State Program Director
Corporation for National and Community Service - Reno, NV

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This position is located in the Nevada State Office within the Office of Field Liaison, Department of the Chief of Executive Officer, Reno, NV. The State Program Director will have responsibility for advancing the Corporation's mission and goals for national service within a designated area.

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
  • New supervisors may be required to serve a 2-year probationary period.

DUTIES: Primary responsibilities include:

•Promotes and supports Senior Corps and AmeriCorps*VISTA projects and carries out other delegated program responsibilities. Develops annual program plans and budgets;
•Allocates Corporation resources and provides training and technical assistance to ensure high quality programs;
•Fosters effective partnerships among service partners;
•Represents the Corporation with state and local officials. Promotes all components of national service;
•Leverages private sector, foundation and other non-federal financial or other resources in support of national service programs;
•Provides effective customer service;
•Provides leadership for implementing quality assurance through site visits, project monitoring, and analysis of program reports;
•Maintains an effective working relationship with the supporting Federal Financial Management Center;
•Reports to the Area Manager for a cluster of states, who provides policy guidance and resolves unusual and unique situations; and,
•As requested, also provides leadership on cluster-wide program or administrative matters and participates in national work groups and initiatives.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the upper level of the NY-02 pay band (at, or equivalent to, the GS-09 level) in the Federal service, directly related to community service programs on the local, state, national or international level, non-profit organizations or foundations. This specialized experience includes supervision of others; grants administration/management; program management; overseeing customer service; training design; partnership development; knowledge of pertinent national service statutes and guidelines; and written/oral presentations.

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

Education - (For qualifying at the lower end of the pay range only)

If you are qualifying based on education alone, you must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. Such education must be from an accredited institution and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work. You must submit an unofficial copy of your college transcript. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. educational standards.

You may also qualify based on a combination of education and experience.

Requirements

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

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: 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 ineligible. 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."

IMPORTANT NOTE : If you are identified as a leading candidate for this position, you may be contacted via email and asked to respond to the following narratives within 5 days of contact:

1. Please describe, in 500 words or less, your experience in developing innovative and effective partnerships and collaborations, including those with public and private entities, which resulted in leveraging public and private resources.
2. Please describe, in 500 words or less, a situation in which you had developed a plan, but needed to revise your plan based on new information or directives. Include how you adapted your work methods to revise your plan and how you communicated the change to other interested stakeholders.
Please do not submit this information at this stage in the application process.

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 that supports your eligibility must be submitted with your application package.

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