Millennium Challenge Corporation
$125,000.00 to $175,692.00
Open & closing dates
$125,000 to $175,692 per year
Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.
Whether you are new to the Federal Government or an experienced professional seeking a career change, visit our Website at http://www.mcc.gov
to see the kinds of dynamic projects our staff are undertaking. If you want a career where you can see the difference your work makes, then join the Millennium Challenge Corporation!
Our model is defined by principles of selectivity, country ownership, transparency, and a focus on results. Our values identify who we are and what is important to us. MCC's values are CLEAR - Collaboration, Learning, Excellence, Accountability and Respect. We recruit staff that will embody and uphold these values.
This position is located in the Sector Operations (SO) Division, Department of Department of Compact Operations (DCO), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).
Although the position is advertised equivalent to SES/SL in pay, MCC uses a pay banded system to compensate employees. This position is pay band MC-2D which is generally equal to SES/SL pay only.
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As The Senior Operations Advisor (SOA) you will report to the Practice Lead/Senior Director (PLSD) Human and Community Development. You will work with MCC country teams and selected country counterparts to develop, implement and/or refine proposals for MCC-sponsored activities, focusing primarily on education, including new pedagogical techniques, decentralized school management, employability, skills development, strengthened education systems, and new approaches to technical and vocational training. In general, MCC is trying to link education outcomes more closely to economic growth. As SOA you will:
Contribute to the development of policies, strategies, and plans for development assistance programs/projects.
Provide specialized expertise to senior MCC management officials and others developing and monitoring policies, strategies, processes, and programs related to human and community development, specifically on education, including new pedagogical techniques, decentralized school management, employability, skills development, strengthened education systems, and new approaches to technical and vocational training.
Develop, consolidate, and/or prepare briefing and background materials for SO, DCO and MCC senior management on relevant technical topics.
Represent MCC to senior U.S. Government officials, representatives of foreign governments, and a variety of other stakeholders, both domestic and international. Strengthen external partnerships to enhance attention to HCD-related issues.
Lead internal processes, conduct analysis, consult experts within and outside the agency, and provide authoritative recommendations related to integrating HCD-specific social science (e.g. economics, sociology, anthropology, and development studies) findings and practices into MCC analytical processes throughout compact development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation.
Serve as a senior-level member of the practice team led by the PLSD and coordinate with other staff to strengthen MCC's engagement across sectors in current thinking, approaches, strategies, tools and practices related human and community development in large-scale international development programs.
Serve as a senior-level liaison between the HCD practice group and MCC working groups and staff on assigned projects and issues that are critical for HCD but also involve and affect other offices (e.g. economic and beneficiary analysis and consultative processes).
Serve as acting PLSD for HCD when necessary.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Who May Apply
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Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
Conditions of Employment
Must be able to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance
More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 120 days
Designated and/or random drug testing required
Some domestic and international travel may be required
To qualify for pay band 2d you must meet the following:
Have at least one year of specialized experience comparable to the MCC Pay Band 3a (GS-15) or an equivalent level which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, this experience is defined as: senior level experience developing and monitoring policies, strategies, processes, and programs related to education, including new pedagogical techniques, decentralized school management, employability, skills development, strengthened education systems, and new approaches to technical and vocational training.; experience leading project and program design, development and implementation related to the integration of social scientific analysis into large-scale development programs; experience monitoring and managing issue resolution associated with complex, multi-year development programs and activities; and experience representing an organization to senior U.S. Government officials, representatives of foreign governments, and a variety of other stakeholders, both domestic and international. Note: This experience MUST be well documented within your resume or application.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to ensure the work history portion thoroughly documents the duties, responsibilities, and accomplishments that are directly related to this position in order to verify specialized experience.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit may be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. To receive credit you must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours worked per week.
Other benefits: Convenient location to metro, eligibility to join State Department Federal Credit Union, flexible work schedule and free use of an on-site gym and locker room with shower facility.
The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower level, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
Qualifications by Closing Date: You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Please note that qualification claims will be subject to verification.
Pay: Your pay will be set within the range specified in this vacancy announcement and will be based on your qualifications, education, experience, training, and availability of funds.
DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/ application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination.
Selectee may be required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form (OGE 450).
Probationary/Trial Period: You may be required to serve a one-year probationary/trial period.
Government Travel Card - You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government contractor issued travel card to be used for official business.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
A review of your application and supporting documents will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for the position and to ensure that you have been placed in the appropriate quality category. The HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME)will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities related to the position such as: Oral Communication
You will be evaluated based on Category Rating procedures. Based on the information you provided in your application package, you will be placed in one of three quality categories - Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Those applicants who are determined to be best qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and may be called for an interview.
If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience your category can and will be adjusted to more reflect your abilities, and you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
Application of veteran's Preference: Category rating and selection procedures place those with veteran's preference above non-preference eligible within each category. Veterans who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#GS-PROF-OCCUPATIONS
Background checks and security clearance
The following documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement:
Resume - Applicants MUST utilize resumes created using the USAJOBS-formatted Resume Builder (https:// www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/account/documents/resume/build/
Responses to Occupational Questionnaire
Unofficial college transcripts - if the position has an education requirement or if you are using education to qualify Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. If selected for the position, prior to your appointment, an official transcript will be required.
If you are displaced Federal employee, you may be entitled to receive special priority consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP). View information about ICTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered eligible under ICTAP or CTAP, you must be placed in the well-qualified category for this position, as described above.
Veterans Preference documentation (DD-214 - member 4 copy or other copies that indicate character of discharge or equivalent, SF-15 and VA Letter as appropriate) to validate your claim. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please go to: www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
If you are eligible for Special Appointment eligibility (e.g., 30% compensable veteran, individuals with disabilities, former Peace Corps or other noncompetitive eligibility candidates.) requires submission of supporting documentation. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/employ/students/fedhire.asp#authorities, http://www.usajobs.gov/ei/individualswithdisabilities.asp,http://www.opm.gov/disability
Form - Demographic Information on Applicants, OMB No. 3046-0046. This form is available at http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/upload/OMB-3046-0046.pdf
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.
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.
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How to Apply
How to Apply
Candidates MUST use USAJOBS-formatted resume using Resume Builder to apply to this position and to ensure that you have submitted a complete application. For tips on preparing your resume see: (https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include/
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Once your application is ready, you'll be sent from USAJOBS to the application system. Follow the prompts to complete your application and the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure that you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account at www.usajobs, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following 10115633. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 01/26/2018.
If you cannot apply online:
Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire/Oral Communication, Technical Competence, and Writing and
Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf
Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documentations to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission..
NOTE: Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process and may not be immediately available for review.
Agency contact information
Department of Compact Operations - DCO
1099 14th St, NW
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Upon receipt of the online questionnaire, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. We will assess your experience and transcript(s) (if appropriate), identify the best-qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interview. We will notify you by email after each of these steps has been completed. We expect to make a final job offer within 40 days after the deadline for applications.
By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work.
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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New employee probationary period
Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.
Millennium Challenge Corporation
Website : http://www.mcc.gov