Deputy Assistant Administrator

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Washington, D.C
Jan 12, 2022
Jan 20, 2022
Full Time

The Office of the Assistant Administrator (AA/ME) directs and supervises the activities of the Bureau and its overseas organizations. AA/ME formulates, approves, and authorizes U.S. development assistance programs and projects; presents the Middle East Bureau's program and budget to Congress; and approves and directs the allocation of resources among Middle East Offices and Missions.

AA/ME implements Middle East programs and projects; monitors performance under loan and grant agreements, contracts, and other operating agreements; and takes or recommends required remedial action. The AA serves as the USAID representative on joint commissions, subcommittees, and working groups involved in the Middle East region.

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of broad, emerging, and/or critical agency programs or operations. Primarily responsible for the direction and management of large-scale agency programs and operations to efficiently achieve specified goals and objectives.

Performs the human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates staff on organizational performance.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staff, other legislative and executive agencies, executives of major corporations, and distinguished members of the public.

The executive is responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to ensure the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or handicap.


Conditions of Employment

Must be a U.S. Citizen.

Must be able to obtain/maintain a Top Secret Clearance.

Position requires incumbent to file OGE-278, Executive Financial Disclosure.

May be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

You will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination.

As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), applicants MUST possess progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the competencies outlined under the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualifications (TQs) below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations. Applicants must provide detailed evidence of experience for each of the ECQs and TQs listed below. These ECQ and TQ statements will assist reviewing officials in determining the best qualified candidates to refer to the selecting official. Qualifications and experience determinations will be based only on the information you submit. FAILURE TO MEET OR FULLY ADDRESS ANY ONE OF THE MANDATORY ECQS AND TQS WILL ELIMINATE A CANDIDATE FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

**If you can claim Noncompetitive status-you are a current or reinstatement eligible Career SES or a graduate of an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) and your ECQs have been certified by OPM's Qualifications Review Board (QRB)-you are not required to respond to the ECQs. However, you MUST submit supplemental statements addressing all mandatory TQs. Current and reinstatement eligible SES must include with your application a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting your SES Career Appointment. CDP graduates must include a copy of your OPM CDP graduation certificate or other proof that your ECQs have been QRB certified.**


To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (TQs), and other qualifications, if applicable, listed below.


You will be evaluated on the following Executive Core Qualifications:

This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Core Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, and Vision.

This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Core Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, and Team Building.

This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Core Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, and Technical Credibility.

This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Core Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, and Technology Management.

This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Core Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, and Influencing/Negotiating.

The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.


You will be evaluated on the following Technical Qualifications:

TQ1 - Demonstrated executive/senior leadership experience designing, managing and leading a
range of and development cooperation programs in complex operating environments and
covering areas such as Strengthening Democratic Institutions, Improving Governance and
Protecting Human Rights; Spurring Sustained Economic Growth, Trade and Investment;
Fostering Improved Basic and Higher Education; Advancing Peace and Security; and
Promoting Efforts to Combat Climate Change and its Impacts. Demonstrated experience
developing innovative approaches to address development challenges. Experience related to
programs in the Middle East and/or North Africa preferred.

TQ2 - Demonstrated executive/senior leadership experience in analyzing, framing and
implementing policies in complex inter-agency and international environments in order to
advance foreign policy objectives, such as proposing solutions to emerging crises and
responding to evolving political dynamics. Include successful experiences presenting and
advocating policy positions, preferably related to international development programs and
issues, in inter-agency/organizational fora and with Congress (or other law making body), as
well as engagement with the press and other domestic and/or international stakeholders.


There is no education requirement for this position.

Additional information

USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. Headquartered in the District of Columbia, we operate in more than 100 countries and play a critical role in promoting 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 expand the reach of prosperity and dignity to the world's most vulnerable people. USAID employees 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 Human Trafficking . For more information about USAID, visit USAID .

COVID-19 Vaccination : Federal employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement, subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before appointment or onboarding with the agency, whichever is later. USAID will provide additional information regarding required information or documentation and how to request a legally required exception from this requirement.

Veteran's Preference: Veterans preference does not apply to positions within the SES. OPM FAQ

Selective Service : Male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, must be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position.

EEO Policy Statement : The Federal Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation: USAID provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate.

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