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  1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Supervisory Program Specialist (Directed Innovation)

Agency:U.S. Agency for International Development

Job Announcement Number:AID-14-0044-DC

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 to Thursday, January 23, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time appointment in the Competitive Service. - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location(s):
Washington DC, DC View Map
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All U.S. Citizens or Nationals
If you are a status eligible candidate; please apply for this vacancy under announcement number 14-0044-DC.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

Yes

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

**This posting has been amended to extend the closing date**
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.

The Office of Science and Technology (OST), aims to transform USAID into the global leader in development by pioneering scientific, technological and research-motivated approaches to traditional development challenges. The OST is one of the pillars of the USAID Forward reform agenda. The goals of the OST are to advance revolutionary, multi-disciplinary applied research; accelerate global understanding of complex development problems through data and analytics; create novel, transformative approaches for development, to accelerate development solutions; and catalyze global action to achieve sustainability and scale to improve efficacy of development practice and reduce cost.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

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

DUTIES:

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As a Supervisory Program Analyst, you will lead the Grand Challenge for Development initiative. The Grand Challenge is about doing development differently and focusing global attention on a specific problem – a problem that has not been solved with traditional approaches. With a Grand Challenge, we marshal new ideas, engage new actors and advance innovative solutions from around the world. The initiative focuses on solutions that are grounded in science and technology, and are robust, cost-effective, and scalable. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics (KSAOC's) by the closing date of this announcement:
-Teamwork
-Integrity/Honesty
-Flexibility
-Technical Competence
-Problem Solving
-External Awareness
-Managing Human Resources
-Writing
-Reasoning
Please be advised that a narrative is not required, but the KSAOC's must be displayed within your resume. 

You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 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: leading teams, spearheading specialized projects, performing analysis of scientific programs and goal, recommending program enhancements, resolving programmatic issues, and perfoming budget, administrative and human resources management functions.


Education may not be substituted for experience at the grade level advertised in this posting.

Must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements set forth in this 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 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. 
CATEGORY RATING: Candidates who meet the basic qualification requirements for this vacancy will be rated according to Category Rating Procedures. This means that candidates will be assigned to a pre-defined quality category based on their application and veterans preference.  Generally, only candidates in the top-tier quality category will be referred to the hiring manager.  For this professional position, qualified veterans will be placed ahead of other applicants within the category to which they are assigned based upon the rating of their application. There are three quality categories: Gold (100-95), Silver (94.99-88), Bronze (87.99-70). The gold category represents the most highly qualified individuals.
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.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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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
 
to:http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp 
 
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.
  • Veterans' documentation, if applying under a veterans' hiring authority such as VEOA (e,g, DD214, SF-15, and Veteran's Administration Letter) For a detailed list of documents, click here
  • Supporting documentation if seeking eligibility based any other special hiring authority (e.g., disabled veteran, Schedule A) For a detailed list of documents, click here.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

DeLisia Carpenter
Phone: 202-712-1678
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: dcarpenter@usaid.gov
Agency Information:
United States Agency for International Development
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC
20523-0016
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

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:

AID-14-0044-DC

Control Number:

358096600