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Deputy Director Grantmaking and Portfolio Management Bi Lingual

Company name
Inter-American Foundation

Salary
$96,970.00 to $148,967.00

Location
Washington, DC

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Open & closing dates

02/09/2018

to

02/23/2018

Salary

$96,970 to $148,967 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 13 - 14

Work schedule

Full-Time

Appointment type

Permanent

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

Washington DC, DC

1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

This job is open to

The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.

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Announcement number

IAF-18-DE-10136254AM

Control number

491044700

Duties

Duties

Summary

This position is a new position, the incumbent will serve in a senior manager capacity, as the Deputy to the Managing Director for Grantmaking and Portfolio Management, and participates in the oversight and management of the grants process, periodic portfolio management reviews, and as the first line supervisor to program support staff. Created by Congress and established as part of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1969, the Inter-American Foundation (IAF) is an independent agency of the United States government that promotes and invests in citizen-led grassroots initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean The IAF directly serves U.S. interests, provides a cost-effective approach to development assistance, delivers results, and contributes to specialized capabilities and expertise that complement other U.S. foreign assistance work. Since beginning operations in 1972, the Inter-American Foundation has awarded nearly 5,400 grants to fund projects that expand economic development, enhance peace and security, strengthen governance, and unlock private, public, and community resources. See www.iaf.gov

for more information.

This position is being advertised concurrently with vacancy announcement #IAF-18-MP-10136257AM using Merit Promotion procedures. If interested, refer to that announcement to determine if you meet MP requirements and can apply to that announcement. NOTE: You must apply separately to each announcement in order to be considered under both.

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Responsibilities

s a Deputy Director, Grantmaking and Portfolio Management (Bi-lingual) typical work assignments include:

Assists in the management and oversight of grants administration and participates in country portfolio reviews.

Supervises professional and support staff as well as overseas Personal Service Contractors (PSCs) - plans, distributes and monitors work assignments, provides feedback on performance, etc.

Ensures a grants portfolio that fosters the social and economic improvement of poor communities in Latin America and the Caribbean, and advances the Foundation's mission as a resource for grassroots development.

Analyzes and provides program management guidance on development and implementation opportunities.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

14

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

United States Citizens

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job family (Series)

0101 Social Science

Requirements

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

US Citizenship is required.

Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.

Direct Deposit of pay is required.

Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.

This position contains a selective placement factor (SPF) that is part of the minimum requirement of the position. If you do not meet the SPF, you are ineligible for further consideration. The SPF for this position is: Fluency in both English and Spanish, orally and in writing, in order to review proposals written in Spanish, and communicate with grantees and others in Latin America and the Caribbean. This must be documented in your resume.

Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If applicable, you must also submit an SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference plus the proof required by that form. Failure to provide this documentation may result in a non preference determination. For more information on veterans' preference (see https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-employment-initiative/vet-guide/

Qualifications

Basic Requirements: Applicants must meet one of the following basic requirements to be eligible for the Social Science Analyst occupation:

Degree: behavioral or social science, or related discipline appropriate to the position.

OR

Combination of education and experience that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.

OR

Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.

In addition to the meeting the basic requirements above, applicants must meet the specialized experience for each grade level.

Applicants for the GS-13 grade level must possess one year of specialized experience to at least the GS-12 level.

Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes but is not limited to demonstrated experience regarding international or grassroots development work with an emphasis on Latin America; monitoring and coordinating programs or grants to make recommendations; and, experience involving economic assistance projects and the interrelationships of the different grant and aid processes. In addition, demonstrated experience serving in a leadership or mentoring capacity (team leader, supervisory, or comparable role); overseeing procurement functions; and formulating and evaluating solutions is required. This experience must be clearly reflected in your resume.

Applicants for the GS-14 grade level must possess one year of specialized experience to at least the GS-13 level.

Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes but is not limited to demonstrated experience that reflects having served as a subject matter expert providing regarding international or grassroots development work with an emphasis on Latin America; monitoring and coordinating programs or grants to make recommendations; and, experience involving economic assistance projects and the interrelationships of the different grant and aid processes. In addition, demonstrated experience supervising activities including providing technical advice and guidance to subordinate staff; defining and establishing objectives; identifying alternative approaches; overseeing procurement functions; and formulating and evaluating solutions is required. This experience must be clearly reflected in your resume.

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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

If qualifying based on EDUCATION you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

Only education from institutions which are accredited or preaccredited/candidate for accreditation may be used to meet education requirements.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

The duties of this position are suitable for occasional telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.

Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period and/or a 1-year supervisory or managerial probationary period.

Work Schedule:

This position allows for a flexible work schedule.

Miscellaneous:

IAF uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.

If selection is made below the full performance level, promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition. However, promotion(s) will depend on the performance of the incumbent and are not guaranteed.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the application process is complete, qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. The categories for this announcement are defined as: Best-Qualified and Qualified. Your resume and supporting documentation will then be used to determine if you are qualified for this job. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

Community Development

Manages Human Resources

Oral Communication

Program Planning and Resource Development and Management

Written Communication

The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the rule of three, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligible within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).

If selected for an interview, a portion of the session may be held in Spanish.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Required Documents

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment mm/yy and duties performed.

2. Other supporting documents:

College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education or if this position has a basic education requirement

Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g. DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)

Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)

Cover Letter, optional but recommended

It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted prior to the closing date of the announcement.

Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

Benefits

Benefits

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

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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.

How to Apply

How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date to receive consideration.

To begin, click Apply Online to access an online application. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account.

You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation, and submit the application.

You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login

, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

You may preview the Assessment Questionnaire at: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10136254

If you have questions about thisjob, please contact the HR Office representative listed in the Agency Contact Info section of this vacancy announcement. If you need assistance in applying on-line, please refer to the How to Apply section above and explore the Federal Application Process information on the USAJobs website

Agency contact information

Amanda Maes

Phone

(303) 980-3836

Email

amanda_maes@ibc.doi.gov

Address

Inter-American Foundation

1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Suite 1200 North

Washington, DC

US

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Next steps

For status updates on your application, please follow the directions listed above in the How to Apply section. Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. If you are selected for an interview for this position, you will be contacted directly. A final job offer for this position is typically made within several weeks after the closing date of the vacancy announcement. After confirming a job offer, all other applicants will be notified of their non-selection.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

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 and hiring process 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.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: 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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Inter-American Foundation
Website : http://www.iaf.gov/

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