Deputy Region Director for Programming
Corporation for National and Community Service - Denver, CO

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The Deputy Region Director for Programming, under the guidance of the Region Director, oversees and supervises the planning and development of service projects throughout the targeted region consistent with organizational strategic objectives and program goals; development and delivery of training and service learning; and, member development goals and objectives. This position is located in Office of National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), Denver, CO.

ABOUT US:
The Corporation for National and Community Service was established as a Federal agency in 1993 to engage Americans of all ages and backgrounds in community-based service. Together, its Senior Corps and AmeriCorps programs promote the ethic of service and help solve critical community problems in every state, many Indian tribes, and most U. S. territories. As a result, hundreds of thousands of Americans are joining forces to address community needs in education, homeland security, housing, health care, environmental protection, and disaster relief.

Interchange Agreement:
The Corporation for National and Community Service (Corporation) has an approved (by the Office of Personnel Management) civil service interchange agreement. The Corporation is an excepted service agency. Under the terms of the Interchange Agreement, permanent Corporation employees may be considered for appointment to positions in the competitive service in the same manner that employees of the competitive service are considered for transfer to such positions.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship Required

Relocation expenses will not be paid

A 2-year probationary period is required for new Federal service employees

Merit Promotion applicants must submit a SF-50 to verify status and grade

A 2-year supervisory probationary period may be required.

DUTIES:
The Deputy Region Director for Programming will be responsible for:

Developing and monitoring the acccomplishment of community service projects. Supporting communities in identifying projects in multiple service areas: disaster services, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship and conversation, energy conservation, and urban and rural development;

Performing comunnity-based public liaison and marketing functions to identify and attract projects for the campus throughout the regional area. Traveling throughout the targeting region, networking to develop partnership with local, state and federal entities;

Overseeing the establishment, evaluation, and revision of campus operating methods to facilitate project development and member development

Working with NCCC headquarters to develop an annual strategic plan that outlines team leader and member training and the mechanisms for the identification and development of community-based projects. Monitoring the execution of the strategic plan to identify and develop community-based, service learning projects for hundreds of members;

Formulating and managing the program department budget allocated by the Region Director;

Approving the training curriculum, including project-specific training and standardized training, such as First Aid, CPR, etc. Ensuring that curriculum embraces the diversity present in the Corps member population, while encouraging Corps member leadership opportunities;

Evaluating performance of staff assigned to the program providing advice, counsel, and/or instruction on both work and administrative matters; and,

Performing other duties as assigned by the Region Director.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to at least the mid-range of the NY-03 pay band, which would be at or equivalent to, the GS-13 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience includes work that is directly related to community service programs on the local, state, national or international level or with other non-profit organizations and consists of developing and administering service projects; establishing and maintaining partnerships; training and leadership development; and, leading projects and/or managing staff.

Such experience must be clearly documented in the applicant's resume.

DO NOT SUBMIT COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY TRANSCRIPTS, CERTIFICATES OR ANY OTHER DOCUMENTATION RELATED TO EDUCATION OR TRAINING. EDUCATION MAY NOT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR EXPERIENCE.

Requirements

If you are selected for this position, you will be required to satisfactorily complete a background investigation.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

1. Leadership

2. Planning and Evaluation

3. Service Motivation

4. Partnering

5. Decision Making

Important Note : Your resume must support your answers to the job specific questions. High self-assessment on the Occupational Questionnaire that is not supported by the information in your resume or supporting documents can/will result in a reduction of your score. If you do not answer all of the job specific questions you will not be considered. Incomplete applications (resume and required supporting documents) will be considered ineligibl e. Qualified applicants will be placed in one of the following three categories:

1 - Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements as described in the Qualifications section of this announcement.

2 - Well Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.

3 - Best Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates high level proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.

NOTE : Status candidates will be considered under the provisions of the Corporation's Human Resources system which allows for:

1) Non-competitive referral of lateral candidates; and

2) The separation of status and non-status applicants for referral purposes.

Status candidates will be referred on one selection list only, i.e., either merit promotion or non-competitive.

Nonstatus candidates who are eligible for Noncompetitive referral, e.g. Peace Corps, VRA, etc., will be referred under Noncompetitive procedures only. For Noncompetitive categories, See "Special Employment Consideration" below under "Other Information."

BENEFITS:
The Corporation for National and Community Service offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.opm.gov/retire/retire_jobseekers.asp .

OTHER INFORMATION:
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

Veteran's Preference : If you are claiming 5-point or 10-point veteran's preference, you must submit documentation described below in "Required Documents."

Special Employment Consideration : Persons with disabilities, disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, spouses of certain members of the Armed Forces, VISTA volunteers, some Peace Corps employees and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for noncompetitive appointment. If you are eligible and would like to be considered for one of these noncompetitive appointments, please indicate the type of appointment you are seeking on your application and follow all other instructions for applying that are shown below. Applicable documentation must be submitted with your application package. For further information, click here: Special Hiring Authorities .

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