Foreign Service Security Engineering Officers: Now Accepting Applications

Foreign Service Security Engineering Officers

Now Accepting ApplicationsThe U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for Foreign Service Security Engineering Officer positions.


Security Engineering Officers (SEOs) provide technical security support and engineering expertise to protect U.S. Foreign Service posts overseas and in domestic locations. SEOs work with all aspects of security systems – from design, development, and analysis to installation and testing. SEOs conduct security assessments and technical surveillance countermeasure inspections. They also implement computer security measures and support dignitary travel.


Please read the entire vacancy announcement before applying to ensure you meet all of the requirements for this position. When you are ready to apply, visit USAJOBS and submit your completed application by May 25, 2021.


If you are interested in learning more about general employment opportunities with the Foreign Service and the Foreign Service lifestyle, please contact a Diplomat in Residence closest to you. Apply Today!Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 20 years old to apply and at least 21 years old to be appointed. By law, all career candidates must be appointed to the Foreign Service prior to the month in which they reach age 60, except for preference eligible veterans. Applicants must also be available for worldwide service, and be able to obtain all required security, medical and suitability clearances.


If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please visit our forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov/ds/.

Chimere, Security Engineering Officer



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