JOBS for RPCVs

Peace Corps  has a webpage with job and career information on its official website. Here is the link to the Peace Corps  jobs information: http://www.peacecorps.gov/resources/returned/careercen/ The Peace Corps Returned Services for Volunteers team  emailed the following: “All Peace Corps jobs are listed on www.avuecentral.com. You will need to register and create an account to view the jobs, just as you would with USAJobs.gov.”

Peace Corps staff pioneer, Dr. Robert B. Textor, crafted the policy of limited tenure at Peace Corps. His dream was a Peace Corps agency with an almost all RPCV staff.

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, (The Gambia 1987-89) Erica Burman is the Director of Communication at the National Peace Corps  Association, Erica Burman – Communications.  She reports that the NPCA also maintains a job page. Anyone can access the page, you do not have to be a member of the NPCA.  Thanks to Erica for the following link: http://www.PeaceCorpsConnect.org For those on Facebook, there is also a link: http://www.facebook.com/peacecorpsconnect

Updated 9.12.24.

To honor the 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps, President Obama announced a far reaching plan to encourage participation in National Service.  Some of the new endeavors will include Peace Corps alumni. Here is the link for the announcement: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/12/fact-sheet-president-obama-announces-new-efforts-expand-national-service

On the Peace Corps Home Page (peacecorsp.gov)is a column with postings from Peace Corps Twitter.The following job at Peace Corps was posted there. Here is the job description. Note:  I don’t know if the links in the body of this description will work. Here is the link to apply for the job. It may  be necessary to  “copy and paste” in your URL box.

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Job Title:Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (Information Security, Policy & Governance)

Agency:Peace Corps

Hiring Organization:Peace Corps

Job Announcement Number:14-282-SH

SALARY RANGE: $124,995.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 to Wednesday, September 17, 2014
SERIES & GRADE: FP-2210-01/1
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time – Term
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:1
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location:

Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Not Applicable
SUPERVISORY STATUS: Yes

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

The OCIO Director Information Security, Policy and Governance is responsible for a staff of five FTEs and a contract staff of 5-10 individuals, directly manages a security budget of over $1 million and oversees another $500K+ of security services outside of the OCIO. The position responsibilities span three disciplines – Information security, Agency IT Policy, and Agency IT Governance. 
This position leads the agency’s global efforts to protect sensitive information, improve the agency’s information technology security posture world-wide, and reduce agency liability by ensuring compliance to applicable Federal laws and agency policies and procedures. 

Agency IT Policy: This position leads the development and execution of agency- wide IT security and non-security policy. These policies include IT Security, Use of IT Systems by Volunteers, Trainees and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, Information Management, Mobile Information Technology Devices and Use of Government Technology Services and Equipment,

Information Systems Security Governance: This position is responsible for development and management of the agency’s Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) system’s program, executes FISMA systems and subsystems security audits and participates with peer colleagues in IT Strategic Planning, Customer Relationship Management processes, and Enterprise Architecture planning and execution.

This position reports to the Chief Information Officer and carries out risk management and information assurance functions required to achieve desired levels of availability, integrity, and confidentiality. The person selected for this position will enhance the agency’s information security program through planning, leading, and managing the following areas: Leadership and Integration, IT Risk Management, Compliance, IT Security Architecture, Cyber Incident Prevention, Response and Reporting, Security Awareness and Training, and Policy and Processes.

Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Peace Corps applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=HVTBC.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

DUTIES:

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(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

The OCIO Director Information Security, Policy and Governance is responsible for a staff of five FTEs and a contract staff of 5-10 individuals, directly manages a security budget of over $1 million and oversees another $500K+ of security services outside of the OCIO. The position responsibilities span three disciplines – Information security, Agency IT Policy, and Agency IT Governance. This position leads the agency’s global efforts to protect sensitive information, improve the agency’s information technology security posture world-wide, and reduce agency liability by ensuring compliance to applicable Federal laws and agency policies and procedures. Agency IT Policy: This position leads the development and execution of agency- wide IT security and non-security policy. These policies include IT Security, Use of IT Systems by Volunteers, Trainees and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, Information Management, Mobile Information Technology Devices and Use of Government Technology Services and Equipment, Information Systems Security Governance: This position is responsible for development and management of the agency’s Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) system’s program, executes FISMA systems and subsystems security audits and participates with peer colleagues in IT Strategic Planning, Customer Relationship Management processes, and Enterprise Architecture planning and execution. This position reports to the Chief Information Officer and carries out risk management and information assurance functions required to achieve desired levels of availability, integrity, and confidentiality. The person selected for this position will enhance the agency’s information security program through planning, leading, and managing the following areas: Leadership and Integration, IT Risk Management, Compliance, IT Security Architecture, Cyber Incident Prevention, Response and Reporting, Security Awareness and Training, and Policy and Processes.

Ensures, or participates in ensuring, the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks, and data through the planning, analysis, development, implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of information systems security programs, policies, procedures, and tools.

Evaluates, acquires, configures, and uses software intended to ensure that automated systems are secure from unauthorized use, viral infection, and other problems that would compromise sensitive information in terms of confidentiality, integrity, and availability, or would compromise other aspects of overall system security.

Supervises a group of employees performing work at the GS-14 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.

Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Plans, schedules, and assigns work to subordinates. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members; provides feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Provides advice, counsel, and/or instruction to staff members. Recommends or approves appointments, selections, or reassignments to positions appropriate to the selection authority delegated. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Carries out Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and program activities.

Assesses policy needs, and develops and provides information technology (IT) policy, procedure, and/or guideline additions, revisions, and/or updates to IT management and staff in order to govern IT activities and accomplish IT projects or programs.

Manages all aspects of multi-year IT program initiatives, including project selection, prioritization, evaluation and monitoring, cost schedule management, risk management, quality management, and resource allocations. Programs are carried out through multiple related IT projects and are established to provide IT products and/or services. Leads, coordinates, communicates, integrates, and is accountable for the overall success of the program.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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The primary method of applying for this vacancy is online via the Internet at www.avuedigitalservices.com/pc/applicant.html. If you do not have access to the Internet, you are strongly encouraged to visit your library, state employment commission, or a commercial establishment that provides Internet access to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, you may call the contact phone number listed on this announcement to obtain a copy of the vacancy announcement, applicant qualifications form (Form No. F-15566-AVUE), and instructions for completing the form. No other form of application will be accepted.

If you are a current federal employee and are interested in reemployment rights as explained below, you should discuss your options with your employing agency.
An employee of any (federal) agency who accepts, with the consent of the head of that agency, a limited appointment in the Foreign Service under section 309 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 3949) is entitled, upon the expiration of that appointment, to be reemployed in that employee’s former position or in a corresponding or higher position in that agency.

Applications and supporting documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

Click here to see the full Qualifications Statement.

See Other Information.

Performs other duties as assigned.

A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet this requirement will be grounds for employment termination.

As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be automatically evaluated and rated by the system. Additionally, we will conduct a quality review of your on-line application and supporting documents. Your on-line responses must be supported by the information you provide in your work history information.

BENEFITS:

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You can review our benefits at: https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/viewVacancyStatement?referenceCode=HVTBC&statement=BENEFITS

Moving expenses are not authorized.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

BENEFITS: A variety of health insurance plans; retirement system with investment options; paid holidays; paid sick and annual (vacation) leave; life insurance; incentive systems; and training and development opportunities. Employees located in the United States may also receive subsidized transportation, flexible work schedule, and a family/worklife program.

DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

OTHER INFORMATION:

This is an Excepted Service Appointment. Initial appointments to the Peace Corps are normally for 60 months (5 years). Employees are paid on the Foreign Service pay scale and receive the same benefits as other Federal employees. A background security investigation will be required for all hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination. PEACE CORPS EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES AND PERSONAL SERVICES CONTRACTORS, ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. Qualified internal applicants will receive first consideration.

This position is excluded from provisions of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP).

HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Peace Corps applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=HVTBC.

If you are unable to apply online, you may contact the employing office for alternate application procedures. Please email Avue Help Desk at joeavue@avuetech.com.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Applicants submitting documents can electronically attach them, or scan and attach them, to the online employment application.

If you are claiming Veteran’s Preference you must attach your supporting documents to receive your preference points. For more information please click on the Public Notice Vacancy Announcement and refer to the ‘Other Significant Facts’ section for details.

VETERAN’S PREFERENCE: If you are claiming 5-point Veteran’s Preference, a DD-214 must be submitted with your application. To receive 10-point preference, in addition to your DD-214, you must also submit an SF-15 and an official statement, issued in 1991 or later, from the Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that the veteran has a service-connected disability of 10% or more. This documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement; failure to submit will disallow the additional points for preference being added to your score.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Avue Help Desk

Email: joeavue@avuetech.com

Agency Information:

Peace Corps

1111 20th Street NW

Washington, Dist of Columbia

20526

US

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your application will be automatically evaluated and rated by the system. Additionally, the Peace Corps Human Resources Office will conduct a quality review of your on-line application and supporting documents before your rating becomes final. This quality review will be based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training as it relates to the duties of this position. Your on-line responses must be supported by the information you provide in your application and work history information.

All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors.

If you have a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, or have questions regarding reasonable accommodation, please contact our American Diversity Program office at 202-692-2139. You can send an email to adp@peacecorps.gov or americandiversityprogram@peacecorps.gov.

This is a Federal Government civilian job called an Excepted Service Appointment. As an Excepted Service agency, Peace Corps employees are paid on the Foreign Service pay scale and employment is time-limited not to exceed 5 years. Peace Corps employees receive the same benefits as other Federal employees.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

A 12-month trial period is required.

Familiarity and/or experience with diversity and inclusion strategies and tactics within the workplace preferred.

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