USPSC Executive Officer

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Closing date: 04 Apr 2017

For full information about this position, including instructions on how to apply, please see full announcement.

USAID’s Office of Crisis Surge Support Staff (CS3) in the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) is seeking highly motivated, highly qualified individuals who want the opportunity to help support USAID Missions abroad when faced with a natural disaster, political crisis, internal conflict or the need for increased support due to unforeseen circumstances. Created in 2013, CS3 prepares and rapidly mobilizes highly experienced, technical experts with critical development skill sets to support essential USAID Mission operations through the temporary deployment of intermittent, overseas U.S. Personal Services Contractors (USPSCs) known as the Firehouse. Intermittent USPSCs with CS3 have active security and medical clearances, badges, network access, diplomatic passports and all required training, including certifications and warrants where necessary. Firehouse members are available to USAID Missions upon Mission’s request to support management of field staff, provide technical expertise, temporarily fill newly created and vacant positions or augment staff in times of increased work load. The Firehouse’s wide array of technical skills ensures that CS3’s response to Mission requests is effective and fully integrated. As a member of this team, you will be available at short notice to play a crucial role in supporting USAID Missions and programs at a time when their success is most critical. Those serving in the Firehouse must be prepared to work abroad in USAID Missions and Embassies, often with little time for preparation. Deployments can be for any period of time from 2 to 10 months.

The Executive Officer will assist USAID Missions with the full range of administrative services including personnel management, procurement (GLAAS), ICASS, Travel (E-2) general services (leasing, non-expendable property [NXP], expendable property [EXP], etc.), records management, reviewing Mission EXO operations to identify management vulnerabilities, and work with Missions to correct vulnerabilities – including mentoring recently assigned EXOs, and training FSN/PSC and US/PSC staff to increase their competencies and capabilities.

The purpose of the work is to plan and carry out administrative programs that are vital to USG interests in the country of assignment and in the Region. The work involves determining the soundness of Mission management of programs and plans; developing and establishing new approaches and methods for use by the Mission of assignment and/or Missions throughout the Region; resolving problems that are critical to the accomplishment of important Agency objectives; providing authoritative advice and technical assistance to the Mission; or, developing or revising standards for use in developing and administering Mission programs. The Interim Executive Officer’s recommendations affect programs that are essential to the long-term mission of the Agency.

The work includes broad functions and processes found in USAID Executive Offices worldwide, including a wide variety of duties requiring many different and unrelated processes and methods applied to a broad range of activities, or intensive analysis and problem-solving. Assignments are characterized by unusual breadth, and normally involve several phases of the work being pursued concurrently with support from within and outside the organization. Decisions regarding what needs to be done include largely undefined issues and elements, requiring extensive analysis to determine the nature and scope of problems encountered. The work requires the Interim Executive Officer to establish new concepts, theories, or programs and considerable effort to resolve previously unyielding problems.

How to apply:

Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter.

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments. Your resume should include relevant trainings and certifications to demonstrate eligibility to obtain FAC-C Level I Certification and a Basic Level EXO Warrant.

(e) U.S. Citizenship

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

2. A one page narrative demonstrating how you are qualified for the position. The narrative should take into consideration the selection criteria, describing your experience, training, education, and/or awards you have received that are relevant to the position. If the narrative exceeds one page the additional pages will not be reviewed or evaluated.

3. USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

By submitting your application materials, you certify that all of the information on and attached to the application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. You agree to allow all information on and attached to the application to be investigated. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, please reference the solicitation number on your application, and as the subject line in any email.

Application documents must be emailed to:

CS3 Recruitment

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