This is an excepted service, time-limited, term appointment for up to2 years, with the possibility of extensions.
Excepted service positions do not afford competitive status.The Office of Capacity Building and Development (OCBD) within the Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides technical assistance to developing countries.
Within OCBD, the Development Resources and Disaster Assistance Division (DRDAD) develops and advances institutional capacity building, preparedness, and reconstruction programs in the program areas of rural development, natural resources management, and agricultural production and market systems, in partnership with developing countries and fragile states.
Core program areas are post conflict and disaster assistance, agricultural market systems development, rural development, and natural resource management.
Specific emphasis is oriented toward, but not limited to, administering and implementing Agency for International Development (USAID) funded programs under Participating Agency Service Agreements (PASAs).USDA (via FAS/OCBD/DRDAD) and USAID (via the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment [E3]) have signed a PASA to collaborate in the area of energy, global climate change, international environmental conventions and policies, microenterprise development, information communication technology, and urban programs.The incumbent will be assigned to the USAID/Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3), Global Climate Change (GCC) Office.
The USAID GCC Office is responsible for coordinating and reporting on implementation of USAID’s Climate Change and Development Strategy, coordinating with international organizations, donors, and processes that deal with climate change and development, and for providing thought leadership to advance climate-resilient, low emissions development through USAID efforts.
The GCC Office coordinates with other US government agencies on climate change as well as other bureaus and offices at USAID to carry out its work.
Salary Information: First time hires to the Federal governmentwould be expected to start at Step 1for the grade selected.
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including the following specialized experience and/or education, as identified by grade level.
FOR THE GS-14 LEVEL: In order to qualify for this position applicants must possess one year or more of specialized experience that was equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-13) in the Federal service.
Specialized experience may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors and is typically gained in the same field as the position being filled or another very closely related field.
Applicants must show evidence in their resumes of possession of at least one year of the following specialized experience: Mastery experience designing and implementing management and organizational principles for programs in developing countries, including planning, programming, budgeting, and evaluating; particularly in the areas of environment, natural resources management and/or climate change.
Experience in one or more of the following aspects engaging the private sector in global development: identifying partnership opportunities, brokering and cultivating relationships, facilitating partner negotiations, and/or formalizing partnership deal structures; a particularly in the areas of environment, natural resources management, and/or climate change.
Experience administering laws, policies, regulations, and precedents, including U.S. foreign policy.
Experience in written and oral communication involving directing, advising, or negotiating with stakeholders in developing countries.
Experience working collaboratively with cross-cultural and diverse work groups with varying levels of the organization, including issues related to diaspora engagement.
Extensive experience in forestry, natural resources management, environmental and/or climate change.
Failure to provide evidence of this specialized experience in your resume will result in an ineligible rating.Note: There is no education substitution for this grade level.
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, including volunteer experience.
US Citizens andNationals; no prior Federal experience is required.