Job Title:Foreign Service Environment Officer (Backstop 40)
Agency:U.S. Agency for International Development
Job Announcement Number:BS 40 FS-06/05/04 2013
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|$38,394.00 to $77,837.00 / Per Year|
|Tuesday, January 08, 2013 to Friday, February 08, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time - Permanent-No time limit|
|MANY vacancies -
Multiple locations worldwide|
WHO MAY APPLY:
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is looking for dynamic, committed environment professionals who want to make a difference in the lives of millions across the globe. We are an independent federal agency with a long history of extending a helping hand to people overseas struggling to make a better life, recover from a disaster, or striving to live in a free and democratic country.
All potential applicants are strongly urged to read this entire Vacancy Announcement to ensure that they meet all the requirements for this position before applying. This is a Foreign Service announcement. Worldwide availability is a requirement of the position.
USAID's work in development joins diplomacy and defense as one of the three key pillars of our nation's foreign policy. USAID Foreign Service Officers are accorded diplomatic status when posted overseas and travel on diplomatic passports when they are based in Washington and undertake short term assignments in other countries. Our work supports long-term economic growth and trade; environment and global climate change; agriculture and food security; education and training; democracy, human rights and governance; global health; gender equality and women’s empowerment: science, technology and innovation; and global partnerships and humanitarian assistance. We operate in more than 100 countries in five regions of the world: Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia; the Middle East; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe and Eurasia. USAID works in close partnership with the governments and people in those countries, as well as with private voluntary organizations, universities, American businesses, other governments, international organizations, trade and professional associations, faith-based organizations, and other U.S. government agencies. Our Foreign Service Officers work alongside Civil Service employees and contracted staff in our offices in Washington, DC and overseas. USAID offers generous federal benefits that include health and life insurance; annual, sick and home leave; contributory government pension system; and while serving overseas, government-provided housing, shipment of household effects, and other support. To learn more about USAID and our current job opportunities, please go to www.usaid.gov.
USAID seeks the best-qualified professional candidates who are willing to make a long-term career commitment to the Foreign Service and international development. New entrants begin their careers in a formal training program which is followed by rotational on-the-job, Washington DC-based training for 12-18 months, which may include foreign language training. After completion of Washington training, new entrants are assigned to an overseas mission. This initial assignment is a directed assignment where the Office of Human Resources determines the optimal placement for the new employee, taking into consideration the employee's prior experience and family situation. After completing the initial posting, the employee enters USAID's competitive bidding system where all Foreign Service Officers express their preferences for follow-on assignments in line with bidding instructions. This bidding process happens every 1, 2, 3, or 4 years depending on their current assignment. Critical Priority Countries (CPCs -- currently Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen and South Sudan) are the Agency's highest priority for staffing. Assignments in all these countries (except Yemen) are for 12 months. While new entrants hired under this Environment Officer job announcement will not receive an initial assignment to one of these countries, all Foreign Service Officers should anticipate serving at CPCs multiple times during their careers.
New Foreign Service Officers have five years in which to earn tenure in the Foreign Service. Tenure requirements include foreign language proficiency and successful performance during at least three years in the agency, of which 18 months must have been on a permanent overseas assignment in one of USAID's field offices. Medical and security clearances must be updated.
- Must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
- Must be U.S. citizens.
- Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
- Must have worldwide availability.
- Must be between 18 and 59 years old at time of application.