Interested in America’s Stakes in International Institutions?


A job opening in the State Department’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs has just been posted.
This would be an ideal spot to watch what the US Mission to the UN is doing and particularly the US Ambassador to the UN, John Bolton.
The announcement reads:

The men and women of the US Department of State with their skills, character and commitment to public service, are the backbone of America’s diplomacy. Civil Service employees support the foreign policy mission from offices in Washington, DC and across the nation. Join us in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world as we formulate, represent and implement US foreign policy. Choose from hundreds of career possibilities — there’s something for everyone!
This position is located in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Office of UN Political Affairs, which is responsible for developing and coodinating DOS and USG positions on major political issues dealt with at the United Nations, in particular within the Security Council. The Office provides guidance to USUN, and occasionally to US Mission Geneva, on U.S. positions regarding major political issues; maintains close ties with other appropriate DOS bureaus and offices, as well as with the USG interagency community as appropriate, to develop and consider options for advancing U.S. policy at the United Nations.

Here is the full announcement.
Don’t tell them I sent you if you apply, but if you get the position, give me a ring.
— Steve Clemons


6 comments on “Interested in America’s Stakes in International Institutions?

  1. liesbeth says:

    When advertisements for vacancies at the US State Department resemble a Mc Donald’s advertisement – Choose from hundreds of career possibilities – there’s something for everyone! – then, well, these guards men who will protect the Mexican-American border will have a real task: handing out application forms to illegal immigrants to join the proud service of the American Foreign Office.


  2. Punchy says:

    I see the glaring omission–where’s the obvious requirement that one is fiercely loyal to our King and/or The Walrus? Isn’t that the most important requirement?


  3. notway says:

    Nobody who has an IP number associated with a visit to this website will get the job.


  4. Byzantine Insurgents says:

    The job should go to Barkley. Barkley would after all, be the ideal candidate and if John ‘flaccid’ Bolton were to get out of line or out of his mind, Barkley could give him such a chomp! Given the current lack of foreign diplomatic policy in American government, we could certain do worse than Barkley.


  5. Ben says:

    Steve, you’ve obviously not been keeping up to date with the news – everyone knows that anonymous sources don’t contact journalists (even bloggers) by phone these days..


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