Environment Officer (Communications Specialist) – FL-0028-03 Job at USAID-United States Agency for International Development, Washington DC , United States

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Agency: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Organization: Bureau for Resilience, Environment, and Food Security, Center for Water Security, Sanitation, and Hygiene, Division for Global Strategy and Leadership (REFS/CW/GSL)
Location of Position: Washington, DC
Telework/Remote Work Eligibility: Telework up to four days per pay period (two days per week). This position is not remote eligible.
Open Period: June 6, 2024 – June 28, 2024
Appointment Type: This is an excepted service, time-limited appointment that is not to exceed three years and 11 months.
Salary: USD $107,657 – $158,097 per year
Number of Vacancies: One

Description of Organization: This position is located in CW. REFS coordinates across USAID Missions, Bureaus, and Independent Offices to foster a world in which all people have sustained access to safe water, nutritious food, a healthy environment, and improved livelihoods as a result of inclusive, locally driven development strategies that protect the planet and our future. CW is the strategic and technical lead on the Agency’s work on water security and sanitation and coordinates all water-related issues across the Agency. CW serves as the secretariat for the Water Leadership Council (WLC) and the Water Technical Working Group and supports the USAID Global Water Coordinator to guide, oversee, and direct water programming Agency-wide.

The successful candidate will serve in GSL and will work closely with a multi-disciplinary staff to support successful implementation of the U.S. Global Water Strategy, primarily through managing strategic external and internal communications. GSL strengthens measurable outcomes in water and sanitation externally and internally, coordinates engagement with the United States Government interagency and partners, and provides support for the vision and guidance provided by the WLC. GSL is also responsible for developing and communicating the Agency’s strategic positions to facilitate and coordinate on water and sanitation at key internal and external fora.

For more information about the position, please see Attachment 1.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen. Candidates must indicate citizenship on their application. If citizenship is not stated, the application will not be considered; and
  • Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Secret-level security clearance.

Required Documents:

  • A resume/CV that must include the months, years, and the number of hours worked per week for each position listed; and
  • At least three professional references.

Other Applicable Documents:

  • An applicant claiming Veteran’s Preference must submit all appropriate documentation (DD-214, Service Disability Letter, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, etc.); and
  • An applicant serving as a current/former political appointee must submit all appropriate documentation (SF-50s, appointment letter, etc.)

Please submit your application package to REFSJobs@usaid.gov with the subject line: “REFS_266 CW FSL APPLICATION PACKAGE: Environment Officer (Communications Specialist) – FL-0028-03.” Application submissions are required by 11:59 p.m. EDT, June 28, 2024. Packages not submitted by the deadline with the specified subject line—or incomplete packages—will not receive consideration. This notice may be used to fill additional vacancies, as the workforce needs of the Bureau may change.

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Any questions concerning this notice may be directed to Abigail Jones atabjones@usaid.gov.

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