USAID Job Opening
Operations Specialist - Office of the Director
ISSUANCE DATE: December 7, 2001
The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA), Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is seeking applications (Standard Form 171 or Optional Form 612) from persons interested in providing the PSC services described in the attached. Submissions shall be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified.
Questions may be directed to Ms. Heather Cameron (202) 661-9369 or Mr. Jesse C. Freese (202) 661-9366, or Fax at (240) 465-0244 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should retain copies of all enclosures that accompany their proposals.
Program Operations Specialist - Office of the Director
The Program Operations Specialist works in the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and is responsible for preparing programmatic and other formal documentation concerning disasters worldwide. The incumbent reports to the Senior Management Team (SMT).
Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:
BASIS OF RATING: Applicants who meet the basic qualifications and selective factor(s) will be further evaluated based on the quality ranking factors listed below. Applicants are strongly encouraged to address each of the factors on a separate sheet describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education, and/or awards you have received that are relevant to each factor. Be sure to include your name, social security number, and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to address the selective and/or quality ranking factors may result in your not receiving credit for all of your pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards.
Basic Qualifications and Selective Factors: (Determines basic eligibility for the position, candidates not meeting the basic qualifications and selective factors are considered NOT qualified for the position)
· Batchelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to International Relations and Political Science, and Disaster Management) and 4 years of relevant work experience
· 6 years of relevant work experience in the humanitarian disaster relief field with the United States Government (USG), Private Volunteer Organizations (PVO)/Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO), International Organizations (IO) and/or United Nations (UN) Agencies.
· Knowledge of disaster relief, planning, and preparedness fields.
· Ability to obtain a security clearance as provided by USAID.
Quality Ranking Factors: (Determines the ranking of qualified candidates in comparison to other applicants). The factors are listed in order of importance from the highest to the least.
· Additional relevant work experience and/or education in excess of the amount listed above.
· Knowledge of the USAID and OFDA organizations, culture, management objectives, and sensitivity to the technical and political issues sufficient to advise the OFDA Director.
· Knowledge and experience of USG and OFDA policy and regulations for responses to natural disasters and complex emergencies.
· Knowledge of and experience in dealing with foreign governments, State Department, Department of Defense, USAID Regional Offices, other USG organizations and international organizations.
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills as demonstrated through the preparation of briefing packets, reports, memos, cables, and other official documents.
WHERE TO APPLY:
FOR INFORMATION ON OTHER VACANCIES OR FOR INFORMATION ON THE STATUS OF THIS VACANCY, CALL (202) 661-9366
PLEASE READ ATTACHED SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION. IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED REGARDLESS OF AGE, RACE, COLOR, SEX, CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN, LAWFUL POLITICAL AFFILIATION, NON-DISQUALIFYING HANDICAP, MARITAL STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AFFILIATION WITH AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION, OR OTHER NON-MERIT FACTOR.
A Voluntary Background Survey can be obtained from the above listed contacts or on-line at http://www.usaid.gov/about/employment/idi79-2.pdf . The information from this survey is used to help insure that agency personnel practices meet the requirements of Federal law. Your responses are voluntary and not required.
How To Apply
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LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSCs
Standard Form 171 or Optional Form 612.
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