OTI Supervisory Program Specialist

USAID, Office of Transition Initiatives
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
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  • Posted
    Jul 22

Position description

USAIDis using this vacancy announcement to recruit under the following areas of consideration: a) All U.S. Citizens (no prior Federal experience required); and b) Status Candidates (on career or career-conditional appointments), including former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility, those eligible for CTAP; ICTAP, VEOA; special hiring programs under a non-competitive appointment authority; Executive Order 12721, and individuals on interchange agreement with Other Merit Systems.


  • Provides technical leadership and management supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the Divisions. Performs the administrative and human resource management. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members.
  • Responsible for furthering the goals of Equal-Employment Opportunity (EEO) by adhering to non-discriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or handicap.
  • Coordinates and directs the accomplishment of all functions comprising the assigned mission of the relevant support division within CPS/OTI which plans and develops USAID conflict prevention and stabilization programs of national scope and impact..
  • Determines the need for written policies and procedures, designates subordinates to develop policy and procedural documents, and reviews and approves them upon completion.


Conditions of Employment

  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below).
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is required.
  • If you have no prior Federal experience or are selected under Delegated Examining procedures, you will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • If you select to be considered under Merit Promotion requirements, you must meet the Time-in-Grade requirements before the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
  • These are Testing Designated Positions (TDP's) under the Agency's approved Drug-Free Work Place Program. All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.


Specialized Experience:

GS-15: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower level for this position includes: (a) providing policy and budget guidance based upon an ability to analyze operations assistance supporting international political transitional situations; (b) serving as an expert on the most challenging operations issues related to programming in critical priority, crisis-prone countries, providing technical advice on overall program operational processes and methods; (c) leading diverse operational teams responding to international complex humanitarian or political crises; and (d) participating in the development and documentation of short- and long-range planning efforts.

This position includes a Selective Placement Factor (skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to - and essential for - satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placements Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration.
The selective placement factor for this position is: Documented experience leading an operational rapid response team in an organization that supports international development assistance programs. NOTE: Experience must be documented in your resume.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience relevant to the position's duties to be filled, including volunteer experience.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates will be referred to the selecting official if they are found well qualified. Well-qualifiedmeans an eligible applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities that clearly exceed the position's minimum requirements. In addition, a well-qualified employee must meet the qualification and eligibility requirements of the position, including any medical qualifications, suitability, and minimum education and experience requirements, meet all selective factors (where applicable); meet quality ranking factors and are assigned to the Silver Category or higher Category; be physically qualified with reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position; meet any special qualifying U.S. OPM-approved conditions; AND be able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry without additional training.

A well-qualified candidate will not necessarily meet the definition of highly or best qualified when evaluated against other candidates who apply for a particular position. Therefore, selecting officials will document the job-related reason(s) for qualification determinations without selective and quality ranking factors.


This position DOES NOT have a positive education requirement.

Therefore, no transcripts are required.

Application instructions

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