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Grade: 03

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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 and a matter of being medically qualified to do so. Both are essential requirements for appointment to the Foreign Service. Worldwide availability also means that, due to political instability and/or security concerns, in some cases family members cannot go to post (unaccompanied tours) or must leave post as security deteriorates (evacuations).
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 Which of the following best describes your experience teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language in the United States? Answer to this question is required
  • I have more than ten (10) years of professional experience in the United States.
  • I have at least five (5) but less than ten (10) years of professional experience in the United States.
  • I have at least three (3) but less than five (5) years of professional experience in the United States.
  • I have no professional experience in the United States.
6 Which of the following best describes your experience teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language overseas? Answer to this question is required
  • I have more than five (5) years of professional experience overseas.
  • I have at least three (3) but less than five (5) years of professional experience oveseasoverseas.
  • I have at least one (1) but less than three (3) years of professional experience overseas.
  • I have no professional experience overseas.
7 Which of the following best describes your supervisory experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised at least 10 teachers and staff.
  • I have supervised at least 1 but less than 10 teachers and staff.
  • I do not have experience supervising teachers, but have supervised non-professional staff.
  • I do not have supervisory experience.
8 Which of the following best describes your supervisory experience with a diverse staff? Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised a diverse and/or multicultural staff overseas and in the United States.
  • I have supervised a diverse and/or multicultural staff overseas.
  • I have supervised a diverse and/or multicultural staff within the United States.
  • I do not have experience supervising a diverse or multicultural staff.
9 Which of the following best describes your experience creating and delivering training programs for English teachers? Answer to this question is required
  • I have created and delivered training for teacher trainers.
  • I have created and delivered training for in-service English teachers.
  • I have created and delivered training for pre-service English teachers.
  • All of the above
  • I have delivered but not created training for English teachers.
  • I have not created or delivered training for English teachers.
10 I have worked in the field of curriculum development for the teaching of English. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Which of the following best describes your experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed programs to support the teaching of English in the U.S. and overseas.
  • I have managed programs to support the teaching of English in the U.S.
  • I have managed programs to support the teaching of English overseas.
  • I have not managed programs to support the teaching of English.
12 Which of the following best describes your experience planning and managing budgets. Answer to this question is required
  • I have planned and managed budgets greater than 250,000 U.S. dollars.
  • I have planned and managed budgets of at least 100,000 but less than 250,000.
  • I have planned and managed budgets less than 100,000.
  • I have no experience planning or managing budgets.
13 Which of the following best describes your experience writing and supervising grants? Answer to this question is required
  • I have written and managed grant proposals at the federal or state level.
  • I have managed grants at the federal of state level.
  • I have no experience working with grants.
14 Have you prepared reports or recommendations assessing English teaching programs? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 I have done strategic planning for English teaching operations/programs to ensure they adhere to the goals of the parent organization. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
16 I have established evaluation parameters to measure the effectiveness of English teaching programs. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
17 Which of the following best describes your experience? (Check all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • I have taught English to children.
  • I have taught English to teens or young adults.
  • I have taught English to adults.
18 I have evaluated foreign countries’ English teaching programs/curricula. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
19 I have used social media sites in my work as an English teaching professional. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
20 I have developed social media strategies to promote the teaching or learning of English. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
21 I have experience with: (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Managing English teaching programs
  • Teaching graduate level methodology classes
  • Providing workshops or training to inservice teachers
  • Providing workshops or training to pre-service teachers
  • Presenting at professional/academic conferences, i.e. juried presentations
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Public speaking
  • Website management or development
  • Conference planning
22 Which of the following best describes your highest level of participation in professional associations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have had a leadership position in a professional association in my field.
  • I have participated in professional associations at the international level.
  • I have participated in professional associations at the national level.
  • I have participated in professional associations at the regional or local levels.
23 I have published articles in scholarly journals related to the teaching of English. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
24 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
25 Maximum length of 100 characters.
26 Maximum length of 100 characters.
27 Maximum length of 100 characters.
28 Please indicate your undergraduate Grade Point Average on a 4.0 scale (for example, 3.4).
29 Start Undergraduate Study:
30 End Undergraduate Study:
Graduate Study
31 Maximum length of 100 characters.
32 Maximum length of 100 characters.
33 Maximum length of 100 characters.
34 Please indicate your graduate Grade Point Average on a 4.0 scale (for example, 3.4).
35 Start Graduate Study:
36 End Graduate Study:
Foreign Language Proficiency
37 Maximum length of 100 characters.
38 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
39 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
40 Maximum length of 100 characters.
41 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
42 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
43 Please indicate what type of overseas experience you possess:
  • Student
  • Dependent
  • Peace Corps
  • Military
  • Government
  • Other Employment
  • Other
44 Please indicate length of overseas experience: Maximum length of 50 characters.
45 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
    45.1 careers.state.gov - Choose one:
    • Desktop
    • Mobile Device
  • Diplomat in Residence
    45.1 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)
    45.1 Other (please specify): Maximum length of 100 characters.
  • Other Department/Foreign Service employee
  • Other website
    45.1 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)
    45.1 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
    45.1 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.
46 Leadership and Managerial Abilities: Describe a specific example of your leadership and managerial abilities in an English language program, evaluate the impact of this action, and explain how this experience might apply to a job as a Regional English Language Officer. Maximum length of 2000 characters. Answer to this question is required
47 Functional Experience: Describe a specific example which demonstrates your experience in planning and implementing a significant English language program in teacher training, curriculum design, or materials development. Describe how you evaluated the success of the program and assessed the long-term effects, if any, of the program. Maximum length of 2000 characters. Answer to this question is required
Statement of Interest
48 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