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Subject: JOBS: Resource Development Spec. - DC
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Date: Mon, 31 Mar 1997 17:20:50 -0400
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OFFICE MEMO Job Announcement Date: 3/31/97
U.S. PEACE CORPS
World Wide Web: www.peacecorps.gov
Toll-free phone: 1-800-818-9579
POSITION: Resource Development Specialist
(Equivalent to GS-11/12/13)
OPENING DATE: 03/31/97
CLOSING DATE: 04/21/97
All applications must be postmarked by the closing date and received within 5
working days after that date.
LOCATION: Peace Corps
Office of Training and Program Support
Information Collection and Exchange
AREA OF CONSIDERATION: ALL SOURCES
SALARY RANGE: FP-04: $40,400-$59,328
DUTIES: The purpose of this position is to develop and implement strategies
for the systematic communication and sharing of technical information derived
from Peace Corps' field experience, through Information Collection & Exchange
(ICE) mechanisms. The incumbent of this position is responsible for the
development, expansion, and maintenance of the ICE development information
network to identify technical information resources for Peace Corps field use;
the management of the ICE Resource Center; and the establishment and promotion
of Peace Corps In-Country Resource Centers worldwide. In addition, the
incumbent is responsible for coordinating the provision of technical
information to Peace Corps Volunteers, staff, and others working in
development; promoting awareness of ICE resources and services; providing
training in support of ICE services; and managing and training personnel
assigned to support activities for which the Resource Development Specialist
is responsible. The incumbent serves as a contributing and participating
member of the ICE Self Managed Team, which works cooperatively to provide the
most essential and up-to-date technical information materials for Peace Corps
CAREER LADDER: FP-03 is the full performance level for this position. If
selected from this vacancy announcement at a lower grade level, the employee
may be considered for promotion without further competition.
MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS: In order to be selected for this position, the
applicant must be a US. citizen, must not have been employed in certain
intelligence-related activities, and must submit an application which clearly
documents how they meet the following mandatory requirement: at least one year
of specialized work experience in the management and development of a resource
center or library, including experience in information collection,
organization, and dissemination. Qualifying experience must be equivalent to
the next lower grade in the Federal service. All experience requirements must
be met by 5/14/97.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: The following qualifications are not mandatory for
selection to this position. However, highly competitive applicants will have
experience and/or education in all or most of the following: 1) a Master's
degree in Library Science; 2) skill in networking with a wide variety of
groups to maintain a broad knowledge of the technical assistance, information,
and publications available in the field of international development; 3)
experience in international development, preferably in the context of
library/information center development; 4) experience with current information
management technologies; and 5) skill in clearly articulating ideas, as
demonstrated by experience in developing and facilitating training workshops,
delivering briefings, and/or making presentations.
Applicants should directly address how they meet both the Mandatory and
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE SEND:
1. Either a resume, an SF-171, an application from another organization, or
other written format. If you do not provide all of the information below, you
may lose consideration for this position. All of the following material must
a. A completed PC-1336 Intelligence Background Information sheet (attached)
b. A statement indicating country of citizenship.
2.. A completed OPM Form 1386/256 which is strictly voluntary and will in no
way impact upon your consideration. All applicants will receive consideration
regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or
Here's what your application should contain:
o Vacancy Announcement Number and Position Title
o Name, address, home and work phone number
o Social Security Number
o Highest Federal civilian grade held, if applicable (job series and dates
o High schools and universities attended
School name, city and state
Type and year of any degrees/diplomas received. (If no degree, show total
credits earned and indicate whether semester or quarter hours.)
o Related work experience (paid and non-paid)
Job title (include series and grade if Federal job)
Duties & accomplishments
Employer's name and address
Supervisor's name and phone number
Hours per week, if part time
Starting & ending dates (month and year)
o Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.
o Job-related training courses (titles and dates), skills (foreign languages,
computer knowledge, typing speed, etc.)
o Job-related certificates, licenses, honors and special accomplishments.
* Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
o All Peace Corps positions are in the Excepted Service - not to exceed five
(5) years with an initial 30 month tour.
If you are a current Peace Corps employee and have not completed your first
tour, appointment to this new position will not exceed 30 months from your
initial start date.
o Qualifying work experience may be in the public or private sector.
o Education and experience may be combined to meet the mandatory
o Additional selections may be made from this Vacancy Announcement within 90
days after the roster has been issued.
o Relocation expenses will not be paid unless required by federal regulations.
o Applications may be submitted via facsimile (fax) machine, 202-606-9410, no
later than the closing date. Print/type your name on each page.
o Applications must be postmarked by the closing date and must be received
within five (5) days after the closing date.
o Peace Corps positions are posted on the Peace Corps Home Page http://
www.peacecorps.gov and our 24 hour automated Job Information Line,
1-800-818-9579 or TDD (202) 606-0086.
o Applicants may not use postage#030#free government envelopes as this is a
violation of the law.
o All applications will become the property of Peace Corps.
JOB OFFERS CANNOT BE FINAL WITHOUT A STATEMENT INDICATING U.S. CITIZENSHIP, A
COMPLETED PC-1336, AND A COMPLETED OF-306, DECLARATION FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT.
PLEASE MAIL OR HAND DELIVER APPLICATIONS TO:
PEACE CORPS OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCE MGT. (HRM)
1990 K Street, N.W., Room 4100
Washington, D.C. 20526
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is Peace Corps a civil service organization? Will it affect my benefits?
Answer: Peace Corps is not a competitive service agency, it is considered
part of the Excepted Service. If you are already in the competitive service
and accept a position in the Peace Corps you will maintain the same
retirement, health and life insurance benefits as you previously had. Your
service computation date will also remain unchanged. You will not gain
career status by working with Peace Corps, however, if you already have
career status you will not lose it.
What does the in/out rule mean?
Answer: The In/Out rule means that a former Peace Corps employee cannot be
re-employed by Peace Corps until he/she has been out of the agency for the
same amount of time that he/she worked for Peace Corps. For example, if you
worked for Peace Corps for 3 years, you cannot come back to work for Peace
Corps until you have been away for three years.
What does the 5 year rule mean?
Answer: A Peace Corps employee is hired for a 30 month tour, and may be
extended for another 30 month tour, but, after 60 months, an employee must
leave the agency. The 5 Year Rule has been in effect since the agency was
created in 1961 and is intended to provide for creative ideas, fresh
insights, and flexibility.