Director of Programming and Training (DPT)
This is an Overseas Assignment. Selectees must be available for worldwide assignment for specifically agency identified locations as a condition of employment. Placement is generally based on the current needs of the agency.
The Director of Programming and Training (DPT) leads and directs programming and training activities and supervises a multi- cultural programming and training staff. In the absence of the Country Director, provides response to Volunteer crime victims, assuring that they are provided with appropriate, timely and comprehensive support in accordance with established agency guidelines and policies. The DPT reports to, and is supervised by, the Country Director.
- Occasional Travel
- As a condition of employment, incumbent will be required to travel within his or her Country or Region of assignment. The amount of travel required will be dependent upon the incumbent's duty location.
- This is an overseas position for which relocation expenses are authorized. Place of assignment will be at the discretion of the Peace Corps based on service need.
You must meet the eligibility, qualifications, and specialized experience for 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. Failure to provide month, day, and year may result in credit not being granted for the whole period of time claimed.
This vacancy is being announced at the FP-2, FP-3 and the FP-4 grade level.
Education cannot be substituted for experience at FP-2 and FP-3 grade level. **
Qualifying experience for the FP-2 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the FP-3 or GS-13 grade level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes: Developing and implementing an organization's programming and training activities or functions, to include policies, procedures, and management controls to fulfill multi-year objectives for development and training projects with agency-wide impact.
Qualifying experience for the FP-3 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the FP-4 or GS-12 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes: Knowledge of, and expertise in the administration, coordination, integration, and consolidation of an organization's programming and training activities or functions, to include methodologies, practices, procedures, instructions and policies that assist and inform the formulation, justification, and execution of programs that directly impact the successful performance of duties of a particular position.
Qualifying experience for the FP-4 grade level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the FP-5 or GS-9/10 equivalent grade level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes: Coordinating, identifying and evaluating agency programs and training activities; analyzing policies, regulations, and/or standards covering portions of an organization's programming and training activities or functions; and planning and scheduling quarterly or annual program planning and directing assignments.
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related; or A combination of qualifying education and experience.
This position has one (1) selective placement factor, which applicants must meet in order to be eligible for this position:
Two (2) years of experience working in a developing country in community development or international development.
Failure to meet this selective placement factor will result in disqualification.
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 (IOR)
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 or connected 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, and you should not apply for employment.
PC-1336 Form: Applicants who are found to be otherwise qualified will be required to submit upon request in the future 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 family member, that person) must contact NSA’s Office of the General Counsel at 410-854-3910 before submitting this form to Peace Corps.
The DPT performs the following major duties:
- Develops excellent understanding of PC programming and training (P&T) functions and policies to serve as an advisor to the CD on all critical aspects of Post’s program and training planning, logistics, budget, oversight and management activities. Provides significant program management advice and counsel to the Country Director and other stakeholders for successful fulfillment of Post program and training activities at Post.
- Develops excellent understanding of Post’s programming and training functions to advise, manage and continuously monitor and evaluate progress of program activities. Ensures that realistic objectives and milestones are established, responsibilities are clearly assigned, and problems, barriers, or deficiencies are identified and resolved.
- Conducts complex and unique specialized in-depth studies, reviews, evaluations, and assessments of training and programming issues. Determines the functionality, processes and timelines of projects/ programs to provide necessary and appropriate coordination among key participants for the long-range planning and development of Post strategies to meet the program objectives and mission.
- Prepares and reviews a variety of comprehensive status reports, management summaries, and briefing papers identifying problems, assessing the overall status program progress, results, issues, solutions, and recommendations. Uses significant insight of Post issues, Agency objectives, timelines and policies to reach optimal coordination and long-term planning amongst various programs managed by Post.
- Works with the Country Director and the Director of Management and Operations to determine programming and staff training needs. Leads the recruitment, interviewing, selection and training process of new programming and training employees. Supervises a multi-cultural staff, which may include host country nationals, third country nationals and U.S. Citizens, including training manager(s), program managers, as well as trainers, specialists and assistants who support programming and training. Establishes work plans and evaluates the performance of programming and training staff.