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Glossary of Terms Used for USAID's Automated Directives System (ADS) - Updated 07/15/2011 Partial Revision

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Career Candidate

Appointments are appropriate for persons who aspire to a long-term USAID Foreign Service career and whose qualifications meet a continuing requirement (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 412). An employee hired for a time-limited appointment which is intended to lead to a full career with the Agency (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapters 415, 468). Non-tenured Foreign Service employee (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 458).

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