Supervisory Program Manager (Office Director)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 24, 2020
Closes
Dec 01, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not receive full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined.

This position is located in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center , 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC. in the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), Office of the Assistant Administrator (BHA/AA).

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Responsibilities

The Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) provides global leadership in humanitarian response, promoting human welfare, alleviating suffering, and providing the foundations for transformative change and self-reliance. BHA fulfills USAID's role as the lead U.S. Government (USG) Agency for responding to emergencies and disasters overseas with both food and non-food emergency assistance, as well as providing a holistic approach to USAID's programming across the spectrum of preparing for, responding to, mitigating, and preventing disasters.

As a Supervisory Program Manager, your duties will include the following:
  • Serving as a key member of the BHA leadership team responsible for supervising employees performing work equivalent to the GS-15 grade level, including administrative and human resource management functions;
  • Providing technical leadership and management supervision to enable BHA to accomplish budget planning, advocacy, and oversight of various USG Humanitarian Assistance (HA) funding sources and legislative mandates;
  • Serving as a USAID subject matter expert and coordinator in providing intellectual leadership and focus on initiating complex HA dialogue and operation;
  • Serving as the primary liaison on HA issues with persons and groups both inside and outside of the organization to include senior staff at the Department of State, the Department of Defense, the National Security Council, Congress, and Private Voluntary Organizations;
  • Planning, organizing, and carrying out Bureau level initiatives involving multiple Offices to implement major agency HA programs of international scope and impact;
  • Communicating Bureau, Agency, and U.S. Government HA priorities, operations, and principles; and
  • Coordinating Bureau relationships within USAID, ensuring compliance to established policy and reporting mandates, representing Bureau in creating Agency-wide guidance and policy.


Travel Required

25% or less - Travel may vary depending on the office's needs but will not exceed 25% of the incumbent's time.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
15 - The full performance level of this position is the GS-15 grade level.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below).
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.
  • You will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is required.

  • If you have no prior Federal experience and are selected under Delegated Examining procedures, you will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • If you choose to apply under Merit Promotion procedures and are a current Federal employee, you must meet Time-in-Grade requirements. Applicants requesting consideration under Merit Promotion requirements must meet Time-in-Grade requirements by the closing date.
  • The Agency may ask you to complete a written assessment if your application is among the best-qualified for this announcement.

Note: Your answers to the assessment questionnaire must be supported in your resume.

Qualifications

GS-15: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the federal service's GS-14 grade level. One year of experience refers to full-time work; we consider part-time work on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower level for this position include a) possessing expert technical knowledge of policy, legislation, and regulations that are relevant to international humanitarian assistance organization and operations; (b) developing strategies and approaches for planning and mounting major humanitarian assistance programs of national and international scope; (c) presenting complex humanitarian assistance principles, objectives and policy in high-level fora; and (d) coordinating action and interaction among diverse stakeholder groups in the international humanitarian response context.

SELECTIVE FACTOR: This position requires a selective factor in addition to the qualification requirements noted above. Your resume must demonstrate experience working with a civilian international humanitarian organization. (e.g., U.S. Government foreign assistance agency, United Nations, Department of State approved International Organization or international humanitarian NGO).

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 provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience relevant to the position's duties to be filled, including volunteer experience.

CTAP / ICTAP candidates will be referred to the selecting official if they are found well qualified. Well-qualified means an eligible employee who possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities that clearly exceed the position's minimum requirements. A well-qualified employee must meet the qualification and eligibility requirements of the position, including any medical qualifications, suitability, and minimum education and experience requirements, meet all selective factors (where applicable); meet quality ranking factors and are assigned a score of 85 or higher; be physically qualified with reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position; meet any special qualifying U.S. OPM-approved conditions; AND be able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry without additional training.

A well-qualified candidate will not necessarily meet the definition of highly or best qualified when evaluated against other candidates who apply for a particular position. In the absence of selective and quality ranking factors, selecting officials will document the job-related reason(s) for qualification determinations.

Education

This position does not have a positive education requirement. Therefore, ​no transcripts are required.

Additional information

USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in the District of Columbia, we operate in more than 100 countries worldwide, playing an active and critical role in the promotion of U.S. foreign policy interests. When crisis strikes, when rights are repressed, when hunger, disease, and poverty rob people of opportunity, USAID acts on behalf of the American people to help expand the reach of prosperity and dignity to the world's most vulnerable people. USAID employees and contractors must commit to maintaining a workplace free of sexual misconduct, including harassment, exploitation, and abuse, and adhere to USAID's Counter-Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct. For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit http://www.state.gov/g/tip. For more information about USAID, visit http://www.usaid.gov.

If an HR Specialist determines that you are among the best-qualified applicants for these positions, your application will be shared with multiple hiring managers for consideration. By submitting your application to this advertisement, you agree to have your application shared for similar positions within USAID.

These are Testing Designated Positions (TDP's) under the Agency's approved Drug-Free Work Place Program. All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.

Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is required.

Moving and relocation expenses are not authorized.

M ythbuster on Federal Hiring Policies:

https://hru.gov/Studio_Recruitment/tools/Mythbuster_on_Federal_Hiring_Policies.pdf .

EEO Policy: EEO Policy Statement .

Reasonable Accommodation Policy: Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement .

Veterans' Information: Veterans Information .

Telework: https://www.telework.gov/ .

Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/ .

It is the Government's policy not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and assess their relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

After the advertisement closes, a subject matter expert will review your application package to ensure you meet the job and eligibility requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter, and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/ No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. If your resume does not reinforce your responses to the online assessment questionnaire, it will affect your eligibility for further consideration. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we will rate you as ineligible.

Under Delegated Examining (All U.S. Citizens) procedures, these categories are Gold (90 points or more), Silver (80-89 points), and Bronze (70-79 points). However, your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "Gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and invited for an interview. How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed. Preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (Gold) depending on the position and grade level of the job. (You must provide proof of disability rating with a letter from the Veteran's Administration showing disability percentage rating).

Under Merit Promotion (Status Candidates) procedures, we will refer all candidates we rank as Highly Qualified to the hiring manager. They may invite the referred applicants for an interview.

The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies:
  • Leadership
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Technical Competency
  • Team Building
  • Problem Solving
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Leveraging Diversity

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness , National security

Required Documents

  • Resume showing relevant experience;
  • If you are a current Federal employee and choose to have your application considered under Merit Promotion procedures, you must submit the most recent copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action); your document must reflect grade, step, tenure code "1" (Career) or "2" (Career-Conditional), and type of position occupied
  • Veterans' documentation, if requesting consideration under any Veterans' hiring eligibility ( veterans' preference and Veterans Employment Opportunities Act ).
  • If seeking eligibility based on any other special hiring authority (e.g. disabled veteran, Schedule A, special hiring programs ).
  • CTAP/ICTAP Eligibles: Must submit a copy of the appropriate documentation such as a reduction-in-force (RIF) separation notice, an SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a direct reassign or transfer of function to another commuting area. You MUST also submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record of at least "fully successful" (Level III) or equivalent, along with your application/resume package.
  • If this position requires proof of higher education, you must submit a copy of your transcript(unofficial transcript) or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and the quarter and semester hours earned. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. Please refer to http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp for more information. Please be advised that an official transcript will be required if you are selected for the position.


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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