Last month we were thrilled to introduce our Young Generation webinar series, aimed at helping our internationally-minded members learn more about how to find careers that will allow them to make a difference in the world.
Jeff Levine spoke to us from his office in the U.S. State Department (Click here to listen to the recording) about life in the Foreign Service, his career with the U.S. State Department, opportunities in foreign and civil service, the hiring process, and internship opportunities. Learn more about career and internship options at the State Department career website.
Since September 2010, Jeff has been the State Department’s director of Recruitment, Examination and Employment since September 2010. Prior to this position, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission/Charge’ d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Budapest, Hungary from 2007-2010.
Joining the Foreign Service in 1985, he is a member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor. In addition to his assignment in Hungary, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Sofia, Bulgaria and has also been posted to Brasilia, Brazil; Nicosia, Cyprus; Alexandria, Egypt; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Lima, Peru. At the Department of State, he served in the Operations Center, as desk officer for Hungary and as a special assistant to the Under Secretary for Management.
Prior to entering the Foreign Service, Jeff worked as a newspaper reporter for seven years and was a founding staff member of USA TODAY. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California and a Master’s degree in Resource Strategy from the National Defense University in Washington D.C. He is married to Janie L. Keeler and has a 16-year-old son.
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