Recruitment & Placement Specialist

US Government Other Agencies and Independent Organizations Washington, DC
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

This position is located in the Office of Peace Corps Response. Peace Corps Response is a program that places Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and other experienced professionals in short-term high impact assignments. Peace Corps Response Volunteers provide targeted assistance in diverse assignments covering a range of projects, including food security, engineering, information systems, teacher training, disaster relief and reconstruction, HIV/AIDS, and mitigation and post-conflict relief and reconstruction projects. The incumbent serves as a Peace Corps Response Recruitment and Placement Specialist within the office of Peace Corps Response, and is the primary staff person within the office to perform the duties of recruitment and placement of Peace Corps Response Volunteers.

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Responsibilities

The Recruitment & Placement Specialist performs the following major duties:

* Performs a full range of external placement and recruitment duties for a multi-mission, volunteer-sending organization, for which innovative and proactive recruiting strategies are needed.

* Makes use of multiple recruiting strategies including targeted recruitment and leveraging of technology.

* Conducts recruiting outreach efforts by representing Peace Corps Response at job fairs, information sessions and meetings of targeted community groups.

* Provides recruitment and staffing services for positions requiring unusual skill combinations.

* Analyzes workforce requirements to meet mission demands that had an impact on recruitment activities, such as analyzing organizational changes, turnover trends, changes in skills requirements, position allocations/authorizations.

* Performs research, correlates and analyzes findings, and develops recommended actions to improve recruitment and placement support. Researches individual staffing and employment issues, recommends positive action and follows through to ensure decisions are carried out as indicated.

* Assists as a team member in marketing campaigns for campus and community based recruitment drives. May serve as a team leader responsible for overall planning of campaigns, generally coordinates all aspects of campaigns, and monitors the work of team members.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

04

Who May Apply This job is open to… Internal agency employees; including agency temporary employees, eligible agency Experts, and eligible agency personal services contractors

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Please refer to "Conditions of Employment".

Intelligence Background Information

Peace Corps Manual Section 611 is applicable to this position. This section prohibits the employment of certain persons previously engaged in intelligence activities or connected with intelligence agencies within the past 10 years. If you have ever worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), you are not eligible for employment at the Peace Corps in any capacity, and you should not apply for employment.

PC-1336 Form: Applicants who are found to be otherwise qualified will be required to submit upon request in the future a completed PC-1336 form, or narrative signed statement, indicating whether the applicant has been involved in or has had any connection with intelligence activities or related work and, if so, the nature and dates of his or her involvement. Failure to meet this requirement will result in the applicant being rated ineligible for further consideration. If you have any other type of possible intelligence connection, your application will not be further considered until you submit this form. Except when the CIA or the National Security Agency (NSA) is involved (see below), if your connection with an Intelligence Agency involves an immediate family member who works or has worked in intelligence, the immediate family member should complete the form, not the applicant. Usually relying on memory is sufficient to answer most if not all of the questions. If you have an immediate family member who works or has worked for the CIA, you should not give them this form to complete. Please contact your relative in person—not by phone, email, social networking, or any other means that is not in person— and ask him or her to contact the Office of General Counsel at the CIA.

If your intelligence connection involves the NSA, you (or, if the connection is with a family member, that person) must contact NSA's Office of the General Counsel at 410-854-3910 before submitting this form to Peace Corps.

Qualifications

You must meet the specialized experience at the grade level(s) in which you choose to be considered by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of the announcement. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To ensure full credit for your experience, please indicate dates of employment by month, day, and year and the number of hours worked per week in your resume.

This vacancy is being announced at two (2) grade levels:

FP-5

Qualifying experience for the FP-5 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the FP-7 or GS-7 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes: Experience with intensive volunteer service in a multi-cultural environment gained through experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer or equivalent experience; Experience developing and implementing awareness and recruitment plans; Experience identify target populations and conduct outreach activities; Experience conducting assessment interviews and recommending selections.

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master's or equivalent graduate degree

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2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree

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LL.B. or J.D., if related

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A combination of work experience and education

FP-4

Qualifying experience for the FP-4 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the FP-5 or GS-9 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes: Along with the FP-5 experience, the FP-4 is required to have experience maintaining and retaining an applicant case load; Experience with a wide range of recruitment laws, principles, systems, policies, methods, practices, and techniques.

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Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree

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3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree

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LL.M., if related

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A combination of work experience and education

Additional information on qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on the OPM web site at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/.

Education

There are no Individual Occupational Requirements for this series.