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Foreign Service Peacekeeping Specialist
|Overview:||Foreign service peacekeeping specialists attempt to resolve conflicts between opposing groups of people or countries. They meet with leaders representing opposing side and suggest compromises in territory borders, human rights, military, economic and political issues. They work through the UN and the government.|
|Duties:||They act as mediators to defuse and resolve peace threatening conflicts between opposing parties or factions within a country or between two countries. Organize meetings to hear arguments.
They analyze borders and territory markers separating or being contested by opposing parties & also analyze ethnic, religious or cultural difficulties between parties to understand causes.
They organize face to face meetings between opposing parties on neutral ground so they can learn about each others' positions and arguments. May have to act as a "go-between" mediator.
Confer with specialized experts in social, political and religious affairs. They advise United Nations of progress and potential need for UN military peace-keeping forces. Recommend actions needed.
|Degree(s):||A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences
A.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science)
|Job Outlook:||Employment of foreign services peacekeeping specialists is expected to grow as fast as average through 2018.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$30,000 to $35,000|
|Education Level:||Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college (some are 5 years) is required to be considered for this occupation.|
|Additional Training/Education:||Foreign service peacekeeping specialists are employees of the Federal Government State Department. They work through the United Nations as trouble shooters for U.S. embassies in foreign countries. Applicants for this position should have a bachelor's or a master's degree in political science, history or in international area studies. Foreign language training is essential.|
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services Advisor to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.