What is Diplocon?

Diplocon was founded to provide resources for people seeking jobs providing construction services to the Diplomatic Community. While continuing to do so, it has also evolved into a nexus for employment professionals and consultants, job seekers interested in employment OCONUS (Outside CONtinental United States) in any field, and people already OCONUS whether working in the diplomatic realm, construction, maintenance, and support of diplomatic facilities, or in other professions and roles.

Please Note; Diplocon is not an employer. We are a resume preparation and job search service. Due to Internet security concerns, we do not open resumes attached to emails unless we know the sender. Please establish initial dialog via info@diplocon.com. Diplocon does provide resources for finding overseas jobs in the construction, administration, operation, and support of US diplomatic facilities and missions, in government services overseas, and in the private and charity sectors, as well as providing a forum for all involved to connect and share experiences and concerns.


The Obama Administration has promised to make world diplomacy a US State Department priority. This means there will be billions of dollars committed to building new State Department facilities, upgrading existing facilities, and supporting US diplomatic efforts for many years. Money allocated by the administration now will be spent for years to operate diplomatic facilities and promote diplomacy worldwide. The administration has also said the US State Department will be relieving the US military of much responsibility for development and nation building throughout the world as our armed forces are reshaped to a more traditional military role. This too, will mean more funding for US diplomatic construction and operations. There are careers (other than just those of the diplomats) to be made and advanced for years.

Private overseas  firms such as those that operate hotels, office buildings, production facilities etc. must plan far in advance so jobs with them are less dependent upon fluctuations in local or world economies and will continue to grow with population.

Charities and other NGO’s (Non-Governmental Organizations), while dependent on donations from private entities and tax revenues from governments, continue to hire and are a good place to break into the overseas jobs market and lifestyle.


Some news articles say Uncle Sam is hiring, and people are after government jobs even though they “don’t pay well”. For the media to tell the public that these jobs “don’t pay well” is a disservice. Diplomatic construction and the work of supporting the diplomatic community, whether working as a government employee or for contractors throughout the world, can pay very well, and, offer a degree of security far greater than working for the local contractors or other entities in Home Town, USA, or, as we’ve seen recently, local and state government – it may just be a matter of breaking out of the comfort zone of hanging out with the folks at the local pub, or  the coffee shop, and making your way in the wider world. The consultants at Diplocon can help you set and accomplish goals of doing exactly that.


Excellent wages or salaries with 401k and excellent benefits are available with or without a college degree. Some positions provide paid housing, all cover travel expenses, and, most offer some form of per diem (to be spent or saved at your discretion). Many Americans working overseas can pay less taxes than they would in the US. Some positions are “accompanied” which means workers can take their families and pets along with them and have their expenses and housing paid.

To learn about the many and diverse overseas positions that must be kept filled even in a rough economy, email us at info@diplocon.com

While most of the world struggles with difficult economies, much of Asia is booming. This presents opportunities in many fields, but one that can be especially easy for those of you that are fluent in English to break into is teaching English as a second language (TESL). If you have a college degree of any kind, you can find a job in TESL. Even with no college degree, there are fast track training programs to get you started quickly. To learn how to get on your way to an exciting career helping people in Asia (or many other areas of the world) learn English, email gregory@diplocon.com.


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