The Country Director (CD) is the senior Peace Corps representative in the country of assignment. The Peace Corps Country Director plans and directs all aspects of the Peace Corps programs in the country of assignment ensuring that the day-to-day operations create an environment for Volunteers and staff to work successfully and perform their duties and responsibilities. With comprehensive knowledge of the range of administrative laws, policies, regulations, and precedents applicable to the administration of one or more important developmental programs. The Country Director develops long-range program plans, goals, objectives, and milestones and evaluates the effectiveness of programs conducted throughout the post.
- Occasional Travel
- This is an overseas position. Travel within country of assignment and other Regions' posts will be required.
- Relocation expenses are authorized.
You must meet the specialized experience at the grade level(s) in which you choose to be considered by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date of the announcement. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To ensure full credit for your experience, please indicate dates of employment by month, day, and year and the number of hours worked per week in your resume.
Selective Placement Factor(s):
This position has One (1) selective placement factor defined below:
1. Two (2) years’ of experience, in a developing country, working in international development required.
This vacancy is being announced at the FP-1 grade level. Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level.
Qualifying experience for the FP-1 grade level is described as at least one year of experience at the FP-2 (GS-14 equivalent) grade level managing a staff of at least 15 employees with the responsibility for budget development and oversight, development and implementing organizational policy and the measurement of outcomes.
Additional information on qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on the OPM web site at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/.
This position does not have an Individual Occupational Requirement.
Intelligence Background Information: Peace Corps Manual Section 611 is applicable to this position. This section prohibits the employment of certain persons previously engaged in intelligence activities orconnected with intelligence agencies within the past 10 years. If you have ever worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), you are not eligible for employment at the Peace Corps in any capacity, andyou should not apply for employment.
PC-1336 Form: Applicants who are found to be otherwise qualified will be required to submit, upon future request, a completed PC-1336 form, or narrative signed statement, indicating whether the applicant has been involved in or has had any connection with intelligence activities or related work and, if so, the nature and dates of his or her involvement. Failure to meet this requirement will result in the applicant being rated ineligible for further consideration. If you have any other type of possible intelligence connection, your application will not be further considered until you submit this form. Except when the CIA or the National Security Agency (NSA) is involved (see below), if your connection with an Intelligence Agency involves an immediate family member who works or has worked in intelligence, the immediate family member should complete the form, not the applicant. Usually relying on memory is sufficient to answer most if not all of the questions. If you have an immediate family member who works or has worked for the CIA, you should not give them this form to complete. Please contact your relative in person—not by phone, email, social networking,or any other means that is not in person— and ask him or her to contact the Office of General Counsel at the CIA. If your intelligence connection involves the NSA, you (or, if the connection is with a familymember, that person) must contact NSA’s Office of the General Counsel at 410-854-3910 before submitting this form to Peace Corps.