This establishes an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT which will be utilized to maintain eligible/qualified applicants to be considered for current Director of Programming and Training(DPT) vacancies with the Peace Corps (PC).
This position is located in a PCpost overseas. The DPT provides overall vision and direction for post-level programming and training activities and supervises a multi-cultural programming and training staff. The DPT reports to the Country Director.
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Location: Panama City, Panama
Posted Date: 7/29/2020
Time-in-Grade Requirements: Any individual who is currently holding, or who has 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). NOTE: All current or former Federal employees, including Peace Corps 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).
You must meet the specialized experience at the grade level(s) in which you choose to be considered by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of the announcement. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To ensure full credit for your experience, please indicate dates of employment by month, day, and year and the number of hours worked per week in your resume.
DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE:PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination.
This vacancy is being announced at two (2)grade levels:
Education cannot be substituted at the FP-2 and FP-3 grade levels. FP-2Qualifying experience for the FP-2 gradelevel includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the FP-3 orGS-13 grade 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 includes: Managing multicultural teams in the design, implementation and evaluation of an international organization's programming and training activities and functions; developing and enforcing policies, procedures, and program management controls impacting an organization’s programming and training activities; Establishing, managing, and evaluating work plans, assignments and overall performance of programming and training staff; and leading the design, implementation and facilitation of professional development opportunities.
FP-3Qualifying experience for the FP-3 grade level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the FP-4 or GS-11/12 grade levelwhich 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 includes: Coordinating, implementing and evaluating an organization's programming and training activities and functions; effectively applying methodologies, practices, procedures, instructions and policies relating to an organization’s programming and training activities and functions. Coordinating and evaluating work plans, assignments, and performance of programming and training staff; and participating in the design, implementation, and facilitation of professional development opportunities.
SelectivePlacement Factor(s):Selective Placement Factors (SPFs) are knowledge, skills, abilities, or special qualifications that are in addition to the minimum requirements in a qualification standard, but are determined to be essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of a particular position. Applicants who do not meet a selective placement factor are ineligible for further consideration.This position hasone(1)selective placement factor, which applicants must meet in order to be eligible for this position:
Two (2) years of international development experience working in transitioning or developing international countries, or community development experience working with underserved multicultural communities in the United States. Experience may be with private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), or government organizations (local, state, and/or federal). Professional experience must include either an international focus or a focus on domestic communities that are made up of a majority of culturally diverse members.
Failure toprovide this information in your resume with date, month and years of service along with locationof service will result in automatic elimination from competition.Failure to meet this selective placement factor will result in disqualification. 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 https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.