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Peace Corps Supervisory Assessment & Placement Specialist in Washington, District Of Columbia

Summary This position is located in the Office of Volunteer Recruitment and Selection (VRS), Assessment & Placement Division. This position is responsible for day-to-day coordination and management of a team of Volunteer Placement and Assessment Specialists (Placement Officers). These Placement Specialists are engaged in assessing applicant skills and suitability, interviewing, and issuing invitations to eligible volunteer candidates. The Placement Supervisor also serves as a Liaison to the Regions. Responsibilities The Supervisory Program Specialist (Assessment & Placement) performs the following major duties: Supervisory Responsibilities: Leads, supervises, and directs the Volunteer Placement Program Implementation and Coordination through subordinate Placement Specialists. Ensures an even distribution of work, balancing assignments within the team. Monitors the status and progress of work and make day-to-day adjustments in accordance with established priorities for the Office of Placement, VRS and the Agency in order to optimize country fills. Instructs employees in specific task and job techniques. Reviews staff productivity, monitors areas of concern, and oversees implementation of solutions presented. Maintains current knowledge of Placement policies and issues. Provides information to staff regarding procedures, policies and directives. Conducts relevant training for staff. Advises Placement Specialists about processes and questions that may arise regarding the re- application issues. Program Planning/Management: Assists in determining the need for written policies and procedures, oversee their development, and review and recommend approval upon completion. Develops and maintains standard operating procedures that inform and support coordination between the Placement Office and other relevant Agency units. Conducts periodic evaluation of ongoing functions to ensure that programs meet their stated goals. Identify areas where operational efficiency can be enhanced and recommend related enhancements to the Director of Placement. Remains current on the agency's major program development trends and trends affecting the supply and demand of generalist and specialist Volunteers. Recommends actions necessary to maintain or improve the quality and quantity of services, introduce or refine automation, reassigns personnel, and proposes the modification of unit resources. Directs and reviews all reporting, and analysis of statistical data relating to program operations and directs and personally performs special studies regarding this data. Devises new analytical techniques to evaluate complex programs. Liaison, Coordination with Regions and Other Stakeholders: As Liaison, Serves as point of contact for Regional Recruitment Supervisors. Facilitates discussions with Regions and Posts about skill sets required by country programs. Collaborates with Regions to standardize and oversee the creation of and monitor Job-Specific-Requests (JSRs). Provides JSR-related advice to Regions regarding training class balance and general training class inquiries. Develops effective relationships with regional program and training advisors and field assistance staff in relation to overseas project planning and review. Provides customer service to candidates to help them move through the placement system and coordinate with Posts, Regions, the Office of Health Services, and other Agency units as required to assist candidates through the placement process. Collaborates with regions on designing strategies for optimum fill rates, and likewise works on short term trainee input shortfalls. Requirements Conditions of Employment Please read this announcement in its entirety prior to submitting your application. You must be a U.S. Citizen. You must be at least 18 years of age. All Federal employees are required to have federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so. For additional information, see You must complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency. You must go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. These documents must be unexpired original or certified copies. You must successfully complete a background security investigation with favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet this requirement will be grounds for employment termination. Prior to employment, and in compliance with statutes 5 USC 3322 and 22 USC 2507b, Peace Corps will conduct a check of Peace Corps records for both Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and former Peace Corps employees. All new employees are required to certify and submit a state of understanding acknowledging adherence to the Peace Corps condition of employment prior to day 1 of employment with the Peace Corps. This is not a bargaining unit position. A one-year supervisory probationary period is required. The initial appointment to this position cannot exceed five years. Qualifications All qualification requirements must be met by June 17, 2024. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To ensure full credit for your experience, please indicate the start and end dates (month, day, and year) of employment, the number of hours worked per week, and the location of employment in your resume. Qualification claims will be subject to verification. This vacancy is being announced at one grade level: FP-03 FP-3: Qualifying experience for the FP-3 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the FP-4 or GS-12 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 include: Experience assisting in determining the need for written policies and procedures, oversee their development, and review and recommend approval upon completion; Experience developing and maintaining standard operating procedures that inform and support coordination between various offices and divisions; Experience coaching, mentoring and developing staff, including overseeing new employee training and career development opportunities. 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 Time-in-Grade Requirements: Internal applicants and Federal employees who are currently holding, or who have 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 (FP-4 or GS-12).Note: All current or former Federal employees (including internal 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).All qualification requirements must be met by June 17, 2024. Qualification claims will be subject to verification. Please note: Peace Corps employees are employed using the Foreign Personnel (FP) pay scale. The FP pay plan does not follow the same structure as the GS pay plan. In the FP pay plan, as the grade-level numbers decrease the level/pay for the position increases (e.g., the FP-09 is the lowest entry-level pay and the FP-01 is the highest senior-level pay). Education Additional Information The minimum and maximum salaries listed on this announcement do not include locality pay. Salary will be adjusted in accordance with the locality pay of the duty location after selection. Peace Corps Information: This is a federal civilian job in the Excepted Service. Peace Corps employees are paid on the Foreign Personnel (FP) pay scale. Telework eligible positions do not guarantee telework. See Peace Corps Manual Section 623 for agency policy regarding telework. Remote-work eligible positions do not guarantee remote work. See Peace Corps Manual Section 633 for agency policy regarding remote work. The Peace Corps uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities. This is a drug-free workplace and we promote a drug-free environment. Additional hiring needs may be filled through this vacancy. Intelligence Background Information: Peace Corps Manual Section 611 is applicable to this position: This 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. Acceptance of employment with Peace Corps precludes employment by certain intelligence organizations for a specific period of time, determined by the employing agency, after Peace Corps employment ceases. Applicants who are found to be otherwise qualified will be required to submit a completed Intelligence Background Questionnaire upon request, 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 disqualification from 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 you or an immediate family member have been employed by or associated with the NSA, you or your family member must contact the NSA Prepublication Review Office at 443-634-4095.