Ten Reasons to Work for Peace Corps! --
(1) Voted in the top 4 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government for small agencies in 2011,
(2) the Peace Corps has a unique global mission.
(3) Benefits include higher salary caps than the Federal standard with
(4) quicker step increases.
(5) Peace Corps employees earn non-competitive eligibility after 3 years of service and (6) have the chance to be selected for an annual Leadership Development Academy. (7) The working environment is highly flexible with alternative schedules, credit hours, teleworking.
(8) There is a Distinguished Speaker Series, and
(9) work-life programs including Metro and bicycle subsidies.
(10) Peace Corps has a vibrant Community atmosphere; established through President Kennedy's call to service; the Peace Corps asks applicants what you can do for your country . . . and the world.
This is an Excepted Service Appointment. Initial appointments to the Peace Corps normally are for 30 months, but may be extended up to 5 years. Employees are paid on the Foreign Service pay scale and receive the same benefits as other Federal employees. A background security investigation will be required for all hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
Qualified internal applicants will receive first consideration.
- The Domestic IT Operations Manager is located in the Office of the CIO.
- This person is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management of IT operations, recommending infrastructure improvements, and supervising employees and contractors.
- The Domestic Operations Manager is responsible for all data center operations including messaging, back-ups, storage, and server administration.
- In addition, this person will manage a team of Peace Corps employees and contractors who are responsible for procuring, licensing and tracking all hardware and software in the data center and for maintaining development, test and production environments to ensure the consistent operations of Peace Corps' IT infrastructure.
- Assesses and monitors Peace Corps Information Technology systems, recommending and developing policy and procedure, enhancements, and new systems. Plans, directs, and coordinates the maintenance, development, training and support of IT infrastructure and operations.
- Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Plans, schedules, and assigns work to subordinates. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members; provides feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Provides advice, counsel, and/or instruction to staff members. Recommends or approves appointments, selections, or reassignments to positions appropriate to the selection authority delegated. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Carries out Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and program activities.
- Manages the lifecycle of an information technology project from concept development through implementation. Identifies customer requirements, develops technical approaches, and coordinates project resources related to project costs and schedules.
- Develops specifications for information technology (IT) contracts and programs involving hardware, software, components, systems, subsystems, and/or services. Prepares statements of work (SOWs), requests for Information (RFIs), and requests for proposals (RFPs). Evaluates computer requirements. Develops evaluation plans. Participates on proposal evaluation teams. Evaluates vendor proposals for adequacy in terms of vendor ability to perform desired actions and produce proper results. Serves as Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) in monitoring vendor/contractor performance.
- Performs or participates in a range of information technology (IT) management activities that extend or apply to an entire organization or major components of an organization. IT management activities include strategic planning, capital planning and investment control, workforce planning, policy and standards development, resource management, knowledge management, architecture and infrastructure planning and management, auditing, and information security management. Plans, develops, and implements systems and IT policy changes.