A job posting with a very short time window recently popped up. It’s the kind of job that not enough anthropologists get involved with, which is a shame. If the time was ever right for anthropologists to be Foreign Service Officers, it’s probably now.
So the position is a Foreign Affairs Officer, located in the Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES/OPA). OES/OPA develops and coordinates foreign affairs aspects of U.S. oceans policy and conducts bilateral and multilateral negotiations. The position calls for a BA in anthropology (as one of several discipline options, actually) in the basic qualifications, but of course it’s a lot more complicated than that.
Closing date is April 17 so you’ll need to hustle to get on board with this one. But the perks, including the salary, and the chance to do good thing are there.