In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
Grade 13: Qualifying experience for the GS-13 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service.
Grade 14: Qualifying experience for the GS-14 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service.
One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower level for this position includes: Working with colleagues at Department of State, other USAID Bureaus and Federal Agencies to develop long-range program plans, goals, objectives, and milestones for measuring and monitoring the effectiveness of major Agency programs.
Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date. This means that you must have served at least 52 weeks at the next grade level (or equivalent) below the grade advertised on this vacancy announcement.
Career Transition Program: This program applies to Federal workers whose positions have been deemed 'surplus' or no longer needed, or an employee has been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. For information on how to apply and what documents to submit as a CTAP eligible, go to: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants: Qualified applicants receive a score of 70 to 100 before veteran’s preference points are applied (if applicable). You will be rated on your qualifications for this position as evidences by the education, experience, and training you report on relative to this positions that show the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities or competencies listed on this vacancy announcement. USAID must be able to conduct reference checks as part of its assessment process. Applicants who do not permit reference checked from previous employers may be disqualified.
Category Rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three categories (Gold, Silver, Bronze) depending on your experience and education related to this position. Veteran’s preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.
Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.
Qualified applicants will be evaluated in the following areas:
- Laws, Policies, and Regulations
- Customer and Personal Service
- Oral Communication
- Planning and Evaluating
- Written Communication
Also, the following knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics (KSAOC's) must be demonstrated throughout your resume; however, a separate narrative is not required.
(1) Knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods for program evaluation and improvement of program effectiveness or the improvement of complex management processes and systems.
(2) Knowledge of Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)/ Development Assistance Committee (DAC) and American Evaluation Association (AEA) standards and criteria as well as cutting edge thinking of organizations such as International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and Evaluation Partners.
(3) Knowledge of the range of laws, policies, regulations, and precedents applicable to the design and management of one or more important public programs.
(4) Knowledge of USAID policies and program goals and objectives; strategic planning project design guidance particularly with respect to procuring Monitoring and Evaluation Services; and methods of evaluating and measuring the worth of program accomplishments.
(5) Skill to plan, organize, and direct team study work and to negotiate effectively with management to accept and implement recommendations where the proposals involve substantial Agency resources, require extensive changes in established programs, or may be in conflict with the plans of the activity studied.
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