Senior Operations Advisor (Land & Agriculture Economy), MC-301-2D in Washington, DC 20005  (Downtown area)

US Millennium Challenge Corporation

Duties

Serves as a lead technical expert on issues related to agriculture and the agricultural economy. The incumbent provides intellectual leadership and strategic guidance over MCC’s portfolio of agriculture investments.
Contributes to MCC’s work on agriculture and the agricultural economy, including the design and implementation of agriculture-related programs.
Provides quality control of MCC staff and consultant work products related to policies, practices, program design, and implementation strategies for MCC’s agriculture programs.
Ensures that MCC’s agriculture investments are completed and properly handed over to partner government authorities.
Provides timely and effective responses to issues concerning MCC agriculture investments.
Works with Practice Group staff to ensure policies, procedures and guidance are followed; helping resolve disputes between Land & Agriculture Economy staff and other MCC divisions.
Represents MCC in external forums, including the inter-agency, vis-à-vis technical discussions, deliberations and other knowledge management activities concerning MCC agriculture investments.
Coordinates with other donors and research providers to keep abreast of best practices and trends.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Requirements
Conditions of Employment

Must be able to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance
Relocation expenses will not be paid
More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 120 days
Some domestic and international travel may be required

Qualifications

To qualify for pay band 2D you must meet the following:

Have at least one year of specialized experience relevant to the position duties and comparable to the MCC Pay Band 3A (GS-15) or an equivalent level which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. For this position, this experience is defined as; serving as a technical expert and advising on issues related to agriculture and the agricultural economy; designing and implementing agriculture related programs; developing implementation strategies and plans and practices to improve the performance of agriculture and agricultural economy investments of multi-lateral or bi-lateral or other organizations similar to MCC; and representing the organization in external technical discussions, deliberations, and activities concerning agricultural investments. Note: This experience MUST be well documented within your resume or application.

Part Time OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit may be given for appropriate unpaid and or Part Time work. To receive credit you must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours worked per week.

A new hire’s direct and overall experience are critical factors in determining a salary offer. It is important that your resume fully reflects all of your
directly-related work experience. Salary offers include three key factors:

The selectee’s directly related experience at the same level as the position.
The selectee’s overall experience in a particular area.
The salaries of employees in similar positions and with similar levels of experience.
MCC also takes the selectee’s skill set into account. Applicants should note that salary offers seldom fall near the upper end of the salary range listed in the vacancy announcement. Salary may be set from the minimum to the midpoint of the salary range of the pay band. In some instances, based on a selectee’s extensive experience directly related to the position, salary may be set at or above the mid-point up to the maximum salary for that pay band
.
See information on MCC base pay ranges and salary structure
(https://www.mcc.gov/careers/pay-bands).

Additional information

RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION BONUS may be authorized for this position. If you are not a current federal employee this position may authorize a one time Recruitment bonus to be paid over a specified period. Selected individual will be required to a sign service agreement prior to receiving any bonus payments.
If you are a current federal employee this position may authorize a one time Relocation bonus to be paid over a specified period. Selected individual will be required to a sign service agreement prior to receiving any bonus payments.
SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
Selectee may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience.
The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower level, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Please note that qualification claims will be subject to verification.
Your pay will be set within the range specified in this vacancy announcement and will be based on your qualifications, education, experience, training, and availability of funds.
If the position is advertised with promotion potential, the selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition. Selection at a lower pay band level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level, nor is the promise of promotion implied.
DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/ application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination.
Selectee may be required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form (OGE 450).
You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government contractor issued travel card to be used for official business.
Selectee may be required to complete a probationary/trial period.

Benefits

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is Full Time, Part Time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
A review of your application and supporting documents will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for the position and to ensure that you have been placed in the appropriate quality category. The HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities related to the position such as:

Administration and Management
Oral Communication
Project Management
Technical Competence
Writing

You will be evaluated based on Category Rating procedures. Based on the information you provided in your application package, you will be placed in one of three quality categories – Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Those applicants who are determined to be best qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and may be called for an interview.

If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience your category can and will be adjusted to more reflect your abilities, and you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Application of veteran’s Preference: Category rating and selection procedures place those with veteran’s preference above non-preference eligible within each category. Veterans who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#GS-PROF-OCCUPATIONS

Benefits

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Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is Full Time, Part Time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

Required Documents

As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have – whether you’re a permanent, Part Time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you’re eligible under their policies.
The following documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

Applicants are encouraged to include information included in the USAJOBS-formatted Resume Builder (http://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/account/documents/resume/build/
If you are displaced Federal employee, you may be entitled to receive special priority consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP). View information about ICTAP eligibility on OPM’s Career Transition Resources website. See http://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/#transitionTo be considered eligible under ICTAP or CTAP, you must be placed in the “well-qualified” category for this position, as described above.
Veterans Preference documentation (DD-214 – member 4 copy or other copies that indicate character of discharge or equivalent, SF-15 and VA Letter as appropriate) to validate your claim. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, see: https://www.fedshirevets.gov
If you are a current or former political appointee (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or presidential appointee employee), you must submit a copy of a your SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent appointment (position title, type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee, agency, beginning and ending dates of appointment, etc.).

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
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.
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.

How to Apply

Candidates are encouraged to use information included in the USAJOBS-formatted Resume Builder to ensure that you have submitted a complete application. For tips on preparing your resume see: For tips on preparing your resume see: (https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include).
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Once your application is ready, you’ll be sent from USAJOBS to the application system. Follow the prompts to complete your application and the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure that you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account at www.usajobs, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait to ensure they have cleared the virus scan.
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 10/20/2023.

Agency contact information
MCC HR-Applications

Email
HRApplications@mcc.gov

Address

Department of Compact Operations – DCO

1099 14th St, NW

Washington, DC 20005

US

Next steps

Upon receipt of the online questionnaire, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. We will assess your experience and transcript(s) (if appropriate), identify the best-qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interview. We will notify you by email after each of these steps has been completed. We expect to make a final job offer within 40 days after the deadline for applications. By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work.

Fair and Transparent

The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
Reasonable accommodation policy
Financial suitability
Selective Service
New employee probationary period
Signature and false statements
Privacy Act
Social security number request

Required Documents

The following documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

Applicants are encouraged to include information included in the USAJOBS-formatted Resume Builder (http://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/account/documents/resume/build/
If you are displaced Federal employee, you may be entitled to receive special priority consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP). View information about ICTAP eligibility on OPM’s Career Transition Resources website. See http://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/#transitionTo be considered eligible under ICTAP or CTAP, you must be placed in the “well-qualified” category for this position, as described above.
Veterans Preference documentation (DD-214 – member 4 copy or other copies that indicate character of discharge or equivalent, SF-15 and VA Letter as appropriate) to validate your claim. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, see: https://www.fedshirevets.gov
If you are a current or former political appointee (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or presidential appointee employee), you must submit a copy of a your SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent appointment (position title, type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee, agency, beginning and ending dates of appointment, etc.).

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
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.
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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The public
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All U.S. Citizens.