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By creating an account (login and password), I understand and expressly consent to the following:

  • The information that I provide while filling out this online employment application form and completing the application process, including possibly sensitive data, will be transferred online, stored, and processed on a server in the United States of America. This information may or may not be provided the same level of data protection as provided in my home country.

  • The information that I provide will be retained and destroyed in accordance with U.S. Department of State record retention policies and procedures.

  • The information that I provide will be reviewed and used for official purposes by the government of the United States of America.

  • All data transfers via the internet are not 100% secure and there might be some security vulnerabilities.

  • I may decide not to consent to these terms, but, if I do not consent to all of these terms, then I agree not to proceed with creating an account or moving forward with filling out the application, and I understand that I will not be considered for hiring.

PRIVACY AND PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT STATEMENTS (For U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents of the U.S.)
AUTHORITIES - The information is sought pursuant to The Foreign Service Act of 1980, as amended, and 22 U.S.C. 2669(c). Your social security number (SSN) maybe used to confirm the identity and employment eligibility of the individual, pursuant to Executive Order 9397, as amended.
PURPOSE - The information solicited on this form will be used to establish your eligibility and qualifications for job vacancies at U.S. Missions.
ROUTINE USES - The information may be shared with other federal agencies to the extent relevant and necessary for that agency to make employment decisions and to a Congressional Office in response to your written request. More information on Routine Uses can be found in System of Records Notices State-31, Human Resource Records, and OPM/GOVT-5, Recruiting, Examining, and Placement Records.
DISCLOSURE - Disclosure of this information, including your social security number, is voluntary. Failure to provide the requested information may result in your application not receiving full consideration or being delayed for consideration.
BURDEN - Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average one (1) hour per response, including time required for searching existing data sources, gathering the necessary documentation, providing the information and/or documents required, and reviewing the final collection. You do not have to supply this information unless this collection displays a currently valid OMB control number. If you have comments on the accuracy of this burden estimate and/or recommendations for reducing it, please send them to: HR/OE, SA-22, 1800 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006.

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Effective immediately, the Department of State (DOS) has elected to utilize the USAJOBS applicant notification feature that will eliminate all correspondence from DOS. With this policy modification, you will receive status updates on your application(s) from USAJOBS only. It is important to the Department that you continue to receive application status updates. To do so, you must review your notification settings within your USAJOBS profile, to ensure your preferences are appropriate for you to be notified via USAJOBS alert.

In addition, the U.S. Department of State's on-line recruitment and hiring system, Gateway to State contain features and functionality that will allow you to upload documents from your USAJOBS account, download documents directly into the application, and provide side navigational buttons that allow you to move to different sections within the application.

Please read the important steps below and take the appropriate action. Failure to do so will result in you losing consideration for the job.

  • If you are a new user to the Department of States Gateway to State Hiring System you will need to complete the account creation pages before you can apply to any vacancy posting. Your account information from USAJOBS will be pre-populated for you where applicable.

  • If you encounter an error while creating or updating your applicant profile, carefully read the error message to find out what is wrong then click the "BACK" button on your browser to complete the updating process.

  • If this is NOT your first time applying for a vacancy announcement in Gateway to State, please take a few minutes to review and update the answers to your user information questions by clicking on the side navigation button, My Account, on the left-hand side of the application. To apply to the vacancy announcement you selected, please click on the side navigation button Apply to Your Vacancy on the upper left-hand side of the screen.

  • If you have arrived at this page to view your application status OR to generate fax cover sheet(s), the next time you apply to a vacancy announcement please be sure to update the answers to your user information questions and upload/update any supporting documentation (i.e., transcripts, Standard Form 50 (SF-50) Notification of Personnel Action, DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), Performance Appraisal, SF-15 (Application for 10 point Veterans Preference), etc) by clicking on the side navigation button, My Account, on the left-hand side of the application.

If assistance is needed, please contact the Monster Government Solutions (MGS) Helpdesk at 1-866-656-6831 (Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. EST), except for Federal holidays.

Thank you for your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.

U.S. Department of State
Human Resources Management Team