Writer's Guide to Government Information

Resources to inject real life detail into your fiction

Civil Service Officer Job Categories (State Department)

Civil Service Officer Job Categories (State Department) – http://careers.state.gov/work

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • What types of positions are filled by Civil Service Officers?
  • Would a Civil Service Officer be likely to be an ambassador?
  • What is involved in a background investigation and how long might it take?


Brief summaries of State Department careers through the US-based civil Service. The job categories listed are:

  • Foreign Affairs
  • Personnel Management
  • Management Analysis
  • General Accounting and Administration
  • Budget Administration
  • Legal Counsel
  • Passport Visa Services
  • Public Affairs
  • Contract Procurement
  • Information Technology Management

This page also links to these related sections:

  • Where We Work
  • Who We Look For
  • Selection Process
  • Vacancy Announcements
  • Benefits

You may find the Vacancy Announcements section valuable for details on duties of different types of civil service officers.


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