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Peace Corps

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04/11/2018 to 04/25/2018

$51,947 to $85,333 per year

Pay scale & grade

FP 05 - 06

Work schedule
Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type
Permanent - Term NTE 60 months (5 years)

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District of Columbia,
FEW vacancies

Relocation expenses reimbursed


This job is open to
The public
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Federal employees - Competitive service

Current or former competitive service federal employees.
Internal to an agency
Current federal employees of this agency.


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This position is located at Peace Corps headquarters within the Office of Global Operations
and directly supports one of three Regions: Europe, Mediterranean and Asia; Inter-America and
the Pacific; and Africa. Each Region is responsible for coordination of all issues between Peace
Corps/Washington and the overseas staff, and the analysis, evaluation and monitoring of
Regional programs. The Country Desk Officer (CDO) is responsible for a number of host-
countries as determined by the assigned region.

The CDO is Peace Corps' authority on the countries of assignment and as such is responsible
for the discharge of a variety of activities which include: receiving, evaluating, and monitoring
program and country documents; interpreting and advising on Peace Corps programming,
country management, and administrative policies; monitoring overseas operational, logistical,
and Volunteer and Trainee activities; and establishing and maintaining liaisons with
appropriate embassies, government agencies, private institutions and individuals. The
incumbent of this position must be sensitive to the political, economic and cultural conditions
in the host countries and the impact of those conditions on Peace Corps programs and

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The Country Desk Officer performs the following major duties:

Serves as a Peace Corps/Washington representative of overseas staff, Volunteers and

Trainees. Functions as the technical authority for the resolution of an extensive range of
program support issues and problems.
Receives, monitors, and evaluates program and country documents. Prepares reports,
statistical information, and other materials needed by staff members to support various
functions and projects.
Interprets and advises on Peace Corps programming, country management, and
administrative policies and decisions.
Monitors overseas operational, logistical, and Volunteer and Trainee activities. Assists in
analyzing program, budgetary and fiscal data, and monitoring expenditures and
forecasting changes that require reprogramming of funds.
Establishes and maintains liaisons with appropriate embassies, government agencies,
private institutions and individuals.
Researches and prepares a variety of written materials related to administrative or
program work, such as correspondence, memoranda, or press releases.

Please note: these duties reflect those at the higher grade level.

Travel Required
Occasional travel - Selectee may be required to travel to countries of assignment within a
specified region.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Who May Apply

This job is open to…
United States Citizens
Current or former Federal employees.
Internal agency employees; including agency temporary employees, eligible agency
Experts, and eligible agency personal services contactors

Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program


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