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Career Appointments in the Foreign Service are covered by the Foreign Service Act of 1980, as amended, which requires an applicant to be 18 years old at time of application and which directs mandatory retirement at age 65. Given this mandatory retirement age and the fact that five years must be allowed to achieve tenure in the agency, there is an upper age limit of 59 at time of appointment to the Foreign Service.
1 Are you between the ages of 18 - 59? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    1.1 Please provide your date of birth. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
2 Do you have worldwide availability? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Select the highest level of education you have completed in a relevant field of study. Answer to this question is required
  • High school diploma/GED
  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
    3.1 Please select your field of study.
    • Environmental Sciences
    • Climate Change
    • Natural Resources Management (such as forestry, wildlife, land management, marine fisheries, coastal resources)
    • Clean Energy
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Water Resources Management
    • Ecology or Biology
    • Environmental Law and Regulation
    • Environmental Management
    • Environmental Medicine and Health
    • Sustainable Urban or Regional Planning
    • Wildlife Veterinary Medicine
    • Environmental Economics
    • None of the Above
  • Doctorate Degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., J.D., D.V.M., S.J.D., LL.M.)
    3.1 Please select your field of study.
    • Environmental Sciences
    • Climate Change
    • Natural Resources Management (such as forestry, wildlife, land management, marine fisheries, coastal resources)
    • Clean Energy
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Water Resources Management
    • Ecology or Biology
    • Environmental Law and Regulation
    • Environmental Management
    • Environmental Medicine and Health
    • Sustainable Urban or Regional Planning
    • Wildlife Veterinary Medicine
    • Environmental Economics
    • None of the Above
  • None of the above
4 Do you have relevant experience as defined below? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    4.1 Select the statement that best describes your amount of professional work experience relevant to the position in which you are applying.
    • I have less than 1 year of relevant experience.
    • I have at least 1 year of relevant experience.
    • I have at least 2 years of relevant experience.
    • I have more than 2 years of relevant experience.
  • No
Relevant experience is defined as professional work directly related to environmental sciences; climate change; natural resources management (such as forestry, wildlife, land management, marine fisheries, coastal resources); clean energy; environmental engineering; water resources management; biology or ecology; environmental law and regulation; environmental management, environmental medicine and health; wildlife veterinary medicine; environmental economics; or sustainable urban or regional planning.
5 Select the statement that the best describes your environmental degree(s) as described above, your overall environment and development experience, and your environment and development experience in developing countries or comparable self-governing and economically disadvantaged communities such as some American Indian reservations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a Master's Degree with at least 1 year of overall environment and development experience of which at least 1 year is in developing countries or comparable self-governing and economically disadvantaged communities such as some American Indian reservations.
  • I have a Master's Degree with at least 2 years of environmental development experience of which at least 2 years is in developing countries or comparable self-governing and economically disadvantaged communities such as some American Indian reservations.
  • I have a Master's Degree with at least 5 years of environmental development experience of which at least 4 years in developing countries or comparable self-governing and economically disadvantaged communities such as some American Indian reservations.
  • I have a Doctoral Degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., J.D., D.V.M., S.J.D., LL.M.) with at least 4 years of experience in environment and development of which at least 3 years are in developing countries or comparable self-governing and economically disadvantaged communities such as some American Indian reservations.
  • My academic degrees and/or experience are other than that described in 1 through 4 above.
A complete application for this position requires the submission of five (5) professional references. These references MUST include at least 3 supervisors. Please enter the contact information for your five (5) references in the following fields.
6 Enter the name, reference type, email address and phone number for your 1st reference below: Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
7 Enter the name, reference type, email address and phone number for your 2nd reference below: Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
8 Enter the name, reference type, email address and phone number for your 3rd reference below: Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
9 Enter the name, reference type, email address and phone number for your 4th reference below: Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
10 Enter the name, reference type, email address and phone number for your 5th reference below: Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
11 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience in designing and managing environmental and natural resources management programs in developing countries? Answer to this question is required
  • I have strategically planned, designed and led environment or natural resource management programs in developing countries.
  • I have led implementation of environment or natural resource management programs in developing countries by monitoring progress and providing technical oversight.
  • I have assisted in the implementation of environment or natural resource management programs in developing countries by following expert guidance and existing policies.
  • I have worked on environment or natural resource management programs, but it has been limited to domestic US projects.
  • I have no experience related to designing and managing environment or natural resource management programs.
12 Which of the following sectors do you have experience in designing, implementing or evaluating programs or projects in developing countries: Answer to this question is required
  • Climate change
  • Water (any aspect)
  • Biodiversity, wildland or wildlife management
  • Forestry
  • Environmental law or regulation
  • Environmental engineering
  • Environmental law or regulation
  • Environmental health or medicine
  • Environmental economics
  • Urban or regional planning
  • Clean energy, renewable energy, energy efficiency, or energy engineering
  • None of the above
13 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience performing environmental impact assessments to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) or comparable state or international laws? Answer to this question is required
  • I have led the undertaking and review of environmental impact assessments, including participation in the public hearings, and made final decisions on program policies and implementation strategies based on the results of the impact assessment.
  • I have participated in planning, preparing, reviewing, and/or public hearings of environmental impact assessments and made recommendations to decision-makers to minimize environmental impacts and mitigate adverse effects based on the results of the impact assessment.
  • I have received formal education or training in environmental impact assessment but have not yet gained work experience in planning, preparing or reviewing them.
  • I have no education or experience related to performing environmental impact assessments.
14 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience participating in programs related to land tenure and property rights, particularly as they related to natural resources management? Answer to this question is required
  • I have strategically planned programs, including developing policies.
  • I have led the implementation of programs by monitoring progress and providing technical oversight.
  • I have assisted in the implementation of programs by following expert guidance and existing policies.
  • I have education or training related to land tenure and property rights issues, but have not participated in programs to address these issues.
  • I have no education or experience related to land tenure and property rights.
15 In which of the following international environmental treaties, laws and regulations do you have work experience? Answer to this question is required
  • UN Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna
  • UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, including Kyoto Protocol
  • US National Environmental Policy Act
  • Case law and landmark judicial decisions on US environmental laws
  • Environmental laws, regulations and procedures of one or more developing countries
  • None of the above
16 In which of the following international environmental treaties, laws and regulations do you have training ? Answer to this question is required
  • UN Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna
  • UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, including Kyoto Protocol
  • US National Environmental Policy Act
  • Case law and landmark judicial decisions on US environmental laws
  • Environmental laws, regulations and procedures of one or more developing countries
  • None of the above
17 Select the statements that describe your professional experience addressing climate change. Answer to this question is required
  • Identified drivers of climate change
  • Increased resilience of people, places, and livelihoods through designing or implementing investments in adaptation;
  • Developed Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) or worked on projects to transition to low emission development through investments in clean energy and sustainable landscapes
  • Designed or developed strategies or projects that address Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD)
  • Analyzed the expected value of the avoided damages against the costs of implementing the adaptation strategy
  • Made final decisions on adaptation strategy and implementation
  • Monitored the success of adaptation strategies during and after implementation
  • None of the above
18 In which areas do you have professional experience independently developing strategies to adapt to negative effects of climate changes? Answer to this question is required
  • Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Water resources
  • Human health
  • Reducing conflict over natural resources
  • Coastal settlements
  • Small island countries
  • Natural ecosystems
  • Energy
  • None of the above
19 Do you have professional experience evaluating a region�s potential for clean and renewable energy? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    19.1 Please indicate where in your resume this information can be verified (e.g., at which organization were you employed, what was your job title). Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
20 Do you have professional experience evaluating a region�s potential for� energy efficiency? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    20.1 Please indicate where in your resume this information can be verified (e.g., at which organization were you employed, what was your job title). Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
21 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience with drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene programs in developing countries? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education or experience related to water sanitation and hygiene
  • I have education/training related to water sanitation and hygiene, but have not yet gained professional experience addressing these issues.
  • I have assisted in the implementation of programs by following expert guidance and existing policies.
  • I have led the implementation of programs by monitoring progress and providing technical oversight.
  • I have made final planning and implementation decisions, including developing program policies and strategies.
22 Which project functions related to sustainable water management do you have experience implementing? Answer to this question is required
  • Providing access to clean drinking water, sanitation and hygiene
  • Ecosystem services
  • Biodiversity and recreational/cultural water use
  • Economic productivity such as agriculture, hydroelectricity, industrial processes.
  • River basin management
  • Marine or freshwater fisheries
  • None of the above
23 Which factors have you taken into consideration when developing solutions to clean water access issues in developing countries? Answer to this question is required
  • Government structure (national, regional, and local)
  • Consumer expectations
  • Available fiscal resources
  • Available natural resources
  • Sustainability of technology
  • Vulnerability to natural disasters
  • I do not have experience developing solutions to clean water access issues in developing countries.
24 Have you planned a biodiversity program to encourage community management of natural resources while at the same time supporting the community�s economic growth? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    24.1 Please indicate where in your resume this information can be verified (e.g., at which organization were you employed, what was your job title). Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
25 In which areas related to forestry do you have professional experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Wildlife habitat/conservation
  • Biodiversity management
  • Watershed management
  • Sustainable timber management
  • Certification
  • Lacey Act implementation and compliance (legal import/export of wood and wood products)
  • Public-private partnerships to sustainably manage forests
  • Mangrove conservation
  • None of the above
26 Which services do you have professional experience implementing and/or planning in urban areas? Answer to this question is required
  • Electricity
  • Sanitation
  • Garbage
  • Clean Energy
  • Air pollution
  • Shelter/housing
  • None of the above
27 Which types of programs related to improving environmental justice have you planned or implemented in urban areas? Answer to this question is required
  • Education campaigns
  • Policy recommendations and advocacy
  • Fiscal assistance
  • Prevention of pollution and ecological degradation
  • Promotion of conservation techniques
  • None of the above