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Tuesday, November 4


The Department of Defense released an announcement today of a new internet site for recruiting civilian employees in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Supporting Our Friends in Iraq and Afghanistan (SOFIA) is a Department of Defense program that seeks to hire motivated civilian employees to help the fledgling Iraqi and Afghani governments in their quest to become full-fledged democracies.

SOFIA's web site is located at:

Job skills being sought are numerous and across the spectrum, including civil engineering, banking, agriculture, education, communications and security. Interested applicants should search under the 'Available Opportunities' section for current job vacancies in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Individuals will be hired by the department through the U.S. Army, which is the executive agent, for a 12-month period with the option to extend. Applicants do not have to be current or past federal employees.

Prospective applicants must be willing to live under field conditions. Foreign language aptitude and prior military experience are helpful but are not required.
Do read the About Us
This is a unique opportunity to serve our country. People who submit a resume need to understand that conditions may be harsh, primitive and hazardous. Conversely, there may be few opportunities in life to make such a lasting contribution to world peace. Prior experience in the military should be a big help in adapting to the mission.
A lasting contribution to world peace?


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