Program Analyst (International Relations)

U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Aug-03-2018
  • Posted
    Jul 30

Position description

This position is located in the Department of the Interior, Office of the Assistant Secretary Insular and International Affairs, Office of International Affairs, International Technical Assistance Program (ITAP). Washington, DC.

This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available. 

Salary Information:

GS-09: $56,233-$73,105 per annum.GS-11: $68,036-$88,450 per annum. First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.

The incumbent is responsible for analyzing projects as they relate to the International Technical Assistance Program. (ITAP).

This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.      

This is a full-time, TERM appointment not to exceed 13 months. May be extended up to 4 years in increments of 1 year or less.

NOTE: This is a TERM appointment. Appointments to this position, will not convey permanent status in the Federal service and will be for a period not to exceed (NTE) 13 months with the possibility of extension up to a total of (4) four  years in increments of 1 year or less.

The Office of the Secretary has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

Responsibilities

At the full performance level (GS-11) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Contributes to overall management and implementation of ITAP portfolio agreements with USAID, the Department of State, and others; and the Department of the Interior to provide technical assistance to East African countries on subjects of expertise of the Department.
  2. Prepares program and project proposals on behalf of the Department of the Interior to the USAID, the State Department and other donors to provide technical assistance in and for other countries.
  3. Prepares agreements and memoranda of understanding between DOI-ITAP and USG agencies and/or implementing partners according to existing templates and regulations.
  4. Coordinates with DOI Offices and Bureaus to determine appropriate Departmental response to requests for technical assistance from other countries, USAID, the State Department, etc.
  5. Assists USAID missions and other donors, foreign government officials and non-governmental organizations in identifying areas in which DOI can provide needed technical assistance to other countries.
  6. Prepares responses to sensitive inquiries about technical assistance issues from public, congressional committees, the State Department, the media, and foreign governments.
  7. Performs lead role on natural and cultural resource conservation projects in selected countries, including projects in Africa and the Middle East, focusing on combatting wildlife trafficking, and encouraging biodiversity conservation; funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development.
  8. Attends or prepares presentations for workshops, conferences, or other meetings at which DOI-ITAP’s will be represented.
  9. Contributes to communications and outreach materials describing the Department’s International efforts and DOI-ITAP programs.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel of 1-5 nights per month may be required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

Qualifications

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination
  • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
  • You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire.
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http://www.sss.gov/.

Qualifications

To qualify for this position you must meet the Specialized Experience for the grade to which you are applying and the selective placement factor.

Selective Placement Factor:  Possess documented work experience in East Africa supporting the implementation of technical assistance projects funded by the U.S. government related to natural resources management such as  combatting wildlife trafficking and managing protected areas.

GS-09

A. Education: Possession of a Master’s or equivalent graduate degree or completion of two full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B or J.D., if related.,(TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED); OR,

B. Experience: : To qualify for the GS-09, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as documented experience: 1.) Communicate with a variety of stakeholders about natural resources management (such as law enforcement on public lands, habitat/wildlife conservation, or energy generation) in the United States and how its principles can be applied abroad.2.) Assist with the implementation of financial and project management projects related to environmental and conservation issues. 3)Provide technical guidance on global energy and environmental issues and make recommendations on how governments can work with counterparts and civil society for effective action; OR,

C. Combination: A combination of specialized experience and education that totals 100% of the experience requirement. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)

GS-11

ALL applicants must meet the requirements for the GS-11 level by one of the following means:

A. Education:Possession of aPhD. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED); OR,

B. Experience: To qualify for the GS-11, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as documented experience: 1.) Communicate with a variety of stakeholders about natural resources management (such as law enforcement on public lands, habitat/wildlife conservation, or energy generation) in the United States and how its principles can be applied abroad. 2.) Assist with the implementation of financial and project management projects related to environmental and conservation issues. 3.)Provide technical guidance on global energy and environmental issues and make recommendations on how governments can work with counterparts and civil society for effective action 4.) Work in East Africa with U.S. government agencies to implement technical assistance projects; OR,

C. Combination: A combination of specialized experience and education that totals 100% of the experience requirement. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)

NOTE: In addition to the above requirements, applicants applying at the grade 11 level must also possess certification as a Contracting Officer's Representative, (FAC-COR Level II).

If you qualify based in whole or part on education, you MUST submit transcripts. 

Application instructions

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