The CD performs the following major duties:Provides leadership to achieve program goals at the Post.Establishes short and long range goals and objectives for the program, reviews past and future program requirements, determines future program resource requirements, and estimates short and long range Volunteer, staff, budgetary, and equipment needs.Ensures quality project design, implementation and evaluation in all areas making certain that projects address capacity building and sustainability and are in alignment with Peace Corps guidance and are responsive to the needs and requirements of the host country.Approves all major expenditures, controls physical and monetary assets, implements Peace Corps policies, adopts in-country procedures, and exercises responsibility for programming, training, support, safety and security, and administrative actions relating to Volunteers and staff.Manages the day-to-day operations at the post, developing and implementing overall policy, procedures, goals, and objectives in accordance with Peace Corps policies and procedures.Manages financial management, procurement, contract negotiations, disbursements, property control, and administrative services for the Post with the assistance of post’s Contracting Officers and other administrative staff, who are directly responsible for these actions.Ensures compliance with Peace Corps policy, U.S. federal regulations and local law and ensures timely submission of the Integrated Planning and Budget Strategy report.Initiates, negotiates, and executes agreements with host country agencies and other partners in accordance with Peace Corps policies and procedures.Responds to host country and volunteer needs by supervising the development and implementation of programs that provide Volunteers with the training and support necessary to serve effectively.Oversees comprehensive studies and detailed analyses of complex functions and processes related to country program planning and management and ensures effective communication and coordination among programming and training, administrative, medical and safety and security staff.Represents Peace Corps with the host country government, the U.S. Embassy Country Team, USAID, and other agencies and advocates for its goals and activities.Serves as either the post’s Director of Management and Operations or its Director of Programming and Training. In this role, directly overseas either the post’s management unit or its programming and training unit.
You must meet the specialized experience at the grade level(s) in which you choose to be considered by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date of the announcement. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To ensure full credit for your experience, please indicate dates of employment by month, day, and year and the number of hours worked per week in your resume. Selective Placement Factor(s):This position has One (1) selective placement factor defined below:1. Two (2) years' of experience, working directly in community development in the US or international development in a developing country required.Language Proficiency: Applicants will be screened for language proficiency during the interview process for post that require language proficiency. Ensure that you indicate your language proficiency in your application.Advanced - Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read; can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation; can express self spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.Intermediate - Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in your field of specialization; can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible without strain for either party; can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options This vacancy is being announced at the FP-1 grade level. Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level.FP-1Qualifying experience for the FP-1 grade level is described as at least 1 year equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, the FP-2 (GS-14 equivalent) Additional information on qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on the OPM web site at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/. This position does not have an Individual Occupational Requirement. Intelligence Background Information: Peace Corps Manual Section 611 is applicable to this position. This section prohibits the employment of certain persons previously engaged in intelligence activities orconnected with intelligence agencies within the past 10 years. If you have ever worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), you are not eligible for employment at the Peace Corps in any capacity, andyou should not apply for employment.PC-1336 Form: Applicants who are found to be otherwise qualified will be required to submit, upon future request, a completed PC-1336 form, or narrative signed statement, indicating whether the applicant has been involved in or has had any connection with intelligence activities or related work and, if so, the nature and dates of his or her involvement. Failure to meet this requirement will result in the applicant being rated ineligible for further consideration. If you have any other type of possible intelligence connection, your application will not be further considered until you submit this form. Except when the CIA or the National Security Agency (NSA) is involved (see below), if your connection with an Intelligence Agency involves an immediate family member who works or has worked in intelligence, the immediate family member should complete the form, not the applicant. Usually relying on memory is sufficient to answer most if not all of the questions. If you have an immediate family member who works or has worked for the CIA, you should not give them this form to complete. Please contact your relative in person—not by phone, email, social networking,or any other means that is not in person— and ask him or her to contact the Office of General Counsel at the CIA. If your intelligence connection involves the NSA, you (or, if the connection is with a familymember, that person) must contact NSA’s Office of the General Counsel at 410-854-3910 before submitting this form to Peace Corps.
Peace Corps (PC) InformationThis is a Federal civilian job in the Excepted Service and Peace Corps employees are paid on the Foreign Service scale. Employment is limited NTE 5 years.Qualified internal applicants will be given 1st consideration.Additional hiring needs may be filled through this vacancy.National Service (e.g. volunteer experience) refers to paid or unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g. professional, philanthropic, religious, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.Peace Corps is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.Peace Corps is drug free workplace and promotes a drug free environment.Peace Corps is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. Our goal is to attract and develop the best and brightest from all lifestyles and backgrounds. Peace Corps strives to create a culture of inclusion where individuals feel respected and are treated fairly in all aspects of differences. Our commitment is to make a difference in the lives of people around the world.Peace Corps provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Office of Human Resources by calling 202-692-1200 or the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity on 202-692-2137. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.Conditions of EmploymentApplicants must be U.S. citizens.You must successfully complete a background security investigation with favorable adjudication. Failure to meet this requirement will be grounds for employment termination.Medical screening is required for overseas positions.All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must be selective service registered. If selected for this position, you must sign a statement certifying your registration, or you must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.Prior Intelligence Activity or Related Work: Individuals who have been engaged in certain intelligence activity or who have been employed by or connected with an intelligence agency are ineligible for employment with Peace Corps. Acceptance of employment with Peace Corps precludes employment by certain intelligence organizations for a specific period of time, determined by the employing agency, after Peace Corps employment ceases.All Federal employees are required to have federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution.One (1) year trial period is required.Drug Tested Designated PositionIf you have questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact [email protected]. In the subject line of your e-mail, include the vacancy #, the position title and the closing date. In the body of your e-mail, provide your questions or concerns regarding the vacancy; if they are regarding your application status, include your full name and which grades you applied to.
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