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.
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 .
This position is located in the Bureau for Management's, Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Planning and Administration Division, (M/CIO/PAD). The PAD Division is responsible for supporting the management of the Agency's Information Technology and Management Program, the acquisition of Federal Information Technology (IT) Resources, commodities and services for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The incumbent serves as an Information Technology Specialist (Policy and Planning) for PAD. The incumbent provides IT support in the program management aspects of the Agency's efforts as related to preparation of materials related to Information Technology (IT) business plans, budgets, investment packages, policies, procedures and other analysis. 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
Performs a wide range of routine IT management activities which typically impact USAID, major components of CIO Offices. or involve administrative or IT program-related issues. The incumbent performs all aspects of executing approved IT budgets including meeting with IT Project Managers to discuss fund commitments, preparing necessary forms and entering data into relevant systems.
Reviews policy and procedural changes that affect specially funded programs and budget enhancements for allowances established for the organization. Ensures program and project are prepared for organizational success and to achieve the desire mission outcome.
Assist with the development of program policies, planning projects and the development of program procedures, including those required to implement higher-level USAID IT directives and policies.
Advises program managers on the full range of financial activities, functions, including the validity of expenditures and procedures for processing or forecasting budget requests.
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 within your resume.
Ability to provide expert technical advice, guidance, and recommendations to management on organizational programs
Skilll in applying IT principles, methods, standards, and practices sufficient to accomplish assignments such as develop and interpret policies and strategies governing the delivery of services throughout an organization
In order to be qualifed for the GS-11 you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.
In order to be qualifed for the GS-12 you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS- 11 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: Professional knowledge of, and skill in applying, most of the following: IT concepts, principles, methods, and practices; the mission and programs of customer organizations; the organization's IT infrastructure; performance management/measurement methods, tools, and techniques; systems testing and evaluation principles, methods, and tools.
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.
All academic degrees and coursework must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions
Undergraduate or Graduate Education: Degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.
GS-11 (or equivalent); Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
Interagency Career Transition Program / Career Transition Program : This program applies to Federal workers whose positions have been deemed 'surplus' or no longer needed, or an employee has been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. For information on how to apply and what documents to submit as a ICTAP or CTAP eligible, go to: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp
Interchange Agreement with Other Merit Systems: An agency may noncompetitively appoint an employee covered by an interchange agreement to a career or career-conditional appointment subject to the conditions listed below. For mor information to determine if you meet this criteria, please go to: http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp#InterchangeAgreementsWithOtherMeritSystems HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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.
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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. 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
EEO Policy: http://www.usajobs.gov/eeo
Reasonable Accommodation Policy: http://www.usajobs.gov/raps
Veterans' Information: http://www.usajobs.gov/vi
Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/ .