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Job Offer To US Citizens: Resident Program Manager at Civil Service Personnel-Civil Srvc and Iraq Jobs / Bureau of Diplomatic Security AE
Posted by admin on 6th April 2018

About the Job
Open and Close Dates:
Apr 6, 2018 – Apr 16, 2018

This is a non-status, non-permanent Personal Service Contract position. You do not acquire a competitive or excepted service status from this position.

The position is located in the Training Management Division (TMD), Office of Anti-Terrorism Assistance (ATA), Training Directorate (T), Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS), Afghanistan.
The Resident Program Manager (RPM) is responsible for the coordination, implementation, and management of all Anti-Terrorism Assistance (ATA) program activities in an assigned country with an in-country ATA program.

This position is not eligible for telework.

Major Duties:
-Responsible for the coordination, implementation and management of all Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) program activities in the assigned country, to include: providing comprehensive operational leadership, program management and planning.

-Serves as the Contracting Officer”s Representative (COR) and provides technical and management oversight of contracting activities, including verifying contract requirements, providing input to scope of work; negotiating contract changes, developing and reviewing contract solicitations, amendments and modifications, establishing delivery schedules, implementing contracts, monitoring contracts for compliance and resolving a wide variety of administrative and operational issues associated with the procurement of goods and services.

-Recommends and implements improvements to program management and administration; assesses activities to determine funding requirements and to determine whether funding is warranted and available.

-Ensures effective execution of program requirements; Implements programmatic reviews and evaluations of overseas programs, including policies, procedures, standards, training and methods for identifying needs for protecting property, personnel, facilities, operations, or material from unauthorized disclosure, misuse, theft, assault, vandalism, espionage, sabotage and loss.

Who May Apply:
Open to all U.S. citizens

“You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not get full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined.”

“More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade and unit occur.”

Job Status:
Full-Time Non-Permanent

Duration Appointment:
Temporary Non-Status Position: 1 year renewable for up to 4 years

Conditions of Employment:
Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
Statement of Employment & Financial Interest required prior to appointment.
Medical clearance is required.


Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement. Education may only be substituted in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order to be credited towards qualifications.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click on the link for a list of accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials.

Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 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 managing, leading and planning an overseas security program.

-Experience implementing programmatic reviews and evaluations of overseas programs

-Experience providing technical and management oversight of contracting activities and monitoring contracts for compliance.

-Experience assessing operational activities to determine resource requirements and availability.

There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-14 position.

The Bureau of Diplomatic Security has a program that allows personal services employees to be reimbursed for their health premium costs that they incur during their period of performance. The program pays 72% of the insurance premium cost (to the maximum limits set by OPM annually) for self, self plus one, or self plus family. To be eligible for the PSC Health Insurance Reimbursement Program, the PSC must be included on the plan and NOT be enrolled in any other form of group plan such as a spousal plan or a retirement plan. This program does not cover Dental or Vision supplements.

Former Military Service and Annual Leave Accrual Rates:

Personal service contract employees entering on duty with prior military service can credit their years of uniformed military service for higher annual leave accrual rates. Please submit a copy of your most recent DD-214 form for consideration of higher annual leave accrual rates. To gain access to your DD214 online, please visit:
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