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Supervisory Program Analyst

Company: United States Agency for International Development
Location: Washington
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Job Description:

Duties Summary The Department of the Interior is devoted to protecting and preserving the natural resources of this great nation, including National Parks, Landmarks, and the well-being of communities, including those of Native American, Alaska Natives and affiliated Islanders. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Office of International Affairs (INT) - under the Assistant Secretary of Insular and International Affairs, in Washington, DC. DOI-ITAP partners with the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide a broad range of technical assistance in and for other countries, promoting the DOI mission and U.S. foreign policy. The incumbent functions as a Supervisory Manager for the DOI International Technical Assistance Program (ITAP), directing and managing activities under the Energy and Middle East portfolios, Travel Team, and other areas, as assigned. The incumbent may assume the duties and responsibilities of the Division Chief in their absence. At the full performance level (GS-14) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following: Provides oversight for: the ITAP portfolio of technical assistance projects on energy and Middle East; ITAP travel functions; and other thematic/geographic areas, as appropriate. Directly supervises project managers and support staff at various grades who are engaged in implementing technical assistance projects within the thematic and geographic areas under the purview of the incumbent. Acts as Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) to execute program and project objectives via ITAP contractual instruments. Provides continuous review and adjustment of ITAP priorities, timelines, budget and staffing needs to ensure efficient and effective implementation of technical assistance in the portfolio. Independently develops and manages project proposals and budgets up to multi-millions of dollars per year. Negotiates terms of agreements with representatives of federal agencies, international organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and foreign governments. Represents DOI and works with high-ranking U.S. and foreign officials, including key decision-makers in the State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Embassies, foreign governments and international organizations to identify areas in which DOI can provide needed technical assistance in and for other countries. Supports the Division Chief on strategic planning and management of ITAP activities. Recommends and implements changes to procedures or policies to improve performance of DOI technical assistance. Directly supervises ITAP travel team, consisting of travel coordinators who arrange all ITAP travel, including flights, hotels, country clearances, and travel vouchers. OS has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval. This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available. Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel 1-5 nights a month for this position. Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential 14 Job family (Series) 0343 Management And Program Analysis Requirements Conditions of Employment You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit. You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire. You must be a U.S. Citizen. Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See (see application details) Qualifications Minimum Qualification Requirements: To qualify for this position you must meet the (1) Basic Educational Requirements AND/OR (2) Specialized Experience for the series to which you are applying. Specialized Experience: To qualify for the GS-14 , you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience: 1. Performing lead role on natural and cultural resource conservation projects in various countries. 2. Presenting an organization's skills and capabilities to high-level U.S. and foreign officials. 3. Assisting in identifying areas an organization can provide needed technical assistance to other countries. 4. Preparing responses to controversial or highly sensitive inquiries on energy issues in foreign countries and/or issues having to do with U.S. government foreign policy objectives. 5. Coordinating with Offices and Bureaus to determine appropriate response to requests for technical assistance. 6. Reviewing travel arrangements, authorizations, and vouchers for compliance with regulations and project need. Selective Placement Factor: The incumbent must be able to read and speak French. The position will require French language skills in certain instances, particularly when working in countries with a large French-speaking population. The position will also occasionally require drafting briefing materials or otherwise representing the office's work in the French language. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: (see application details) All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Education Education: If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide transcripts as proof of meeting the requirements. Foreign Education: Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the specific educational requirements as stated above. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: (see application details) Additional information Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position. Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for and performance of higher-level duties. The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361. Important Note: All Department of the Interior (DOI) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report. In addition, DOI employees, GS-15 and above, who work in the Office of the Secretary; along with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) employees (at ALL grade levels), are further restricted concerning their interests in Federal lands and resources administered or controlled by the Department of the Interior. This includes holding stock in energy corporations which lease Federal lands (e.g.: oil, gas, coal, alternative energy resources, etc.). If you have any such investments you should contact the DOI, BOEM or BSEE Ethics Office before accepting employment. DOI employees are held to the highest level of integrity. Employees must be objective and impartial in the performance of their work. All potential issues (e.g.: work-related interactions with friends, family members, or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process. NOTICE: This employer participates in E-Verify and will utilize your Form I-9 information to confirm you are authorized to work in the U.S. A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work with the U.S. Department of the Interior. The preliminary background check consists of a search of Office of Personnel Management and Department of Defense background investigation files and an FBI National Criminal History Fingerprint Check; it may take up to 3 weeks to complete. If selected for this position, you will be extended a tentative offer of employment pending a satisfactory background check. Current Federal employees or individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check; these will be handled on a case-by-case basis in coordination with the Bureau security office. Read more How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation and responses to the online questionnaire will be made. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for this position. You are being evaluated under the Category Rating method, which means, if you are determined to be qualified you will be placed in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "Platinum", "Gold", and "Silver". However, your resume must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "Platinum" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview. Veterans' preference rules for category rating will be applied. Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: Project Management : Knowledge of the principles, methods, or tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing U.S. government foreign assistance projects and resources, including representing the U.S. government's foreign policy priorities with foreign government representatives, working with foreign counterparts, working with U.S. government representatives in the U.S. and overseas, developing scopes of work and budgets, managing and monitoring finances, monitoring and evaluation of project implementation, reporting, and monitoring contractor performance. Leadership: Ability to lead a team of people in achieving common objectives and designing and implementing projects (including providing oversight, quality control, monitoring and evaluation). Written Communication: Experience generating written products for high-level audiences on short timeframes, including but not limited to memos, briefings, and presentations. Ability to convey technical information to a variety of audiences. Ability to write about foreign policy and use diplomatic language to convey information. Interpersonal Skills: Develops and maintains excellent high-level and staff level relationships, utilizing technical knowledge and diplomacy, internally, with other federal agencies and with foreign governmental and non-governmental counterparts. Relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences. Travel Management: Knowledge of travel policies and practices associated with arranging international travel and monitoring associated costs. Contracting/Procurement: Knowledge of various types of contracts, techniques or requirements (for example, Federal Acquisitions Regulations) for contracting or procurement, and contract negotiation and administration. If you are a status applicant (current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former permanent Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility in the competitive service), or are eligible under a special appointing authority and you are selected under this vacancy, you may be subject to serving a new one-year probationary period. To preview the assessment questionnaire click: (see application details) Read more Background checks and security clearance Security clearance Other Drug test required No Position sensitivity and risk Moderate Risk (MR) Trust determination process Suitability/Fitness Required Documents Your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement and OPM qualification standards for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. It is strongly recommended that you use the USAJobs Resume Builder as it was designed to ensure that your resume includes the standard information needed. The Resume Builder is available at (see application details) Your application package must include: (1) Resume showing relevant experience as written in your own words; (2) Completed online Assessment Questionnaire; (3) College transcript (if applicable) for verification of qualifying education. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; (4) Certificates, license, etc. (if applicable); (5) Form DD-214 OR VA letter and Standard Form 15 (if applicable). NOTE: Applicants claiming veterans preference (TP, CP, CPS) must submit a copy of your DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," (Member 4 copy is preferred), showing the dates of active duty, type of discharge, and character of service (must be honorable); OR acceptable proof of verification of your preference (i.e., official document, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that the veterans total combined serviced-connected disability rating is 10% or more). You will find additional information on the following topics: (1) e-Verify; (2) Selective Service; (3) CTAP/ICTAP; (4) Education - accreditation; (5) Foreign education; (6) Veterans preference; (7) Special appointing authority documentation; and more can be found on our web site: (see application details) OR (see application details) . If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by the closing date of the announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration. The proof includes a copy of the agency notice, your most recent Performance Rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty station. To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, you must earn a minimum score of 85 or above (prior to the assignment of veteran's preference) on the rating criteria for this position. Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more Legal and regulatory guidance Financial suitability Social security number request Privacy Act Signature and false statements Selective Service New employee probationary period See job description

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