NEW! DEADLINE EXTENSION!!!
The 2019 U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service Recruitment is extended till june 7!
Interested in a Career in International Affairs, Foreign Relations, Trade Promotion, Policy and Commercial Diplomacy?
The U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (US&FCS), is looking for dedicated professionals to add to its complement of nearly 265 Foreign Service Officers serving in Embassies and Consulates around the globe.
The 2019-2020 Recruitment Cycle has been EXTENDED and is open to accept applications during period of May 20 – June 7, 2019. To apply, please visit the USA Jobs website here to submit your application. Please read carefully to follow all the instructions on the USA jobs website and allow yourself several hours for the submission process.
The U.S. Commercial Service Assessment is a competitive, oral and written examination used to recruit and select new, tenure-track Foreign Service Officers into the U.S. Commercial Service. Candidates who pass an initial online application screening process receive an invitation for the one-day oral assessment.
Top candidates who pass the oral assessment exam are placed on a list called the Rank Order Register, which is valid for two years. The agency uses this Register to extend conditional offers of employment to candidates, as vacancies become available, pending the successful completion of a Top Secret security clearance, a medical clearance and drug testing.
For more information on the career of a Foreign Commercial Service Officer, please read the Assessment Information Package.
Informational Webinar for the Public:
The assessment team held a webinar May 23 at 3:00pm Eastern Standard Time for interested candidates. To replay the webinar, please click the link and follow the prompts:
FCS Assessment Informational Webinar
How to Apply:
The US&FCS typically opens the application process once every two years, however, may increase or decrease frequency, depending on staffing requirements. The application process consists of an online application and an in-person Assessment Center. Applicants must pass the initial online application process to receive an invitation for the one-day Assessment Center.
The 2019-2020 Recruitment Cycle has been EXTENDED is open to accept applications during period of May 20 – June 7, 2019. To apply, please visit the USA Jobs website here to submit your application. Please read carefully to follow all the instructions on the USA jobs website and allow yourself several hours for the submission process.
Individuals with an interest in future recruitment cycles can send an email to CSCareers@trade.gov to be added to the US&FCS assessment information listserv. Individuals on the current listserv will receive notice and a link to the application on USA jobs.