Supervisory Democracy Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 22, 2021
Closes
Oct 29, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center , 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC, in the Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI), Center for Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG), at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
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Responsibilities

  • Serve as the Team Lead for the Policy, Coordination and Integration (PCI) Team in the Center for Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG Center).
  • Oversee a team of approximately 15 staff; communicate performance expectations; provide regular coaching, mentoring, and informal feedback; perform formal performance management and administrative functions relative to staff supervised.
  • Recruit, train, and develop a cadre of diverse and adaptive staff; assess needed and existing staff competencies; create and encourage professional growth opportunities to further develop competencies.
  • Serve as a technical authority and expert advisor to DRG Center, DDI and Agency leadership on a broad range of DRG strategy, budget and policy matters.
  • Represent USAID in interagency meetings and with US and international partners on global DRG budget and strategic planning, and on country-specific DRG issues.
  • Serve as a liaison with persons and groups both inside and outside of the organization. Independently handle complex program issues and provide authoritative guidance.
  • Facilitate achievement of the PCI Team?s objectives, including high quality technical support to missions; advancing DRG integration in other sectors; conducting DRG advocacy, training; and representing USAID in the DRG budget build process.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below).
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • Time in grade must be met by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • You may be required to serve a one year supervisory probationary period.


Qualifications

Specialized Experience:
GS-15:
You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. One year of specialized experience refers to full-time work; we consider a part-time job on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower level for this position includes ; (a) leads interdisciplinary teams to deliver guidance, advice, tools, and resources to help teams succeed; (b) develops policy and program guidance to resolve region-wide or country-wide problems; and (c) maintains deep knowledge of democracy, human rights and governance technical area policy/strategies and requirements .

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 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. Selecting officials will document the job-related reason(s) for qualification determinations in the absence of selective and quality ranking factors.

Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date. This means that you must have served at least 52 weeks at the next grade level (or equivalent) below the grade advertised on this vacancy announcement.

Education

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

Additional information

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 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) to determine if your answers to the assessment questionnaire are supported in your resume. If your answers to the online assessment questionnaire are not supported in the resume 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. Candidates rated as Highly Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies:

Leadership
Strategic Thinking
Organizational Awareness
Team Building
Technical Competence
Oral Communication


Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

  • Resume showing relevant experience.
  • 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.
  • A 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 eligibilities ( 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 ).


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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