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Facility Manager

Become a Foreign Service Facility Manager.

Become a Foreign Service Facility Manager. 
Apply now through May 2, 2023 
The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), is the property manager for overseas diplomatic facilities and one of the world’s largest and most experienced real estate developers in the world. 
Its mission is to provide safe, secure, functional, and resilient facilities that represent the U.S. government to the host nation and support the Department’s achievement of U.S. foreign policy objectives abroad. 
Facility Managers (FM) are the facilities and operations professional experts at U.S. diplomatic missions around the world. They direct operations and lead and supervise one of the largest and most diverse workforces at posts overseas while providing a wide range of facility-related services at commercial and residential buildings. 
The following is required: 
  • Bachelor's degree with 3 yrs. OR a Master's degree with 2 yrs. specialized experience, OR Bachelor's in Facility Management or Facility Engineering with no experience. 
  • Worldwide availability 
  • U.S. citizenship 
  • Between 21-59 yrs. old to be appointed 
Apply through May 2, 2023: 
In return for your service, you will receive: 
  • Paid housing and K-12 education for dependent children when serving overseas 
  • Federal retirement benefits including the Foreign Service Pension System (FSPS) annuity and the Thrift Savings Plan (401k with matching) 
  • Health insurance 
  • Paid time off 
  • Training and career development 
Please thoroughly review the vacancy announcement for education and experience requirements, make sure to submit your transcripts, write a meaningful statement of interest, and provide thoughtful answers to all accomplishment questions. 
With a $75B portfolio replacement value and more than 280 locations throughout the world, OBO’s facilities and workforce are dedicated to representing American values and the best in American architecture, design, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture, and construction execution. 
Consider a public service career with OBO and contribute to leading and managing challenging projects, while connecting with global communities, communicating U.S. foreign policy, and having a positive impact economically, socially, and environmentally on the locations where you serve. 
If you want to stay connected and learn about additional OBO opportunities both in the United States and abroad, please ,visit 
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 20 years old to apply, and at least 21 years old to be appointed. By law, all career candidates must be appointed to the Foreign Service prior to the month in which they reach age 60, except for preference-eligible veterans. Applicants must also be available for worldwide service and be able to obtain all required security, medical and suitability clearances.