FAM 2215). Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Note: Individuals who have been found unsuitable for employment by a Department of State Suitability or Final Review Panel within the previous two years are ineligible to apply (unless the individual was a candidate for a Special Agent position with the Diplomatic Security Service and the decision to deny eligibility was based on the candidate's inability to fulfill the unique duties of that position).
5 Have you applied for this position within the last year?

Note: Applicants must wait one year between applications for the same position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 I am a graduate of a Nationally Accredited United States College or University with a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory science, medical technology, chemistry or biological science that includes 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of biological science (with one semester in microbiology) 16 semester hours or (24 quarter hours) in chemistry (with one semester in organic or biochemistry) and one semester /quarter of mathematics.

NOTE: Academic work completed at colleges and universities outside of the U.S. and Canada—the official transcript must be evaluated by an evaluation agency acceptable to the department. Only evaluations from these listed agencies will be accepted. Contact one of the agencies directly for information on obtaining an evaluation verifying degree equivalency and a subject breakdown. The original or notarized copy of the evaluation showing degree equivalency and subject breakdown should be submitted with the application form. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 I completed an accredited National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) Program for a Medical or Clinical Laboratory Scientist, or Medical Technologist. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 I have passed a national certification examination and I have a current certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist or Medical Technologist. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 I have a minimum of five years of laboratory experience as a Generalist Medical Laboratory Scientist /Medical Technologist in a clinical laboratory after certification which includes experience in transfusion medicine, hematology, chemistry, immunology, microbiology, parasitology and Point of Care testing. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 I have five years of the above experience within the last seven years. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 I have two years within the last 10 years in a management, chief, lead or supervisory position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 I have experience in Point of Care testing. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 I am able to inspect and evaluate the quality of laboratory facilities of local hospitals, clinics, laboratories and clinicians in possibly hazardous and/or difficult-to-access environments. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 I am able to travel independently to regional constituent posts utilizing air carriers and transportation facilities that may be difficult to access. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 I am able to perform duties that may include heavy lifting, pulling, stooping, walking, standing, and twisting in adverse settings. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
16 From the following list select those for which you are currently certified. Answer to this question is required
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Specialist certifications
  • Other
17 List any specialist certifications or other qualifications you've acquired in addition to your MLS/MT certification. Maximum length of 1000 characters.
18 From the following list select those for which you have proficiency. Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft word
  • Excel
  • Power point
  • Access
  • Other
19 I have experience with computer adaptive cameras and image reading. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
20 I am willing to develop and coordinate laboratory educational programs. These include but are not limited to Bloodborne Pathogen training, Safe Foodhandlers Training and Laboratory Science Development plans. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
21 I am willing to train and supervise a diverse group of laboratory technologists who have varying degrees of expertise, education and command of the English language. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
22 I am interested in understanding the unique cultural differences related to laboratory methods and health care delivery in varied countries and address these differences in a positive manner. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
23 Highest Education Level Completed Answer to this question is required
  • No Formal Education (01)
  • Elementary School Completed (02)
  • Some High School (03)
  • High School Graduate (04)
  • Terminal Occup Prog-No Cert (05)
  • Terminal Occup Prog-Cert (06)
  • Some College - less than 1 Yr (07)
  • One Year College (08)
  • Two Years College (09)
  • Associate Degree (10)
  • Three Years College (11)
  • Four Years College (12)
  • Bachelor Degree (13)
  • Post Bachelors (14)
  • First Professional (15)
  • Post-First Professional (16)
  • Masters Degree (17)
  • Post Masters (18)
  • Sixth Year Degree (19)
  • Post Sixth Year (20)
  • Doctorate Degree (21)
  • Post Doctorate (22)
Undergraduate Study
24 Maximum length of 100 characters.
25 Maximum length of 100 characters.
26 Maximum length of 100 characters.
27 Date you received your undergraduate degree.
Graduate Study
28 Maximum length of 100 characters.
29 Maximum length of 100 characters.
30 Maximum length of 100 characters.
31 Date you received your graduate degree.
Foreign Language Proficiency
32 Maximum length of 100 characters.
33 Please indicate your first foreign language speaking proficiency.  Please click here for proficiency definitions.
  • 0 - No practical proficiency
  • 1 - Elementary proficiency
  • 2 - Limited working proficiency
  • 3 - Minimum professional proficiency
  • 4 - Full professional proficiency
  • 5 - Native or bilingual proficiency
34 Please indicate your first foreign language reading proficiency.  Please click here for proficiency definitions.
  • 0 - No practical proficiency
  • 1 - Elementary proficiency
  • 2 - Limited working proficiency
  • 3 - Minimum professional proficiency
  • 4 - Full professional proficiency
  • 5 - Native or bilingual proficiency
35 Maximum length of 100 characters.
36 Please indicate your second foreign language speaking proficiency.  Please click here for proficiency definitions.
  • 0 - No practical proficiency
  • 1 - Elementary proficiency
  • 2 - Limited working proficiency
  • 3 - Minimum professional proficiency
  • 4 - Full professional proficiency
  • 5 - Native or bilingual proficiency
37 Please indicate your second foreign language reading proficiency.  Please click here for proficiency definitions.
  • 0 - No practical proficiency
  • 1 - Elementary proficiency
  • 2 - Limited working proficiency
  • 3 - Minimum professional proficiency
  • 4 - Full professional proficiency
  • 5 - Native or bilingual proficiency
38 Please indicate what type of overseas experience you possess:
  • Student
  • Dependent
  • Peace Corps
  • Military
  • Government
  • Other Employment
  • Other
39 Please indicate length of overseas experience: Maximum length of 50 characters.
40 Do you have, or have you had, a Security Clearance? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    40.1 If "Yes", please provide the type of clearance and who issued the clearance Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
41 How Did You First Learn About This Opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • Article/interview with Secretary of State or other Department spokesperson
  • careers.state.gov
    41.1 careers.state.gov - Choose one:
    • Desktop
    • Mobile Device
  • Diplomat in Residence
    41.1 Diplomat in Residence - Choose one region:
    • Central (KS, MO, NE, OK, SD)
    • Central South (AR, MS, LA)
    • DC Metro (DC, DE, MD, WV, and northern Virginia)
    • Midwest (IA, IL, MN, ND, WI)
    • Mid-Atlantic (NC, SC, and southern Virginia)
    • New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)
    • New York Metro (NJ, NY, PA)
    • North Central (IN, KY, OH, MI)
    • Northwest (AK, OR, WA, and northern California)
    • Rocky Mountains (CO, ID, MT, UT, WY)
    • South (TN, northern Alabama, and northern Georgia)
    • South Florida and PR
    • Southeast (southern Alabama, southern Georgia, and north Florida)
    • Southern California (HI, NV, and southern California)
    • Southwest (AZ, NM, and greater El Paso)
    • Texas (all TX with the exception of greater El Paso)
  • Direct email from DOSCareers@state.gov
  • Direct email from careers@state.gov
  • Disability career fair or organization
  • DOSCareers mobile app
  • Fellowship/scholarship program manager
  • Friend or relative
  • High school guidance counselor
  • Military/Veteran career fair or organization
  • Other (please specify)
    41.1 Other (please specify): Maximum length of 100 characters.
  • Other Department/Foreign Service employee
  • Other website
    41.1 Other website - Choose one:
    • Administrative Jobs
    • AMightyRiver
    • Advance for Lab Professionals
    • African American Career World
    • Asian American Media
    • AsianLife
    • Asian Hires
    • Beyond
    • Black America Web
    • Black Ivy League Online
    • Black Planet
    • Boren/NSEP
    • Buildings.com
    • CareerBuilder
    • Careers and the disABLED
    • ClearanceJobs
    • CollegeRecruiter
    • CoreNet
    • Daily Muse
    • Development Exchange
    • DICE
    • Diversity Careers in Engineering & IT
    • DiversityMBA
    • Engineering News Record
    • Essence
    • FacilitiesNet
    • FMJournal
    • FMLink
    • Glassdoor
    • GoAbroad
    • GoldSea
    • Google
    • GovJobs
    • Government Jobs
    • HBCUConnect
    • HealtheCareers
    • HireDisability
    • HireDiversity
    • Hispanic Career World
    • Hispanic College Fund
    • Idealist
    • Indeed
    • Indian Country Today
    • Language Jobs
    • LatPro
    • Latino Fox News
    • MedPage Today
    • Military.com
    • MeetUp
    • Monster
    • NACE
    • National Society of High School Scholars
    • Native Peoples
    • National Black MBA
    • NSBE
    • Psych.org
    • PsychiatryOnline
    • RecruitMilitary.com
    • RPCV.org
    • Saludos
    • Scholarships.com
    • SimplyHired
    • Society of Women Engineers
    • TAOnline
    • TeachAbroad
    • Univision
    • USAToday
    • Winds of Change
  • Professional career fair
  • Professional organization (please specify)
    41.1 Professional organization - Choose one:
    • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
    • American Association of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
    • American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
    • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
    • American Medical Association (AMA)
    • American Psychiatric Association (APA)
    • American Society of Clinical Lab Science (ASCLS)
    • American Society of Construction Engineers (ASCE)
    • American Society of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)
    • ASIS International
    • Association of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (AEEE)
    • Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
    • Association of Executive and Administrative Professionals (AEAP)
    • Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE)
    • Association for Women in Science (AWIS)
    • Association of International Educators
    • Black Data Processing Association (BDPA)
    • Clinical Lab Management Association (CLMA)
    • Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)
    • Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC)
    • Equal Justice Works
    • Forte Foundation
    • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
    • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    • International Facilities Management Association (IFMA)
    • Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
    • National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
    • National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA)
    • National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
    • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
    • PeaceCorps
    • SACNAS
    • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
    • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • Social media
    41.1 Social media - Choose one:
    • Facebook
    • Facebook Live Event
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Other
  • Teacher/professor or other faculty
  • U.S. Department of State recruiter
  • University/college career fair
  • University/college career services
  • USAJobs.gov
Accomplishments Questionnaire
These required questions provide an opportunity to describe examples and accomplishments from your education, life, and/or work experience that demonstrate your qualifications for becoming an FSS. Examples can be drawn from any part of your professional or personal experience. The information you give may be used in your oral assessment should you be invited and is an important factor in the competitive evaluation of applicants. Each response is limited to 300 words or fewer (maximum length 2,000 characters) for each item. You should compose your replies carefully, as one of the skills necessary to succeed as an FSS is the ability to write clearly and concisely. Answers to the all of the items in the Accomplishments Questionnaire and Statement of Interest are required and must be completed in the online application.
Clinical Experience:
42 Laboratory Skills: Describe a specific complex laboratory case which you have encountered that demonstrates your laboratory skills in identifying and investigating an unexpected laboratory result. Maximum length of 2000 characters. Answer to this question is required
43 Leadership skills: Describe a situation that demonstrates your ability to lead and accomplish a specific task or goal. Maximum length of 2000 characters. Answer to this question is required
44 Technology skills: Describe your skill and give an example in managing laboratory instruments and technology, including conducting complex procedures and troubleshooting equipment. Maximum length of 2000 characters. Answer to this question is required
45 Organizational Abilities: Describe a specific achievement demonstrating your planning and organizational skills in the setting of a multidisciplinary clinical team or practice. Maximum length of 2000 characters. Answer to this question is required
46 Problem solving and Troubleshooting: Use specific examples to describe your troubleshooting skills involving laboratory instrumentation and procedures. Maximum length of 2000 characters. Answer to this question is required
47 Teamwork Abilities: Discuss a situation and your abilities to lead and participate as a team member working toward a common goal, as well as examples of your abilities to lead a team in the accomplishment of a goal. Maximum length of 2000 characters. Answer to this question is required
48 Public Speaking and Teaching Ability: Describe specific examples demonstrating your public speaking and teaching abilities as part of an assignment or work-related task. Maximum length of 2000 characters. Answer to this question is required
Statement of Interest
49 Required narrative Statement of Interest, which discusses your:

  • Motivation for joining the Foreign Service,
  • Comments about your work experience, include special skills (e.g. computer), current licenses, honors, awards, special accomplishments, and/or training (with date completed) relating to this position,
  • Experience living or working in a multicultural environment, overseas or in U.S.
Maximum length of 2000 characters. Answer to this question is required
Attestation and Release of Information and Liability

I certify all information and documentation submitted by me in this application is true, accurate and complete, to the best of my knowledge and belief and that I will immediately submit any changes that may occur. I acknowledge that any material misstatements in or omission from this application may constitute cause for denial of my application.

(Please note: Incomplete applications will not be processed).

I hereby release from liability any and all individuals including all representatives of the Bureau of Medical Services and its professional staff for their acts performed in good faith and without malice in connection with evaluating or action concerning my application and my credentials and qualifications. I hereby release from liability any and all individuals and organizations who, in good faith and without malice, provide information to the Bureau of Medical Services concerning my professional practice, competence, ethics, character and other qualifications for staff appointment and clinical privileges, and I hereby consent to the release of any and all such information.
50 I agree with the above statement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No