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Job Title:Country Director

Agency:Peace Corps

Hiring Organization: Peace Corps

Job Announcement Number:14-External-CD

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$94,064.00 to $150,913.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, November 06, 2013 to Monday, January 06, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

FP-0340-01

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Term

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

01

DUTY LOCATIONS:

7 vacancies in the following location:
Peace Corps - International Locations, United States

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=VOUIX.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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DUTIES:

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

The Peace Corps Country Director (CD) plans and directs all aspects of the Peace Corps program in the country of assignment.

The Country Director ensures that day-to-day operations create an environment for Volunteers and staff to work successfully and perform their duties and responsibilities.

The Country Director is the senior Peace Corps representative in the country of assignment.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Leadership

Volunteer Support: Program Development, Training, Logistical Systems, Health Care, Safety and Security

Representation/Communication

Community Based Development: Project Development, Implementation and Support

Multicultural (Intercultural) Effectiveness

Administration: Policy Formulation/Implementation, Human Resources, Financial Management, Budgeting, Logistical/Transportation Support and Physical Facilities

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

I certify that I have four years of management experience with responsibilities for budget, staff of at least 15, organizational policy implementation and outcome measures. If so, you must describe this experience in your Work History.

I certify that I have two years of successful experience in a leadership position in a multicultural environment. If so, you must describe this experience in the Intercultural Effectiveness essay question.

MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Though Federal qualifications do not apply to this position, applicants will be evaluated based on the competencies identified for the Country Director position.


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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be automatically evaluated and rated by the system. Additionally, we will conduct a quality review of your on-line application and supporting documents. Your on-line responses must be supported by the information you provide in your work history information.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

This is an Excepted Service Appointment. Initial appointments to the Peace Corps are normally for 60 months (5 years). Employees are paid on the Foreign Service pay scale and receive the same benefits as other Federal employees. 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.

Candidate's years of specialized experience and the Peace Corps policy will determine the grade level being offered. Country Director positions may be filled at either the FP-02 or FP-01 grade level. The starting grade for each position will be based on the needs of management and of the specific overseas post, as well as the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Fluent foreign language (professional level) may be required for some positions. Some positions require fluency in French, Spanish, or Portuguese. Other languages will be required according to the needs of the post. Applicants will be screened for language proficiency during the interview process. Ensure that you indicate your language proficiency in your application.

Applicants are requested to provide justification to support their candidacy in the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA)/ Competencies portion of the application. The most competitive applicants are those that address how their experience matches the KSA/Competencies.

Applicants who applied in the past 12 months but were not selected will not be considered unless they have significant additional experience or training to report.

If you have Peace Corps experience as a Volunteer and/or an employee staff member, ensure that you include your period of Peace Corps experience, location and dates in the 'Work History' screen when completing your application.

Candidates will be required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance prior to the beginning of Overseas Staff Training. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to meet this requirement will be grounds for non-selection or if the candidate has been hired, termination of employment.

Candidates and eligible dependents will be required to obtain a medical clearance as a condition of employment. The clearance is


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=VOUIX.

If you are unable to apply online, you may contact the employing office for alternate application procedures. Please call Avue Help Desk at (800) 407-0147 or email at joeavue@avuetech.com.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Avue Help Desk
Phone: 8004070147
Fax: 2535739869
Email: joeavue@avuetech.com
Agency Information:
Peace Corps
1111 20th Street NW
Office of Human Resource
Washington, Dist of Columbia
20526
US
Fax: 2535739869

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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Job Announcement Number:

14-External-CD

Control Number:

355037700