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Job Title:Food Security Team Lead

Agency:Peace Corps

Job Announcement Number:DPC13-A0119-KC

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$81,256.00 to $119,327.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, June 14, 2013 to Friday, June 28, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

FP-0301-03

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Term

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

03

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, Dist of ColumbiaView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Ten Reasons to Work for Peace Corps! -- (1) Voted in the top 4 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government for small agencies in 2012, (2) the Peace Corps has a unique global mission. (3) Benefits include higher salary caps than the Federal standard with (4) quicker step increases. (5) Peace Corps employees earn non-competitive eligibility after 3 years of service and (6) have the chance to be selected for an annual Leadership Development Academy. (7) The working environment is highly flexible with alternative schedules, credit hours, teleworking. (8) There is a Distinguished Speaker Series, and (9) work-life programs including Metro and bicycle subsidies. (10) Peace Corps has a vibrant Community atmosphere; established through President Kennedy's call to service; the Peace Corps asks applicants what you can do for your country . . . and the world.

Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Peace Corps applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=XYIHL.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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DUTIES:

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(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

Serves as project manager for implementation of specific Statements of Work under the food security agreement with USAID. The Team Lead builds Peace Corps capacity to implement a high quality food security program across Feed the Future countries and beyond by defining the overall food security strategy, objectives, and implementation. In conjunction with the Office of Strategic Partnerships, this strategy includes engaging Peace Corps posts with USAID Missions regarding collaboration under Feed the Future and in food security in general.
The Team Lead will participate in interagency Feed the Future meetings and related food security activities.
Provides progress reports and other updates as requested by the agreement or partners
Works closely with the Office of Strategic Partnerships on implementation of the agreement and providing technical expertise and advice to new in-country buy-ins to the overall agreement.
Works with the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit to track and report data on Volunteer activities, as required by the agreement.

The program manager supervises the work of program specialists and ensures that the food security team works in concert to provide quality support to Peace Corps posts and regions as they implement this agreement.
The Team Lead is responsible for overseeing the implementation of Food Security Work Plan and for coordinating the work of the Food Security team.
The Team Lead ensures that elements of the work done by individual technical specialists fit together and contribute to a cohesive overall product. The Team Lead builds teamwork and respect amongst all team members and fosters a positive working environment.
Serves as an authoritative source of consultation for other food security, agriculture, and environment program specialists. Resolves issues and provides advice on matters where policies or decisions covering major areas of uncertainty in approach or methodology are required and where new techniques or information must be developed.
He/she coordinates the work of technical specialists to develop agricultural and food security training materials and learning resources for Volunteers and programmatic resources and guidance for staff.
Coordinates with other offices and units within the Peace Corps to ensure that Food Security work is in line with current agency guidelines and policies. Garners support and buy-in to strategic direction and vision of overall food security work.
Communicates regularly with team members, other units within OPATS, and the Office of Strategic Partnershipson progress towards deliverables.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Ability to plan, evaluate, and direct program activities.

Ability to work collaboratively with others.

Ability to meet and deal with others.

Ability to provide advice and guidance on program management issues.

Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of program planning for a food security program in a developing country.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

I have experience working the field of Food Security and supervising a group of international development professionals.

MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Qualifying experience for the FP-03 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the FP-04 or GS-11 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Additional qualifying experience includes one year of supervising multiple employees.


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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

This is an Excepted Service Appointment. Employees are paid on the Foreign Service pay scale and receive the same benefits as other Federal employees. This position is being filled for an initial 13-month period. Pending funding, the position may be extended for a longer period of time. Peace Corps positions are normally filled for an initial 5 year period. The successful candidate will serve a probationary period equal to 20 percent of the duration of the initial appointment. This keeps our workplace vibrant and our ideas fresh. A background security investigation will be required for all hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

This position is being funded under the Feed the Future Agreement between Peace Corps and USAID. This position is located in the Programming Unit within the Office for Overseas Programming and Training Support (OPATS). The position reports to the Washington DC headquarters of the Peace Corps. The purpose of OPATS is to build capacity of field staff through programming, training, and evaluation guidance that will help staff better support Volunteers. Programming, training, and evaluation guidance is designed and delivered to improve post staff performance and competence.

If you have engaged in intelligence activity or related work, you may not be eligible to apply for positions at Peace Corps. Please click on the Public Notice Vacancy Announcement and refer to the 'Other Significant Facts' section for details.

If you are claiming Veteran's Preference you must attach your supporting documents to receive your preference points. For more information please click on the Public Notice Vacancy Announcement and refer to the 'Other Significant Facts' section for details.

A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet this requirement will be grounds for employment termination.

Both online and offline application assistance can be obtained by contacting the Avue Help Desk at 1-800-407-0147 or joeavue@avuetech.com or by clicking on the "TECHNICAL SUPPORT" button while working in the automated system.
 
When completing your Avue application online, you will receive a pop-up warning message after 45 minutes.  It is strongly recommended that you save your data often, and turn off your pop-up blocker in order to receive any system time-out warning. 

The primary method of applying for this vacancy is online via the Internet at www.avuedigitalservices.com/pc/applicant.html. If you do not have access to the Internet, you are strongly encouraged to visit your library, state employment commission, or a commercial establishment that provides Internet access to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, you may call the contact phone number listed on this announcement to obtain a copy of the vacancy announcement, applicant qualification form (Form No. F-15566-AVUE), and instructions for completing the form. No other form of application will be accepted.

Familiarity and/or experience with diversity and inclusion strategies and tactics within the workplace preferred.

If you are a current federal employee and are interested in reemployment rights as explained below, you should discuss your options with your employing agency.

An employee of any (federal) agency who accepts, with the consent of the head of that agency, a limited appointment in the Foreign Service under section 309 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 3949) is entitled, upon the expiration of that appointment, to be reemployed in that employee's former position or in a corresponding or higher position in that agency.

Applications and supporting documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your application will be automatically evaluated and rated by the system. Additionally, the Peace Corps Human Resources Office will conduct a quality review of your on-line application and supporting documents before your rating becomes final. This quality review will be based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training as it relates to the duties of this position. Your on-line responses must be supported by the information you provide in your application and work history information.

Applicants submitting documents can electronically attach them, or scan and attach them, to the employment application. If this is not possible, copies of documents can be faxed to 253-573-9869, or mailed to the following address: Peace Corps, c/o Avue Technologies Corporation, ATTN: Direct Services, 1145 Broadway Plaza, Suite 800, Tacoma, WA 98402. All faxed or mailed proof documents must be identified with applicant's name and vacancy announcement number.

All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors.

If you have a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, or have questions regarding reasonable accommodation, please contact our American Diversity Program office at 202-692-2139. You can send an email to adp@peacecorps.gov or americandiversityprogram@peacecorps.gov.

Moving expenses are not authorized.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

BENEFITS: A variety of health insurance plans; retirement system with investment options; paid holidays; paid sick and annual (vacation) leave; life insurance; incentive systems; and training and development opportunities. Employees located in the United States may also receive subsidized transportation, flexible work schedule, and a family/worklife program.

As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: If you are claiming 5-point Veteran's Preference, a DD-214 must be submitted with your application. To receive 10-point preference, in addition to your DD-214, you must also submit an SF-15 and an official statement, issued in 1991 or later, from the Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that the veteran has a service-connected disability of 10% or more. This documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement; failure to submit will disallow the additional points for preference being added to your score.

This position is excluded from provisions of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP).



HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Peace Corps applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=XYIHL.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Avue Help Desk
Phone: 8004070147
Fax: 2535739869
Email: joeavue@avue.com
Agency Information:
Peace Corps
Office of Human Resources
1111 20th Street, NW
Washington, Dist of Columbia
20056
US
Fax: 2535739869

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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Job Announcement Number:

DPC13-A0119-KC

Control Number:

345708100