August 31, 2011 at 12:54 pm #140065
Agency: Peace Corps
Sub Agency: Peace Corps
Job Announcement Number: DPC11-A0105-SH
$53,350.00 – $78,347.00 /year
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 to Wednesday, August 31, 2011
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time Term, not to exceed 30 Months
1 vacancy – Washington, DC
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:
Still asking what you can do for your country?
The Peace Corps provides technical assistance to countries that request it by sharing America’s most precious resources – its people. The Peace Corps has helped local communities in 139 countries build a better life through the work of its Volunteers. Since 1961, over 195,000 Volunteers have served. The Peace Corps is an independent U.S. government agency promoting world peace and friendship through the work of its Volunteers.
Peace Corps positions are normally filled for an initial 2 1/2 year period, but may be extended to a total 5 year limit. This keeps our workplace vibrant and our ideas fresh.
Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Peace Corps applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on http://www.avuecentral.com/vacancy.html?ref=PVYHT.
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Additional Duty Location Info:1 vacancy – Washington, DCDUTIES:
Provides human resources management and administrative advice and coordination support to an organization. Acts as a liaison with the human resources office. Coordinates personnel actions and maintains records such as performance ratings, position descriptions, and award nominations. Provides human resource advisory services to managers and performs related functions.
Provides position management advice and recommendations to agency managers including providing guidance on the distribution of workload among positions and organizations, and on the skills mix or categories of employees needed to do the work.
Identifies and resolves problems related to agency programs or services.
Researches and/or analyzes problems, issues, or program requirements.
Qualifications and Evaluations
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Ability to plan and execute work.
Ability to provide advice and guidance to managers related to administrative functions within an organization, including human resources, budgeting/finance, and contracting/procurement.
Knowledge of management principles and evaluation techniques related to management programs and/or systems.
Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and regulations related to Human Resources Programs in the Federal Service.
Ability to meet and deal with others.
Skill in working in a rapidly changing environment and prioritizing assignments with competing and constantly changing priorities.
Demonstrated ability to develop reports and manage databases
Demonstrated ability to communicate in writing to prepare letters, memos, cables, reports, and other official correspondence in a professional setting
MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Qualifying experience for the FP-05 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the FP-07 or GS-7 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.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: The experience requirement for the FP-05 level may be met by two (2) full academic years of graduate level education or completion of all requirements for a master’s or equivalent graduate degree, or completion of all requirements for an LL.B or J.D. degree.
COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements.
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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:Your application will be automatically evaluated and rated by the system. Additionally, we will conduct a quality review of your on-line application and supporting documents. Your on-line responses must be supported by the information you provide in your work history information.
Benefits and Other Info
BENEFITS:See Other Information.
Ten Reasons to Work for Peace Corps! — (1) Voted in the top 5 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government for small agencies in 2010, (2) the Peace Corps has a unique global mission. (3) Benefits include higher salary caps than the Federal standard with (4) quicker step increases. (5) Peace Corps employees earn non-competitive eligibility after 3 years of service and (6) have the chance to be selected for an annual Leadership Development Academy. (7) The working environment is highly flexible with alternative schedules, credit hours, teleworking. (8) Theres a Distinguished Speaker Series, and (9) work-life programs including Metro and bicycle subsidies. (10) Peace Corps has a vibrant Community atmosphere; established through President Kennedys call to service; the Peace Corps asks applicants what you can do for your country . . . and the world.
If you have engaged in intelligence activity or related work, you may not be eligible to apply for positions at Peace Corps. Please click on the Public Notice Vacancy Announcement and refer to the ‘Other Significant Facts’ section for details.
If you are claiming Veteran’s Preference you must attach your supporting documents to receive your preference points. For more information please click on the Public Notice Vacancy Announcement and refer to the ‘Other Significant Facts’ section for details.
A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet this requirement will be grounds for employment termination.
Both online and offline application assistance can be obtained by contacting the Avue Help Desk at 1-800-407-0147 or [email protected] or by clicking on the “TECHNICAL SUPPORT” button while working in the automated system.
When completing your Avue application online, you will receive a pop-up warning message after 45 minutes. It is strongly recommended that you save your data often, and turn off your pop-up blocker in order to receive any system time-out warning.
The primary method of applying for this vacancy is online via the Internet at http://www.avuedigitalservices.com/pc/applicant.html. If you do not have access to the Internet, you are strongly encouraged to visit your library, state employment commission, or a commercial establishment that provides Internet access to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, you may call the contact phone number listed on this announcement to obtain a copy of the vacancy announcement, applicant qualification form (Form No. F-15566-AVUE), and instructions for completing the form. No other form of application will be accepted.
Applications and supporting documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your application will be automatically evaluated and rated by the system. Additionally, the Peace Corps Human Resources Office will conduct a quality review of your on-line application and supporting documents before your rating becomes final. This quality review will be based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training as it relates to the duties of this position. Your on-line responses must be supported by the information you provide in your application and work history information.
Applicants submitting documents can electronically attach them, or scan and attach them, to the employment application. If this is not possible, copies of documents can be faxed to 253-573-9869, or mailed to the following address: Peace Corps, c/o Avue Technologies Corporation, ATTN: Direct Services, 1145 Broadway Plaza, Suite 800, Tacoma, WA 98402. All faxed or mailed proof documents must be identified with applicant’s name and vacancy announcement number.
All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors.
If you have a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, or have questions regarding reasonable accommodation, please contact our American Diversity Program office at 202-692-2139. You can send an email to [email protected] or [email protected].
Moving expenses are not authorized.
Relocation expenses are not authorized.
BENEFITS: A variety of health insurance plans; retirement system with investment options; paid holidays; paid sick and annual (vacation) leave; life insurance; incentive systems; and training and development opportunities. Employees located in the United States may also receive subsidized transportation, flexible work schedule, and a family/worklife program.
PRIOR INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITY OR RELATED WORK: Individuals who have been engaged in certain intelligence activity or related work or who have been employed by or connected with an intelligence agency are ineligible for employment with Peace Corps. 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.
As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
VETERAN’S PREFERENCE: If you are claiming 5-point Veteran’s Preference, a DD-214 must be submitted with your application. To receive 10-point preference, in addition to your DD-214, you must also submit an SF-15 and an official statement, issued in 1991 or later, from the Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that the veteran has a service-connected disability of 10% or more. This documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement; failure to submit will disallow the additional points for preference being added to your score.
This position is excluded from provisions of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP).
A six-month trial period is required.
How To Apply
HOW TO APPLY:Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Peace Corps applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on http://www.avuecentral.com/vacancy.html?ref=PVYHT.
If you are unable to apply online, you may contact the employing office for alternate application procedures. Please call Avue Help Desk at (800) 407-0147 or email at [email protected].
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:See Other Information.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Avue Help Desk
Phone: (800) 407-0147
Email: [email protected]
1111 20th Street NW
Office of Human Resource
Washington, Dist of Columbia 20526
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:Your application will be automatically evaluated and rated by the system. Additionally, we will conduct a quality review of your on-line application and supporting documents. Your on-line responses must be supported by the information you provide in your work history information.
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