Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in the Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources (F/P),Office of Policy. The incumbent serves as the primary data visualization expert/analyst for the Office.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Assist with the development of methods and tools to organize and evaluate foreign assistance budget data and country performance</li> <li>Serves as a headquarters level policy analyst primarily assigned routine analyses that contribute to the shaping and implementation of foreign assistance programs.</li> <li>Analyzes questions concerning operational problems in the implementation of assistance programs, developing information on programs' track records of financial management and success in achieving objectives.</li> <li>Participates as a member of interagency and inter-Bureau task forces, working groups and teams assembled to address cross-cutting issues.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />25% or less – 25 percent or less international/domestic travel maybe required. <br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 11 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.</li> <li>One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.</li> <li>Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.</li> <li>Verification of employment eligibility in the United States is required.</li> <li>U.S. Citizenship is required.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education, and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.<br /><br />If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application. <br /><br /><strong>NOTE:</strong> Applicants must meet time-in-grade and time after competitive appointment requirements, by the closing date of this announcement.<br /><br /><strong>Time-In-Grade Requirements:</strong> Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions, per 5CFR 300, Subpart F.<br /><br /><strong>Applicants must have the required experience or education as described below and meet any selective factors, when specified.</strong><br /><br /><strong>BASIC REQUIREMENTS:</strong><br /><br />Have a bachelor's or graduate degree from an accredited college or university in international law, international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities; <br /><br /><strong>OR</strong><br /><br />Have a bachelor's or graduate degree from an accredited college or university that included a combination of courses, with at least 24 semester hours in international law and international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities; <br /><br /><strong>OR</strong><br /><br />Have 12 semester hours in one of the above disciplines and 12 semester hours in statistics / quantitative methods.<br /><br /><strong>OR</strong><br /><br />Have a combination of education and experience where your coursework was equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, (as shown above), <strong>PLUS</strong> appropriate relevant experience OR additional education.<br /><br /><strong>OR</strong><br /><br />Have completed at least 4 years of appropriate experience in one OR more of the fields listed above in work associated with international organizations, problems, or other aspects of foreign affairs. <strong>(NOTE: </strong> qualifying work experience may have been gained through residence, study, teaching, business or commercial activities, military service, newspaper work, military or civil government activities, missionary or international relief work, or other experience in foreign countries.) <br /><br /><strong>Note: If you are qualifying based on education, you MUST submit transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you WILL lose consideration for this position.</strong><strong>IN ADDITION to meeting one of the basic entry qualifications requirements listed above, applicants applying for the GS-11 MUST also meet one of the requirements listed below: </strong><br /><br />Have at least 1 year of specialized experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience must be related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service.<br /><br />Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:<br /><br /><strong>Experience assisting in the development of ideas, concepts, and methods for new or revised policies, procedures and systems in order to establish or adjust foreign assistance programs.</strong><br /><br /><strong>OR</strong><br /><br />Have 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. This education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of the position to be filled.<br /><br /><strong>OR</strong><br /><br />Have a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience which is equivalent to the work of the position and equivalent to the GS0-9 level in the Federal service. This education and experience must meet 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.<br /><br /><strong>Note: If you are qualifying based on education, you MUST submit transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you WILL lose consideration for this position.</strong><br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />See the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements, if applicable.<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />For reasonable accommodation at the U.S. Department of State, please contact the Office of Accessibility and Accommodations at (202) 663-3474 or ReasonableAccommodationsstate.gov.<br /><br /><strong>EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION PROGRAM (E-Verify)</strong> – U.S. law requires organizations to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States – either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. This agency utilizes E-Verify to compare information from the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) records to confirm employment eligibility. If the employee's information does not match DHS and/or SSA records, the employee is given an opportunity to resolve the problem. If eligibility cannot be verified, employment will be terminated. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) and other characteristics that are relevant to the duties of this position and must be fully supported by information in your resume:<br /> <ul> <li>Knowledge of Foreign policy / International relations.</li> <li>Ability to analyze and evaluate information derived from a variety of sources.</li> <li>Ability to provide advice, guidance and consultation based on results of analyses.</li> <li>Ability to communicate orally.</li> <li>Ability to communicate in writing.</li> <li>Knowledge of monitoring and evaluating foreign assistance programs/projects.</li> </ul> <br />Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. 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). Your resume should include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week. For assistance with creating a resume, please click <br /> here .<br /><br />Qualified candidates are assigned a score between 70 and 100. Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) candidates must be rated "Well Qualified" for the position and earn a score of at least 85 (when applicants are rated in a range of 70 to 100) to receive consideration for special priority.<br /><br />If, after reviewing your resume and self-assessment questionnaire responses and a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, a score will be manually determined that reflects your documented experience. This may result in a lower score, which may also eliminate you from consideration for this position.<br /><br />Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements and submit any required supporting documentation by the closing date of this job opportunity. Your application package must contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this job opportunity announcement for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. Applicants found to be among the top qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interview.<br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Top Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />All required documents listed below, that are applicable to you, must be submitted to our automated system "Gateway to State" by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.<br /><br />1. Resume – your resume or any other written format you choose should contain the required information as specified in the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section. Insufficient information will result in an ineligible rating.<br /><br />2. A completed online job specific self-assessment questionnaire through the Department's automated system "Gateway to State".<br /><br />3. Transcripts – if you are qualifying based on education OR there are mandatory education requirements listed under the Qualifications and Evaluations section, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript(s) with your application. If selected, an official/sealed college transcript(s) will be required to verify education prior to employment<br /><br />4. Performance Appraisal – All current Federal employees and reinstatement eligible applicants must submit a copy of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal that includes the final rating. If a performance appraisal does not exist, is incomplete or unavailable, a Form DS-1812 (Applicant Appraisal) or equivalent form from another agency signed by the current supervisor is acceptable. Mid-year progress reviews will not be accepted.<br /><br />5. All current Federal employees and reinstatement eligible applicants must submit an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting proof of competitive status, tenure, position, grade level and step.<br /><br />6. All non-competitive eligible applicants must submit proof of eligibility (i.e., SF-50 documenting the full performance level of a position held on a permanent basis).<br /><br />7. Veterans who are preference eligibles OR who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions (honorable or general discharge) after 3 or more years of continuous active service may apply under the Veterans Employment Opportunities act (VEOA). You must submit a DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member Copy 4 is preferable) showing the dates you served as well as your type of discharge and qualifying service campaign medals OR if you are still on active duty, you MUST submit a certification on letterhead from your military branch which contains your military service dates, expected date of discharge or release, and the character of service to show that your military service was performed under honorable conditions. The expected date of discharge or release must be no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted for consideration for this job announcement.<br /><br />For Sole Survivorship preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4 is preferable) or another form of official documentation which shows your discharge or release from active duty occurred on or after August 29, 2008 and was based on a sole survivorship discharge. <br /><br />If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, in addition to the DD-214 or certification, you must also submit a current version of the SF-15 (Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference), dated October 2013, and the required supporting documents listed on that form. Previous editions of the SF-15 will not be accepted. For more information on veterans' preference, click here .<br /><br />If the appropriate information is not submitted to confirm the current or expected discharge status, dates of service, etc., you will not be considered as a preference eligible. To gain access to your DD-214 online, click here .<br /><br />Current Federal employees applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) must submit a qualifying SF-50 to show you meet time-in-grade requirements.<br /><br />For more information on Veteran Authorities, consult the Vet Guide .<br /><br />8. If you are qualifying based on other criteria listed under the Qualification Section of this announcement, you must submit the required supporting documentation (certificates, certifications, etc.) with your application.<br /><br />9. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must submit a copy of the appropriate documentation with their application. See links below:<br /><br />ICTAP Considerations <br /><br />CTAP Considerations <br /><br />10. If you are applying under a special hiring authority you MUST submit proof of eligibility with your application. For information related to special hiring authorities for veterans, click here . For information related to special hiring authorities for severely disabled persons, click here . If the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility or you fail to submit any of the required documents, it will disqualify you from being considered.<br /><br />11. All applicants who are not current Department of State employees must complete, sign, date and submit a Declaration for Federal Employment form (OF-306) with their application. The OF-306 will be reviewed in order to determine applicants' suitability for employment, which may be obtained by clicking here .<br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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.


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