International Program Specialist, GS 0301-12/13

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jul 14, 2019
Closes
Jul 16, 2019
Function
Program Manager
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Acquisition, Director of Acquisition Services, Office of International Acquisition Programs, in Washington DC.

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Responsibilities

You will serve as a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Analyst, responsible for executing assigned FMS cases to include program financial logistical planning, budgeting and reconciliation functions.

Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:
  • Promoting U. S. Coast Guard (USCG) acquisition programs and the acquisition portfolio through various outreach activities and research.
  • Coordinating and planning international engagement efforts in support of USCG acquisition programs.
  • Assisting in the development of Price and Availability data, Financial Analysis Worksheet, Estimated Payment Schedule, Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) data, and other information required by potential foreign purchasers and US government entities.
  • Developing FMS program management plans and executing and following through with implementation of plan working with chosen contractors.
  • Exercising oversight of all financial aspects of FMS cases and managing obligation authority and requisition numbers, and monitoring financial and delivery tracing systems for projects.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period.


All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

Qualifications

GS 12: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS 11 in the Federal sector. Examples of specialized include: Managing Foreign Military Sales project; developing Letters of Offer and Acceptance, amendments, modifications, and price and availability data; executing all functional areas of assigned FMS cases, to include acquisition, logistics, financial and programmatic aspects; and conducting case reconciliation and closure.

GS 13: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS 12 in the Federal sector. Examples of specialized include: Managing Foreign Military Sales (FMS) cases to include case development, execution and closure in accordance with established policies and procedures; developing Letters of Offer and Acceptance, amendments, modifications, and price and availability data; executing all functional areas of assigned FMS cases, to include acquisition, logistics, financial and programmatic aspects; and conducting case reconciliation and closure.

Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Education

This position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

Additional information

Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete/make updates to the OF-306 and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.

DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at click here

Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.

The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans , Peace Corps / VISTA volunteers , and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 45 days from the date the certificate was issued.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6272. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using the on-line self assessment questions that are based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job:
  • Knowledge of an organization's overall mission, objectives programs, including the organization, management and leadership process used to accomplish the mission.
  • Knowledge of the objectives, time frames and operational impacts within which foreign military sales (FMS) objectives must be accomplished.
  • Knowledge of program and financial functions/roles/relationships including all elements of FMS case and financial management.
  • Knowledge of basic FMS case preparation procedures to include pricing, billing, payment, schedules termination liability, cost accounting.
  • Skill in using standard Windows based applications to include all Microsoft Office products.

  • To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Secret

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    1. Your resume
    2. If you are claiming special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), submit a copy of your agency notice, most recent performance rating and most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level and duty location. If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP eligible. To be considered eligible, you must be placed in the well-qualified category for this position. Please see ICTAP eligibility.
    3. OPM must authorize employment offers for former or current Political Appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information. Submit proof of your former or current status, such as your SF-50. Please see here.

    All documentation as outlined above must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you are unable to submit your documents electronically, you may fax or mail the documents. A fax cover sheet will be provided to you from the system, with fax number and instructions to transmit the requested documents. The required documents will also be accepted by mail and must be received by the closing date of the announcement. The mailing address is COMMANDANT (HQ CG-123), ATTN OFFICE OF CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES (JOBS), US COAST GUARD, 2703 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE SE STOP 7912, WASHINGTON, DC 20593-7912.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.