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This position is located in the USAID Annex, 500 D Street, SW, Washington, DC , in the Bureau for Management, Office of Management Services, Headquarters Management Division (M/MS/HMD), at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) .
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This position is in the Bureau for Management's Office of Management Services, Headquarters Management Division (M/MS/HMD). The Office of Management Services provides administrative and logistical support services worldwide. It is comprised of the Office of the Director and the following four divisions: The Headquarters Management Division (OMD); the Travel and Transportation Division (TTD); the Overseas Management Division (OMD); and the Information and Records Management Division (IRD). The Headquarters Management Division (M/MS/HMD) provides USAID/Washington with timely administrative and logistical support services, such as emergency preparedness, health and safety, building maintenance, operational unit moves, shuttle services, space planning, and optimization and various other services that contribute to increased Agency efficiency and economy of operation.
The position serves as the Senior Project Manager for the Washington Real Estate Strategy (WRES) program. The WRES program was developed to address USAID's domestic real estate portfolio issues pertaining to modernization of USAID-Washington headquarters and annex facilities. This position also assists USAID's compliance with OMB Memorandum No. 2015-01 and other federal mandates to develop real property efficiency plans and implement office space design standards and usage.
As a Management and Program Specialist, your duties will include the following:
- Provide program management support to the Chief of Headquarters Management Division (M/MS/HMD) in areas of program planning, cost control, quality control and project administration; and provide expert project management of USAID Washington Real Estate Strategy (WRES) renovation and infrastructure improvement projects.
- Plan and establish project goals, objectives, and evaluation criteria and monitors progress throughout the duration of the project; develops comprehensive and detailed project plans including methodology, resource requirement, timelines, priorities and budget impact; and develop current, short, and long-range plans, policies, goals and objectives for USAID-Washington facilities.
- Manage all aspects of the project's scope, Schedule and budget and ensure latest trends and state of the art technologies in facility design, construction, alterations, space management, contracting, negotiations, and knowledge management are applied. Develop and recommend innovative solutions to address unanticipated project complications. Manage the work of the unit across a Matrix Organization to ensure project milestones are met, projects are initiated, budgeted for, and executed using the proper acquisition method. Ensure completion of project documents; make certain they are uploaded into systems of record to track established performance metrics and historical trends.
- Provide stakeholder management by negotiating and coordinating project plans, budget objectives and schedules for bureaus and independent offices. Maintains and oversees continuous contacts with GSA; architectural, engineering and construction firms, as well as local zoning and permit offices. Brief key leaders on costs, impacts, feasibility, alternatives, issues, recommendations and status of project development.
- Assist contracting officer and Contracting Officer Representative (COR) in developing statements of work, determinations, findings and solicitation documents. Oversee and review project designs and coordinates development of design and bid packages. Prepares and reviews construction schedules and budgets. Participate in architectural, engineering, construction and lease negotiations. Serve as contracting officer representative for repair, alterations and minor renovation projects awarded by USAID.
- provide ongoing procedural guidance to the division chief and other WRES members throughout the life-cycle of the WRES program; conducting quarterly reviews; coordinating reporting and knowledge-management requirements, including developing and maintaining a knowledge-management platform for the WRES program to use; and managing audits and evaluations regarding the WRES program. Serve as a liaison with high-ranking officials in other Federal agencies, top-level Agency managers, and various other stakeholders in the Agency's real property management efforts.
- Provide Agency managers with objectively based information derived through application of quantitative/qualitative tools for making decisions on the administrative and programmatic aspects of the WRES program. Analyze and evaluate the feasibility, practicality, and effectiveness of existing and proposed WRES programs and policies. Review measurement results to determine if Agency plans are achieved. Coordinate and direct the development of reports, correspondence, and other documents to communicate policies, programs and results Agency-wide.
14 - The full performance level of this position is GS-14
Job family (Series)
0343 Management And Program Analysis
Conditions of Employment
- United States Citizenship is required.
- Relevant experience (see Qualifications below).
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
- Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service.
- You will be required to serve a one year probationary period.
- Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is required.
Note: Your answers to the assessment questionnaire must be supported in your resume.
GS-14 You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; we consider part-time work on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower level for this position includes: (1) Mastery of a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of program effectiveness or the improvement of complex management processes and systems; (2) Extensive knowledge and understanding of USAID operating components, program and crisis response objectives and goals, the sequence and timing of key program events ad milestones, and the key criteria to evaluate program; (3) Skill in the planning organizing of work and the effectivenegotiation with management to accept and implement recommendations where the proposals involve substantial agency resources, require extensive changes in established procedures, or may be in conflict with the desires of the USAID program studied; (4)Skill in analyzing, interpreting, and applying complex legislative policy and regulatory decisions to develop plans, procedures and guidance for all disciplines within the program segment.
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, relevant to the duties of the position to be filled, including volunteer experience.
ICTAP candidates will be referred to the selecting official if they are found well qualified. Well-qualified means an eligible employee who possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum requirements of the position. A well-qualified employee must meet the qualification and eligibility requirements of the position, including any medical qualifications, suitability, and minimum education and experience requirements, meet all selective factors (where applicable); meet quality ranking factors and are assigned to the Silver Category or higher Category; be physically qualified with reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position; meet any special qualifying U.S. OPM-approved conditions; AND be able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry without additional training.
A well-qualified candidate will not necessarily meet the definition of highly or best qualified when evaluated against other candidates who apply for a particular position. In the absence of selective and quality ranking factors, selecting officials will document the job-related reason(s) for qualification determinations.
This position does not have a defined education requirement. Therefore, no transcripts are required .
USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in the District of Columbia, we operate in more than 100 countries around the world, playing an active and critical role in the promotion of U.S. foreign policy interests. When crisis strikes; when rights are repressed; when hunger, disease and poverty rob people of opportunity; USAID acts on behalf of the American people to help expand the reach of prosperity and dignity to the world's most vulnerable people. USAID employees and contractors must commit to maintaining a workplace free of sexual misconduct, including harassment, exploitation, and abuse and adhere to USAID's Counter-Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct. For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit (see application details) For more information about USAID, visit (see application details)
This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
These are Testing Designated Positions (TDP's) 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.
Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is required.
Moving and relocation expenses are not authorized.
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It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your application package to ensure you meet the job and eligibility requirements, including the education and experience required for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/ No, Multiple Choice questions) to determine if your resume supports your answers to the assessment questionnaire. If your resume does not reinforce your responses to the online assessment questionnaire, it will affect your eligibility for further consideration. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we will rate you as ineligible. We will refer all candidates that we rank as Highly Qualified to the hiring manager, and they may invite the referred applicants for an interview.
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies:
- Technical Competence
- Customer Service
- Planning and Evaluating
- Problem Solving
- Decision Making
- Oral Communications
- Written Communications
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
- Resume showing relevant experience.
- Veterans' documentation, if requesting consideration under any Veterans' hiring eligibilities ( veterans' preference and Veterans Recruitment Appointment ).
- If seeking eligibility based on any other special hiring authority (e.g. disabled veteran, Schedule A, special hiring programs ).
- ICTAP Eligibles: Must submit a copy of the appropriate documentation such as a reduction-in-force (RIF) separation notice, a SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a direct reassign or transfer of function to another commuting area. You MUST also submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record of at least "fully successful" (Level III) or equivalent, along with your application/resume package.
- If this position requires proof of higher education, you must submit a copy of your transcript (unofficial transcript) or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. Please refer to (see application details) for more information. Please be advised that an official transcript will be required if you are selected for the position.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .
Working for USAID offers comprehensive benefits including paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life and health insurance, and the Federal Employees Retirement System. You can explore the benefits offered to most Federal employees at (see application details) . USAID's headquarters is in downtown Washington, D.C., at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., on the Federal Triangle Metro Blue and Orange Lines. The office is within walking distance of restaurants, shops, museums, and the Washington Monument. A physical fitness facility and food court are on site. You may be eligible for telework per Agency policy.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
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- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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