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District Of Columbia, United States
Government : Federal
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The U.S. Department of the Treasury is seeking detail-oriented administrative and program support staff to serve as Program Officers for its Washington, DC-based technical assistance program. The persons selected will be hired under personal services contracts. The Office of Technical Assistance provides overseas advisors to over 50 countries in five functional areas: economic crimes, government debt issuance and management, budget and financial accountability, banking and financial services, and revenue policy and revenue administration.

Program Officers provide administrative support and logistical assistance for multiple overseas projects in one of the five functional areas. The Program Officer coordinates the hiring and deployment of expert advisors who implement the projects. This includes maintaining advisor contracts; arranging travel and other logistical needs of advisors; and communicating with advisors in the field, U.S. embassies and other U.S. government implementing partners abroad on a regular basis. For each assigned project, the Program Officer is responsible for formulating and drafting annual project proposals and budgets, and monitoring project contracts and expenditures. The Program Officer is also responsible for monitoring project activities; maintaining the historical record of all projects; preparing briefings and reports on assigned projects for internal and external distribution; and planning conferences and meetings. Some international travel may be expected.

The ideal candidate will have a degree in public administration, international affairs, or other relevant subject matter; two to five years of work experience, preferably in project coordination, event or logistics management, or management in connection with U.S. government foreign assistance, NGO operations or governmental budgeting and financial management. Also, required are excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as facility with word processing and spreadsheets. Experience working with financial management information systems is desirable. Foreign language ability is a plus.

Please note: These are PERSONAL SERVICES CONTRACTOR positions; NOT civil service positions.

U.S. citizenship is required.

SALARY: In accordance with program regulations and based on demonstrated salary history, salaries range from $27.56 to $51.95 per hour.

Candidates will need to be eligible to obtain and maintain appropriate level of security clearance.

Successful applicants must be able to obtain State Department medical clearance for worldwide travel.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail to: or by mail to:

Office of Technical Assistance
ATTN: Recruitment Coordinator
1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20006

If applying by email, submit documents to ONLY. For consideration, emailed applications must not be sent, or contain a Cc, to any OTA, IRS, or other government personnel or email address(es).

Please reference Solicitation 2032K819R00020 on your cover letter and resume. When e-mailing, the subject line must contain the following: Solicitation 2032K819R00020 - Program Officer - Applicant's Last Name, First Name. Emails received not containing this subject line will be deemed non-responsive and will not be forwarded to the program office/selection official(s) for consideration.

Please be advised that all contractors, if hired, must obtain a Data Universal Number (D-U-N-S). Only applicants to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please and no hand carries. This announcement is open and continuous until December 31, 2019 although selections may be made in advance of that date.

The U.S. government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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