Foreign Service Health Practitioner

Position Title: Foreign Service Health Practitioner
Open Period: 7/30/2014 – 8/27/2014
Series/Grade: FP – 0610 – 03
Salary: $ 76,981 – $113,050
Promotion Potential: FP-0C
Duty Locations: MANY Vacancies Throughout the World
For More Information: Medical Services Office, 202-663-1084,

The U.S. Department of State is the lead foreign affairs agency formulating and implementing the President’s foreign policy and representing U.S. interests throughout the world. Regional Foreign Service Health Practitioners are presently serving in Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Algiers, Ankara, Antananarivo, Ashgabat, Astana, Baghdad, Baku, Bangkok, Beijing, Beirut, Berlin, Bishkek, Bogota, Brasilia, Brussels & Antwerp, Bucharest, Budapest, Bujumbura, Cairo, Chengdu, Chisinau, Colombo, Conakry, Djibouti, Dushanbe, Erbil, Frankfort, Freetown, Guatemala City, Hanoi, Havana, Herat, Hong Kong, Islamabad, Jakarta, Juba, Kabul, Kampala, Karachi, Kathmandu, Kigali, Kinshasa, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Kyiv, La Paz, Libreville, Lilongwe, London, Luanda, Lusaka, Managua, Manama, Manila, Maputo, Mexico City, Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Monrovia, Moscow, Mumbai, Nairobi, N’Djamena, New Delhi, Niamey, Nouakchott, Ouagadougou, Peshawar, Phnom Penn, Port au Prince, Prague, Pretoria, Pristina, Quito, Rabat, Rangoon, , Santo Domingo, Sofia, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Tegucigalpa, Tel Aviv, Tirana, , Tripoli, Tunis, Ulaan Baatar, Vienna, Vientiane, Washington, DC, Yaoundé, and Yerevan. There may be additional posts opening in the near future.

In addition to the general requirements for employment in the Foreign Service, applicants must be a graduate of an accredited Masters-level Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Physician Assistant (PA) program at the time of appointment with a minimum of a Master’s degree. A review panel will recommend the most competitive candidates be invited to take a proctored writing examination as part of the final assessment. The ability to draft an essay which will demonstrate a command of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation will be an important consideration in order to participate in an oral assessment, which is explained further in our website,, under Selection Process.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal job requirements for this position if the applicant can show that foreign education is comparable to education received in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for Federal jobs. To view how foreign education is evaluated for federal jobs, please visit


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