U.S. Department of Agriculture
|Date Posted||March 14, 2012|
|Job Type||Full Time|
|Duration||to be defined|
|Closing date for applications||23rd Mar 2012|
Area of Consideration: All Sources
Type of Appointment: Excepted Service (Time Limit) Appointment
Length of Appointment: Up to 5 years
Opening Date of Announcement: 03/09/2012
Closing Date of Announcement: 3/23/2012
You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position and be able to be security cleared for assignment. This is an excepted service appointment not to exceed 5 years.
The Development Resources and Disaster Assistance Division (DRDAD) is responsible for coordinating USDA participation in technical assistance, training, and development programs undertaken on behalf of developing nations. Specific emphasis is oriented toward, but not limited to, administering and implementing Agency for International Development (USAID) funded programs under Participating Agency Service Agreements (PASAs) and Resource Support Service Agreements (RSSAs), as well as agreements with other organizations and non-USAID countries.
This position is located in the Bureau for Food Security (BFS), Country Strategy and Implementation (CSI) Office, where the incumbent will serve as Program Analyst. The CSI Office plays a critical role in shaping programs led by USAID Missions, supporting partner country processes, and leading communities of practice to help achieve the challenging Feed the Future goal of substantially and sustainably reducing global hunger and resultant poverty. The incumbent will provide a broad range of administrative, programmatic and technical assistance to BFS/CSI, including program budgeting, technical review and reporting requirements. The position will report directly to the BFS/CSI Team Leader while working closely to support the team’s programs and technical staff, as specific tasks require.
Send a cover letter, current resume, writing sample and a supplemental statement that directly and separately describes your abilities in each of the below listed required skills to: FAS-SCHB-APPLIC@wdc.usda.gov
with the Subject: (OCBD-12-132)
Note: Applications that do not include a cover letter that directly and individually addresses the required skills will not be considered.
Basic Qualification Requirements:
Must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal Service that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.
1. Demonstrated international agricultural development experience.
2. Demonstrated skill to communicate effectively with diverse groups including universities and other institutional representatives
3. Skills and abilities to design project development plans and to draft detailed scopes of work for effective project activities involving a host of partners.
4. Skill in international agricultural development project management, including demonstrated skill in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and project reporting.
NOTE: Attachments should be limited to a total of 5 MB or less, as e-mails with large attachments may be blocked by the USDA e-mail firewall.
NOTE: Applications that do not include a supplemental statement addressing individually each of the required skills may not be considered.
Direct all inquiries to:
Program Officer: Sarah Librea
Email Address: Sarah.Librea@fas.usda.gov
Telephone: (202) 720-2018
*NOTE* A career status employee that is outside of FAS that accepts this position will be appointed to a Schedule B, Excepted Service time limited appointment. This appointment does not offer re-employment rights back to career status within FAS, as described in CFR, Chapter 352. The employee may seek re-employment rights from their losing agency prior to accepting this Schedule B appointment. Please note that agencies are not required to grant re-employment rights.
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