Job Overview


USAIDs headquarters is centrally located in downtown Washington, DC, at the prestigious Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on 14th and Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. We are located right on the Federal Triangle Metro (Blue and Orange Lines). The office is within walking distance of restaurants, shops, Smithsonian Institution museums and Washington Monument.

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.  We operate in four regions of the world:  Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia and the Near 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



As a Computer Engineer, you will be responsible for providing technical advice and other assistance to the Chief Information Officer.  This position is located in the Bureau for Management the immediate Office of the CIO, M/CIO/ICIO which provides oversight of the performance of all work efforts managed through the M/CIO organization. The Office of the Chief Information Officer is responsible for overseeing planning, prioritizing, developing, contracting, operating, and maintaining the Agency's information and communications technology resources.


As a Computer Engineer, you will: Serve as a recognized authority in the field, and advise and consult on a national level. Direct, manage, and conduct special studies and analyses of marked importance that significantly impact the computer engineering field and lead to major modifications or important extensions of current practices, and resolve key problems facing the organization or agency.


Initiates system study efforts, defines areas of study, monitors study and review approaches, and evaluates study results for conclusions affecting overall systems.

Develops and provides technical engineering, managerial, procedural, and policy guidance.  Consults and maintains close working relationships with communications and information systems personnel. Presents technical position on communications and information systems at meetings and conferences. Provides briefings at the Chief Information Officer level as required. Provides training to communications and information systems personnel in areas of subject matter expertise.


Directs a program or major program segments with significant resources (e.g., one at a multimillion dollar level of annual resources). Serves as expert consultant in the planning, monitoring, and administration of projects of national or international significance, characterized by constantly, and sometimes greatly changing physical environment, critical problems, or other similar variables and unknowns.


As an engineering expert, authors technical documents that guide personnel on the capability planning, acquisition, operation, and life cycle support of communications and integrated information systems or processes.


Analyzes and considers subordinate or peer technical review of professional studies, research, and analysis.


Provides expert analysis and advice on agency-wide programs or issues of national impact. Applies advanced techniques to interpret and evaluate findings resulting from analysis.


Develops and writes comprehensive resolution recommendations. Formally presents findings before large and diverse audiences, such as Federal, state, and local government representatives, special interest groups, the community, the media, etc.