GS-15: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 level to be considered for the GS-15. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience for this position includes: managing an organization/unit which has complex and broad administrative and budget functional responsibilities;drafting budget justification and presentation;coordinating budget formulation and execution processes within a dynamic environment.
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/s advertised on this vacancy announcement.
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. You will be rated on your qualifications for this position as evidences by the work experience, and training you report on relative to this positions that show the degree to which you possess the 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.
In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following Competencies by the closing date of this announcement: Please be advised that a narrative to the Competencies is not required, but the Competencies must be displayed within your resume.
Financial Management - Prepares, justifies, and/or administers the budget for program areas; plans, administers, and monitors expenditures to ensure cost-effective support of programs and policies; assesses financial condition of an organization.
Managing Human Resources - Plans, distributes, coordinates, and monitors work assignments of others; evaluates work performance and provides feedback to others on their performance; ensures that staff are appropriately selected, utilized, and developed, and that they are treated in a fair and equitable manner.
Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government)to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.
Decision Making - Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change.
Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations;listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
Technical Competence - Understands and appropriately applies procedures, requirements, regulations and policies related to specialized expertise, e.g., engineering, physical science, law, or accounting; maintains credibility with others on technical issues.
Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. To preview questions please click here.