Program Officer/Senior Program Officer, (Energy), MC-301-4B/4A

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 24, 2021
Closes
Dec 02, 2021
Function
Program Manager
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Performs a variety of recurring assignments associated with the management and oversight of the design, development, and implementation of energy sector programs and projects in MCC Compacts. As required, prepares or Assists in the development of plans for energy sector programs and projects in compact development and in implementation including overall power sector analysis, project scheduling, budgeting, change management, contract administration, and project controls.
  • Provides support as the energy sector lead for the assigned multi-disciplinary country team consisting of a combination of MCC staff, consultants and contractors overseeing country programs involving energy projects. Works on multiple countries concurrently.
  • Participates in projects in context of political-economy, environmental, social, and health and safety contexts or other variables and unknowns affecting planning, design and operational criteria and often- present critical challenges with respect to costs and economics.
  • Participates in the design and development of Compacts, including, but not limited to: sectoral assessment of constraints analyses, concept papers, and proposals; collection and analysis of data and information to finalize proposals; coordination with consultants on feasibility assessments and on project appraisal; drafting portions of the internal investment memorandum and other decision documents, supporting such inputs with appropriate analyses and supporting studies.
  • Uses appropriate project management tools and tracks implementation progress, anticipating and identifying issues as they arise and concurrently developing optimal solutions with a view of sustainability.
  • Prepares relevant documentation and reports, maintains the required databases during implementation of projects. Uses appropriate project management tools and tracks implementation progress, Develops, consolidates, and/or prepares briefing and background materials on energy sector projects, issues and topics.
  • Provides analytical support on a variety of energy sector matters in support of EPG goals, preparation of conference presentations, briefers, and other such quick- turnaround activities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

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


Qualifications

To qualify for pay band 4B 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 4c (GS-11) 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 specialized experience are: experience with electric utility operations, energy sector infrastructure project and program design, development and implementation issues; experience with power sector reform projects covering policy, legal, regulatory and market structures; and/or experience structuring power sector transactions. In addition, experience participating in the development of project plans including scheduling, budgeting, contract administration, and project controls; and experience developing, consolidating and preparing reports, briefing and background materials on projects, issues and topics. This experience MUST be well documented within your resume or application.

To qualify for pay band 4A 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 4b (GS-12) 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 specialized experience are: experience with electric utility operations, energy sector infrastructure project and program design, development and implementation issues; experience with power sector reform projects covering policy, legal, regulatory and market structures; and/or experience structuring power sector transactions; experience participating in the development of project plans including scheduling, budgeting, contract administration, and project controls, particularly in an international development context; and experience developing, consolidating and preparing reports, briefing and background materials on projects, issues and topics. This experience MUST be well documented within your resume or application.

HIGHLY DESIRABLE:
  • Project management training and certification (e.g., Project Management Institute (PMI) certification)
  • Fluency in French. Please include language and level of proficiency in your resume.
  • Experience in emerging and developing countries, preferably in sub-Saharan Africa and/or South Asia
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.

Additional information

  • Due to COVID-19, the agency is operating in a state of maximum telework and most employees are teleworking full-time. Consequently, you will start your work in a temporary telework status and in a virtual environment. Your temporary telework arrangement will remain in effect until the agency informs you that MCC is open and operational for all staff. MCC will provide as much advance notice as possible before you may be required to report to MCC's office space. MCC has and will continue to offer flexible work arrangements.
  • 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 24 month service period. Selected individual will be required to sign a 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 24 month service period. Selected individual will be required to sign a service agreement prior to receiving any bonus payments.
  • Selectee may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience.
  • 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. 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).
  • Government Travel Card - You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government contractor issued travel card to be used for official business.
  • Selectee may be required to complete a probationary/trial period.


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