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Interested in a Career in International Affairs, Foreign Relations, Trade Promotion and Commercial Diplomacy?
The U.S. Commercial Service is looking for dedicated professionals to add to its complement of nearly 250 Foreign Service Officers serving in Embassies and Consulates around the globe.
About the U.S. Commercial Service
The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. Located across the United States and in U.S. Embassies and Consulates in more than 75 countries, our global network of trade professionals connects U.S. companies with international buyers, providing them with market intelligence, trade counseling, business matchmaking, advocacy and commercial diplomacy support.
About the Position
Commercial Officers are Foreign Service Officers of the United States of America, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate to represent the government of the United States before foreign sovereign states. Commercial Officers carry out a wide variety of critical functions and work with a broad spectrum of government and private sector organizations to articulate, develop and refine United States commercial policy, promote U.S. exports and to protect U.S. commercial interests abroad.
How to Apply
The U.S. Commercial Service Assessment is a competitive, oral and written examination used to recruit new, tenure-track Foreign Service Officers into the U.S. Commercial Service. Successful applicants who pass the initial online application screening process receive an invitation for the one-day oral assessment.
To read a detailed description of the position and application process, express your interest and sign up to receive alerts, please visit www.trade.gov/cs/employment.asp or e-mail CSCareers@trade.gov.
The Commercial Service is looking to attract candidates that reflect the broad array of talent represented in American society as a whole. If you have any questions or need additional information, please go visit our website at www.trade.gov/cs/employment.asp, and please feel free to contact our colleague, Mr. Todd Avery. For your reference please find his full contact information below.
Career Development Officer
Office of Foreign Service Human Capital
U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service
International Trade Administration
Tel: (202) 482-5208
Cel: (202) 603-4869