Department of State Job opening | secretary

The Seal

This department assists the President with enforcing or carrying out laws in the U.S. by interacting with foreign relations and creating or agreeing to policies, like making treaties.

With the new president, Donald Trump, being elected, The D.O.S is in need of a new head secretary.

a secretary's purposes

The Secretary of State is the President's chief foreign affairs adviser. They carry out the President's foreign policies through the State Department and the Foreign Service of the United States. A secretary also helps the President carry out his role of being Chief of State.

About the Department

The United States' Department of State was established on July 27, 1789. As a whole, they are to discover the value of foreign policy. Their mission statement is to shape and sustain a just, and democratic world and foster conditions for stability of the American people and people everywhere. Since the U.S. Constitution, one of the country's goals is to ensure domestic tranquility and they're here to help the nation with that. Their services include the Foreign Service, Civil Service, and U.S. Agency for International Development.

Qualifications and requirements

The U.S. Department of State employs adventurous, adaptable, well-rounded strategic problem-solvers, from diverse educational, geographic and cultural backgrounds and perspectives, with a desire to make a contribution to our global society. Capability to apply includes the requirements of being at least 35 years of age, a natural born citizen, and a resident of 14 years in the United States.

How to Apply

Visit the nearest courthouse or go online at to fill out an application. Submit it by mailing it to the department (U.S. Department of State HR/REE 2401 E Street NW Suite 518 H Washington, DC 20522) or emailing it to the staff ( Your application will go through a process that may take up to 2-3 weeks for review. After it has been fully reviewed, we'll be sure to contact you on our decision.

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We're excited to see what great and eager people are in store for the Department of State!

previous secretaries

John Kerry | (2013-2017)

Hilary Clinton | (2009-2013)

Colin Powell | (2001-2005)


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