Employment in Washington DC

  • Career Development Resource Center (CDRC)
    Meet individually or in groups with career counselors; available to Department of State spouses/partners and to all EFMs (regardless of parent agency affiliation) employed by State overseas email CDRC@state.gov for more information
  • FLO’s Quick Guide to Employment in the DC Area
  • FLO’s “Career Management Strategies: Fitting into the Washington Job Market” (PDF brochure)
  • Job Seekers Network
    Meet up with and support other job seekers in the DC area. Email FLOAskTraining@state.gov for more information
  • FLO’s “The Network” listserv
    designed to connect family members with potential employers within The Department as well as with other outside organizations in the DC area.
  • Executive Order 12721 (Non-Competitive Eligibility)
    EFMs who have worked 52 weeks or longer in an “appropriate funded position” abroad, are eligible for non-competitive appointments to the Civil Service upon return to the US
  • The Career Transition Center (CTC)
    The Career Transition Center (CTC) provides retirement planning seminars (RV 101 and 105), a month-long transition program for retiring and separating Civil Service and Foreign Service employees (Job Search Program- RV 102) for U.S. citizen employees of the Department of State and other federal international affairs agencies. Civil Service and Foreign Service employees and retirees are welcome to subscribe to the free “CTC Job Leads” to receive postings on a regular basis. Contact the CTC office to obtain subscription information.
  • Retirement and the Foreign Service spouse
    Information regarding your rights and benefits as the spouse (or ex-spouse) of a retiring Foreign Service Officer. Eligible Family Members (EFMs) are welcome to attend the Retirement Planning Seminar (RV 101) and Mid-Career Retirement Planning Seminar (RV 105) with their employee spouse/partner, on a space available basis. EFMs are also welcome to attend the large group sessions of the Job Search Program (RV 102) with their employee spouse/partner.

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