External Engagement Specialist

Washington D.C.
Apr 18, 2019
Apr 18, 2019
Full Time

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • 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.
  • This position contains a selective placement factor (SPF) that is part of the minimum requirement of the position. If you do not meet the SPF, you are ineligible for further consideration. The SPF for this position is: Experience working with Congress, Congressional committee, or for an organization that engaged members of Congress/Congressional committees. This must be documented in your resume.

    In addition to the selective placement factor to qualify at the GS-11 grade level, you must have one of the following:

    A. Ph. D or equivalent doctoral degree
    B. 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree
    C. LL.M., if related
    D. An equivalent combination of education and experience
    E. 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 grade level in the Federal government.

    Examples of specialized experience include: identifying and resolving issues or problems of a procedural or factual nature; completing assignments that require using qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques such as: literature search, task analysis, and job structuring; development and administration of questionnaires; conducting interviews with supervisors and employees to obtain information about organizational missions, functions, and work procedures; identifying, analyzing, and recommending solutions to problems in an organizational structure; applying fact-finding and work measurement techniques to prepare and deliver briefings to managers on study findings and recommendations.

    In addition to the selective placement factor to qualify at the GS-12 grade level, you must have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal government.

    Examples of specialized experience include: planning and conducting projects and studies to evaluate and recommend ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of work operations in a program or support setting; developing new or modified organizational structures, management processes, or procedures for administering program services; preparing project papers and staff reports; organizing and delivering briefings to managers to encourage understanding and acceptance of findings and recommendations; presenting recommendations and negotiating solutions to disputed recommendations; performing a wide variety of analytical studies and projects related to management improvement, management controls, or long-range planning.

    It is preferred that the successful candidate have a background, experience, or education in African affairs.

    A written test is not required.

    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.

    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.

    Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.

    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

    Telework Suitability:

    The duties of this position are suitable for occasional telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.

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

    Work Schedule:

    This position allows for a flexible work schedule.


    ADF 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.

    This position is being advertised concurrently with vacancy announcement # ADF-19-MP-10462964DJ using Merit Promotion procedures. If interested, refer to that announcement to determine if you meet merit promotion 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 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

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Once the application process is complete, qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. The categories for this announcement are defined as: Best-Qualified, Well-Qualified, and Qualified. Your resume and supporting documentation will then be used to determine if you are qualified for this job. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    • Decision Making
    • Organizational Awareness
    • Strategic Thinking
    • Technical Competency ? Web Technology
    • Writing

    The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligible within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).

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    Drug test required No