FOUNDATION REPRESENTATIVE (BILINGUAL) (OPEN CONTINUOUS)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 19, 2023
Closes
Jan 27, 2023
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Functions as the Foundation's contact point for grant making in assigned regions/countries.
  • Manages and provides guidance for the administration of a grant portfolio of grassroot community organizations.
  • Liaises with other federal agencies, host governments, and international and national development institutions. -Assists, analyzes, and provides program guidance on development and implementation opportunities in the field.
  • Identifies potential grantee partners, pre-screens projects, visits potential grantees, analyzes grant proposals for consistency with Foundation priorities and guidelines, and presents proposals for discussion at project reviews.
  • Manages active grants and partnerships, recommends amendments, and approves disbursements. Coordinates local contractors monitoring grants.
  • Prepares grant and country budgets and provides required information regarding assigned countries or grants. Works with external partners to conduct project activities.
  • Works with management and other Foundation Representatives to develop programs and strategies to carry out the performance goals in the Foundation's Strategic Plan


Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
  • Status candidates must meet time-in-grade (see Qualifications).


Qualifications

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date ( by cut-off dates ) of this announcement, including selective placement factor, specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

This position contains selective placement factors (SPF) that is part of the minimum requirement of the position. If you do not meet the SPF, you are ineligible for further consideration. This must be documented in your resume. The SPF for this position is:
Fluency in both English and Spanish, both orally and in writing.

Basic Requirements:

Applicants must meet one of the following basic requirements to be eligible for the Foundation Representative occupation:


Degree: behavioral or social science, or related discipline appropriate to the position.
OR
Combination of education and experience that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
OR
Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.

In addition to the meeting the selective placement factors and basic requirements above, applicants must meet the specialized experience for each grade level.

Applicants for the GS-11 grade level must possess one year of specialized experience to at least the GS-09 level.

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 position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes but is not limited to, work that demonstrated the professional concepts and practices of social sciences AND experience with international or grassroots development, grant funding, or program administration. Applicant must also demonstrate experience living outside the continental US and working in the development arena, AND Understanding of the social, political, economic, and cultural trends in Latin America or the Caribbean that impact development opportunities.

This experience must be clearly demonstrated in your resume.

Applicants for the GS-12 grade level must possess one year of specialized experience to at least the GS-11 level.

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 position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes but is not limited to, work that demonstrated the professional concepts and practices of social sciences as applied to international or grassroots development, grant funding, program administration, or social sciences with emphasis on international development assistance. Applicant must also demonstrate experience living outside the continental US and working in the development arena, AND Understanding of the social, political, economic, and cultural trends in Latin America or the Caribbean that impact development opportunities.

This experience must be clearly demonstrated in your resume.

Applicants for the GS-13 grade level must possess one year of specialized experience to at least the GS-12 level.

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 position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes but is not limited to, work that demonstrated the professional concepts and practices of social science as applied to international or grassroots development work; and must have included analyzing, monitoring, and coordinating such programs or grants and making program recommendations. It must also have demonstrated experience working with broad international development projects or the interrelationships of the various grant and aid processes. Applicant must also demonstrate experience living outside the continental US and working in the development arena, AND Understanding of the social, political, economic, and cultural trends in Latin America or the Caribbean that impact development opportunities AND demonstrate knowledge of broad international development projects or interrelationships of the various grant and aid processes.

This experience must be clearly demonstrated in your resume.

A written test is not required, however, if selected for an interview, portions of the interview will be conducted in Spanish, including a writing exercise.

TIME-IN-GRADE: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

Combination of education and/or experience may substitute for the specialized experience requirement:

GS-11: Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree leading to such a degree in Social or Behavioral Science or other directly related field of study.

Education alone will not qualify for the GS-12 or GS-13.

If qualifying based on EDUCATION you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

Only education from institutions which are accredited or preaccredited/candidate for accreditation may be used to meet education requirements.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

Career Transition Assistance Programs: CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced, or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified (i.e., meet the minimum qualification requirements, including any selective placement factors; education, and experience requirements), score at least 85 on the assessment questionnaire, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For information on CTAP and ICTAP visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/career-transition/

Appointment Authorities: For more information on appointment authority eligibility requirements:
Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
Other Special Appointment Authorities
OPM Interchange Agreement and Other Miscellaneous Authorities

Telework Suitability:
The duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act. This is on a remote position, presence in our offices in Washington, D.C. will be required.

Stipulations of Employment:
Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.

Work Schedule:
This position allows for a flexible work schedule.

Miscellaneous:
IAF uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify .

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information

This position is being advertised concurrently with vacancy announcement #IAF-DE-23-11693811CPO using Delegated Examining (DE) procedures. If interested, refer to that announcement to determine if you meet DE requirements and can apply to that announcement. NOTE: You must apply separately to each announcement in order to be considered under both.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.

If selection is made below the full performance level, promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition. However, promotion(s) will depend on the performance of the incumbent and are not guaranteed.