Open & closing dates
02/25/2019 to 12/31/2019
Pay scale & grade
FP 02 – 03
$82,005 to $148,621 per year
Permanent – Term NTE 60 months (5 years)
Full-Time – Full time
Peace Corps – International Locations, United Statesmany vacancies
Yes as determined by agency policy
The Director of Management and Operations performs the following major duties:
- Ensures that proper procurement processes are followed for the acquisition of goods and services and the execution of contracts and leases and that the integrity of the procurement process is upheld at post. Supervises all procurement, certifying availability of funds and need for all purchases in accordance with Country Director (CD) guidance and the approved annual operating plan (budget).
- Supervises the Administrative Unit composed of host country and third country nationals that typically includes, but is not limited to, a financial assistant, cashier, administrative assistant, general services managers and assistants, drivers, and may include security guards or others. Establishes work plans, develops a team approach, and evaluates performance of administrative staff.
- Overseas human resources management at a post, taking into account appropriate federal government regulations related to Personal Services Contracts, Department of State Local Compensation Plans (LCP), and applicable local labor laws.
- Works with the CD and post staff to prepare the post’s out-year budget request that aligns with the post’s strategic plan. In conjunction with other senior staff, prepares the post’s annual operating plan (budget) and periodic budget reviews. Implements approved resource plans, often for multiple funding sources. Monitors post expenditures against budget by maintaining up-to-date electronic records. Ensures reconciliation with the official accounting system.
- Assists in determining space needs for the Peace Corps office, staff and Volunteers, Training Center, and US staff residences. Competes available real estate; negotiates, reviews, and finalizes contractual conditions for leases for approval by the CD, the Embassy’s Regional Security Officer, and Peace Corps Washington. Supervises property management so that all inventory, maintenance, repairs, and disposition are performed according to plan, negotiations, and regulations.
- Responsible for a post’s vehicle fleet that includes vehicle maintenance, monitoring fuel purchases and consumption, administering vehicle use safety policies, and incident reporting.
- Collaborates with the CD, medical, programming and training, and security staff to address issues such as site selection, site visit protocols, Volunteer allowances, safety and security and medical care of Volunteers. Ensures that local laws and regulations are followed in connection with status of Volunteers. Provides financial and administrative support to Volunteers including the payment of Volunteer allowances and reimbursements.
- Under the direction of the CD, works with the Safety and Security Manager and other staff to establish programming, training and administrative systems that maximize the safety and security of Volunteers in accordance with agency policies and guidelines. Ensures that established procedures are followed and criteria are met. Assists the CD, Safety and Security Manager and others to prepare for and respond to incidents and crises impacting Volunteers, trainees, and Peace Corps operations.
Occasional travel – As a condition of employment, incumbent will be required to travel within his or her Country and/or Region of assignment. The amount of travel required will be dependent upon the incumbent’s duty location.
Conditions of Employment
- Please refer to “Conditions of Employment”.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a medical clearance.
- Travel outside the continental United States is required.
- U.S. Citizenship.
- Worldwide availability for post assignment.
Intelligence Background Information
Peace Corps Manual Section 611 is applicable to this position. This section prohibits the employment of certain persons previously engaged in intelligence activities or connected with intelligence agencies within the past 10 years. If you have ever worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), you are not eligible for employment at the Peace Corps in any capacity, and you should not apply for employment.
PC-1336 Form: Applicants who are found to be otherwise qualified will be required to submit upon request in the future a completed PC-1336 form, or narrative signed statement, indicating whether the applicant has been involved in or has had any connection with intelligence activities or related work and, if so, the nature and dates of his or her involvement. Failure to meet this requirement will result in the applicant being rated ineligible for further consideration. If you have any other type of possible intelligence connection, your application will not be further considered until you submit this form. Except when the CIA or the National Security Agency (NSA) is involved (see below), if your connection with an Intelligence Agency involves an immediate family member who works or has worked in intelligence, the immediate family member should complete the form, not the applicant. Usually relying on memory is sufficient to answer most if not all of the questions. If you have an immediate family member who works or has worked for the CIA, you should not give them this form to complete. Please contact your relative in person—not by phone, email, social networking, or any other means that is not in person— and ask him or her to contact the Office of General Counsel at the CIA.
If your intelligence connection involves the NSA, you (or, if the connection is with a family member, that person) must contact NSA’s Office of the General Counsel at 410-854-3910 before submitting this form to Peace Corps.
Time-in-Grade Requirements: Any individual who is currently holding, or who has held within the previous 52 weeks, a position under a non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet “time-in-grade” requirements (have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade of the grade for which you are applying). NOTE: All current or former Federal employees, including Peace Corps employees, must provide a copy of their SF-50 (you may need to submit more than one), “Notice of Personnel Action” that indicates proof of status and time-in-grade eligibility. The SF-50 must include your position, title, series, grade, step, tenure, and type of service (Competitive or Excepted).
You must meet the specialized experience at the grade level(s) in which you choose to be considered by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of the announcement. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To ensure full credit for your experience, please indicate dates of employment by month, day, and year and the number of hours worked per week in your resume.
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.
This vacancy is being announced at two (2) grade levels: FP-2 and FP-3. Education cannot be substituted at these grade levels.
Qualifying experience for the FP-2 grade level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the FP-3 or GS-13 grade level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes: Developing strategies for planning and implementing financial policies and guidelines; Participated in logistical studies and surveys; procedures and management controls of financial payments, allowances, and reimbursements; long-range and short-range planning on administrative management matters and projects; personnel management and establishing hiring panels; counseling and crisis management skills.
Qualifying experience for the FP-3 grade level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the FP-4 or GS 11/12 grade level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes: Knowledge of commonly used financial management and acquisition methods, practices, procedures, instructions, and policies that assist and impact the formulation, justification, and execution of assigned budget in support of acquisition programs; skill in gathering, assembling, and analyzing source of factual information; personnel management; administering and developing staff performance programs; practical knowledge of supply, records management, forms management, procurement, physical resources and budget.
Additional information on qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on the OPM web site at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR
Selective Placement Factors (SPFs) are knowledge, skills, abilities, or special qualifications that are in addition to the minimum requirements in a qualification standard, but are determined to be essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of a particular position. Applicants who do not meet a selective factor are ineligible for further consideration.
**This position has one (1) selective placement factor, which applicants must meet in order to be eligible for this position:
Two (2) years of experience working in transitioning or developing international countries, or with underserved multicultural communities in the United States. Experience may be with private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), or government organizations (local, state, and/or federal). Professional experience must include either an international focus or a focus on domestic communities that are made up of a majority of culturally diverse members.
Failure to provide this information in your resume with date, month and years of service along with location of service will result in automatic elimination from competition.
Failure to meet this selective placement factor will result in disqualification.
This position has no Individual Occupational Requirements.