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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Country Coordinator

Agency:U.S. Agency for International Development

Job Announcement Number:13-0232-ML

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, September 30, 2013 to Friday, October 11, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-13/14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time appointment in the Competitive Service. This position IS NOT in the bargaining unit. - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

USAID employees currently in permanent (career or career-conditional), competitive, civil service positions, including those eligible under the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP).

JOB SUMMARY:

This position with the Bureau for Foreign Assistance (FA), will be located in the Department of State's Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources (F). F is charged with developing and implementing a coordinated United States Government (USG) foreign assistance strategy and operational plans.  F creates and directs consolidated policy, planning, budget and implementation mechanisms to provide leadership, coordination and guidance to maximize the impact of U.S. foreign assistance.

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 http://www.state.gov/g/tip
 
For more information about USAID, visit http://www.usaid.gov.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizen or national
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below)
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
  • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service
  • Direct Deposit/Electric Funds Transfer is required
  • USAID employee serving under tenure code "1" as stated on most recent SF-50

DUTIES:

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As a Country Coordinator for Sub-Saharan Africa, the incumbent is responsible for the development, oversight and evaluation of multi-million dollar foreign assistance programs for a group of assigned countries. The foreign assistance objectives are to create a stable environment for good governance, strengthen peace and security, increase availability of essential social services, promote economic growth, and initiate progress in creating policies and institutions upon which future progress will rest. Participates in and supports broader F and FA functions such as strategic budgeting, guidance preparation, after action reviews, and the implementation of the organization’s strategic plan and overall foreign assistance policy. Oversees the analysis of foreign assistance programs, identifies trends and monitors progress toward targets of complex programs. Based on evaluation of progress, provides feedback to Operating Units. Develops options and briefs the Senior Coordinator, Regional Director, Managing Director and Director to assist them in the decision making process.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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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: Performing long-range planning and analysis of new substantive agency programs. Implement the organization’s strategic plan and overall foreign assistance policy. Prepares reports and/or written analyses regarding foreign assistance policies and positions on difficult or complex matters.


 
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.
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:

  • Financial Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Foreign Policy/International Development/Foreign Assistance Knowledge and Experience
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Leadership
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Influencing/Negotiating
  • Customer Service

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 the laws, policies, and regulations of an administrative field sufficient to apply new theories and developments to problems not susceptible to treatment by accepted methods, and make decisions or recommendations that significantly change, interpret, or develop major public policies or programs.
(2) Knowledge of a wide range of methods for the assessment and improvement of complex programs, processes and systems.
(3) Skill to plan, organize, and implement programs, plans, and proposals involving substantial agency resources, or that require extensive changes in established procedures.
 
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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Working for USAID offers comprehensive benefits including paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life and health insurance, and the Federal Employees Retirement System.  You can explore the benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/.   USAID's headquarters is in downtown Washington, D.C., at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., on the Federal Triangle Metro Blue and Orange Lines.  The office is within walking distance of restaurants, shops, museums, and Washington Monument.  A physical fitness facility and food court are on site.  You will be eligible for telework in accordance with Agency policy.

OTHER INFORMATION:

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 5 months of the closing date.
 
These are Testing Designated Positions (TDP’s) under the Agency’s approved Drug Free Work Place Program.  All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.
 
Moving and relocation expenses are not authorized
 
EEO Policy:  www.eeoc.gov/eeoc
Reasonable Accommodation Policy: www.opm.gov/disability/reasonableaccommodation.asp
Disability: www.opm.gov/disability/mngr_3-13.asp
Veterans' Information:  www.fedshirevets.gov/
Telework:  www.telework.gov
Selective Service Registration: www.sss.gov/

HOW TO APPLY:

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The following instructions outline our application process.  You must complete this on-line application process and submit any applicable required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying on-line poses an extreme hardship, you must contact the human resources office no later than two business days prior to the closing date of this vacancy announcement.  An alternative application method will provided upon approval of the hardship notification. After this time, requests to apply via alternative methods will not be granted.  

Please note that all required documents must be received by the closing date, via online or alternative methods, and that we will determine your eligibility and qualifications based solely on the material received by the closing date.  

Step 1 - Review the Job Announcement
Before you apply, we suggest you review the entire job announcement.  Pay close attention to the Major Duties section and the How You Will Be Evaluated section where you will see the areas upon which your application will be evaluated and a link for previewing online questions.  

Step 2 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov)
-Create or upload a resume in USAJOBS. You may wish to customize your resume to ensure it supports your responses to the online questions and addresses the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of the job announcement.  For resume tips, click here.
-Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.

Step 3 - Apply Online
Click the "Apply Online" button on this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the Department of the Treasury's CareerConnector website to complete the application process.

Step 4 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application
If this is your first time on Treasury's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Next" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finish" button.

Step 5 - Review and Confirm Your Submission
You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for documents (see Step 6 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finish" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.

Step 6 - Submit Documents
You can submit any applicable required or optional documents (see below) by document upload, fax, or e-mail. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit.

Document Upload: You may upload documents in one of two ways:
1.    Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application.  You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS.  Or
 
2.    You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile.  Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy.  Once you've located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online."  Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application.  Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded.  
In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in Career Connector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen. Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS.

Fax: Print a fax cover-sheet in Career Connector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions.  The fax number will be provided on the cover-sheet.
If you are having difficulty within the Career Connector system and need technical assistance please email the help desk at careerconnectorhelp@treasury.gov. The help desk is available to assist you during the hours of 8:00 am- 4:30 pm EST. 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Resume showing relevant experience.
  • Most recent copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action); your document must reflect grade, step, tenure code “1” (Career) or “2” (Career-Conditional Appointment ONLY), and type of position occupied.
  • Most recent performance appraisal

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Client Care Team
Phone: 202-712-0460
Fax: 202-630-0056
Email: csprecruitment@usaid.gov
Agency Information:
United States Agency for International Development
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington , DC
20523-0016
US
Fax: 202-630-0056

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Applicants are evaluated using an automated applicant assessment system.  After determining basic eligibility and qualifications, the supplemental questionnaire will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and possible interviews.  After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.  A final job offer is contingent upon a favorable suitability determination and a favorable SECRET level security clearance investigation and determination.
 
You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status."  You will receive final notification via email when this vacancy has been filled. Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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Job Announcement Number:

13-0232-ML

Control Number:

352644300