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USAID Foreign Service Junior Officer Vacancies

The Junior Officer (JO) program is USAID's entry-level program into the Foreign Service. The JO program seeks the best-qualified junior professional candidates who are willing to make a long-term career commitment to the Foreign Service and international development. JOs begin their careers in formal training programs that are followed by rotational on-the-job, Washington-based training for up to one year, which may include language training. After completion of Washington training, JOs are assigned to an overseas office and receive broad-based training through rotational on-the-job assignments. The total JO training plan is approximately three years. Successful candidates will become representatives of USAID and the U.S. Government in the worldwide development arena. New Foreign Service Officers have five years in which to earn tenure in the Foreign Service. Tenure requirements include foreign language proficiency and successful completion of at least three years with the Agency, of which 18 months have to have been on a permanent overseas assignment in one of USAID's field offices. The three-year JO training program is included in the five-year tenure requirement.

Please see the following attachment for additional information on the Junior Officer program: Overview of the Junior Officer (JO) Program

To apply to one of these vacancies, please place your cursor over the position title below and follow the link. Also see: Tips for Applying for USAID Positions on the AVUE System

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Job Title:Junior Officer Program (JOP) Foreign Service Financial Management Officer (Backstop 04)

Agency:U.S. Agency for International Development

Sub Agency:United States Agency for International Development

Job Announcement Number:BS 04 JO/2012/January

SALARY RANGE:

$38,394.00 to $63,071.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 to Friday, February 10, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

FS-0501-05/06

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time Permanent - No time limit

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

05

DUTY LOCATIONS:

MANY vacancy(s) - Multiple locations Worldwide

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:

US Citizens; no prior Federal experience is required.

JOB SUMMARY:

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is looking for dynamic, committed Financial Management professionals who want to make a difference in the lives of millions across the globe. We are an independent federal agency with a long history of extending a helping hand to people overseas struggling to make a better life, recover from a disaster, or striving to live in a free and democratic country.

USAID's work in development joins diplomacy and defense as one of the three key pillars of our nation's foreign policy. USAID Foreign Service Officers are typically accorded diplomatic status when posted overseas. Our work supports long-term economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance. We operate in more than 100 countries in five regions of the world: Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia; the Middle East; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe and Eurasia. USAID works in close partnership with the governments and people in those countries, as well as with private voluntary organizations, universities, American businesses, other governments, trade and professional associations, faith-based organizations, and other U.S. government agencies. Our Foreign Service Officers work alongside Civil Service employees and contracted staff in our offices in Washington, DC and overseas. The Junior Officer Program offers entrance into the USAID Foreign Service through a three year training program, with opportunity for promotion in the first two years based on satisfactory performance. USAID offers generous federal benefits that include health and life insurance; annual, sick and home leave; contributory government pension system; assistance with repayment of student loans; and while serving overseas, government-provided housing, shipment of household effects, and other support. To learn more about USAID and our current job opportunities, please go to www.usaid.gov.

The Junior Officer (JO) program is USAID's entry-level program into the Foreign Service. The JO program seeks the best-qualified junior professional candidates who are willing to make a long-term career commitment to the Foreign Service and international development. JO's begin their careers in formal training programs that are followed by rotational on-the-job, Washington DC-based training for 6-18 months, which may include foreign language training. After completion of Washington training, JOs are assigned to an overseas office and receive additional broad-based training. This initial assignment is a directed assignment where the Office of Human Resources determines the optimal training site for the new employee, taking into consideration the employee's prior experience and family situation. After completing two years at the initial posting, the employee enters USAID's competitive bidding system where all Foreign Service Officers express their preferences for follow-on assignments in line with bidding instructions. Critical Priority Countries (CPCs -- currently Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Sudan) are the Agency's highest priority for staffing. Assignments in these countries are for 12 months. While CPCs are normally not used for initial training assignments for JOs, all Foreign Service Officers should anticipate serving at CPCs multiple times during their careers.

The total Junior Officer training plan is approximately three years. Successful candidates will become representatives of USAID and the U.S. government in the worldwide development arena.

New Foreign Service Officers have five years in which to earn tenure in the Foreign Service. Tenure requirements include foreign language proficiency and successful performance during at least three years in the agency, of which 18 months must have been on a permanent overseas assignment in one of USAID's field offices. Medical and security clearances must be updated. The three-year JO program is included in the five-year tenure requirement.

    KEY REQUIREMENTS


  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Must have worldwide availability.
  • Must be between 18 and 59 years old at time of application.

DUTIES:

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Financial Management Officers direct the accounting and payment operations in USAID missions worldwide. In addition, they provide significant levels of advisory services to all levels of the mission and host country governments. This includes administrative, operational, and program matters concerning financial, budgetary and resource management, and implementation issues.

  • Provide a full range of financial services including development of budgets and financial plans, control of obligations and expenditures, preparation and audit of payment vouchers, administration of payroll plans, salary and allowance payments, cashier operations, the purchase of foreign currencies, and disbursement of funds.


  • Assist managers in program decision-making and planning by analyzing financial aspects of various programs so that managers can determine the best use of limited resources.


  • Record, review, analyze and report financial data and plans.


  • Prepare financial or regulatory reports required by laws, regulations, or boards of directors.


  • Develop and maintain relationships with civilian financial institute personnel to facilitate financial activities.


  • Maintain current knowledge of federal and state policies and directives, and current accounting standards.


  • Provide assistance and advice on financial issues.

  • QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    Education & Experience:
    FS-06: Applicant must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and a CPA plus three (3) years of relevant experience; OR a Master's degree in a relevant major plus one (1) year of relevant experience, such as business administration, finance or public administration, management, or accounting with at least 30 semester hours at the undergraduate or graduate level in accounting and business law. Overseas experience is highly desirable.
    Relevant majors are Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or Public Administration Or Management.

    FS-05: Applicant must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and a CPA plus four (4) years of relevant experience with one (1) year overseas experience; OR a Master's degree in a relevant major plus two (2) years of relevant experience, such as business administration, finance or public administration, management, or accounting with at least 30 semester hours at the undergraduate or graduate level in accounting and business law. Overseas experience is highly desirable. Relevant experience is defined as professional work of a fiscal, financial management, auditing, accounting, or budgetary nature.

    An official set of transcripts and a copy of the CPA certificate must be provided by no later than the closing date. Failure to do so will result in the application being eliminated from consideration. Transcripts from any and all foreign educational instituions must be accompanied by an official Evaluation of Educational Credentials in order to be considered for the position.


    Required Competencies:

  • Interpersonal Skills - Considers and responds appropriately to the needs, feelings, and capabilities of different people in different situations; is tactful, compassionate and sensitive, and treats others with respect.


  • Written Communication - Expresses facts and ideas in writing in a clear, convincing and organized manner.


  • Teamwork - Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals.


  • Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.


  • Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, tax laws and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which show that you possess the knowledge, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered and references will be checked.

    BASIS OF RATING: Qualified applicants receive a score of 70 to 100 before veteran's preference points are applied (if applicable). You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience, and training you report relative to this position that show the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed on this vacancy announcement. USAID must be able to conduct reference checks as part of its assessment process. Applicants who do not permit reference checks from previous employers may be disqualified.

    IMPORTANT: If you are found to have rated your self assessment higher than the information in your on-line application, supporting documentation narratives, and/or any other relevant part of your application package; including attachments, a score will manually be determined that reflects your documented experience. This may result in a lowered score and may also eliminate you from the best qualified list.
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    BENEFITS:

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    OTHER INFORMATION:

    WHERE ARE WE:USAIDs headquarters is centrally located in downtown Washington, DC, at the prestigious Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on 14th and Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. We are located right on the Federal Triangle Metro (Blue and Orange Lines). The office is within walking distance of restaurants, shops, Smithsonian Institution museums and Washington Monument.

    Current USAID Foreign Service career and career candidate employees are not eligible to apply to this announcement. Applicants who previously applied for this position and were interviewed will not be invited for another interview within a 12 month period.


    SELECTIVE SERVICE. 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.

    Career appointments in the Foreign Service are covered by the Foreign Service Act of 1980, as amended, which requires an applicant to be 18 years old at time of application and which directs mandatory retirement at age 65. Given this mandatory retirement age and the fact that five years must be allowed to achieve tenure in the agency, there is an upper age limit of 59 at time of appointment to the Foreign Service.

    EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION

    If you are qualifying based on education, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or a list of courses showing title, number of credits, grade, and date of completion.

    To be used in meeting qualification requirements, a college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to the Database of Accreditation of Post-Secondary Institutions and Programs.  If we are unable to determine that you meet the required education, you will be found ineligible for further consideration.

    If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency; more information may be found at Acceptability of Higher Education for Meeting Minimum Qualification Requirements.  We recommend you get this process started as soon as possible to avoid delays in appointment if selected.

    A transcript is required.

    Veteran's preference applies. Qualified veterans will be considered consistent with the requirements of the Foreign Service Act.

    Medical Clearance - A medical clearance for the applicant is required prior to being hired for this position. Foreign Service members must be able to serve at any overseas post. Many facilities are remote, unhealthy, or have limited medical support. Therefore, each applicant must meet medical fitness standards which are, of necessity, often more rigorous than those of other professions. Prior to being appointed to the Foreign Service, applicants must have a thorough medical examination and receive an unlimited medical clearance for assignment worldwide. After receiving a conditional offer of employment, each applicant is provided with instructions for the examining physician(s), which outline the precise requirements. Applicants living within a fifty-mile radius of Washington, DC, must have the medical exam performed by the Department of State Office of Medical Services. USAID considers the medical condition of eligible family members for assignment purposes. Therefore, USAID requires medical clearances for eligible family members before they can travel overseas to accompany an employee on assignment at US Government expense. Family members who, for medical reasons, cannot accompany an employee on an overseas assignment, are usually eligible to receive a separate maintenance allowance.

    These are Testing Designated Positions (TDPs) 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.


    HOW TO APPLY:

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    Please carefully read all the instructions before you begin the application process.

    Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for US Agency for International Development applicants. To begin the application process, please click on the "Apply Online" button to the right.

    All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical disabilities, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors.


    The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

    We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.

    Step 1 - Create a resume with USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov)
    - We suggest you go to the end of the Qualifications & Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 3. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions.
    - You must create a resume in USAJOBS. You must also upload a resume or CV. Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.

    Step 2 - Apply Online
    Click the "Apply Online" link of this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the USAID's CareerConnector website to complete the application process.

    Step 3 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application
    If this is your first time on USAID's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finished" button.

    Step 4 - Review and Confirm Your Submission
    You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents (see step 5 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finished" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.

    Step 5 - Submit Required Documents
    You can submit any required documents (discussed below) by document upload or fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit.

    Document Upload: You may upload supporting documents in one of two ways:
    1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS. Or

    2. You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you have located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online." Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded.

    In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in CareerConnector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen. Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS.

    Fax: Create a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions. The fax number will be on the cover-sheet.

    USAID provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    Documents That May Be Required for Verification Of Eligibility:

  • Proof of United States Citizenship (birth certificate or other acceptable documentation).

  • Proof of military service (DD214s or other equivalent documents.

  • Proof of government service providing reinstatement eligibility Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50 or other equivalent document.

  • SF15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference and appropriate documentation (for 10-point compensable or non-compensable disability preference, Purple Heart, disability pension, or preference based on service of spouse or child).

  • Proof of eligibility for priority placement consideration under Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); i.e., copy of appropriate documentation such as RIF separation notice, or other notice of eligibility.

  • Proof of eligibility for special appointment authorities for people with disabilities. Proof of disability from military service (i.e., letter from Veterans Administration or a branch of the armed forces indicating disability and the amount [%] of the disability, or certification from a State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency or Veterans Administration).

  • Proof of government service meeting time-in-grade requirements.

  • Copy of college transcript if education was used to qualify you for the position.
  • AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    FS Careers
    Phone: 202-712-1441
    Fax: 202-216-3418
    Email: FScareers@usaid.gov
    Agency Information:
    United States Agency for International Development
    1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington , DC
    20523-0016
    US
    Fax: 202-216-3418

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which show that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered and references will be checked.





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