Foundation Representative (Bi-lingual)
50% or less - You will be expected to travel for this position. Please note that travel is intrinsic to responsibilities and will be to Latin America and the Caribbean.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
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. The SPF for this position are: 1) Fluency in both English and Spanish, both orally and in writing, 2) Demonstrated experience living outside the continental US and working in the development arena, AND 3) Understanding of the social, political, economic, and cultural trends in Latin America or the Caribbean that impact development opportunities. This must be documented in your resume.
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.
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.
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, experience with international or grassroots development, AND grant funding, or program administration. This experience must be clearly reflected 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, AND grant funding, program administration, or social sciences with emphasis on international development assistance. This experience must be clearly reflected 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. This experience must be clearly reflected in your resume.
A written test is not required, however, if selected for same, portions of the interview will be conducted in Spanish, including a writing exercise.
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.
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.
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
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.
Stipulations of Employment:
Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.
This position allows for a flexible work schedule.
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.
This position is being advertised concurrently with vacancy announcement # IAF-19-MP-10488617JS 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 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.
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
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):
- Community Development
- Grant & Portfolio Management
- Oral Communication
- Program Planning and Resource Development and Management
- Written Communication
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). Read more Security clearance Not Required Drug test required No