Department of the Army - Washington, DC

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Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

Who May Apply: US Citizens


Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.

Must be willing to travel for work at least 20% of the time.

Moving expenses will NOT be covered.

This is a Career Program position (CP) 18.

Serve as Capacity Development and Stability Operations Manager for multiple Corps of Engineers' Programs involving support to international customers. Work entails applying the various authorities, programs and capabilities of the Corps of Engineers to a well-developed understanding of the customers' vision, goals, and gaps in capabilities. Exercise management and operational control over assigned programs. Provide in-depth understanding of mission objectives, interagency and international activities policy and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) business practices. Offer extensive guidance on USACE business practices in conjunction with laws, policies and regulations concerning USACE services to other agencies, governments, non-governmental and international organizations. Responsible for providing strategic planning, policy and budget support on issues relating to program sustainability. Develop applicable guidance and directives in order to provide timely and effective support to USACE and their interagency and international partners. Evaluate opportunities to assist other federal agencies, international organizations and requesting foreign governments in executing significant national and international engineering and construction, technical support, economic, and capacity development programs.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : To qualify applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS-13). Applicant must meet ALL of the following specialized experience to qualify. Specialized experience includes: demonstrating experience in building partner capacity and stability operations assignments, employing the following types of documents or equivalent guidance documents: Defense Strategic Guidance, National Security Strategy, the Quadrennial Defense Review, the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, the Army Campaign Plan or the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Campaign Plan; developing, and coordinating approval of inter-agency, inter-governmental or equivalent service agreements for capacity development programs that include engineering, construction, technical and economic support; leading a team of staff from across the enterprise in strategic planning, policy, and budget development in establishing the organization’s future vision, and, developing and making presentations before groups that include General Officers, members of the Senior Executive Service, members of and staff of the Congress and foreign ministerial officials.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities)in the following areas:

• Executing of Program Development Responsibilities
• Experience as a Subject Matter Expert and Team Leader
• Experience with National and Foreign Governments
• Providing Guidance through Communication Strategies

• GS-12 and above: One year of experience directly related to the occupation and equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. There is no substitution of education for experience at this level.

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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

One year trial/probationary period may be required.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

• Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. Position is designated non-critical sensitive as defined in DoD 5200.2-R. This requires that a personnel security investigation be adjudicated on a pre-appointment basis which may take up to 90 days or longer to process. The selectee may be allowed to start work prior to adjudication if management approved. Obtaining and maintaining a secret security clearance is a condition of employment. If the security clearance is denied or revoked, the individual may be denied or removed from the position, accordingly.

• Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. If selected, you must pay your own way to the new job. If, upon reporting to work, you are found ineligible for the job for any reason, you must pay your own expenses to return to your home. No relocation expenses will be paid by the Government.

• Temporary Duty (TDY) travel is 20 percent.

• This is a Career Program Position (CP) 18.

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the q uestionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at .

The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

Comprehensive health and life insurance
Competitive salaries
Generous retirement programs
Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
Flexible work environment to include use of Telework and alternate work schedules
Paid employment related training and education
Possible student loan repayment
Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.

• Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
• The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at

• In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at .)

• Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

• Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work experience.

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