Associate Director/Director (Selection, Eligibility & Policy Performance), MC-301-3b/3a

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 22, 2020
Closes
Sep 30, 2020
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located within the Selection, Eligibility and Policy Performance division of the Department of Policy and Evaluation (DPE), 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.
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Responsibilities

You will support the Managing Director in implementing the annual process through which MCC's Board of Directors determines which countries will be eligible for Compact and/or Threshold programs, based on MCC's unique criteria focused on assessing governance and public policy in candidate countries. In addition, you will be responsible for:
  • Ensuring all elements of MCC's highly transparent country partner selection process are analytically rigorous based on subject matter expertise in democracy, governance, human rights, elections, and anti-corruption.
  • Overseeing analysis and production of materials for MCC's executive management and Board of Directors (including Secretaries of State and Treasury, USAID Administrator, and U.S. Trade Representative); assisting in coordinating inter- and intra-agency consultation and negotiations; and facilitating MCC's own decision-making process.
  • Assisting in operationalizing MCC's country suspension or termination policy. This includes overseeing or conducing the research and analysis of governance and public sector performance in MCC partner countries, briefing these findings to MCC senior staff verbally or in writing, and providing supporting communication materials.
  • Providing advice and counsel to staff on job assignments and administrative matters.
  • Representing MCC at relevant interagency and external meetings, reports on developments to senior corporation management and staff, coordinates staff input, and prepares recommendations for MCC activities and policies to advance U.S. government and MCC interests.
  • Contributing to agency efforts to refine its model and approach, including regular collaboration with colleagues in other MCC departments and coordination of work teams as necessary.
  • Performing other related 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
  • 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, examples of this experience are defined as: experience conducting research and analysis and advising on agency policy regarding democracy, governance, human rights, elections, and anti-corruption issues and topics in a developing country context; experience developing a research methodology, identifying quality indicators of governance, and conducting analyses; and experience preparing comprehensive reviews, briefings, policy studies, and special reports. 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, examples of this experience are defined as: experience overseeing and conducting advanced research and analysis and advising on agency policy regarding democracy, governance, human rights, elections, and anti-corruption issues and topics in a developing country context; experience developing a research methodology, identifying quality indicators of governance, and conducting analyses; and experience preparing comprehensive reviews, briefings, policy studies, and special reports. Note: This experience MUST be well documented within your resume or application.

Highly Desirable: Ability to communicate in French. Please include level of proficiency in your resume.

Time-in-Grade: Time-in-grade requirements apply. You must have one year of Federal service equivalent to or GS- 13 to be eligible for pay band MC- 3b. You must have one year of Federal service equivalent to or GS- 14 to be eligible for pay band MC- 3a.

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.

Education

Additional information

  • RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION BONUS may be authorized for this position. If you are not a current federal employee this position may authorize a one time Recruitment bonus to be paid over a specified period. Selected individual will be required to a sign service agreement prior to receiving any bonus payments.
    If you are a current federal employee this position may authorize a one time Relocation bonus to be paid over a specified period. Selected individual will be required to a sign service agreement prior to receiving any bonus payments.
    Selectee may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience.
  • The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. "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.
  • The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
  • 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. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.
  • 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.

Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire.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
  • Technical Competence
  • Writing


Based on the information you provided in your application package, we will assign you to 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.

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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

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

Trust determination process

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/
  • Unofficial college transcripts - if the position has an education requirement or if you are using education to qualify "Unofficial" transcripts are acceptable. If selected for the position, you must provide an official transcript before appointment.
  • 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) if applying under VEOA or VRA. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please go to: www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .
  • Copy of SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (such as promotion, reassignment, within-grade increase, or new appointment which shows your tenure/status, grade, salary/pay).
  • If you are a displaced Federal employee, you may be entitled to receive special priority consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP). Eligible ICTAP/CTAP employees within the commuting area must submit proof of eligibility. If applicable, see Other Information.
  • Persons with disabilities and others who are eligible for appointment under special appointing authorities (e.g., service with the Government Accountability Office {GAO}, Peace Corps, etc.) should indicate the type of appointment on your application and provide supporting documentation as provided by that authority.


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.

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