The incumbent serves as an Administrative Officer with a team of Executive Officers and Administrative Officers in the Administrative Management Support Division, Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs (OAPA). The incumbent reports directly to the Division Chief.
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 .
U.S. Citizen or national
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level security clearance
Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service
Direct Deposit/Electric Funds Transfer is required
As an Administrative Officer you will:
Provide financial and administrative program advice to maangers
Provide policy guidance and direction to managers
Conduct tactical and long range planning, resource determination, scheduling, project management, and evaluation and coordination of programs as they relate to organizational finance, acquisition, and logistics support.
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. Please be advised that a narrative is not required, but the KSAOC’s must be displayed in your resume at the next lower grade level.
You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS- 12 level in the Federal service. This experience could have been gained in the military, public or private sector. 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 include:
Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of the range of administrative laws, policies, regulations and precedents applicable to the administration of one or more public programs.
CTAP/ICTAP candidates may apply if well qualified. Well-qualified means an eligible employee who possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum requirements of the position. A well-qualified employee must meet the qualification and eligibility requirements of the position, including any medical qualifications, suitability, and minimum education and experience requirements, meet all selective factors (where applicable); meet quality ranking factors above the minimum level, which equates to a score of 88 or higher in the online assessment; be physically qualified with reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position; meet any special qualifying U.S. OPM-approved conditions; AND be able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry without additional training.
A well-qualified candidate will not necessarily meet the definition of highly or best qualified when evaluated against other candidates who apply for a particular position. In the absence of selective and quality ranking factors, selecting officials will document the job-related reason(s) for qualification determinations.
In order for your application to be considered, you must meet all education (if applicable), basic qualifications, and knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics (KSAOC’s) by the closing date of 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 evidenced by the education, experience, and training you report on relative to this position that shows 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 checks from previous employers may be disqualified.
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 and education related to this position. Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.
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:
Administration and Management
Planning and Evaluation
Personnel and Human Resources
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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.
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
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Reasonable Accommodation Policy: http://www.usajobs.gov/raps
Veterans' Information: http://www.usajobs.gov/vi
Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/ .