These positions are designed to allow returning Peace Corps volunteers the opportunity to enter Federal employment. These entry positions include job categories in general administration, finance, medical, communications, information technology, health services, training, contract management, and volunteer recruitment. These positions offer the employee the ability to gain work skills and experience.
May provide support to a wide range of administrative, programmatic, financial/accounting, contractual, evaluative, advisory, regulatory and law enforcement functions. Excellent written and verbal communications skills and advanced proficiency on automated systems and databases is desired. Writing and editing skills will be used to produce clear and concise brochures, training materials, reports and other materials for publication and distribution. Critical thinking skills and independent judgment is desired, as well as a general understanding of the federal government and financial, budgetary and contractual policies and procedures. Experience with various social media channels and developing and delivering an effective marketing/communication strategy is helpful.
Duties may be involved in a wide variety of operational and support contracting activities from acquisition planning, contract award, contract administration and contract closeout. Depending on placement assignment, incumbent may be assigned to the Operational Contracting Team which support domestic offices or the Overseas Support Team which supports Peace Corps Overseas Posts. Uses different and unrelated processes, procedures, or methods to examine and verify financial transactions, such as researching and verifying invoices for purchase orders, contracts, travel orders, and other claims against obligated funds. Ensures that documentation is accurate, complete, and has proper approvals.
Country Desk Unit
This position is located in a country desk unit of the operations division of IAP, EMA or Africa Regional office and serves as DC rep of overseas staff, trainees and volunteers providing administrative coordination, operational support and program assistance to the Country Desk Officer. Candidate should have good written and verbal communications skills and be proficient on automated systems.
Interprets general instructions for program line items and prepared budget estimate guides; assists with the presentation of budget data for a single program; prepares financial reports, balance sheets, and recommendations for potential revisions to policies covering significant financial management issues; and performs routine tasks to produce and disseminate resource utilization information, such as recording daily transactions, providing data for budget reporting, and monitoring authorized and actual expenditures.
May have responsibility for a wide range of financial, administrative, budgetary and accounting operations for a specific office. Incumbent is expected to exercise independent judgment in these areas and to give professional advice and guidance to a manager based on a thorough understanding of federal government and PC financial, budgetary and contractual policies and procedures as applicable to the office involved. Should have good written and verbal communications skills and be
proficient on automated systems.
Position is located in Office of Health Services and is responsible for pre-service medical clearance of applicants, in-service health care and post-service follow-up medical care programs. Incumbent is responsible for assuring the provision of all support functions with the Medical Clearance Unit in order to facilitate and expedite the screening review process.
Position is located in office of CIO. The Deskside Support position provides IT customer support to all staff members at PC HQ. This may include managing and implementing moves, adds and changes to staff workstations; troubleshooting hardware and software problems for staff PCs, peripherals, printers and scanners, testing and employing non-standards software and hardware and participating in other projects as assigned as appropriate within this position. Must have excellent customer service skills and must be able to work both independently and as part of a small team.
Directly supports the needs of regions and oversees posts in registering new volunteers for service, orienting them to PC and preparing them for training at post. Unit conducts over 100-pre-departure training vents annually. Requires up to 30% domestic travel.
This position is located in a Regional Office under the jurisdiction of the Office of Volunteer Recruitment/Selection. Incumbent serves as a Volunteer Recruiter under the general supervision of the Regional Manager, recruiting qualified applicants and screening those candidates for volunteer service in the PC and UN Volunteer program and to build awareness of all PC programs. Applicant should have good written and verbal communications skills and be able to use automated systems.