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Job Title:  Deputy Assistant Administrator
Agency:  U.S. Agency for International Development
Job Announcement Number:  AN782251

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year
Friday, November 16, 2012 to Monday, December 3, 2012
Full Time - Senior Executive Service (SES)
1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC United States  View Map
All groups of qualified individuals within the civil service



This announcement has been updated to reflect the maximum salary of $179,700.00


As the Deputy Assistant Administrator within the Bureau of Economic Growth, Education and the Environment (EGEE), you will assist the Assistant Administrator and Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator in managing the Bureau. The EGEE provides technical leadership and assistance to USAID bureaus and missions around the world in fourteen subject matter areas ranging from economic growth and trade to women's empowerment, education, energy, environment, and global climate change. You will coordinate the functions of subordinate managers to ensure that all activities effectively address technical issues, policies, program effectiveness, and other Agency objectives.   


USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world. Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance in less developed countries and countries that are experiencing or emerging from conflict. We operate in five regions of the world: Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia; the Middle East; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe and Eurasia.


USAID employees in the Civil Service and Foreign Service, as well as individuals employed through Personal Service Contracts, must adhere to our counter Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct. For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit For more information about USAID, visit

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


Noncompetitive Consideration: Current career Senior Executives, Qualifications Review Board certified graduates of SES Candidate Development Programs (CDP), and individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility may be considered noncompetitively for appointment to this position if they meet the mandatory qualifications requirements. Proof of noncompetitive eligibility is required (e.g., personnel action (SF-50) or certificate for SESCDP graduates).



  • U.S. Citizenship or national
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.
  • May be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation.
  • Travel and Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • Travel may be required.


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Provides expert advice and guidance on government programs and polices which are significant interest to various stakeholders (i.e. Congress, public, etc).


Collaborates with high-ranking officials such as agency heads, members of Congress and top congressional staff officials, state government executives, legislative leaders, and executives of comparable private sector organizations.


Performs the full range of human resource management functions for the staff supervised.


Performs operational management functions of the EGEE Bureau including planning and managing the budget process, allocating resources, participating in the management of the annual performance plan.


Serves as an authoritative advisor on acquisition and assistance-related issues that affect entire sectors in one or several countries.


Oversees the development and implementation of an effective accountability system.


Develops and implements policies, strategies, and guidelines affecting the Bureau.




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Applicants must demonstrate meeting the technical qualifications and the additional (executive core) qualifications as noted below:

I. Technical Qualifications: Applicants must possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.  Work experience should be in or directly related to the work of the position and include at least one year of specialized experience performing the following:

1) Providing advice and counsel on policy issues affecting the operational planning for a large unit;

2) Developing and implementing policies and guidelines affecting broad, emerging, and/or critical agency programs in multiple sectors;

3) Performing the full range of human resources management functions for a staff supervised; and

4) Serving as an expert in the planning and management of a program's budget process.

This experience must be demonstrated in your resume and you must provide detailed narratives to support progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management skills and abilities. These narratives may be addressed through the online assessment. If you are unable to address these online, you must upload your narrative responses addressing the above 4 technical qualifications (Each TQ is limited to 7500 characters). Please see the "How To Apply" section for further information on alternative methods to applying online.

II. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS - In addition to meeting the technical qualifications above, applicants must provide detailed narratives to support progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capabilities related to the skills and abilities outlined using the following Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs):


       *ECQ 1 Leading Change - This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

    *ECQ 2 Leading People - This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. 

     *ECQ 3 Results Driven - This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

     *ECQ 4 Business Acumen - This core qualification involves the ability to strategically manage human, financial, and information resources.

     *ECQ 5 Building Coalitions - This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizational to achieve common goals.


*Responses should summarize the applicant's experience in relation to the specific ECQ (noted above) and specific examples of accomplishments. Examples should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope, and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with result of your actions, policy initiative, and level of contact.  For each competency, you must describe an accomplishment which should include the following information: 

·         Situation - a general statement of the situation or circumstances surrounding what you accomplished/achieved.

·         Actions - a precise description of exactly what you did (activities you performed, duties, and responsibilities. 

·         Outcomes - a description of the outcomes (the direct or indirect results or long-term impact of your accomplishment).

·         The start and end dates of the time period during which the activities were performed.


Specific instructions for preparing your statement and definitions of these core qualifications are available at You must submit narrative responses in the assessment section when applying online. If you are not able to take the assessment online, you must upload your narrative responses addressing each of the ECQs (Each ECQ is limited to 7500 characters). Please see the "How To Apply" section for further information on alternative methods to applying online. 


PLEASE NOTE: Applicants who do not demonstrate that they meet the Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) are eliminated from further consideration. Unless you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the Senior Executive Service, or have successfully completed a Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved and certified by OPM, you must address each of the above mandatory ECQs.

All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this vacancy announcement.


Once the application process is complete, a preliminary review of your resume will be made to determine if you are qualified for this position.  Qualified applicants will be evaluated by USAID's Executive Resources Board (ERB) rating panel to determine the "Best Qualified" applicants and will be based upon the degree to which you meet the ECQs. The ERB will refer the top applicants to the selecting official for consideration.  As a prerequisite for an initial career appointment to the Senior Executive Service, individual's executive qualifications must also be certified by a Qualification Review Board (QRB) convened by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omission may affect your rating. 


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Working for the USAID offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Information on SES benefits can be found at:


This position may be eligible for telework, in accordance with Agency policy.



Selective Service:  The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position.  For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit


Testing Designated Positions: These are Testing Designated Positions (TDPs) under the Agency's approved Drug-Free Work Place Program. All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.


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Click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the on-line assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To return to your saved application materials, log in at: and click on Vacancy ID 782251.

If you cannot apply online, you will need to:

1) Print the instructions and questionnaire by clicking View Occupational Questionnaire.

2) Print the 1203FX form to record your responses to the questionnaire.

3) Fax the completed 1203FX (all 6 pages but do not include a Cover Page for this document) to:  1-478-757-3144.

4) Print the Fax Cover Page and include with any supporting documents you fax (e.g., resume, transcripts, veterans documentation, etc.) to the same fax number above.

Please do not complete steps 1-4 above if you are applying on-line.


  • Résumé
  • Responses to the Technical Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire
  • Responses to the Executive Core Qualifications Completed Assessment Questionnaire (ECQ)*
  • Standard Form 50 


Other Supporting Documents - (only submit if applicable to you)


  • Graduates of an approved SES Candidate Program must include a copy of their OPM certification of eligibility. 


*Note: If you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the Senior Executive Service, or have successfully completed a Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved and certified by OPM, you do not need to address the ECQs. 




Mid-Atlantic Services Branch
Phone: (757)441-6765
Agency Information:
Mid Atlantic Svc Branch Norfolk
OPM Federal Building
200 Granby Street
Suite 500
Norfolk, VA


You will be notified of your status when the list of candidates has been referred to the hiring manager for employment consideration.  

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