Saturday, November 14, 2015

Calling all Engineers!

The Foreign Service Construction Engineer (FSCE) Vacancy Announcement will open on November 17, 2015 and will close on December 09, 2015.

Foreign Service Construction Engineers are members of the US Foreign Service, assigned almost exclusively to the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations. There aren't very many of us, so there are lots of opportunities to fill in when & where needed.

For instance: In my current assignment to Jeddah, I replaced a guy I worked with in DC who worked for the guy I had replaced when I began my DC assignment. I also went TDY to Ashgabat to fill in there until the permanent OBO staff arrives. To prepare for that TDY, I talked with other FSCEs who had filled in prior to my turn...all of which I had worked with previously. Since the FSCE community is pretty small, you end up with a global network of resources pretty quickly.

If you want to read more, here's a page about my own FSCE experience.

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So, if you know construction, like to travel and live abroad, and are looking for a challenging career with excellent benefits, I highly recommend you apply today to become a Foreign Service Construction Engineer!

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