Job Title: Program AnalystJob Announcement Number: AID-13-0235-DC-A
Agency: U.S. Agency for International Development
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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Thursday, October 03, 2013 to
Thursday, October 10, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, DC, USView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
All eligible U.S. Citizens and Nationals.
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.
||On March 27, 2009 President Barack Obama announced a new strategy for Afghanistan and the region, clearly defining Afghanistan and Pakistan as the top foreign policy priorities for the current Administration. Hence, the Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs was developed to manage the development programs in these regions. The Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs manages a program of over $5 billion for both countries.This position is located in the Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs, Strategic Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Division.
DUTIES:Back to top
You will prepare management program reports and evaluations to identify gaps, inconsistencies, and areas requiring improvements; develop and manage methodologies designed to invigorate existing program effectiveness; evaluate management systems and the effectiveness in assigned regions; lead evaluation and program assessment teams; assist Afghanistan and Pakistan missions with host country evaluations, development assistance, and implementation of development strategies; and develops plans and programs for technical assistance in development assistance areas.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
|In order to qualify at the GS-13 level you must meet 1-year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: administered public programs, completed studies requiring recommedations to enhance program perfomance, procuced reports to show monitoring metrics and results, and participated on evaluation teams.
For the GS-14, qualifying experieince must be met at the GS-13 level. You must display experience in the following: lead evaluative assesments, developed new methodologies to revamp large-scale projects, provided regional assistance on development assistance projects, and conducted studies to identify areas requiring improvements.
Education substitutions are not allowed at this grade level.
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. This requirement does not apply when applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) competitive appointing authority. This allows veterans that meet the criteria below to apply to announcements open to Federal employees only.
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. 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 related to this position. Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed, 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 competencies listed on this vacancy announcement.
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.
Oral Communication- Expresses ideas and facts to individuals or groups effectively; makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others; facilitates an open exchange of ideas.
External Awareness - Identifies and keeps up-to-date on key agency policies/priorities and economic, political, and social trends which affect the organization; understands where the organization is headed and how to make contributions.
Decision Making- Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in certain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change.
Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
Planning and Evaluating - Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.
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HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
Applications for this position are being processed through this on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for US Agency for International Development applicants. To begin the application process, please click on the "Apply Online" button to the right. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical disabilities, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors. USAID provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process. The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.
Step 1 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov) - We suggest you go to the end of the Qualifications & Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 3. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. - You may create a resume in USAJOBS or upload one of your own choosing. Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.
Step 2 - Apply Online Click the "Apply Online" link of this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the USAID's CareerConnector website to complete the application process.
Step 3 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application If this is your first time on USAID'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 "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finished" button.
Step 4 - Review and Confirm Your Submission You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents (see step 5 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 "Finished" 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 5 - Submit Required Documents You can submit any required documents (discussed below) by document upload or fax. 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 supporting 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 have 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 CareerConnector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen. Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS. Fax: Create a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions. The fax number will be on the coversheet.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:Resume showing relevant experience.
Supporting documentation if seeking eligibility based any other special hiring authority.
Veterans' documentation, (e.g., DD-214, SF-15, VA Disability Letter) if claiming veterans preference points.
IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS, IT MAY RESULT IN REMOVAL FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION
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.