Assistant Director/Director (Transport and Vertical Structures), MC-301-3B/3A

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Aug 14, 2019
Closes
Aug 22, 2019
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Department of Compact Operations (DCO), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).

Although the position is advertised equivalent to GS-14/15, MCC uses a pay banded system to compensate employees. This position is pay band 3b/3a which is generally equal to GS-14/15.

The first list of applicants will be referred on 8/16/2019. After the first cut-off date, applications will be considered and referred, weekly, until a selection is made or on the closing date.

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Responsibilities

  • Directs and/or participates in a variety of assignments associated with the management and oversight of the design, development, and implementation of Transport and Vertical Structures (TVS) programs and projects in MCC Compacts.
  • Prepares plans for Compacts with TVS programs and provides implementation oversight and program management support to TVS projects at each stages of the project development cycle from planning, concept design, feasibility studies, detailed engineering design, and construction to commissioning as well as operations and maintenance.
  • Leads/undertakes overall project scheduling, budgeting, quality assurance, change management, contract administration, and project controls.
  • Directs and/or participates as a member of multi-disciplinary team overseeing country programs involving projects in one or more of the following TVS sub-sectors.: roads (i.e., multilane highways, primary roads, secondary roads, rural roads, urban roads, road operations and maintenance), airports, ports, railways, multimodal transport, trade facilitation and other transportation infrastructure, as well as vertical structures including schools, health centers, housing, terminals, and other building facilities.
  • Manages the work of consultants and mentors more junior staff.
  • Directs and supports the development of implementation plans for Compact programs and projects using appropriate project management tools and tracks implementation progress. Provides program oversight and monitoring to ensure adherence to timeline, budget, and MCC policy requirements.
  • Works with MCC and host country MCA teams to develop project budgets for TVS projects and related activities at the outset of the project, as well as updated estimates of costs to and contingency requirements during the course of project implementation.
  • Reports on project-related implementation risks, providing leadership on risk management plans and risk analyses for MCC management. Prepares relevant documentation and reports during implementation of projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance
  • More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 120 days
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • Some domestic and international travel may be required


Qualifications

To qualify for pay band 3B you must meet the following:

Have at least one year of specialized experience relevant to the position duties and comparable to the MCC Pay Band 4a (GS-13) or an equivalent level which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, this experience is defined as: experience with infrastructure programs and operations involving projects in one of the following infrastructure sub-sectors: roads, airports, ports, rail and other transportation infrastructure, as well as vertical structures including (but not limited to) schools, health centers, housing, terminals, and other building facilities; experience providing guidance on development and/or implementation issues related to large, complex, multi-year infrastructure projects; experience with project and program design, development and implementation; and experience communicating program/project concepts and results to management and stakeholders both orally and in writing.. Note: This experience MUST be well documented within your resume or application.

To qualify for pay band 3A you must meet the following:

Have at least one year of specialized experience relevant to the position duties and comparable to the MCC Pay Band 3b (GS-14) or an equivalent level which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, this experience is defined as: experience overseeing or managing infrastructure programs and operations involving projects in one or more of the following infrastructure sub-sectors: roads, airports, ports, rail and other transportation infrastructure, as well as vertical structures including (but not limited to) schools, health centers, housing, terminals, and other building facilities; experience providing guidance on development and/or implementation issues related to large, complex, multi-year infrastructure projects; experience with project and program design, development and implementation; and experience communicating program/project concepts and results to management and stakeholders both orally and in writing.. Note: This experience MUST be well documented within your resume or application.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to ensure the work history portion thoroughly documents the duties, responsibilities, and accomplishments that are directly related to this position in order to verify specialized experience.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit may be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. To receive credit you must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours worked per week.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

  • "The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower level, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position."
  • Qualifications by Closing Date: You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Please note that qualification claims will be subject to verification. Pay: Your pay will be set within the range specified in this vacancy announcement and will be based on your qualifications, education, experience, training, and availability of funds. Promotion Potential: If the position is advertised with promotion potential, the selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower pay band level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level, nor is the promise of promotion implied. DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/ application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination.
  • Selectee may be required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form (OGE 450).
  • Probationary/Trial Period: You may be required to serve a one-year probationary/trial period.
  • Government Travel Card - You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government contractor issued travel card to be used for official business.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

A review of your application and supporting documents will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for the position and to ensure that you have been placed in the appropriate quality category. The HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities related to the position such as:

  • Oral Communication
  • Project Management
  • Technical Competence
  • Writing


You will be evaluated based on Category Rating procedures. Based on the information you provided in your application package, you will be placed in one of three quality categories - Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Those applicants who are determined to be best qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and may be called for an interview.

If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience your category can and will be adjusted to more reflect your abilities, and you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Application of veteran's Preference: Category rating and selection procedures place those with veteran's preference above non-preference eligible within each category. Veterans who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#GS-PROF-OCCUPATIONS

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

The following documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement:
  • Resume - Applicants MUST utilize resumes created using the USAJOBS-formatted Resume Builder ( https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/account/documents/resume/build/
  • If you are displaced Federal employee, you may be entitled to receive special priority consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP). View information about ICTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered eligible under ICTAP or CTAP, you must be placed in the "well-qualified" category for this position, as described above.
  • Veterans Preference documentation (DD-214 - member 4 copy or other copies that indicate character of discharge or equivalent, SF-15 and VA Letter as appropriate) to validate your claim. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please go to: www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .
  • If you are eligible for Special Appointment eligibility (e.g., 30% compensable veteran, individuals with disabilities, former Peace Corps or other noncompetitive eligibility candidates.) requires submission of supporting documentation. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/employ/students/fedhire.asp#authorities , http://www.usajobs.gov/ei/individualswithdisabilities.asp,http://www.opm.gov/disability

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