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Program Analyst, GS 11 - 12 Duties : Responsible for managing security-related AF contracts and grants and monitoring the full range of Sub-Saharan frican security issues and assisting with conflict management and building Sub-Saharan African security institutions and capacities, working through the interagency process and with Embassies overseas. At the GS-11 and 12 level, performs essentially the same duties as outlined below; however, the scope and complexity of assignments at the GS-11 level are of less responsibility and independence and receive closer than normal supervision than at the GS-12 grade level. Performs all required contract administration and management actions for preaward, award, postaward, and closeout for grants and contracts. Coordinates with the Acquisition Quality Management (AQM) office in performing closeouts of the grants and contracts. Analysis/monitors political, economic, social, military and other significant developments and trends in Sub-Saharan Africa in order to gauge the effectiveness of, and facilitate, efforts to achieve U.S. security policy objectives in Africa. Evaluates program effectiveness as evidenced by improvement or deterioration in the political, economic, or social conditions with the assigned country. Provides informational consultations and orientations to colleagues and management officials in the Department and the interagency arena. Advises on country or region specific issues and problems; develops and proposes resolutions of policy and procedural issues and coordinates implementation of policy decisions. Conducts domestic and overseas site visits as needed to collect information on problems and possible solutions in policy and program implementation. May serve as a point of contact for diplomatic missions and civic organizations, representing the interests of assigned country or countries to the United States; directing their inquiries to appropriate parties and facilitating their requests as appropriate. Drafts, clears, and recommends policy and procedures implementation guidance for use by posts in assigned countries.
Qualification and Experience
Qualification : Applicants applying for the GS-11 grade level must meet one of the following requirements: A. Have at least 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service which provided you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.
Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Experience applying foreign policy objectives and programs for Sub-Saharan African regions. Experience providing insight into country or regional affairs on U.S. policy choices.
OR B. Have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M. from an accredited college or university.
OR C. Have a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience (as described above), which is equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal Service. This experience and education together meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
Combination of Experience and Education: When an applicant has less than one year of specialized experience as described in the announcement, he or she may combine successfully completed graduate-level education with experience to meet the total qualification requirements. Generally, 18 graduate semester hours is equivalent to 1 full-time year of graduate study (your school and department determine what constitutes 1 full time year of graduate study). The percentage of specialized work experience and the percentage of graduate study must total at least 100%.
Applicants applying for the GS-12 level must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Experience applying foreign policy objectives and programs in Sub-Saharan Africa to assess the relevancy and implications of U.S. foreign policy. Experience providing guidance and consultation to management with regard to the interpretation and application of analyses. Experience establishing liaisons at all levels throughout the foreign policy and intelligence communities. There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-12 position.
Deadline : 04/16/2018.
Announcement number HRSC-AF-2018-0001. Apply online. No email.
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